There is a variety of reasons why a woman can develop ovarian problems. The method of treatment that is to be employed will depend on the situation and symptoms experienced by the patient.
Your ovaries are an important part of your reproductive system. Therefore, if you are having ovarian problems, you may have a more difficult time conceiving children as this can affect your fertility. In some cases, child-bearing can even become impossible.
You are born with two ovaries and they are the second symbol of your femininity. One of your ovaries is located on the right and the other on the left side of the uterus. The role of the ovary is to store eggs and release them during ovulation. The number of eggs that you have at birth will be the same throughout your lifetime.
Ovarian cysts are a common ovarian problem that do not occur prior to your first menstrual cycle but only as you get older or old enough to menstruate. Your chances of developing ovarian cysts will increase as you get older.
Two of the most common symptoms of cysts are abdominal pain and cramps especially during your menstrual period, and another is irregular menstrual cycle. Actually, the symptoms vary between women. While some women often writhe in pain because of it, some may not be aware that they have cyst because of the absence of pain. Most cysts are asymptomatic or those that do not manifest symptoms.
Women with a more severe condition of ovarian cyst will resort to treatments. The type of treatment that will be administered will depend on:
- the age of the patient
- the number of cysts
- the location of cysts
- the size of the cysts
Another ovarian problem that also involves cysts is called PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This condition manifests through the growth of a number of small cysts.
Women who have PCOS also suffer from irregular ovulation therefore making it hard for them to conceive. PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. Some of the symptoms of PCOS are:
- excess facial hair
- weight gain
Some PCOS victims suffer from diabetes and resistance to insulin.
The most fatal and serious among ovarian problems is ovarian cancer. This form of cancer is used to be known as the “silent killer” in women because it is usually detected only after it has spread throughout the body. Nowadays, early detection of ovarian cancer is possible.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer include:
- abdominal pressure
- constant feeling of fullness
- bloating or swelling
- urgent feeling to urinate
- pelvic discomfort and pain
There are many easy-to-follow steps that you can make use to detect early signs of ovarian problems. Always be on the lookout for any abnormal changes in your body. After all, no one else is responsible for its safety than yourself.