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If pelvic pain and bloating associated with ruptured ovarian cysts are impacting your quality of life, you don’t have to suffer. Dr. Miguel Martinez, and the skilled medical team at Femhealth Group in Miramar and Hialeah, Florida treat ovarian cysts to get rid of pain and possible health complications. Call Femhealth Group to learn more, or book an appointment online.
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs on a woman’s ovaries, which usually form when the ovaries release eggs. These cysts are generally harmless and go away over time without causing symptoms.
However, some ovarian cysts — especially cysts that have ruptured — can cause unpleasant symptoms and serious health complications, which is why getting routine pelvic exams to spot cysts early is crucial.
Often you won’t experience symptoms when you have ovarian cysts. If you do have symptoms, they might include:
Numerous factors increase your risk of developing ovarian cysts, including:
While cysts are harmless in many cases, sometimes they can lead to more serious health complications, such as:
Many times ovarian cysts go away on their own, without the need to take action. Possible treatments may include:
Watchful waiting is a method used to keep an eye on ovarian cysts to see if they go away or get bigger. Periodic pelvic ultrasounds may be required to monitor the size of cysts.
Birth control medications
Dr. Martinez may recommend birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives as a way to keep ovarian cysts from coming back. This method won’t get rid of current cysts, however.
If ovarian cysts are large, look abnormal, are getting bigger, aren’t going away, appear after menopause, or cause pain and may be cancerous, Dr. Martinez may recommend surgery to remove the cysts, ovaries, ovaries and fallopian tubes, or your uterus.
If you have symptoms of an ovarian cyst, call the team at Femhealth Group to book an appointment. Dr. Martinez, and the team will discuss treatment options with you that best match your individual needs.