What are ovarian cysts?
Girls, do you often feel discomfort in your abdomen? Do you experience constant or intermittent pain in your lower abdomen? Do you also experience fever dizziness, lethargy and weakness? You experience unusual and irregular period. If yes, then you need to be extra vigilant about your body and health, because your body might have developed an ovarian cyst.
Ovarian cyst is extremely common in women of childbearing stage. It happens when your ovary has developed fluid-filled cyst. Usually it is benign i.e. non cancerous in nature but sometimes it becomes cancerous too. It size may vary from a pea size to the size of lemon or more than that.
Its symptoms may vary from person to person which may require immediate attention. Its symptoms include-
1. Discomfort in lower abdomen
2. Severe pain in lower abdomen
3. Irregular and unusual period
6. Fast breathing
7. Abdominal swelling
8. Feeling faint
What are the risk factors?
There are various risk factors that can cause ovarian cysts. Some of them are-
1. Hormonal imbalance
3. Endometriosis(unusual outside growth of uterus cell)
4. Severe pelvic infection
5. Family history
What are the complications?
1. Rupture- Your cyst can rupture and may cause severe pain and internal bleeding.
2. Ovarian torsion-When cyst size increases, it may cause your ovary to move and increases risk of rupture.
What Is the Treatment?
Most of the time ovarian cysts go away by their own and require no treatment.But if it stays for long increases in size, it may require emergency treatment. So it is essential to keep eyes on its symptoms and consult your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe medicines to relief pain and can help prevent new ones. In some cases you may also go through surgery for the removal of cyst or ovary depending on the cyst.
According to health problems there is no way to prevent ovarian cyst but you may reduce the future complications associated with it by regular examining menstrual symptoms and monthly cycles. You should talk to your doctor right away if you experience any changes that worry you.
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