Any kind of abnormal pain that you have in your abdomen should be investigated as there are multiple reasons for the cause. One of those reasons is an ovarian cyst. This is something that is rather common among women of all ages. When you meet with our doctor, there are a few questions that you might have that other women have as well about what causes ovarian cysts to form and the treatment involved.
How Can You Tell if You Have a Cyst?
If you have an ovarian cyst, then you will likely experience pain in your lower abdomen near your pelvic region. You could also experience pain during and after intercourse or before and during your menstrual cycle. Another common sign is bloating in your abdomen that you might experience before your period begins. Menstrual cycles that are irregular or that are abnormally heavy are also signs that you might have an ovarian cyst. Sometimes, a cyst will bleed. If you notice a significant amount of bleeding at one time and it’s not during your menstrual cycle, then it could be from a ruptured cyst. This usually happens as the cyst reaches a size that is simply too large for the area to sustain any longer.
How Long Will I Be in Pain?
A question that you might have for our doctor is how long a cyst can cause pain. For most women, the pain that you experience tends to go away in about two or three months. This is because that’s usually about the length of time that it takes for a cyst to go away on its own without treatment. If you notice that there’s continued pain after about three months or it gets worse, then you should seek treatment from our doctor as it might need to be surgically removed.
Is a Cyst Hereditary?
If there has been a history of ovarian cysts in your family, then you might be predisposed to getting them. Keep in mind that there’s no clear indication that genetics is specifically linked to these cysts, so you usually don’t have to worry for the most part.
Do Cysts Affect Fertility?
When you meet with our doctor about ovarian cysts, you might want to know if they can cause issues with getting pregnant. They can make it difficult to get pregnant, especially if you have several cysts over a period of time. The cysts put pressure on the ovaries and other components of the reproductive system, which can then make it difficult to conceive.
To ask more questions about ovarian cysts, set up a time to visit Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX. We are experts in vaginal health and offer various services ranging from MonaLisa Touch® to infertility treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.