Ovarian Cyst Surgery – Is Ovarian Cyst Removal Always Necessary?

My girlfriend Emma emailed me some info on ovarian cyst removal from the government website I looked at Friday so I learned more about my ovaries than I really care to know but maybe now I can at least have an intelligent conversation when I see the doc again… She was talking possible ovarian cyst surgery if the cyst does not go away on its own which is not an option at the moment so I don’t know what is going to happen.

What I learned is this:

Women who have an ovarian cyst should only undergo ovarian cyst surgery if this is the last alternative to be cured. I’m not talking about emergency operations where your life is at stake. If you have to consider ovarian cyst removal prepare yourself well, and gather as much information as you can. It is, in fact, also very expensive to undergo operation, but what can you do if this is your last resort.

As far as ovarian cyst surgery is concerned don’t be alarmed! Although, the majority of cysts can be treated by a change in diet, adding high potency supplements, or taking drugs, there will be minor instances where ovarian cyst surgery is required. Natural ovarian cyst treatments that you can do at home are a viable option that every woman should try before even considering ovarian cyst removal or hormone tablets.

Perhaps, you are in the same dilemma as me, and you need to look for alternative, natural treatment to make your cyst go away, would you be interested to find out more?

Mainstream medical procedures are what the treatment of cysts are concerned very limited. If your specialist suggests operation, always go for a second opinion. Be well informed about the surgery, and know what is done, especially when there is the question involved whether to remove your uterus (hysterectomy), or your uterus and your ovary, or ovaries. Hysterectomy is a very painful, and complicated operation that can cause you many problems after the operation.

One way of removing your cyst is by laparoscopy, a minimal invasive operation technique. A small incision is made near your navel, and the surgeon inserts a scope to remove the cyst. In the process the surface of the ovary is cut open and the cyst is peeled off the ovary like taking a clam out of its shell. If the ovary is still healthy, and the ovary tissue has not been damaged by the cyst, this procedure is called a cystectomy because the ovary or ovaries remain functional. In the case that the ovary is damaged, then the surgeon removes also the affected ovary that is called oophorectomy.

Another way to remove cysts is via laparotomy that is a much bigger intestinal incision and is the result of the diagnosis of larger cysts or even ovarian cancer. This sounds so horrible….gives me the shivers!

Since then, for various reasons, laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy has rapidly increased as surgeons realized the safety of the technique in general as well as in pregnancy. Pregnancy is no longer considered as an absolute contraindication for laparoscopic procedures.

Operative laparoscopy should be considered to replace laparotomy in appropriate cases during pregnancy.

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