Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets that occur in or on the ovary. Many ovarian cysts are painless and harmless, and typically disappear without treatment. Most ovarian cysts are benign (noncancerous) but cystic ovarian masses that develop after menopause can be cancerous (malignant). When an ovarian cyst becomes large or ruptures, serious complications can ensue including, severe pain, infection and toxic shock. For this reason it is important to have annual pelvic exams, and to see a gynecologist if you have symptoms of ovarian cysts.
Many women experience ovarian cysts during their lifetime without incident, but if you have ones that rupture or cause serious pelvic pain, they need treatment. Schedule an appointment at Womens Own Ob/Gyn in Englewood, New Jersey, and in Upper West Side, New York, NY, to diagnose and treat painful ovarian cysts. Dr. Hetal Gor will help determine the appropriate course of treatment to ease symptoms and preserve your reproductive health.