Ovarian cysts are common in most women with regular periods and most of the time come and go without any symptoms. However, if you experience bloating, an increased need to urinate, pelvic pressure or pain, or unusual vaginal bleeding, call or make an appointment online today at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Each month, one of your ovaries releases an egg. At this time, ovarian cysts, which are sacs filled with fluid or solid material that form in or on your ovaries, develop. Most ovarian cysts don't cause harm or produce symptoms. There are two common types of cysts:
The doctors at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare often detect ovarian cysts during routine pelvic examinations. If your doctor notices swelling on one of your ovaries, they order an ultrasound test as confirmation.
An ultrasound test is an imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce a picture of your internal organs and help determine the size, shape, and location of your cyst, as well as whether it’s solid or fluid filled.
Treatment prescribed by your doctor at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare depends on your age and symptoms, as well as the type and size of your cyst. The most common approaches include:
If you’re experiencing ovarian cysts with pressure, bloating, swelling, or pain in your lower abdomen, call or make an appointment online today at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.