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IDENTIFY The Signs of Ovarian Cysts

Jul 14, 2008
Cysts are very small bags looking like blisters and filled with fluid. Women who are of the reproductive age commonly have cysts. They look like growths that are the size of almonds on each side of the uterus. This said, the imbalance of progesterone and estrogen, two of the female hormones, can also give rise to abnormal cysts such as dermoid cysts, endometrinoma cysts and cystadenoma cysts. In many cases these are not harmful and clear up by themselves. There are many signs concerning ovarian cysts, which allow for early detection if you know how to recognize them.

Ovarian cysts may not generate any specific symptoms for many women. Tumors that are inactive are unlikely to generate symptoms either. This is particularly true when the size of a cyst is small. It may be the tumors producing particular hormones that then engender specific symptoms. Remember that tumors that are feminizing may begin bleeding even when the menopause is finished. Girls with ovarian cysts that have not yet reached puberty may start bleeding early, and develop breast and body hair. Sometimes the cyst will grow bigger and provoke abdominal swelling. A woman in this situation will use the toilet more often because the bladder and the bowels will be under increased pressure. This is an important sign and must not be neglected in the detection of ovarian cysts. Other signs may include discomfort while having intercourse. There may also be heavy and irregular periods linked with ovarian cysts.

If a woman has an active masculine tumor, then periods may stop and she may begin to develop masculine features such as deepening of the voice, increased size of the clitoris and facial hair. It is possible for a woman to live with a cyst for many years without knowing it. However if the cyst has grown on a stem and the stem becomes twisted, this may also produce serious pain, an increase in the rate of heartbeat and vomiting. The name for this critical condition is torsion and it requires immediate action. If a cyst ruptures, the effects on a patient will depend on what the cyst contained, as well as any degree of bleeding or infection. A cyst that ruptures typically causes some pain but not necessarily as much as with torsion. If you experience an abnormal swelling of your abdomen then be sure to consult a doctor or a clinic. Because of the absence of symptoms in the cases of many ovarian cysts, they are often only discovered during ultrasound scans or routine checkups being performed for other reasons.

In order to really achieve long-term alleviation from ovarian cysts and their symptoms only the holistic method is workable. Conventional medicine does not work well in treating ovarian cysts because it only brings relief from the painful symptoms. There are several drugs that doctors can prescribe when face with ovarian cysts, although they do not bring any long-term solution to the problem. Many of them also cause disagreeable secondary effects.

The classic sign of torsion in an ovarian cyst is severe pain in the abdomen together with nausea and fever. Another frequent sign of ovarian cysts is menstrual cramps commonly known as period pains, or by its medical description of dysmenorrhea. Up to a certain level, period pain may be common, but some patients tolerate a high level of pain believing it to be normal. Serious menstrual cramps may indicate other problems including those of ovarian cysts. No single sign of ovarian cysts exists for reliably diagnosing ovarian cysts. In some cases, there is no symptom at all. In other cases the symptoms manifest themselves as ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory diseases and endometriosis. Other unrelated complaints such as appendicitis and diverticulitis have also been seen to generate symptoms and indications that resemble those of an ovarian cyst. However, it is essential to watch out for any of the above.

An indication of ovarian cysts is a continuing dull pulsing pain spreading from the lower back out to the thighs, as is a piecing pain in the pelvis just before the period starts or just before it ends. Other signs also linked to ovarian cysts are vomiting and fever and the sensation of a heavy or full abdomen. These signs may be numerous in some cases and completely absent in others. In the early stages, victims of ovarian cysts indicate a feeble pain or a feeling of fullness. The existence of ovarian cysts may also be signalled by pain when having intercourse. Piercing pains when pressure is applied to the bowels or during bowel movements are also to be treated with suspicion. In addition, signs often taken to be signs of pregnancy such as tenderness of the breasts, nausea and vomiting, can in fact indicate ovarian cysts. The best plan is to obtain counsel from a certified gynaecologist if you notice any of the above symptoms.

Even if several possibilities of treating or managing ovarian cysts exist, some of these are only aimed at reducing the painful symptoms rather than curing the root disease. In order to remedy and prevent ovarian cysts in the future, a better choice is holistic treatment that has the power to treat and banish ovarian cysts permanently. A holistic program is also the fastest and safest way to rid yourself of ovarian cyst infection now and forever.
About the Author
Mary Parker is a certified nutritionist and author of the #1 best-selling e-book, Ovarian Cysts No More . For Further Information: Ovarian Cysts
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