By: Krystle Crossman
Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can occur anywhere in the body or under the skin. What most women don’t realize is that they most likely have cysts on their ovaries. People tend to get scared when they hear the word cyst and equate it with a tumor, but this is not the case. Most cysts are harmless and will go away on their own. Many times women will not even notice that they have them. To ease everyone’s fears Korin Miller from Yahoo Health has put together a list of some truths about ovarian cysts:
1. There are two different kinds of cysts. Pathologic cysts are ones that are abnormal and should be checked on right away. Functional cysts are harmless and the most common cysts.
2. Cysts can cause infertility. They can hinder the ovary’s egg production or if it is large enough can block the fallopian tubes which makes fertilization tough.
3. You have probably already had or currently have cysts on your ovaries. Many women do not even know that they have them unless their doctor finds one during their pelvic exam. Some women may experience symptoms such as sharp pains in the pelvic area. If the cysts are large they can be extremely painful and can even cause nausea and vomiting.
4. Cysts are not an immediate cause for alarm. Most are harmless and will disappear on their own. It can take one to three months depending on the size of the cysts.
5. Your doctor most likely will not treat you if a cyst is found. There is nothing much that needs to be done unless the cyst is causing excess pain or infertility. They will leave the cyst as it is and let it take it’s own course as long as it is not dangerous. When the cysts burst the woman may feel a sharp pain but it is over quickly.
6. When you are at the gym you may notice that you have pain or pressure in your pelvic area. You may also feel pain that can radiate all the way down to your legs when you are having s*x.