As a woman, you may experience a common gynecological condition known as ovarian cysts. These fluid-filled sacs are located on your ovary and can cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, bleeding, and pressure to have a bowel movement or urinate.
Not all ovarian cysts cause pain, and some may go away without treatment. You may first learn you have an ovarian cyst during an ultrasound or another imaging study.
If you do have symptoms and are diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, the women’s health specialists at Dignity Health Central California can provide the relief you need. Find a Doctor online who can provide personalized treatment for ovarian cysts in Central California.
Diagnosing Ovarian Cyst Symptoms at Dignity Health Central California
Most ovarian cysts are caused by ovulation. This is when a follicle in your ovary bursts and releases an egg. When the egg is not released, it can continue to grow into what is called a functional cyst.
Ovarian cyst causes are not completely understood. Certain risk factors include endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (POS), as well as the use of fertility drugs.
You may not even realize that you have an ovarian cyst. If you do have ovarian cyst symptoms, they can include:
- Vomiting and nausea
- Abdominal discomfort
- Pain during intercourse
- Feeling a need to urinate or have a bowel movement
Ovarian cysts are rarely cancerous. Your doctor will discuss your symptoms, medical history, and the size and type of your cyst to determine the best treatment for your overall health and well-being.
Ovarian Cyst Treatment with Humankindness
If you have discomfort and need ovarian cyst pain relief, your doctor may use one of the following for your personalized treatment:
- Birth control pills to help prevent ovarian cysts
- Monitoring your ovarian cyst for changes and rechecking with an ultrasound to see if it goes away on its own
- Surgery to remove the cyst if your pain has continued and the cyst has grown; One or both ovaries may be removed if the cyst is cancerous
Talk with a trusted doctor for ovarian cyst pain relief and additional gynecological care.
Dignity Health Central California’s caring women’s health specialists offer personalized treatment options for ovarian cysts in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.