The ovaries are the most important organs of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are the site of production and periodical release of egg cells that in the process of conception will be contacted with sperm. One of the most common ovaries diseases is an ovarian cyst.
What are ovarian cysts?
A cyst is a closed sac, something like a bag filled with semi-liquid material. Ovarian cyst structure is the same. There are various types of ovarian cysts, depending on its formation cause.
Follicle cyst. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, an egg grows in a sac called a follicle. This sac is located inside the ovaries. In most cases, this follicle or sac breaks open and releases an egg (in the process of ovulation). But if the follicle doesn’t break open, the fluid inside the follicle can form a cyst on the ovary.
Corpus luteum cysts. These types of cysts are relatively rare. Following the release of an egg from the follicle at the same place is formed, the so-called “yellow body” – the accumulation of cells that produce the sex hormone progesterone. Follicle sacs typically dissolve after releasing an egg. But if the sac doesn’t dissolve and the opening of the follicle seals, additional fluid can develop inside the sac and this accumulation of fluid causes a corpus luteum cyst.
Other types of ovarian cysts. It can be sac-like growths on the ovaries that can contain fluids, mucus and even hair, fat, and other tissue. Some cysts can grow to the size of a full-term pregnancy. Ovarian cysts are the result of female hormonal disorders. Another reason – inflammatory diseases.
How dangerous are the ovarian cysts?
It is a natural function of the ovaries to produce ovarian cysts and seven of ten ovarian cysts are functional varieties and disappear with the beginning of the next menstrual cycle. However, if they do not go away after several months, it can get larger, cause pain and disrupt the normal function of organs.
Sometimes the cyst has a shape like a mushroom on a thin stem. Because of physical exercises or for any other reason, the stem can be twisted, and then the blood vessels feeding cyst compressed. As a result, the cyst may mortify, fester and break into the abdominal cavity. It threatens the woman’s serious complication – peritonitis.
In addition, ovarian cysts can cause female infertility. However, the most serious consequence of the ovarian cysts that it can degenerate into a malignant tumor. If you have an ovarian cyst, I highly recommend the treatment described in Carol’s e-book. You will succeed. Do not despair.
Diagnosis and treatment
Ovarian cysts are usually can’t be diagnosed by the woman herself. In this case, women don’t complain about anything. Sometimes she feels lower abdomen pain or her periods last a little longer than usual. In this case, it can be similar to appendicitis or other acute process and woman have to be urgently hospitalized. Ovarian cysts can be diagnosed only by a gynecologist. First, he will ask you to do an ultrasound and pass some analysis for hormones to determine the cause of the cysts.