The ovary is the organ in a woman's body that is most vulnerable to cysts. The formation of cysts is linked to the ovarian function of hormone production and egg release. They typically occur during a woman's reproductive years, though they can occur in girls or women of any age.
An ovarian cyst is a bag or pouch that develops in or on the ovary during ovulation. These components are liquid, but they could also be solid or a mixture of liquid and solid. Ovarian cysts begin small, around the size of a pea or kidney bean, but can grow to be the size of a softball or even larger.
Ovarian cysts arise in a variety of shapes and sizes, and their amount and size also vary, resulting in a wide range of symptoms. Many cysts are asymptomatic and are first discovered during a standard gynaecological check. In contrast, abdominal pain is the first indicator of an ovarian cyst, and if the cyst is large, you may have pain or heaviness in the lower abdomen.
Another source of pain could be the stem that forms on some cysts and twists, preventing normal blood flow and producing intense discomfort burns. A ruptured cyst can produce severe discomfort in the lower abdomen, as well as weakness, nausea, and vomiting.
By squeezing on the rectum or bladder, cysts can cause additional symptoms such as constipation or an urge to pee. Any of these symptoms should not be overlooked because they may suggest a gastrointestinal issue or a bladder infection.
Ovarian cysts can cause irregular periods in women with polycystic ovaries, a disorder in which the hormonal system that regulates the ovaries is disrupted, resulting in the formation of a significant number of cysts. Pregnancy can also be difficult for some women. Ask your health queries and easily discuss your concerns online wth Dr. Shivangi Pawar, by sending us a mail or dropping a message in our contact form. Take Care! Stay Healthy!