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Ovarian cyst, a potentially dangerous problem

Written by: Dr. Carlos Amselem Amselem
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Ovarian cysts are growths that appear at the level of adnexal. Your content should be liquid, as if it were solid, we would be talking about a tumor, and that their content depends benign or malignant, as well as the need for treatment. There are of different types and with very different causes and diagnosis.

Each month during the period of functional activity, women form a functional cyst, which are absolutely normal and should disappear after menstruation. However, some of these may persist and become cystadenomas, which have some potential for maignizacion. Called endometriotic cysts ( chocolate cyst ) or teratomas have other origins and besides compromising fertility of women, can be malignant or malignant input over time, so that always be treated or removed to avoid complications. The discomfort can be a symptom that works for your diagnosis, but often they are located during the course of a routine visit, to make a transvaginal ultrasound.


Symptoms and Treatment

Cysts, depending on size, nature and characteristics, can not give absolutely no tuning and detection in a review, as in the vast majority of cases. Sometimes, they can generate a series of symptoms related to their size, their nature and characteristics ( colicos nephritic, swelling, ovulatory pain,&hellip ;), and then are the reason for the referral.

Regarding the treatment of cysts, except functional and endometriotic origin, which can be treated with medication, the rest should be operated surgically. The technique of choice used today is the laparoscopy, through miniincisiones and with the advantage of minimal involve a hospital stay, and leave minimal scarring.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Carlos Amselem Amselem
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Amselem is a renowned specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics. He has over 30 years of experience in the profession and extensive training in different fields of specialty, especially in all those treatments and diseases related to human reproduction. Throughout his career he has combined his care work with an important task of research and dissemination, being a regular speaker at congresses in the specialty. His work has earned him different prizes in the scientific field. He was secretary of the SEGE (Spanish Society of Endoscopic Gynecology) that merged with the Endoscopy Section of SEGO. He is currently the medical director of Gynecological Center Gine-3.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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