Ovarian Cyst
What are ovarian cysts? Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop on your ovary. It’s possible to develop an ovarian cyst and never know it’s there. Some of these cysts come with no symptoms and resolve on their own. But if the sac ruptures or twists, it can cause pain and pose a serious threat to your health. As a result, it’s important to get regular pelvic exams.
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What are the symptoms of an Ovarian Cyst?

A large ovarian cyst or one that’s twisted on your ovary or ruptured can cause symptoms such as:

  • Aching pelvic pain that you feel in your lower abdomen
  • Bloating
  • A feeling of fullness in your abdomen
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

If your pain is sudden and intense and you have a fever or are vomiting, seek emergency medical attention. It could be a sign that your cyst has ruptured, which causes internal bleeding and can be a serious threat to your health.

How are Ovarian Cysts treated?

The good news is that most ovarian cysts go away on their own within a few months. If you’re diagnosed with an ovarian cyst that doesn’t pose any immediate health threats, you start a watchful waiting process. We will  monitor your cyst to ensure it doesn’t grow, increasing its risk for rupture.  

Birth control can be effective in preventing cysts from coming back. If you have a history of ovarian cysts, talk to your practitioner about your preventive birth control options.

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