Spotting Ovarian Cysts

The menstrual cycle will certainly tell the tale if you have ovarian cysts.

By Boris Pasternak *

HEALTH An ovarian cyst is a collection of fluid within a normally solid ovary. It forms when an egg is released from the ovary during ovulation. In the days before ovulation, the follicle forms, growing around the egg. However, in a few cases, a damaged follicle fails to open and release the egg. What occurs instead is that liquid remains, and a cyst forms on the ovary.

As this occurs with ovarian cysts, menstrual cycles might have pointed pains linked with them. Nevertheless there actually are no early symptoms that a cyst is forming. In fact, there aren't any signs that the cysts exist unless it's incidentally discovered during an ultra sound (sonogram) for some other reason or they are discovered in a routine exam. The doctor will generally watch it for a couple of months and ensure that it disappears on its own as it should. Almost all ovarian cysts are benign and go away on their own. [1]


Sometimes the ovarian cysts monthly cycle will become spotty or just the opposite, very heavy. Either of these circumstances could be a sign that you have cysts. If this kind of situation continues, see your doctor to get an update on the status of your condition. Not treated, it can grow into septated ovarian cysts that at last have to be surgically removed. The masses can grow quite large and even mirror a pregnancy in size and symptoms.

Symptoms that you'll have a larger ovarian cyst include lower intestinal pain, revulsion, puking, and extended stomach. If any of these symptoms linger, see your physician (gynecologist). Allowing this type of cyst to stay for long increases your chances of it damaging other organs or turning into a carcenogenic growth. This isn't said to frighten you, but to make you conscious of what could occur. Mostly, there is nothing cancerous or evil about the majority of cysts.


Ovarian cysts menstrual cycles can be extremely short, extended, spotted, heavy or completely absent. Checking that your cycle is standard is one method of early detection in ovarian cysts. Additionally, if you have pain in your stomach right after beginning or ending your cycle, this too might be an early indication that a cyst might be or is made. Just remember, in many cases, there simply are no signs. They appear for no good reason. You may also have a genetic disposition to cysts. So have your health practitioner watch it and do not worry.

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