Most functional ovarian cysts go away on their own over time. If you have a functional cyst that is causing some symptoms, your doctor may use conservative management methods, such as over-the-counter medications, depending on your case.
Your doctor may recommend an ovarian cystectomy if the cyst:
- Doesn’t go away after several menstrual periods
- Gets larger
- Looks unusual on the sonogram
- Causes pain
Cysts can grow, twist (called torsion and can be very painful), rupture (can have lots of blood in the abdomen) or shrink and disappear. Cysts can be benign or cancerous.
Please consult your gynaecologist for the recommended treatment based on individual medical condition. Some patients who have undergone laparoscopic cyst removal may even go home on the same day.