An ovarian cyst is frightening on its own. A ruptured cyst is even more scary. What happens if it ruptures? How do you know if it’s ruptured? What’s the doctor’s plan for ruptured ovarian cyst treatment? And is there anything you can do to keep a cyst from rupturing?
A cyst ruptures when it becomes too large to support its own weight. Basically, a cyst is a fluid filled pocket in your ovary. When the pressure of the fluid inside becomes too much for the cyst, it will rupture. This can cause some complications, which is why it is important to seek immediate treatment.
When a cyst ruptures, most women fill a sharp, intense pain, followed by a burning. The intense pain is the cyst exploding. Afterwards, the fluid inside the cyst will irritate the surrounding area, which creates the burning. So if your cyst suddenly begins hurting more than before, be safe and call the doctor.
When you go to the doctor for a ruptured cyst, you will generally have an ultrasound to see if the cyst has, in fact, ruptured. This will also be used to check for any internal bleeding. Proper ruptured ovarian cyst treatment requires that you be started on antibiotics and monitored to make sure you do not have ongoing bleeding. The antibiotics are to prevent an infection, a potential life threatening complication of a burst cyst. Most cysts do not cause internal bleeding, although a few may. If this happens, you may be given medication or even have to have surgery to stop the bleeding.
To keep a cyst from rupturing, you need to treat it the best you can before it gets too large. Sometimes this is impossible, since you may not even know you have a cyst until it ruptures. But if you do know, you can take steps to help it shrink faster.
Most doctors will advise you to wait and see if the cyst shrinks on its own. However, you can help it dissolve faster by trying natural treatment options. First, you need to detoxify the body. This can be done through herbal teas and drinking plenty of water. You also need to avoid any artificial chemicals and processed foods. This includes BPA, a compound found in soft plastics. Eat plenty of organic fresh fruits and vegetables, and avoid hormonally treated meats and dairy. You can also look into Chinese herbal remedies.