to treat ovarian cysts? Many ovarian cyst sufferers ask
this question. To begin with, most ovarian cysts are
harmless, asymptomatic and benign (non-cancerous) in
nature, needing no medical interference at all. This is
true for simple follicular cysts that have a role to
play in ovulation. But there are others that are not so
friendly. They may cause pain and heaviness in the
abdomen, are responsible for heavy menstrual bleeding,
create dizziness, nausea, etc and can turn sexual
intercourse from a pleasurable entertainment into a
Some ovarian cysts have a tendency to keep on growing bigger in size and heavier in weight with each successive menstrual cycle. Mucinous cystadonema cysts are reputed (rather disrepute) to grow larger than grapefruits, often weighing more than 300 lb!
These and many other types of ovarian cysts do need treatment. It may be relevant to mention here that a holistic approach towards treating ovarian cysts may solve the problem to a great extent as that will nip the cysts in the bud, causing no further treatment. In fact, the holistic approach is the most effective way to treat ovarian cysts because rather than just treat the symptoms (which is what conventional remedies do), the holistic approach delves deeper and treats the body as a whole. And because of this approach, all the contributing factors can be identified and treated independently and efficiently.
The first course of treatment that may halt the incidence of ovarian cyst consist of administering over-the-counter Birth Control Pills by halting ovulation. In other words, it will deceive the female reproductive system by making it believe that the female has conceived. And the system will stop ovulation as soon as it knows that conception has taken place. And since there is no ovulation, there will be no cyst. Besides, the hormones within the pills will prevent cysts from turning malignant.
When clinical examination indicates the presence of a cyst that has to be removed surgically, the customary process of doing so is through laparoscope. This involves sending a micro-camera, a light source and laparoscopic instruments through a couple of pencil holes made in the body of the patient near the site of the cyst. As the camera transmits images of the cysts and its surrounding areas, the surgeon can direct the operation by looking at the computer screen. The cyst can be taken out through the other pencil-hole after it has been successfully removed from the ovary. If large masses are involved, laparotomy is performed.
When the cyst ridden ovary becomes totally ineffective or has a tendency to become malignant, it warrants removal through hysterectomy, whereby the woman's ability to conceive is permanently disabled. Since ovarian cysts occurring in menopausal women may turn malignant, they should undergo systematic check up periodically and take appropriate precautionary measures.