If you experience ongoing pelvic pain or abdominal bloating, it could be a sign of ovarian cysts. At Modern OBGYN Care in Miramar, Florida, Miguel Torres, MD, Marcela Torres, MD, and their expert team can diagnose and treat ovarian cysts to reduce unpleasant symptoms and your risk of complications. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Ovarian cysts are tiny sacs filled with fluid that can develop in an ovary or on its surface. These cysts are common but often harmless and painless. However, ovarian cysts can sometimes be very painful or cancerous. That’s why early detection and treatment, if needed, are a must.
Common signs and symptoms associated with ovarian cysts include:
Many cysts are painless without symptoms and go away on their own over time. But sometimes, ovarian cysts can rupture and cause severe pelvic pain, fever, vomiting, or shock. At the first sign of these serious symptoms, see your OBGYN specialist immediately.
Ovarian cysts are common and can happen to anyone, but some factors increase your risk of getting them. Examples include:
While there’s no surefire way to prevent ovarian cysts, routine pelvic exams allow your provider to discover them early and reduce the risk of serious complications.
Your Modern OBGYN Care specialist can often diagnose ovarian cysts during a pelvic exam. They also discuss your symptoms and medical history. Your OBGYN provider may recommend a pregnancy test, pelvic ultrasound, laparoscopy, or blood tests to make a final diagnosis and detect or rule out additional gynecological problems.
Depending on the type and severity of ovarian cysts you have, as well as your symptoms, your women’s health specialist could recommend one or more of the following:
If you have a cyst that’s cancerous, your Modern OBGYN Care provider could refer you to a gynecological cancer specialist. You might require additional surgeries, along with chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
To schedule your next women’s wellness checkup or get screened for ovarian cysts, call the Modern OBGYN Care office or book an appointment online today.