What are Ovarian Cyst: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Home Remedies

What are Ovarian Cyst:

An ovarian cyst is experienced at least once in a lifetime by most of the females. They are usually painless, without any symptoms. Many times they are diagnosed while a routine pelvic exam.
In rare cases, an ovarian cyst can cause serious problems, so it’s best to have it checked by your doctor.

 

What are ovarian cyst home remedies

What are ovarian cyst home remedies

How is Ovarian Cyst Formed

The ovaries are small female reproductive organs which are located on each side of the uterus. Every woman has two ovaries. The ovaries produce eggs and hormones such as progesterone and estrogen that trigger menstruation. Tiny eggs are released by the ovaries every month and the cycle is known as ovulation. These eggs reach Fallopian tube to get fertilized.
But sometimes fluid-filled sac is developed on an ovary and are known as an ovarian cyst.
However, most of the time their formation is normal.
Cysts may also be formed due to polycystic ovarian disease and endometriosis. There may be dermoid cysts and cystadenomas.

How is Ovarian Cyst Formed

How is Ovarian Cyst Formed

What are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cyst

In most of the cases, these cysts cause no pain or any other symptoms. In fact, they are usually harmless and disappear on their own. You may not need to take any measure to treat ovarian cyst. Symptoms appear when an ovarian cyst rupture. If it becomes very large it may block the blood supply. In such cases, there may be pelvic pain, dyspareunia, frequent urge to pass urine, difficulty in passing stool, period irregularity, bloating of the stomach, heaviness, nausea, vomiting and infertility. If such symptoms prevail do consult your doctor.

The following Symptoms are the Indication of Immediate Medical Attention:

  • Sharp pain across the pelvis
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Rapid breathing

How is the ovarian cyst diagnosed

During your regular routine pelvic exam, your doctor may examine you and may feel a lump. To rule out ovarian cancer further investigation may be done, especially in Postmenopausal women.
Your doctor may ask you to have an ultrasound to determine the location and the size of the cyst. Other tests include CT scan, MRI, and PET.
A blood test may be done to check the levels of certain hormones such as luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, testosterone, and estradiol. Laparoscopy may also be done to rule out ovarian cancer. In the case of ovarian cancer staging method is followed.

How is the ovarian cyst diagnosed

How is the ovarian cyst diagnosed

What is the Treatment of Ovarian Cyst

Most ovarian cysts disappear itself. If symptoms are not so severe you just need to wait and watch. A routine test is a must for every woman, especially after menopause.

If you have pain, you may be prescribed birth control pills as they prevent ovulation. When cyst does not go away and continue to grow surgery such as laparoscopy and laparotomy is prescribed.

What are the Home Remedies to Treat Ovarian Cyst:

  1. Heat- It is very effective in reducing cramps in the abdomen caused because of ovarian cysts.
    You just need to put a hot water bottle or heating pad on your pelvic area and abdomen for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Black cohosh- it maintains the regularity of the periods and eases the pain. It also prevents ovarian cancer and relieves from post menstrual symptoms. Take 20 to 30-milligram tablet of its extract 2 times a day. To prepare its drink, take 20 g of its root and add to 34 oz filtered water. Boil it and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain it, and store in a cool and dry place. Drink one cup 3 times daily. Make another preparation after 48 hours.
    Black cohosh

    Black cohosh

  3. Castor Oil Pack- It is a traditional remedy for ovarian cysts. It not only detoxifies the body toxins, but also promotes the circulatory and lymphatic circulations. This dissolves the ovarian cyst. Take a thick and clean cloth that may cover the entire abdomen. Soak the cloth with 2 tablespoons of castor oil. Strain it, and lay it on your abdomen
    Cover it with another towel and then place a hot water bottle over it. After 30 minutes, remove it.
    * Do not do this when you are menstruating or trying to conceive.
  4. Maca root- It is a fertility herb. It balances the level of hormone and promotes the production of the hormone progesterone. Take 2000 to 3000 mg of Maca root daily to treat ovarian cyst.

     

    Maca root

    Maca root

  5. Epsom salt bath- It is very effective in reduce pain due to the high content of magnesium sulfate. Take 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt and add it to your bath water. Also, add 10 drops lavender or any other essential oil. Soak yourself in it for 30 minutes. Repeat it daily.
  6. Chamomile Tea- It is very beneficial to treat ovarian cyst. It relaxes the muscles and reduces pain. It also enhances the blood flow to the uterus and pelvis.

Just add a tablespoon of dried chamomile to one cup of steaming water and steep for 15 minutes. Strain it and add a teaspoon of honey Drink it 2 times a day.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea

Try any of the above-mentioned home remedies to treat ovarian cyst but do not forget to have a routine checkup and visit your gynecologist regularly.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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