Pelvic pain: Is it an ovarian cyst?

Pelvic pain: Is it an ovarian cyst?

Questions have always been raised about whether pelvic pain means ovarian cysts or not. For this, we need to know first what are ovarian cysts.

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled tissues or pouches in your ovaries that are commonly present but are usually harmless. These cysts at the initial stage are not a cause of concern as they come and go on their own. We can further divide these cysts into other categories like simple cysts (which go in one to three months), Dermoid cysts, Endometriomas and cancerous cysts which are very rare.

Reasons for ovarian cysts

8 Out of 10 women suffer from bearable pain. There are various factors responsible for the pain and cysts like

  • Hormonal changes 
  • Painful ovulation
  • Severe infection in the fallopian tubes and uterus.
  • Endometriosis when the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome in which Ovaries make more cysts.

When to call the doctor?

Some of the common symptoms are a pain in the lower abdomen, bloating, frequent trips to the washroom, and backache, which normally happens during the menstrual cycle or pregnancy but if you find the following symptoms, you should visit your doctor:

  • acute pain in the belly,
  •  swelling
  • abnormal vaginal discharge
  •  heavy bleeding
  • Weight Loss with indigestion gastric symptoms.

How to treat Ovarian cysts?

A pelvic checkup is the first step when pain persists, as only a close examination can tell the exact situation. The sooner you get medical care, the better you will be. Your doctor may suggest over-the-counter medicines and try to relieve the pain along with some follow-up pelvic ultrasounds to check the size of cysts. Dr. Smiti is a highly recommended doctor for such cases, as she has proven very helpful. She and her skilled staff work to ensure quality care and speedy recovery. You can connect with her at