Ovarian cysts often don’t cause symptoms, so you may not know that you have them until your routine OB/GYN exam. West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology in Bradenton, Florida, provides comprehensive gynecological examinations, and if an ovarian cyst is discovered, can go over what to expect and your treatment options. Call today or schedule an appointment online.
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form on your ovaries. There are many different types of ovarian cysts, including:
Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) develop many small cysts that may affect fertility.
You may not know you have ovarian cysts unless your OB/GYN discovers them during your routine gynecological exam since most cysts don’t cause symptoms.
However, if you have ovarian cysts you may experience various symptoms, such as:
To confirm that you have ovarian cysts, the team at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology may recommend an ultrasound to determine the location, size, and shape of your cyst. Blood tests and a pregnancy test may also be recommended.
Your ovarian cysts may disappear on their own, and the team at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology may take a wait and see approach to monitor your cysts. If you have recurring cysts, the team may prescribe birth control medication to prevent new cysts from forming.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove ovarian cysts. The team may opt to surgically remove your ovarian cyst if it:
The team can remove ovarian cysts laparoscopically through a small incision in your abdomen or as a laparotomy, which requires a larger incision through your abdomen.
For proper management of ovarian cysts, call West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology or schedule an appointment online.