Fibroids and ovarian cysts may seem similar. Both show no symptoms for long, and when they do, these symptoms may mimic each other. But the similarity ends here.
Fibroids are benign tumors of muscle tissue that are formed in or on the uterus. They can be tiny or huge, can bleed copiously and press against the bladder to cause pain during sex and obstruct conception.
Up to half of all women are likely to have them sometime. In some way related to estrogen levels, they are most common among mature women of child-bearing age, when estrogen production is the highest. Rare in women under 20, menopause tends to shrink them, with declining estrogen levels.
Ovarian cysts grow in or on the ovaries. They form when little sacs called follicles, in which eggs grow, either fail to let the mature egg out, or fail to resolve into normal tissue after eggs leave.
Cysts contain a variety of matter, depending on origin. There may be fluid, fat, stale blood, hair, and even teeth. Usually harmless, they can sometimes turn malignant and cause a complicated ovarian cyst. They may keep growing, multiply, and prevent ovulation. They can arise from malfunctions in body chemistry, which may be caused by genetics, environmental pollutants (including those in food), wrong diet , lack of exercise or emotional stress.
Removing them surgically, or by therapies targeting symptoms cannot guarantee non-recurrence. This is why conventional cyst treatments and even natural treatments for ovarian cyst fails. The only way cysts can be removed permanently is through the holistic approach.