What is a Complex Ovarian Cyst?
Although it is unusual for you to acquire complex ovarian cyst, you become more prone to it once you are in the child- bearing age bracket. Fortunately, around 85 percent of the complex ovarian cyst cases during child-bearing age are benign so you don’t have to panic immediately once you acquire a cyst. Having said that, it is not the same once you acquire complex ovarian cyst during your menopausal stage. There is a chance that the cyst during the menopausal stage can develop into cancer. By the end of this article, you will be able to understand complex ovarian cysts better as well as its types, symptoms and the possible treatments available.
So what is a cyst? A cyst is basically composed of a liquid and solid. And it is the solid portion of the cyst that is responsible for it to develop into either a benign or a malignant cancer.
There are 3 major types of complex ovarian cyst. An ovarian cyst could be classified into cystadenomas, endometrioma and dermoid. These types vary on causes, locations and symptoms.
Cystadenomas cyst is mostly composed of liquid and mucous. This type can grow very large and causes severe pain. It occurs at the surface of your ovary.
Meanwhile, endometrioma cyst occurs outside of your uterus. This cyst is associated with endometriosis. The cause of endometrioma cyst is still unknown. It could either be influenced by environmental factors or it could be a hereditary cyst.
The last type of complex ovarian cyst is called dermoid. Dermoid cyst is formed from the cells which develop eggs. The distinctive feature of dermoid cyst is that it contains human hairs, skin and teeth. This is not potentially cancerous yet it still make you experience pain once you acquire it.
The common symptoms of complex ovarian cyst are pain in the pelvic region, irregular bleeding and pain during sexual intercourse. Some other symptoms could be similar to pregnant women such as nausea, vomiting and breast tenderness.
There are instances when you won’t experience any of these symptoms even though you acquired a complex ovarian cyst. Since complex ovarian cyst is potentially dangerous, it is essential to get diagnosed as soon as possible in order to avoid further complications.
You can use any of the following test in order to be diagnosed if you have complex ovarian cyst. You can use laparoscopy, laparotomy, pelvic examination, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI and blood test. These tests will help you determine whether you truly developed a complex ovarian cyst as well as determine the size and type of the cyst.
There are treatments which you can avail if ever you got a complex ovarian cyst. For benign cyst, you will only need minor treatments or even none at all. There are circumstances where doctors will advise you to take birth control pills. There is a relevance between ovulation and the growth of a complex ovarian cyst. Unfortunately, birth control pills often lead to health problems when used for longer periods of time.
Often times, doctors prescribed pain relievers to ease your suffering from the pain. The last option for complex ovarian cyst is surgical operation. The operation will remove the existing cyst yet it cannot prevent the occurrence of cysts in the near future.
There are also natural remedies for complex ovarian cyst. Most of the natural treatments are based on fiber content, water, vitamins and other diet routines.
Now that you have finished reading this article, I hope that you have increased your knowledge about complex ovarian cyst so you can detect them as soon as possible and will be able to receive the proper treatment to prevent any complications. So the next time you will experience any of the symptoms, you will know exactly what you need to do.
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