Cyst on Ovary – Should This Be a Concern?

Have you been diagnosed with a "cyst on ovary"? This may seem like a terrifying diagnosis, but it happens to many women.

What Are Ovaries?
The ovaries are two organs that are a key part of the female reproductive system. They are on each side of the uterus located in the pelvis. Each ovary is about the size of an almond. The ovaries main function is to produce eggs (ova) and female hormones. Hormones are chemicals that carry message from glands to cells to maintain proper organ function. During the first half of a woman's menstrual cycle, the ovaries produce estrogen and during the second half of the cycle another hormone Progesterone, starts being produced.

What Is A Cyst On Ovary?
It is important to get a firm diagnosis of what the type and the size of the cyst you have before considering different treatment possibilities.

A cyst on your ovary is a sac containing fluids and sometimes a solid mass. Cyst on ovary is a result of the small shift in the other normal functioning ovary. The most common ovarian cysts are functional cysts.

There Are Two Kinds of Functional Cysts: functional and abnormal. These are then further broken down, depending on the size, characteristic, and cause. Functional cysts are the most common type of cyst and are usually caused by a small alteration in the other normal function of the ovary. They are follicular cysts and luteal cysts. Follicular cysts form during the first half of the menstrual cycle and luteal cysts form during the second half of the menstrual cycle.

Follicular: The follicle is the sac that holds the egg. A follicular cyst forms when the follicle grows larger than normal during ovulation and then fails to release the egg.

Luteal: This cyst forms during the second part of your menstrual cycle after the egg has been released. When the egg is released, the ruptured follicle then develops into the corpus luteum which produces progesterone in the expectation of a pregnancy. If or when the egg is not fertilized, the corpus luteum dissolves and dies, and progesterone levels fall. That is when you begin your period. A luteal cyst is formed when the corpus luteum fails to dissolve and fills up with blood.

Abnormal Cysts Abnormal cysts are cysts that form as a result of abnormal cell growth. This does not mean however, that they are cancerous. Most of these are simply benign ovarian cysts and growths. Experts are not quite sure what causes abnormal cell growth, but these cysts can remain, without causing any problems.

Symptoms of Cyst on Ovary: These can include lower pelvic pain, irregular and painful periods, painful intercourse as well as nausea and vomiting.

How To Remove Ovarian Cyst: It is important to get a firm diagnosis before treatment. If you have a functional cyst, it may remain without any symptoms or complications. With time and proper nutrition, it may go away on its own. With abnormal cysts, it is also important to make sure your immune system is working properly so that abnormal cells can be destroyed.

There are natural treatments available to help your body achieve optimum health so that your body can rid itself of the pain and suffering caused by ovarian cysts.