While most ovarian cysts are harmless and cause minimal pain, others can be very uncomfortable and require special treatment. Anita Chait, MD, FACOG, of Women’s Laser Center & OB/GYN of New Jersey in Ramsey, New Jersey, has helped hundreds of women find relief from painful ovarian cysts. If you’re concerned about ovarian cysts or are experiencing concerning symptoms, schedule a diagnostic exam today. Online scheduling is available, or you can call the office to check appointment availability.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled pocket or sac located on or within one of your ovaries. Ovarian cysts are very common, and most women will experience at least one cyst during her lifetime. In most cases, an ovarian cyst will resolve without treatment over the course of a few months.
In other cases, cysts create significant pain and other symptoms. Understanding what to look for can help you know when to seek medical care for an ovarian cyst.
Most ovarian cysts present no significant symptoms and do not require treatment. However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, it’s a good idea to schedule a diagnostic exam with Dr. Chait to understand the cause. Symptoms of an ovarian cyst include:
Because these symptoms are shared among various gynecologic conditions, getting an accurate diagnosis is important.
In some cases, Dr. Chait advises a watch and wait approach, and will monitor your cyst with an ultrasound to look for any changes. She may also suggest starting a form of hormonal contraception to reduce the risk of future cysts.
If you have a large cyst or one that is painful or persists for more than a few months, surgical removal may be the best treatment path. Some cysts can be removed from your ovary, while others may require that the affected ovary be surgically removed.
Dr. Chait will discuss all available treatment options with you to ensure you make an informed decision about your health. To learn more, schedule a consultation today, online or by phone.