Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs of liquid that generally form on the surface or the ovary. Most women have two ovaries that sit just above their uterus. The ovaries release eggs in a woman s monthly menstrual cycle as part of their normal process. However, sometimes a cyst may develop on one of these ovaries. In this case it becomes a cyst ovary.
Cysts can grow quite large sometimes causing the egg to be released outside of the womb. If this occurs the ovarian cyst may end up in another part of the body such as the abdomen where it can cause pressure on the adjacent organs. If left untreated it could eventually become malignant. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should see your doctor immediately. A thorough exam will help them to confirm whether you have an ovarian cyst.
A cyst in an ovary is different from endometriosis and cancer of the other types of organs because it does not generally start or stop without the woman’s knowledge. A cyst can grow rapidly and may cause pain or bleeding. It can also cause sudden and excessive pain during sexual intercourse. A ruptured cyst or one that has developed into cancerous cells is usually very painful.