What Are Endometrial Cysts And How Are They Treated
Posted May 06 2010 11:39pm
More often than not, a woman who is diagnosed with some type of ovarian cyst, becomes full of negative feelings, mainly fear. This is usually due to the fact that they do not understand how the body works, why they may have developed and how are endometrial cysts treated.
To clarify a little, and each month, endometrial tissue develops. This is natural and normal in all women who are able to bear children. The reason it happens, is to prepare the uterus for fertility. But, in cases of cysts, this process occurs outside the uterus, typically on the ovaries. This is where problems usually begin.
The development of endometrial cysts does not imply a serious problem all the time. But, it isn’t a common for these cysts to cause much discomfort and pain. These cysts are basically a mass of blood that has collected, are brown, and are known as chocolate cysts.
Unfortunately, these particular cysts can also cause infertility. If and when they rupture, which is not uncommon, it causes women of great deal of pain in the pelvic area. Furthermore, the collected blood splatters onto surrounding organs causing further complications and pain. With that said, if you are feeling any type of sharp pain in the pelvic area or the abdomen, it is imperative that you be seen by a doctor immediately.
There are different types of treatments available to resolve this condition. Surgery is typically the solution. However, this all depends on various factors, including the size of the cyst. The birth control pill is often prescribed to women who suffer from endometrial cysts, basically to help them fade away or even to prevent their development.
Studies point to hormone imbalance as being the culprit in their development. Therefore probably the best solution is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Hormonal regulation is possible even with natural treatments. The majority of the population now looks toward natural remedies to treat their conditions in order to avoid any type of side effects that are associated with regular drugs.