A complex ovarian cyst is a mass or lump that develops within the ovary. It is filled with fluids and solid components that are surrounded by a thin wall. It comes about naturally when there is an abnormal development of egg cells. Sometimes it can bring about serious health issues if it is not treated, it can also be cancerous.
Complex ovarian cysts can be classified in three major groups. These include the
Dermoid cysts develop from egg cell in the ovary. They contain different body tissue such as skin cells, teeth and hair tissues. This is because an ovarian egg can grow and develop any part of the body.
Dermoid complex ovarian cyst becomes complicated when it becomes twisted. It can be very painful too. However, it is associated with low chances of becoming cancerous.
A cystadenomas complex ovarian cyst becomes complicated when it twists. It can also be found within the ovaries. This type of cyst contain liquid matter and can develop to be 3 inches in diameter. It is associated with great pain as it is known to twist the ovaries.
Other types of cystadenomas cysts are referred to as mucinous cystadenomas. These cysts can develop to be 12 inches wide in diameter. They are also sticky and gelatinous.
Endometrioma ovarian cyst characteristically grows and develops in the uterine cells on the uterus. It is also found on the outer part of the uterus. It usually sticks on the ovary and develops with the menstrual cycle of a woman.
There are typical symptoms associated with a complex ovarian cyst. These might include uncomfortable feeling in the lower abdomen. This can also be felt at the pelvis and lower back. Sometimes a dull ache can suddenly develop into a severe, sharp pain in these parts. Abnormal bleeding, infertility, nausea, vomiting and breast tenderness can be signs of the condition as well. One should seek medical attention as soon as possible.