ovaries are an important part of the female reproductive
system. Their job is to produce hormones including
estrogen and progesterone as well as to release one egg
each month for possible fertilization.
of different factors from cysts to tumors can cause left ovarian
pain. As the ovaries are located in the lower
abdomen, the ovarian pain will most likely be felt below
the navel. Pain in the ovaries can either be acute or chronic. Acute
ovarian pain comes on quickly and resolves in a short
period of time. Chronic ovarian pain, on the other hand,
usually starts gradually and lasts for several months.
Left ovarian pain may be continuous or intermittent. It
could get worse with certain activities like exercises
or urination. It can be mild or
important to have any pelvic pain checked out by a
doctor or gynecologist. Several different conditions can
cause pain in the left ovary.
cysts. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can form in the
ovaries. They are very common in women, especially
during the reproductive years. Often they are formed
when the egg is not released or when the follicle
holding the egg does not dissolve after the egg is
released. They do not cause any symptoms but there may
be a dull ache and risk of ovarian torsion or
tumors. Tumors can form in the ovaries and may be
cancerous or benign.
When an egg is not fertilized, the uterine lining sheds
and is released from the body via menstruation. In some
women, tissue like the lining of the uterus develops
elsewhere in the body. This tissue swells and bleeds
each month. It has nowhere to shed and so forms scar
tissue and can be very painful.
inflammatory disease. PID is an infection in the
ovaries, uterus, or fallopian tubes. It is most often
caused by sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea
Remnant Syndrome. During hysterectomy/oophorectomy a
small piece of the ovary may accidentally be left
behind. The remnant can grow and develop painful
associated with ovulation. The pain may occur just
before, during, or after
Treatment will depend on the diagnosis of the left ovary pain. Ovarian cysts and pain associated with ovulation generally do not require any treatment as it disappears over time. But along with conventional medicine it is advisable to approach the problem from holistic medicine point of view. Any disease in the body is a reflection of the imbalance between its physical, mental, emotional and at times even spiritual factors. So, bringing about a balance will promote health and well being. This approach is safe, permanent as well as cheaper in the long run.