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Abnormal Ovarian Cysts: Types, Causes And Treatments

Jul 22, 2008
One must be careful about differentiating between the two types of cysts which form. There is the functional cyst and there is the Abnormal Ovarian Cyst. As is obvious from the nomenclature, the latter variety results from the abnormal growth of cells. The various types of Abnormal Ovarian Cysts such as dermoid cyst, endometrioma cyst, adenoma cyst and "polycystic ovarian disease" all occur because of the imbalance of "female hormones" i.e. progesterone and estrogen.

Most of these abnormal cysts are really benign and not cancerous but nobody has, till now, been able to identify the reason for these abnormalities. In most instances, these cysts do not cause any problem but stay within the body for a lifetime. However, in rare cases, they do burst and consequently require immediate surgery. Let us now study the various types of ovarian cysts in detail.

Dermoid Cysts

These cysts are filled with various types of tissues including skin and air. In medical terms, it's a "cystic teratoma" containing mature skin filled with sweat glands and hair follicles, long hair clumps at times and very often, pockets of blood, sebum, cartilage, eyes, teeth, nails, bone, fat and thyroid tissue. Because they're composed of mature tissues, dermoid cysts are almost always benign. However, in rare instances, they turn malignant and "Squamous Cell Carcinoma" develops in adults. In babies and children, it usually leads to the development of "Endodermal Sinus Tumor".

Periorbital Dermoid Cysts

Sometimes dermoid cysts develop in small children, and they usually form near the eyebrow's lateral aspect and have a rubbery feel to them. One has to be careful because disruption of a dermoid cyst results in "Inflammatory Reaction". Doctors sometimes just keep a watch on them and sometimes excise them, but there is a possibility of recurrence if the cyst is not excised completely. The trouble is that such complete excision isn't always possible because the cyst could be in a "Dumbbell Configuration" meaning that there is an extension through the skull's suture line.

Cannot Be Equated With Pilonidal Cyst

Sometimes it becomes difficult to differentiate a tiny dermoid cyst which has appeared somewhere on the head i.e. skull sutures, under tongue, palate, nose, sinus or coccyx from a pilonidal cyst. The reason is that both these cysts are "full of hair". A pilonidal cyst is basically a pilonidal sinus which has got obstructed. And a sinus might develop from any teratoma adjoining the surface of the body. Such developments might also take place in the form of clusters. A pilonidal cyst is also known as "Sacrococcygeal Fistula" and may form as a dermal infection which adjoins the tailbone. These can be very painful.

Differential Diagnosis

It is important that a correct diagnosis is made of a cyst because a pilonidal cyst is very similar to a dermoid cyst, the most significant resemblance being the presence of Germ Cell Tumor. And the reason for taking care is that if there is teratoma, surgical excision is required and the surgery must be done without any sort of spillage. It would therefore be wise to consult a reputable oncologist.

Endometrioma Cyst

This cyst is better known as chocolate cyst of endometriosis and forms when tissues which are identical to the uterus lining get attached to ovaries.

Adenoma Cyst

This forms on the outer surface of ovaries and is an ovarian cyst which develops from cells. The Mucinous Cyst Adenomas in particular is the biggest that can form on human beings and an Ovarian Mucinous Cyst adenoma can weigh as much as 328 lbs. or 149 kgs. Mostly, these cysts form on young persons and there's no apparent reason as to why they form. While they do not usually turn malignant, this has also been known to happen so it is wise to treat them appropriately when discovered.

Mutinous Cyst Adenomas generally falls in the category of asymptomatic cysts, and tend to occur in patients with some abdominal mass. It is therefore essential to carry out a gynaecological examination of female patients if they complain of abdominal uneasiness. And all areas should be studied carefully by the doctor during pelvic pathology tests.

Polycystic Ovarian Cyst

A cyst sometimes forms from the build up of "Follicle Cysts" and results in a thickening of ovaries. It is called Polycystic ovarian cyst. Enlarging occurs in the ovaries due to the thickening and the outer end becomes covered causing ovulation to come to a stop. Naturally, this causes fertility problems in women who develop this kind of abnormal ovarian cyst, usually referred to as PCOS.

Holistic Approach

All these abnormal ovarian cysts can be cured by choosing to avail of the holistic approach. Its divinity causes the abnormal ovarian cyst to get cured. The holistic approach is being favorably considered by more and more people nowadays because this treatment is harmless. Further, the holistic approach tends to make people physically and mentally strong.

Since the cause of cysts can vary from imbalances in hormones to something quite different such as emotional stress, a holistic approach to healing needs to include measures which balance the mental, emotional and physical aspects of a patient. This approach recommends for instance a regular regimen of exercises also. That is the way that the holistic approach to healing abnormal ovarian cysts works.
About the Author
Mary Parker is an author of the best-selling e-book, "Ovarian Cysts No More- The Secrets Of Curing Ovarian Cysts Holistically". To Learn More About Her Unique 3-Step Holistic Ovarian Cysts Cure System Visit: Ovarian Cysts No More . For further information visit: Ovarian Cysts
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