A Complex Cyst On Ovary Tissue And What It Means For Your Health
A Complex Cyst On Ovary Tissue
Having a complex cyst on ovary tissue can be concerning, especially when you are initially given the diagnosis. However, having the proper information can go a long way to feeling better about your situation. Take the time to learn more about the condition and with understanding you will likely be relieved of the stress of worrying about your health.
Essentially this cyst is simply a growth on your ovary that is most likely benign, meaning that there is not cancer present. In many patients it does not cause any type of pain and there were no symptoms that existed before being found during an ultrasound for another condition. Others, however, can experience a great deal of pain, regardless of the size of the growth.
Seek Your OBGYN Advise
It is a discussion that should be had between you and your ob gyn physician to decided whether or not you should have surgery to have the growth removed. Even if it does cause you pain, if the growth will not endanger your health in any way, you will be able to choose to forgo having any surgery done. It is always best to follow your doctor’s advice, but in the end the decision is up to you.
The obgyn doctor may have concerns about whether or not the growth has the potential to be cancerous. They may push you to have a biopsy done to ensure that this is not the case. It is absolutely essential to follow your doctor’s recommendation in this case as the earlier cancer is caught the easier it is to win the battle against it.
Those that are most likely to have these cysts are in their child bearing years, from when they started their period to when they begin menopause. They are relatively common and are believed to be part of the natural menstruation cycle. Rarely are they a cause for concern and are unlikely to disrupt a female’s ability to become pregnant.
3 Main Types Of Cysts
There are three main types of ovarian cysts. Dermoid cysts are the most common. They are of the same composition as hair and nails. They are not usually disruptive, but if they twist they can cause a significant amount of pain. Cystadenomas are far less common, but can be far more disruptive. Some grow as large as 12 inches in diameter, which then will put pressure on others organs. It is recommended to have these removed.
Finally, there are Endometriomas, which are formed on the ovaries of those that suffer from endometriosis. They are blood filled cysts, but are usually painless.
Now that you know just how common a complex cyst on ovary is, you know that there is likely not cause for concern. Be sure to discuss your options with your doctor and become as informed as you can so that you can feel comfortable that you are in good health. The key is to be informed so that you do not spend your time worrying for no reason.
Welcome to my blog. I am Dr Michelle Chavis, an obstetrician and gynecologist trained and accredited in fetal and reproductive medicine. I have dedicated 20 years to the care of women of all ages.
I strongly believe that couples should be empowered with adequate knowledge, and that fertility needs to be engaged as a purposeful journey, together. I stick to my beliefs in a holistic approach to fertility.
Aside clinical work, I am also actively involved in several social organizations. I loved to spend time with my 2 lovely kids when I am not providing care for patients. Our favorite activities are swimming and hanging out in the park.