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Ovarian Cysts
Written By : Dr. James Pendergraft 
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Ovarian cysts are very small, fluid-filled sacs that are usually not malignant. They cause no symptoms or maybe they are quiet painful. In connection with the menstrual cycle ovarian cysts may also appear sometimes and they could also go away in a few months. When this ovarian cysts increases at a very large rate it causes the feelings of pressure or fullness.

Most of the ovarian cysts are benign (not cancer), but must be taken very seriously. A sonogram is used to find whether the ovarian cysts are fluid-filled or has solid matter in it. If it is a solid matter then it is related to endometriosis, or it may be cancerous.

If you have not gone through the menopause, you may not require any treatment until the ovarian cysts is causing pain or the cysts are very big in size. The ovarian cysts can be made smaller by taking the birth control pills. If the ovarian cysts are more than two inches or it is causing some symptoms a surgery is very much needed.

If the surgery is very much needed, very often the ovarian cysts are removed without removing the ovary. Even though one ovary is removed it is possible to become pregnant as long as the other ovary remains.

After menopause, the risk of ovarian cysts cancer increases at a very high rate. In these cases a surgery is recommended to remove the ovarian. To know whether the cancer is present your doctor would probably want to do a biopsy.

If you have seen the menopause, and if you have an ovarian cysts consult your doctor and discuss with him and try to know about what will be done in the surgery. Once you make sure that you understand whether he or she wants to remove only the cysts, or both the ovary and the cysts or else to go for a hysterectomy. Consult your doctor and discuss some options that can be done and make sure you would let the doctor know your wishes.

Depending on several factors ovarian cysts can be treated which includes, the type and the size of the cysts, the general health and the age of the women, and the future pregnancy plans of her, and the type of symptoms that is she actually experiencing .

Very often, doctors advise to young women to wait for two to three months those who are not experiencing any type of symptoms to know or to see whether the cysts would dissolve on its own. In number of cases ovarian cysts would dissolve on their own without taking any type of medicines or any kind of treatment.

Occasionally, many doctors prescribe oral contraceptives , but oral contraceptives are not an effective way of treatment for many other types of benign ovarian but can give you some protection from ovarian cysts.

Sometimes surgery is necessary for the treating of ovarian cysts there are some cases that require surgery like ovarian cysts that will not disappear after a menstrual cycles and that are large cysts.

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