In this article, I will discuss some of the pain symptoms associated with ovarian cysts. I will then talk about the risks of surgery, and offer a safe, natural approach to eliminate painful ovarian cysts without succumbing to surgery.
An ovarian cyst is a small sac of fluid that forms on the ovaries. These cysts occur in many forms, and thankfully most are noncancerous. However, they can nevertheless cause excruciating pain and discomfort if they are not eliminated.
Pain symptoms of Ovarian Cysts
What are some common pain symptoms of ovarian cysts? pain symptoms of ovarian cysts include pain in the abdominal area and pelvis, aches in the thighs and lower back, pain during sexual intercourse, and pain during menstruation.
In addition to these pain symptoms, ovarian cysts can also cause bloating, weight gain, nausea, tenderness in the breasts, abnormal bleeding, and problems passing urine completely. Given the unpleasant and painful symptoms that they cause, it is certainly ideal that we seek an effective means of removing cysts when they do occur and then take measures to ensure that they do not reoccur.
Risks and Drawbacks of Surgery
Surgery is often recommended by doctors as a way to eliminate painful ovarian cysts. There are two basic surgical procedures. The most basic procedure is called a laparoscopy. This procedure is used when the cyst is small and appears to be benign. While under general anesthesia, a tiny cut is made above or below the navel. A small instrument that functions like a telescope is inserted into the abdomen and the cyst is removed.
The second type of procedure is called a laparotomy. This procedure is used when the cyst is large and when it may be potentially cancerous. In this procedure, while under general anesthesia, a larger incision is made in the stomach to remove the cyst.
Surgery to remove cysts is invasive, and therefore involves risks. In some cases, an ovary may have to be removed in order to eliminate the cyst. Although removal of a single ovary may not result in the loss of fertility, we certainly want to avoid having an ovary removed if at all possible.
It is also important to know that cyst removal surgery does NOT guarantee that a cyst will not reoccur, and many women do in fact experience recurring cysts.
What happens if you have an ovary removed in order to eliminate a cyst and then you find yourself again with a painful recurring cyst? Removal of a second ovary would result in loss of fertility. From this perspective, surgery is clearly not the ideal solution to eliminating painful cysts.