Treatment For Ovarian Cysts - How Aggressive Should You Be

By Amanda Clark

Treatment for Ovarian Cysts will differ depending on the level of pain in the patient and even the beliefs of the doctor. Some doctors recommend immediate excision, others believe in the "wait and see" approach.

Treatment largely is nothing more than prophylactic approach to the pain as long as the cyst appears to exist without complications. If the location or status is decided to cause further jeopardy, a more aggressive treatment plan is advised.

On the other hand, if testing reveals the cyst is in a dangerous location, such as inside a Fallopian tube, most doctors will immediately recommend surgery to have it removed before it ruptures and causes extensive internal damage or uncontrollable bleeding.

Usually it's the pain that brings a cyst to everyone's attention, although some cysts can reach dangerous proportions without any discomfort at all. Others are found during a routine GYN exam and the patient is sometimes surprised to eve hear she has a cyst. For patients who are experiencing pain, the doctor usually prescribes over the counter pain killers to start with. Most will disappear by themselves.

Should the pain become unmanageable with even prescription medication, you may be advised to take a certain type of birth control pill with hormones that are thought to have the capacity to shut down the growth of the cyst. These show little permanent positive results and the side effects sometimes aren't worth the risk.

If a sufferer ends up almost bedridden, surgery is the only option. The surgery is fairly simple and is done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Tiny incisions are made in the abdomen and a laparoscope is inserted with a tiny camera.

There are very few possible complications. There is a small risk of bleeding after the cyst is rem - 30540

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