While most ovarian cysts go unnoticed and have no symptoms, many women suffer frequently and severely from the stark reality of ovarian cyst pain throughout their lives. Ovarian cyst pain is largely due to abnormalities in a woman’s complex reproductive system and her associated monthly menstrual cycle that can cause the formation of painful cysts on ovaries.
A cyst is a fluid-filled sac that can form anywhere in or on a person’s body and, in most instances, will disappear on its own. After forming on a woman’s ovaries these growths usually dissolve naturally within two or three months.
Among the various types of cysts on ovaries, “functional” types are the most common. And two varieties of these functional types are called follicle and corpus luteum cysts.
– A follicle cyst forms when, during the menstrual cycle, the egg does not free itself from the sac surrounding it on the ovary. This leads to an infection which causes fluid to fill the sac. Such growths may cause only mild or no ovarian cyst pain, and you may not be aware of its presence.
– A corpus luteum cyst forms when the egg is released properly but its surrounding sac fails to dissolve and disappear. Such growths can be more serious than follicle types. In some cases they grow very large, twist one or both ovaries and – in extreme cases – must be surgically removed.
Similar to follicle types, corpus luteum cysts usually disappear within two or three months unless complications occur.
Most frequently, cysts on ovaries go unnoticed. But if any of the following conditions exist, you should learn the cause.
Typical cyst symptoms
– Upset stomach
– Difficulty urinating
– Lower back pain
– Frequent need to urinate
– Appetite loss
– Pain during sexual intercourse
– Weight gain
– Bloating or abdominal pain
– Pain during menstruation or abnormal bleeding
More severe symptoms
– Shortness of breath and/or rapid breathing
– Acute abdominal pain
What should you do if you are experiencing severe ovarian cyst pain?
On the positive side, most cysts disappear after a short time, and ovarian cyst pain is usually mild or nonexistent.
Most doctors will advise you to wait through at least two menstrual cycles because cysts usually dissolve on their own.
If the cyst has not dissolved within two or three months or if it has grown or is causing you extreme pain, your doctor may suggest surgery to remove the cyst. While it is understandable that you might fear surgery to remove an ovarian cyst, such surgery is very common and safe.
You can take comfort in the fact that most cysts are not cancerous. Cancer is only one factor that will determine whether or not surgery is necessary.
You may require the removal of one ovary. This procedure should not affect your normal reproductive system.
Natural treatments enable you to avoid surgery
While ovarian cyst pain may be a fact of life, the consistent presence of cysts on your ovaries can be a troubling condition. And while surgery is often prescribed to remove cysts on ovaries, surgery won’t prevent cysts from reoccurring.
Rather than relying on surgery, drugs, hormone therapy, pain killers or other traditional medical treatments, you can benefit from many natural methods to relieve ovarian cyst pain. These natural methods will also prevent cysts from forming in the fist place or reforming after cysts have been removed or otherwise have disappeared.
Another significant benefit of natural methods is that they’re completely safe for you; and if you become pregnant, they’re safe for your baby.