What is an Ovarian Cyst?

Ovarian  cyst  pain can cause the sufferer a lot of distress and worry. More often than not these are harmless and can be treated quite easily. In actual fact a lot of women can suffer from an ovarian  cyst  and not even realise they are. These are  cysts  that form on the ovaries and can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.

Ovarian  cysts  develop for a number of different reasons. One is that when the ovary releases its egg a ‘bubble’ develops on the ovary and over time this develops into a  cyst . Most of these will go away by themselves and are unnoticed, but some will continue to grow.

As grow they can fill with either straw colored fluid or bleed into themselves, neither is harmful. When a  cyst  bleeds it can become quite painful and can even burst. Sometimes this pain will be fleeting and require simple painkillers, whereas sometimes a trip to hospital is advised.

Ovarian  cyst  will sometimes need to be operated on, and this is done via laparoscopy which is a straightforward procedure and usually only requires an overnight stay.  Cysts  are normally diagnosed via an ultrasound scan, here they can also be measured and the fluid inside studied.

In rare cases a  cyst  will not contain fluid or blood and in these cases an operation to remove it immediately is required. Luckily, most  cysts  like this are perfectly harmless but they can be very painful. More often than not a woman’s fertility will not be affected by the  cyst  and she will return to normal soon after an operation.

Ovarian  cyst  pain can be difficult to live with, but as shown they are mainly harmless, if somewhat upsetting. If you suspect you have a  cyst  like this it is important that you visit your doctor as soon as possible.