Surgery for Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian cysts are sacs that develop on or inside the ovary.
During normal ovulation, one egg is released from a follicle every month. But when a follicle does not rupture, it becomes filled with fluid and forms a cyst.
Ovarian cysts usually disappear on their own within a couple of months.
Sometimes there are no symptoms, but you may experience:
- Constant, dull pelvic pain, or pain with intercourse or when moving
- More or less bleeding than usual during your menstrual cycle, and a shorter or longer cycle than before
- A bloated abdomen
- Ovarian cysts may be discovered during your pelvic exam, and your doctor or nurse can order an ultrasound or CT scan to confirm them.
- You may need particular blood tests to look for indications of ovarian cancer or hormonal problems.
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