You think STDs are bad? I guess you haven’t heard about ovarian cysts. Ovary cyst is the new horror for any sexually active woman. You would have never thought that an organ that helps in reproduction could cause complications in one’s body. Similar to blisters, Cysts are like fluid packages on the ovaries of a woman.
Every woman had or will have this problem in her lifetime. They are usually painless. One might have a cyst every month as part of their cycle and never know it. The real problem occurs when a cyst doesn’t go away or starts to increase in size. In this case it might cause severe pain. There is also a possibility of cancer which increases as you grow old. Any ovary larger than 2cm can be called an ovarian cyst. The cyst can be as small as a pea or even bigger than an orange.
An average female has 2 ovaries. These ovaries release an egg which is then fertilized to produce a baby. The egg grows inside a follicle which contains fluids to nourish the egg, after releasing the egg the follicle bursts and shrinks. In some cases, although the follicle either does not release the fluid or the egg is stuck. The fluid then causes the follicle to swell causing the cyst.
Ovarian cysts may cause:
• abdominal bloating or swelling
• painful bowel movements
• pelvic pain before or during the menstrual cycle
• pain in the lower back or thighs
• breast tenderness
• nausea and vomiting
• Needing to urinate more often
• Unusual (not normal) vaginal bleeding
• Unexplained weight gain
Severe symptoms of an ovarian cyst that require immediate medical attention include:
• severe or sharp pelvic pain
• faintness or dizziness
• rapid breathing
But the good news is that instead of worrying about the cyst you can easily prevent it from ever happening.
Just boil some water with licorice for 2 minutes. Cool down the remedy and drink it twice a day.
Fill a heat pad with warm water and apply to the belly and pelvis area for 15 to 20 minutes
3. Castor oil.
Get a flannel cloth and make it folded 3 times. Must be this way to cover the whole belly. Put castor oil drops, fold and unfold. Lie down, put the towel under you and the pack on the belly and secure with plastic foil. Over this place warm water bottle and blanket. 3 times weekly each of 90 min session. For removal of excess skin oil, wash this area with 3 tbsp. baking soda and water, 4 cups. Never use this pack DURING period or in conceiving/ovulation times
4. Epsom bath.
Set up a warm bath; add 1 cup of Epsom and 10 drops of any essential oil. Soak for 30 minutes every day
5. Chamomile tea.
Chamomile tea really helps with tissues and relieves pain. Mix 2 tablespoon dry chamomile tea in hot water and steep for 5 minutes. Then add a little hone and drink 3 times a day. This also helps you relax and enhances blood flow.
Acv contains potassium which helps to shrink the cysts. Add 1 tablespoon ACV and 1 tablespoon molasses in warm water and drink twice a day. This will help sooth heavy bleeding and cramps.
7. Beet root.
Mix ½ cup beet juice and 1 tbsp. aloe gel with some molasses every day, prior breakfast.
8. Birth control pills
These pills also reduce the chances of ovary cysts.
To help you find out whether you have cysts, and to reduce the risk of cysts, visit your gynecologist regularly. In case of pain in the lower abdomen, get yourself checked. There are many ways to find out if you have an ovary cyst. Few are mentioned below
Cysts show up on an ultrasound, and you can be guided by the doctor on what to do.
2. Blood test:
In case of a tumor, blood levels of CA125 (a protein) will be elevated. High CA125 levels could also mean the patient has ovarian cancer. If a woman develops an ovarian cyst that is partially solid, she may have ovarian cancer. High CA125 levels may also be present in other conditions, including endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease.
3. Pregnancy test.
A false positive pregnancy test may suggest the presence of cysts.
In this test, the doctor inserts a thin instrument (laparoscope) into the abdomen through incision to find out if there are any ovarian cysts.