Ovarian Cysts


Ovarian Cysts services offered in Burlington, MA

Ovarian cysts are common in women. Very often they form and go away on their own without any symptoms. In some cases, though large cysts may form, rupture, and cause considerable pain and discomfort – in which case you should get treatment from the board-certified gynecologists at Burlington OBGYN Associates, in Burlington, Massachusetts. If cysts are found during examination, our experts have all the experience you need to treat the condition. Call today or request an appointment online today.

Ovarian Cysts Q & A

What are ovarian cysts?

Ovaries are situated on either side of the uterus and are about the size of an almond. Ovaries are responsible for the development and release of eggs. Occasionally fluid filled sacs form on the ovaries – cysts. There are several types of cysts that can form:

  • Follicle cysts
  • Endometriomas
  • Dermoid Cysts
  • Corpus luteum cysts

For the most part, ovarian cysts do not cause infertility. However, in some women there are multiple cysts and you have a condition called PCOS – polycystic ovarian syndrome. This condition is characterized by multiple cysts, hormonal imbalance, irregular periods, and a host of other conditions. PCOS can make it challenging to get pregnant and can adversely affect your quality of life – even more reason you should seek treatment from the specialists at Burlington OBGYN Associates.

What are the symptoms of an ovarian cyst?

In many women, the presence of a cyst may not show any symptoms. During an examination specialist at Burlington OBGYN Associates may discover cysts. Most cysts do not cause symptoms and go away by themselves – in which case you may not have any symptoms. Large cysts in some women cause:

  • Pain during sex
  • Frequent urination or difficulty urinating
  • Pressure or bloating in your lower abdomen

Our experts may perform an ultrasound exam to determine if a cyst in causing your symptoms. At Burlington OBGYN Associates, you can get the ultrasound done at the office, making it easy to diagnose your condition. Our doctors may also order blood tests.

How are ovarian cysts treated?

Ovarian cysts in most cases disappear on their own, without needing intervention. Our doctors will guide you on the best course of action if a cyst is discovered.

Sometimes surgery may be required to remove a cyst. Experts at Burlington OBGYN Associates may recommend minimally invasive surgery if:

  • Your cyst hasn’t disappeared after several menstrual cycles
  • Your cyst causes pain.
  • Your cyst looks unusual or is at risk of rupturing.

Do cysts rupture? What happens if a cyst ruptures?

A ruptured cyst or a cyst that resulted in twisting of ovaries – a condition called ovarian torsion; is a potentially serious condition that requires immediate emergency care. If you have sharp pelvic pain or if your condition worsens, we encourage you to call us immediately.

Do not take risks with ovarian cysts or brush aside your symptoms. Call our office for a consultation or book an appointment online today.