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Ovarian Cysts

An ovarian cyst is any collection of fluid, surrounded by a very thin wall, within an ovary.

About the Condition

Ovarian cysts most commonly occur as a result of a failure to ovulate. Cysts often arise as a side-effect in those who suffer from Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS.

Women with PCOS fail to ovulate and have very few periods in a year, which disrupts the usual hormone regulation process. Ovarian cysts can lead from dull aches to more serious conditions such as infertility. Cysts that don't spontaneously resolve after 3 months require further investigation, as they could be cancerous.

Common in reproductive women, 15% of post menopausal women.

Most commonly due to failure to ovulate.

Next page: Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

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Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

  • Dull aching, or severe, sudden, and sharp pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen (one or both sides), pelvis, vagina, lower back, or thighs; pain may be constant or intermittent – this is the most common symptom
  • Fullness, heaviness, pressure, swelling, or bloating in the abdomen.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Pain during or shortly after beginning or end of menstrual period.
  • Irregular periods, or abnormal uterine bleeding or spotting.
  • Change in frequency or ease of urination (such as inability to fully empty the bladder), or difficulty with bowel movements due to pressure on adjacent pelvic anatomy.
  • Weight gain.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Fatigue.
  • Infertility.
  • Increased level of hair growth.
  • Increased facial hair or body hair.
  • Headaches.
  • Strange pains in ribs, which feel muscular.
  • Bloating.

Progression

Cysts that don't spontaneously resolve after 3 months require further investigation. Possible ovarian cancer.

Next page: Causes of Ovarian Cysts

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Causes of Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts most commonly occur as a result of a failure to ovulate. The process of ovulation involves the ovary responding to chemical messengers sent from the brain. The brain controls the chemical signals sent to the ovaries based upon chemical signals it receives back in response to its signals. Without the production of progesterone the brain will think that ovulation has failed to take place and it will keep producing FSH and LH to stimulate ovulation. Progesterone is the key!

Next page: Treatment for Ovarian Cysts

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Treatment for Ovarian Cysts

There are numerous synthetic hormonal and non hormonal options to treatment Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which involve management of symptoms rather than addressing a significant underlying cause – progesterone deficiency.

Diagnosis

Symptoms plus confirmation via CT scan or ultrasound.

Next page: Further Information about Ovarian Cysts

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Topics discussed in the Understanding Ovulation and Anovulation booklet include:

  • What is ovulation?
  • What is anovulation>
  • What is a normal menstrual cycle?
  • How can I detect ovulation?
  • What causes anovulation?
  • Why is anovulation a problem?
  • Ovulatory changes with age
  • More serious medical conditions

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