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10 FAQs About Ovarian Cysts You Need To Know

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Except for the time when you are pregnant, or going to be pregnant, you don’t give your ovaries much of a thought. You can develop an ovarian cyst anytime and not realize about it. Here is all you need to know about ovarian cysts.1

1. What Are Ovaries?

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Your sexual organs include two ovaries, each roughly in shape of an almond. These ovaries develop into egg which leads to pregnancy.

2. What About Ovarian Cyst?

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When the eggs in the ovary start developing without fertilization, you may develop a dermoid ovarian cyst. They can grow larger upto 4 inches. In serious cases, it may need to be surgically removed.

3. How Do I Find Out If I Have An Ovarian Cyst?

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Ovarian cysts won’t trigger any symptoms for you to detect it on your own. It might change your menstrual cycle though.

4. Then How Do I Be Sure?

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Fix a routine appointment with your gyno to see if you really have an ovarian cyst right now or not. An ultrasound is used to see if your ovaries are in a healthy shape.

5. How Do Doctors Check For Ovarian Cysts?

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Often, the doctors go for a vaginal ultrasound, and the image of the cyst shows up on the scan.

6. Suppose I Need Surgery?

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At risk for “twisting”, you might have to go under the knife. Your doctor might also suspect that your cyst is actually a cancer if it doesn’t subside in four months. Although, if you are not going through a surgery, you will have to go through laparoscopy, which will require general anesthesia.

7. Is There Any Way I Can Stop Them From Happening?

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If you are not pregnant, taking birth control pills might help. They suppress ovulation, and reduce risks of cysts.

8. What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

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A study shows that around 7% of women may have this hormonal disorder. With it, you may develop a condition for ovarian cysts. You may experience irregular periods, deepened voice, and increase in body hair.

9. I’m Past Menopause, Can I Still Get Ovarian Cysts?

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Cysts generally develop in menstruating women, but it is possible to get them in the postmenopausal days. A study shows 14% of 16,000 women aged 55 had suffered from ovarian cysts.

10. Are There Any Chances That An Ovarian Cyst Could Cause Cancer?

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Yes, there are slight chances that your ovarian cyst is cancerous. And like other cancers, the chances of occurring gets higher with age.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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