An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac within the ovary. Often they cause no symptoms. Occasionally they may produce bloating, lower abdominal pain, or lower back pain.
If the cyst either breaks open or causes twisting of the ovary severe pain may occur. This may result in vomiting or feeling faint. The majority of cysts are, however, harmless. Most ovarian cysts are related to ovulation being either follicular cysts or corpus luteum cysts. Other types include cysts due to endometriosis, dermoid cysts, and cystadenomas.
Many small cysts occur in both ovaries in polycystic ovarian syndrome. Pelvic inflammatory disease may also result in cysts. Rarely cysts may be a form of ovarian cancer. Diagnosis is undertaken by pelvic examination with an ultrasound or other testing used to gather further details.
Often cysts are simply observed over time.
If they cause pain, medications such as paracetamol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may be used. Hormonal birth control may be used to prevent further cysts in those who are frequently affected. However, evidence does not support birth control as a treatment of current cysts. If they do not go away after several months, get larger, look unusual, or cause pain they may be removed by surgery.
Most women of reproductive age develop small cysts each month. Large cysts that cause problems occur in about 8% of women before menopause. Ovarian cysts are present in about 16% of women after menopause and if present are more likely to be cancer
Numerous women nowadays are affected by polycystic ovary disease, meaning that their ovaries have numerous cysts. These cysts are created due to the buildup of small eggs as a result of elevated hormonal levels, and may occur at any age during the reproductive years of women. Ovary cysts may be large or smal ,land resemble wall-filled sacs.
Even though these cysts are not harmful, if not treated on time, they may become larger. In order to prevent their growth, the treatment should normalize the hormonal levels.
Therefore, it is of high importance to learn and recognize the warning signs of ovarian cysts, in order to prevent them from causing other serious consequences:
- Frequent need to urinate or difficulty urinating
- Abnormal bleeding or painful menstruation
- Pain during s*xual intercourse
- Vomiting or nausea
- Weight gain
- Loss of appetite or quickly feeling full
- Dull ache in the lower back
- Pain or bloating in the abdomen
Sometimes, you may experience other warning signs as well, including extreme fatigue, or changes in bowel habits. Also, you should visit your GP in case you experience a post-menopausal bleeding.
In order to prevent such complications, you should keep a diary and note down all signs you experience and how often they occur, as this information is extremely important to be given to the GP.
Moreover, the following two natural ways provide great effects in the treatment of ovarian cysts:
This herb is extremely powerful and may treat almost all kinds of gynecological issues. It controls the menstrual flow, alleviates the pelvic pain and forces the ovarian cysts to shrink. It has diterpenes which decrease the oestrogen hormone production in the brain, and thus promotes a hormonal balance.
Licorice effectively balances the hormonal levels due to its strong healing properties and enhances the adrenal function. Moreover, it is extremely useful and one of the safest natural remedies in the treatment of ovarian cysts.
This is what to do:
Boil some licorice for 5 minutes in a bowl and leave it to cool for around 5-6 minutes. Then, strain it and consume it two times a day.