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What Types Of Ovarian Cysts Result In Ovary Pain?

Author : Neal Kennedy


A cyst on the ovary is frequently basically a small sac that from time to time grows in a woman's ovary and is filled with non-toxic fluid. It looks like an air bubble when seen with an ultrascan. This article is intended to answer several of the basic questions you might have concerning ovarian cysts: what is an ovarian cyst, how dangerous is a cyst on the ovary, what is a ruptured an ovary cyst, and what are the types of cysts on the ovary.

Generally there is no ovarian pain connected with these cysts. When you have an ovary cyst, you usually aren't aware of it. It's not unusual that an ovarian cysts is uncovered by your doctor when he or she is performing a routine examination. A cyst on the ovary will go away on its own without treatment in a few weeks.

Pain in the ovary will probably occur however, if the cyst ruptures. A rupture happens when an an ovary cyst grows larger and larger until the the sac becomes so full that it bursts and the fluid inside begins to seep out. This causes the pelvic lining to be irritated, causing ovarian pain. An ovary cyst should be treated as a serious medical emergency. In such instances, surgery may be needed to remove it.

There are a variety of ovary cysts and a woman can get one of these types almost anytime during her life. But they occur more often during her child-bearing years. Ovary cysts are not caused by other diseases, but they can sometimes become cancerous.

These kinds of cysts on the ovaries are not cancerous. It should be noted however, that a woman can develop more than one type.

Follicular - When a mature follicle collapses on itself, the process is known as involution, causing a follicular cyst. A follicular cyst typically occurs at ovulation. It can grow to a little more than two inches in diameter. Severe pain in the ovary is likely when a follicular cyst ruptures. It is often called mittelschmerz, which is a German word for mid-pain, since it generally occurs during ovulation. One woman in four who has this type of cyst will experience ovary pain. But follicular cysts usually disappear by themselves in a matter of a few months.

Corpus luteum cysts - When an egg is released from a follicle, it becomes known as a corpus luteum, which means yellow body. The corpus luteum helps release several hormones which thicken the endometrium. This is an important step in becoming pregnant. If a pregnancy doesn't happen, the corpus luteum usually breaks down and disappears. But this doesn't always occur. Sometimes, the corpus luteum stays in an ovary and begins to fill with blood. Generally, this is likely to happen only on one side. There are no symptoms.

Hemorrhagic cyst - When bleeding happens inside a cyst, it's called a hemorrhagic cyst. This type may cause pain in the area of the ovaries on one side of the body.

Dermoid cyst - This is considered to be an abnormal type of ovarian cyst. A dermoid cyst can become quite large - as big as 6 inches. They tend to happen more often in younger women. Most of the time, it contains a variety of fat. Dermoid cysts sometimes become inflamed. When they do, severe pain in the ovary area happen.can

Endometriomas or endometrioid cysts - An endometrial cyst occurs when a woman has a condition called endometriosis. These cysts can cause a great deal of chronic discomfort in the area of the pelvis, and they are most prevalent during the reproductive period of a woman's life. Occasionally they're called chocolate cysts due to the fact that they are full of blood cells.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome - Polycystic ovarian syndrome is widely known simply as PCOS. It is also called polycystic ovary syndrome or disease, and it occurs when multiple cysts begin to grow on an ovary or ovaries.

PCOS happens more frequently during their child-bearing years. If it's left untreated, it can have an effect on a woman's ability to conceive. Thus far, the scientific reason PCOS occurs is ambiguous. Statistics indicate, however, that approximately 5 percent of women get it at one time or another.

Cystadenoma - This is a benign tumor that grows from ovarian tissue..|This disorder is characterized by tissue from an ovary that forms into a benign tumor.} Characteristically, it contains a type of fluid that resembles mucous. This type of ovary cyst can become quite large - up to a foot, in fact.


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To learn more concerning ovary cysts, click on ovarian cyst signs and ovarian pain.

Neal Kennedy is a former TV and radio talk show host with a special interest in health topics.

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