Understanding Ovarian Cysts: Key Information for Women’s Health

 Belgravia | Dulwich

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets within or on the surface of an ovary. While often benign and symptom-free, understanding these cysts is crucial for women’s health. Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare, with clinics conveniently located in Belgravia and Dulwich, provides expert gynaecological care to address and manage ovarian cysts effectively.

What are Ovarian Cysts?

Ovarian cysts are relatively common and can occur during a woman’s reproductive years. Most ovarian cysts are harmless and resolve on their own without treatment. However, some can cause symptoms such as abdominal bloating, pain during bowel movements, pelvic pain during or outside of menstruation, and unexplained weight gain.

Types and Causes of Ovarian Cysts

The most common types of ovarian cysts include:

  1. Functional Cysts: These cysts form during the menstrual cycle and are typically harmless and short-lived.
  2. Dermoid Cysts: Made up of cells present from birth and can contain hair, fat, and other tissues.
  3. Cystadenomas: These cysts develop from ovarian tissue and may be filled with a watery or mucus-like fluid.
  4. Endometriomas: These are formed as a result of endometriosis when endometrial tissue grows on the ovaries.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis typically involves pelvic examinations, ultrasound scans, or other imaging techniques to confirm the presence and type of cyst. Treatment depends on the cyst type, size, and the level of discomfort or symptoms caused. Options may include watchful waiting, medication for symptom relief, or surgery for cysts that are persistent, large, or potentially cancerous.

Visit Our Gynaecology Services

At Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare, we are committed to providing comprehensive gynaecological care. Explore our services and learn more about how we manage ovarian cysts by visiting our Gynaecology Services Page. Our clinics in Belgravia and Dulwich offer easy access and a supportive environment tailored to women’s health needs.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you suspect you have an ovarian cyst or if you’re experiencing symptoms that cause discomfort, scheduling a consultation is a proactive step towards managing your health. Our expert team at Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare is here to provide you with high-quality care and support.

For more information on ovarian cysts and to make an appointment, please contact us. We invite you to peruse our website for a wealth of information on women’s health issues and encourage you to reach out with any questions. Understanding and addressing ovarian cysts is vital for maintaining your health and wellbeing. Let us assist you in your healthcare journey.