The growth and development of bleeding ovarian cyst is common among women before reaching the stage of menopause. And it may not only be a single cyst but can be a number of them. This condition is a cause for worry and annoyance among women in their fertile years. Worry because it may turn malignant and become cancerous; and annoyance because of recurring pain and cramps that can be a bothersome to everyday activities.
However, there are cases of bleeding ovarian cyst when the condition continues to develop every month and the woman may not be aware of it. These are cysts that usually disappear on their own and recur from time to time but not necessarily affecting the woman’s fertility or the general status of her health.
You should be forewarned that the condition of bleeding ovarian cyst is hereditary. Therefore, if your mother or a close relative has it, there is a high probability that you will have it as well.
What happens when a harmless cyst becomes unsafe?
There are several ways to identify a cyst and these involve various lab tests such as ultrasound imaging. The ultrasound helps the doctor pinpoint the location of the cyst, its size and whether it is a solid or cystic mass. When the doctor is able to determine the severity of the condition, he will be able to identify possible effects of it in the body and decide on which therapy treatment you can employ.
If you are indeed suffering from bleeding ovarian cyst, your doctor may order you to undergo a blood test. A type of blood test that is commonly done is called the CA 125 which is intended to identify the presence of cancer. Most of the time, cysts are not a cause for concern because they almost always turn out benign or non-cancerous and are often harmless.
However, there are incidences when the cysts have grown large enough that surgery is imperative to remove it. This is done when the cyst has caused pressure and stress on neighboring organs and may cause severe damage. Surgery may often be the last resort of doctors and is only opted when the cyst can endanger your health.
Problems you may encounter when you undergo surgery
The bigger problem with surgery is not the pain or cost but the resistance of the patient to go through with it. People are afraid at the thought of going under the knife and are more scared of the pain above everything else. Be comforted with the idea that once the cyst is removed, the bleeding will stop along with the recurring pain and cramps and it should not bother you anymore.
How to remove a bleeding ovarian cyst
A common method used to remove a bleeding ovarian cyst is called Laparoscopy. This is done by making a small incision in the belly button area where a surgical lens is inserted to give the surgeon clear vision of the affected area. Using surgical instruments, the cyst is then carefully removed. The incision is only small in size so it shouldn’t leave an apparent scar.
Bleeding ovarian cysts choose no one. You can have them at any period in you life. If you are concerned that you may be developing any form of cysts, talk to your doctor about it so that you will be advised on any possible treatment method. You can also employ alternative treatments that are non-invasive and less painful.