Because ovarian cysts occur in almost all women before they are pre menopausal it is critical to learn to recognize and react to burst ovarian cysts. An ovarian cyst is a sac-like substance filled with fluids located near or on the ovaries. Cysts are common and generally benign and unnoticed however; occasionally, cysts rupture or burst, spreading throughout the body.
One common cause of burst ovarian cysts is the lack of LH or leutenizing hormone. When LH is low the egg remains in the follicle and is not released as it should be on a monthly basis, which can under certain conditions cause a cyst to develop and burst.
How do I know to recognize burst ovarian cysts? Women who are prone to ovarian cysts should be aware of the symptoms. Because symptoms may be similar to menstrual pains many women disregard them as part of their cycle. Luckily there are some other subtle symptoms that can indicate burst ovarian cysts.
Common symptoms of burst ovarian cysts to watch for are:
- Bleeding that is not linked to normal menstrual cycle
- Very irregular periods that may start out very light and then quickly become heavy.
- Irregular periods with abnormal weight gain
- Frequent urge to urinate and a feeling of a full bladder that cannot be emptied
- Pelvic pain and discomfort that is severe and long lasting
- Vomiting and nausea
- Breast tenderness
Knowing these signs can mean learning to recognize a burst ovarian cyst sooner, and could even mean saving your life! Many women don’t realize that this condition can be life threatening and requires immediate medical attention.
Conventional medicine will treat and control the burst cysts, but will not teach you how to prevent future cysts on the ovaries. Natural and holistic approaches for this reason are always preferred, as they will allow you to rid yourself gently of cysts preventing them from ever occurring again rather than treating the pain and symptoms of cysts and burst ovarian cysts when they occur.
When you do arrive at the hospital your doctor will probably ask to conduct a culdocentesis: the extraction of fluid from the abdomen through a needle. This test is done to evaluate the extent of damage done in and around the uterus. The fluid in the abdomen is examined for blood and infection.
The burst ovarian cyst is usually treated with antibiotics, prescribed in a high dosage at first and then slowly reduced. It is advisable at this time to also begin taking probiotics to help the digestive system recuperate from these strong drugs which kill much of the positive bacteria in the digestion tract and stomach.
After this, in pre-menopausal women, an anovulatory state is usually induced. This means that ovulation will be prevented through oral contraceptives – the birth control pill- to prevent stimulation of the ovaries and thus reduce the chances of further ovarian cysts. You may also at this time be given painkillers to help deal with the immediate effects of the ruptured cyst.
As you can see, a burst ovarian cyst is a serious medical condition that needs to be properly responded to and urgently treated. The risks involved with this condition are serious and absolutely unnecessary when simple natural methods exist for the fast and effective removal of cysts for good.