If you are suffering from the pain and discomfort of one or more ovarian cysts, you should only undergo ovarian cyst surgery of any kind as a last resort.
You have many alternatives to relieving your pain, ridding your body of cysts on an ovary and preventing them from recurring before subjecting yourself to surgery. Surgery is only necessary to alleviate the most extreme healthcare problems.
You can treat most cysts through changes in your diet, by adding high potency vitamins and other supplements or by taking certain drugs. You should also try natural treatments that you can do at home before considering ovarian cyst surgery or undergoing hormone treatments.
Is surgery absolutely necessary?
However, if you and your doctor determine you must undergo surgery due to severe health problems caused by ovarian cysts, and that surgery is your only alternative, here’s what you should know.
First of all try to relax. Ovarian cysts surgery is very common. However, even though such surgery is safe and effective, you should always seek a second opinion.
You should become extremely well informed regarding what occurs during each type of surgical procedure — especially if you are facing the removal of your uterus (hysterectomy) and/or one or both ovaries. A hysterectomy is a very painful and complicated procedure that can lead to many post-surgery problems.
Surgical procedures to remove cysts on ovaries
A minimally invasive surgical technique used to remove cysts is called laparoscopy. Procedures associated with this technique are done through a small incision made near the patient’s navel.
If the ovary is healthy, functioning and undamaged by the cyst, the surgeon manipulates instruments inserted through the incision to peel the cyst off of the ovary. This procedure is called a cystectomy.
In cases where the ovary is damaged and the surgeon must remove it, the procedure is called an oophorectomy.
When dealing with large ovarian cysts or cysts that are malignant, surgeons will remove the cysts and/or ovaries with a procedure called a laparotomy. This requires an open intestinal incision.
Laparoscopic surgery during pregnancy is widely accepted and not uncommon due to the technique’s overall safety under normal circumstances and particularly when a woman is pregnant. Pregnancy is no longer a safety issue with regard to laparoscopic procedures as it might be with open procedures such as a laparotomy.
Natural treatments enable you to avoid surgery
If you’re suffering from cysts on your ovaries, you should seriously consider natural measures to shrink the cysts and prevent them from returning. Such treatments would enable you to avoid surgery.
Dietary supplements, vitamins and herbs can help you control ovarian cysts while balancing your hormones and improving your overall health while strengthening your immune system and liver functions.
Rather than undergoing surgery or seeking relief through hormones, drugs, pain pills or other medications, you can apply natural methods for relief from pain and illness due to cysts on ovaries. Additionally, natural methods can prevent cysts from forming and recurring after surgery or medical treatments.
And natural methods are safe for you and your baby if you are pregnant.