Regardless of a woman’s age, it’s quite common to have cysts on the ovaries. In fact, the majority of women will have at least one ovarian cyst in their lifetime. However, there is no need to be alarmed, because the majority of them are normal and will not cause any harm. But, there are also those cysts that can be dangerous, as well as painful. That’s why women must educate themselves in order to act accordingly when it comes to cysts.
In addition to that, it is imperative and highly recommended for women to have regular pelvic examinations. Often, symptoms will arise that will probably send you off to the doctor’s office, but this is not always the case. Sometimes, there are no symptoms at all. Other times, the pains involved are similar to other pelvic conditions, including appendicitis.
Everyone reacts differently, because the symptoms are quite different, as are the cysts. For example, some women may experience a continuous dull aching feeling in the pelvic area. This may even extend into the lower back and legs. Other women may experience pain, close to their menstrual period, while others during intercourse.
It isn’t uncommon for women to feel pain when going to the bathroom. Some also feel heavy in the belly, the bladder, and the rectum. All these are common and should alert women to make an appointment with their gynecologists. However, other symptoms that include sharp pains, fever, and vomiting require urgent attention.
In the normal menstrual cycle, the ovaries grow cyst-like substances. These normally fade on their own, but they can also continue their growth, thereby developing into a real cyst. That is why it is imperative that all women understand their bodies, and listen carefully to any warning signs that they may produce.
After a pelvic examination and an ultrasound, your doctor will decide what is the best treatment for your situation. Of course, the size and other determining factors play a role in his decision. Typically, he may not recommend any type of treatment at all, or use birth control pills or surgery to treat you.