Women's Obstetrics and Gynecology
Whether they are benign or indicative of a more serious medical condition, ovarian cysts are not only painful but can cause fertility problems in women. Our doctors treat not only the physical impact of ovarian cysts but their potential emotional impact on a woman’s reproductive health.
Ovarian Cysts Q & A
What are ovarian cysts?
Functional cysts are the most common type. They usually have no symptoms and go away on their own.As the name suggests, these can be a normal finding in most women
These cysts contain different tissue types from elsewhere in the body, usually skin or hair. In rare cases, teratomas can be cancerous.
These cysts are large, often benign tumors that grow on the outside of the ovary causing pain and affecting fertility.
These cysts require closer observation and may require surgical removal.
What causes ovarian cysts?
How are ovarian cysts diagnosed?
How are ovarian cysts treated?
Your OB/GYN may also use hormonal therapy or other treatments to regulate hormone levels, treating both the cysts and other symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Many benign appearing cysts are managed with close surveillance alone which includes serial pelvic ultrasounds.
Some ovarian cysts require surgery to remove the cyst to alleviate symptoms and determine whether it is cancerous or not.