How Dangerous is an Ovarian Cyst?

How Dangerous is an Ovarian Cyst?

Women’s diseases, or gynecological disorders, are becoming more complicated and severe. Every woman should pay attention to these disorders and be informed on how to prevent them. If a gynecological disorder is detected, it needs to be treated properly. One of the conditions that many women often hear of is a “cyst”, which is a fluid-filled sac or pocket. Here, we are going to talk about ovarian cysts and the effects they have on women’s lives. How dangerous is an ovarian cyst? 

Ovarian cysts are common in women of reproductive age. Ovarian cysts may develop due to a malfunctioning of the ovaries or ovarian tumors. If an ovarian cyst is caused by a malfunctioning of the ovaries, it will disappear without treatment, although the associated pain may last for two to three months. To help alleviate the pain and discomfort, a doctor may prescribe pain and/or hormone medications. There are two types of ovarian cysts that may develop into tumors: ovarian tumors and chocolate cysts. Although there is a very small likelihood that either of these types of cysts could grow into cancer, there is still a chance. For this reason, the doctor may recommend surgical treatment.

Today, ovarian cyst surgery is no longer a terrifying procedure. Laparoscopic surgery is a simple and efficient technique. During the procedure, a surgeon makes a tiny incision through the abdomen and inserts a three to five millimeter tube with a small camera and lens. The camera transmits an image onto a television monitor. This gives the surgeon a clear view of the internal abnormalities. The surgeon then uses a tiny instrument to remove the cyst. Laparoscopic surgery is a modern medical technological development which enables operations to be performed in very small and confined areas in a way that was difficult to achieve formerly. The great advantages of this procedure include less pain, less blood loss, quicker recovery and a quicker return to work and normal activities.

What are the dangers of ovarian cysts?

This condition may appear harmless. In reality, however, severe cases can result in the cysts rupturing and damaging blood vessels, causing bleeding and eventually proving fatal, if left untreated. Before a cyst reaches this stage, however, it is very important that she visit her doctor and take the necessary recommended steps so as not to have to bear the severe abdominal cramps for any longer than necessary. Most importantly, any woman with ovarian cysts who wants to have children should have the cyst treated as early as possible. Don’t leave it untreated because ovarian cysts can have adverse impacts on fertility.

Although ovarian cysts are not cancerous, they can still have an adverse effect on your health and endanger your well being. If you are diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, don’t panic because the condition is entirely treatable, with rare, or no, complications. Most importantly, if you notice an abnormality in your menstrual cycle, please consult an obstetrician to determine the cause and to commence early treatment, as necessary.


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