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Main types of ovarian cysts


One of the biggest concerns of women around the world when it comes to health is having an ovarian cyst. Women between the ages of 30-60 are more likely to suffer from this reproductive problem.

With the increase in the number of cases of ovarian cyst, it seems like no woman is safe from this dreaded disease. Therefore, it is important that you know the ovarian cyst symptoms so you would know what to do in case you have it.

So what are the things you have to learn about ovarian cyst? This condition actually begins as a sac or pouch in the ovary. The cyst may contain hard elements or fluid, and sometimes both. Single and married women alike can acquire ovarian cysts.

But What Really Triggers The Growth Of The Cyst?

The growth of the cyst is actually linked to the monthly cycle of ovulation in women. When the hormone is released in the ovary, follicles are produced that serve as containers for young eggs and fluids.

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As the egg finally matures, the follicles holding them rupture, and the egg is released. The empty sacs then turn into tiny pouches known as corpus luteum. However, ovarian cyst develops once the follicles do not break and the eggs are not released.

The common type of ovarian cyst is known as the functional cyst. It is quite difficult to tell if you have a functional cyst because its symptoms are not noticeable in its early stage. Some women may not be even aware that they have already developed functional cysts.

However, they usually experience its symptoms like occasional pain in the abdomen, irregular monthly period, and vomiting. Sometimes the cyst just fades away for no apparent reason. In order to find out if your cyst is shrinking or not, talk to your doctor right away.

A different kind of ovarian cyst you need to know is the polycystic ovaries. In this case, the follicle in the ovaries fails to crack. Millions of women around the world are suffering from this type of ovarian cyst making it the most common type of ovarian cyst.

Moreover, it contributes to women’s infertility. Dermoid, also known as Teratoma, is another variety of ovarian cyst. It is distinguishable by its mature skin with sweat glands and hair follicles.

It may look like the ones present on skin tissue, and can also contain fats. The malignant type of this cyst is uncommon which means it is benign more often than not. Typically, women of a young age are the ones more at risk of having this type of ovarian cyst.

Endometroid is another type of cyst on the ovaries that usually causes pelvic pain, especially during a monthly period. This happens when the endometrial tissue or the membrane that forms the inner layer of the uterine wall starts to develop inside the ovaries.

Infertility also develops if you have an Endometroid cyst. It is valuable that you know the various symptoms of ovarian cyst. Seek medical help right away if you observe some of its symptoms. In order to ease your condition, early detection of the disease is necessary.

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Jaya Mckeown

Jaya Mckeown - Jaya moved to Boston from New York to pursue a master's degree in corporate communications at Emerson College. This experience, combined with her undergraduate degree in psychology and teaching, has equipped her with valuable skills that she employs on a daily basis in real estate negotiations, homebuyer and seller education, and successful promotion of the team's listings. Jaya's clients often characterize her as meticulous, proactive, and enjoyable to be around.

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