What treatments are available for ovarian cysts?

Dr. Deepti Gupta

Laparoscopic Surgeon
The treatment for ovarian cysts normally depends on the type and size of the cyst, followed by your age and symptoms. Normally, typical treatment suggested by doctors include: • Watchful Waiting: Many women must wait to be re-examined by the physician. Why? Because the cyst may go away on its own in a couple of months. So, irrespective of your age, if you don’t show any serious symptoms, and your ultrasound reveals a small, simple, fluid-filled cyst, this is the best course of action. • Medication: Doctors may suggest birth control pills and other modes of hormonal contraceptives to prevent recurring ovarian cysts. But if you already have a cyst, birth control will not reduce it. • Surgery: Sometimes the cyst becomes so large that it causes pain to the patient. Many cysts are easily removable without damaging the ovaries. However, the infected ovary may need to be surgically removed in some cases, leaving the other one intact. In case you’ve been diagnosed with a cancerous cystic mass, you might be recommended to remove your ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes. Also, you may be administered radiation or chemotherapy. Ovarian cysts are not always harmful. But just to be on the safe side, you should consult a doctor and if necessary, follow the correct course of treatment.
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