The majority of cysts disappear on their own. Your doctor may advise you to keep an eye on things and see what happens.
You can get pain medication from your doctor. They may also advise you to take birth control pills. The hormones in the pills won’t get rid of the cysts, but they can help stop new ones from forming.
Surgery is required in some cases of ovarian cysts. Those that are large, persistent, or cause symptoms are included. If you’re approaching menopause, surgery may be required since cysts are more likely to be malignant. The surgeon may remove just the cyst or the whole ovary, depends on your situation.
Various forms of surgery are available:
- Smaller cysts are treated using laparoscopy. A little cut is made above or below your bellybutton by the doctor. Your doctor can see inside with a small camera instrument, and the cyst or ovary is removed with a separate tool. It’s unlikely that you’ll have to stay in the hospital overnight.
- Laparotomy is used to remove cysts that are potentially malignant. It’s done by making a larger cut in the stomach.
Your medical expert may advise you on the best course of action to take. This is dependent on a variety of circumstances, including:
- Your age.
- Whether or not you’ve reached menopause.
- The appearance and size of your cyst revealed by the ultrasound scan
- Whether or not you are experiencing any symptoms.
Note that there is no known mechanism or way to prevent ovarian cysts from forming.
Always consult your physician for better medical advice.