Dr. Kamlesh Tandon is the owner of Dr. KamleshTandon Hospital & Test Tube Baby Centre – a multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Agra. She has answered FAQs on Ovarian Cysts for the readers and followers of Wonder Parenting by taking out her valuable time from her busy schedule.
Dr. Tandon has qualified MBBS, DGO, MS (Gyne) from KG Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. She is a gynecology and obstetrics consultant since 1971. Her 50 years of experience in obstetrics and delivery is remarkable.
She has been honored with the Best Performance Award by AOGS, FOGSI, UPCOG, AOJAGO, IFUMB, IMA, DLA. She is a role model and an inspiration for all the doctors.
Answers of FAQs on Ovarian Cysts
1. What are ovarian cysts?
- Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled cysts arising within the ovary.
- Most cysts are caused as a result of hormonal imbalance or the thyroid problem.
- Most common symptoms are pain which can occur during or in between periods, irregular periods and abdominal distention.
- Of course, the first symptom of cysts is a pain. It gives pain if the size is big or it gets twisted.
- Not usually but polycystic ovaries can cause weight gain. PCOS can cause metabolic issues resulting in weight gain.
- Only PCOD cyst causes delayed periods. Most of the physiological cysts can also cause an irregular menstrual cycle at times.
- Yes, PCOD endometriosis causes infertility.
- Most commonly by pelvic examination and ultrasound other than MRI. It is advisable to go for the diagnosis on the second or third day of menstruation.
9. What are the different types of ovarian cysts?
- Mainly 2 types – i.Physiological ii.Pathological
- 1. Mucous cystadenocarcinoma 2. Serous cystadenocarcinoma
- When cysts persist more than 5 cm or when cysts keep on growing inside or become solid in nature.
- Cysts can be removed by laparoscopy or laparotomy.
- Yes, they can form, but they have few chances of developing cancer.
- No, not most of the times.