Even though there are several causes of ovarian cysts , failed or disrupted ovulation is considered to be one of the chief causes of them in women who are in the child-bearing age. A very common cyst called the functional cyst is formed when the egg-bearing follicle fails to release its content, namely the egg, and continues to grow, thus taking the form of a cyst. A cyst in the ovary can also form even if the follicle releases the egg, but the gap where it is released gets sealed up, and the Corpus Luteum is not formed, thus allowing the cyst to grow. According to studies currently performed on the topic, Xenoestrogens are likely to contribute to the growth of ovarian cysts.
The follicle holding the egg after getting a signal from the pituitary gland through the LH or luteinizing hormone (which is essential for conception) prepares the release of egg. However, it fails to do so because there is a lack of adequate LH surge, and this creates a situation in which the follicle fails to carry out its normal duty of rupturing to release the egg. As a result of this, the un-ruptured follicle begins to grow, and this eventually turns into a cyst. This type of follicular cyst is usually harmless, and often disappears on its own.
If on the other hand, the LH surge is there, the egg is released and the follicle responds to the LH. This produces adequate estrogen and progesterone, which prepares for conception. This takes the shape of corpus luteum for the final event, and the entire procedure can go haywire as the egg's escape route may get blocked. As a result, the corpus luteum gets filled up by unwanted tissues, and it starts growing, eventually turning into a cyst. This type of cyst can get twisted or bleed, causing sudden pain and discomfort.
No matter what the cause, the ovarian cyst syndrome needs to be treated quickly, even if it is harmless. Cyst treatment can be best accomplished through holistic remedies - it works better than conventional as well as natural treatment for PCOS.