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Ovarian Cysts

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Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop on the ovaries. These cysts are a normal part of the menstrual cycle and often go away on their own without causing any symptoms. However, some cysts may persist or grow larger, leading to potential issues.

Do all cysts require treatment?

No, not all ovarian cysts require intervention. Many cysts are harmless and resolve on their own within a few menstrual cycles. At the office of Dr Demyanenko we consider factors such as the size, type, and symptoms associated with the cyst before recommending an appropriate treatment plan.

 

How do we manage ovarian cysts?

The approach to managing ovarian cysts depends on various factors, including the type and size of the cyst, as well as the patient's overall health. Here are common methods:

  1. Watchful Waiting: Small, functional cysts often resolve on their own, we may choose to monitor them through regular check-ups and imaging.

  2. Medication: Birth control pills or hormonal contraceptives may be prescribed to regulate the menstrual cycle and prevent the formation of new cysts.

  3. Surgery: In some cases, especially if the cyst is large, persistent, or causing symptoms, surgical removal may be recommended. The surgery can often be done via keyhole surgery however in more complex cases, open surgery may be necessary.

 

(If there is suspicion of cancer or known cancer we will refer you to a friendly gynaecological oncologist).

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