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  • What is Ovarian Cyst?

    Ovarian cysts are common, benign (non-cancerous) growths that form in one or both ovaries. These cysts appear as fluid-filled sacs that are often painless and do not cause any major symptoms either. In some cases, however, these cysts can cause certain symptoms such as abdominal swelling or bloating, pain during bowel movements, painful sex, pelvic and lower back pain, and breast tenderness. In such cases, these cysts can hint towards an underlying condition and may require treatment.

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    Why is it important to treat ovarian cysts?

    Mostly, asymptomatic and small-size cysts do not cause any threat as they dissolve on their own. But in some severe cases, an ovarian cyst continues to fill up with fluid and becomes enlarged and sometimes can twist on the pedicle and become too big, such an enlarged cyst can interrupt the ovarian blood supply, and this can lead to severe symptoms like- acute pelvic pain, sudden weight loss and pain during sex. If you experience any of these symptoms, then do consult your gynaecologist and seek emergency help.

    Ovarian cysts can be treated in multiple ways depending on their size, type, and severity. If the ovarian cyst is simple, that is, a follicular cyst which is lesser than 4 cm, it can be treated through birth control medications and lifestyle changes. These medications help stop ovulation and provide rest to the ovaries, which in turn, manages the condition.

    However, if the ovarian cyst is larger or pathological, that is, it is a dermoid cyst, endometriomas, cystadenomas, or hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, cystectomy surgery is suggested. Currently, laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy is the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical option to remove an ovarian cyst. It marks minimal blood loss, negligible scarring, and quick recovery.

    Pristyn Care is reputed to provide seamless and risk-free laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal at affordable prices. We are associated with multiple gynae clinics and super-specialty hospitals near you and offer various payment options including no-cost EMI. Call now and book your consultation!

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    What Are The Different Types of Ovarian Cysts?

    Ovarian cysts are categorized into various types. These cysts can also broadly vary in terms of their size. Let us discuss the most common types of ovarian cysts, how they form, and their individual characteristics: 

    ->Functional ovarian cysts

    Functional cysts form due to a minor change in the way an ovary produces or releases an egg or a functional issue with ovulation. These cysts are pretty common and most typically develop in women of childbearing age. These cysts are further divided into Follicular Cysts and Corpus Luteum Cysts. 

    ->Dermoid cysts

     Dermoid cysts develop from cells responsible for the production of eggs in the ovaries. They, therefore, consist of tissues found in the outer skin layers and some eccentric components such as pieces of teeth and bone, fatty tissues, hair, nerves, etc. They form when tissue gathers under the skin or may occur due to genetic factors. Dermoid cysts have the tendency to grow quite large in size.

    -> Cystadenomas

    Cystadenomas are cysts that develop on the outer surface of the ovaries and can be filled with thin (water-like) or thick (mucus-like) fluid. These cysts are typically benign but, in some cases, can become cancerous. 

    -> Chocolate Cysts (Endometriomas)

    Also commonly known as chocolate cysts, endometriomas are cysts containing endometrial tissue-the tissue lining the uterus. This tissue sometimes forms cysts filled with blood. The blood filled in these cysts is old and bears a resemblance to chocolate, hence the name. These cysts are non-cancerous.

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    Ovarian Cyst Diagnosis

    An ovarian cyst can be diagnosed in a routine pelvic exam by an experienced gynecologist. The doctor may ask about the patient’s symptoms, discuss their medical history, and then look for swelling in their ovaries through a pelvic exam. If they suspect an ovarian cyst, they may suggest certain tests to confirm their presence. The most commonly performed tests for the diagnosis of ovarian cysts include, 

    Ultrasound: An ultrasound test utilizes high-frequency sound waves to produce an image of the body’s internal structures. An ultrasound scan for ovarian cysts can help doctors figure out the size, shape, composition, and location of the cyst. It also helps determine whether the cyst is solid or fluid-filled. 

    Laparoscopy: In laparoscopy for ovarian cyst diagnosis, the doctor may use a slender, lighted appliance called a laparoscope to check the ovaries for cyst formation. The laparoscope is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen. If the doctor identifies a cyst during this examination, they may extract it right away. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia; the patient is completely sedated. 

    Pregnancy & Hormone Tests: The doctor may also suggest a pregnancy test, which can confirm the presence of a corpus luteum cyst. It can lead to a false positive pregnancy test. Hormone tests may also be suggested to determine hormone-related issues, including high estrogen or progesterone levels. 

    It should be noted that the diagnostic tests can be performed once or multiple times. In the initial stages, the doctors suggest watchful waiting for ovarian cysts, as some cysts disappear in some time. If the symptoms, however, aggravate, the doctor may suggest repeated tests to check the extent of the condition.

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    Ovarian Cyst Treatments Options

    Most ovarian cysts tend to disappear on their own and do not necessitate treatment. Women notice an improvement in their symptoms within a few weeks or months of developing ovarian cysts without any medical intervention. But, sometimes, treatment (surgical or non-surgical) is necessary for the treatment of these cysts. Treatment is generally required when a cyst doesn’t disappear after a few menstrual cycles, the cyst is very large or increasing in size, there’s a chance that the cyst is cancerous, or the respective woman is nearing menopause or is past menopause. Treatment may also be necessary if the cyst is ruptured. 

    Surgical Ovarian Cyst Treatment 

    Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy is a minimally-invasive technique used to remove ovarian cysts from one or both ovaries. Unlike the traditional open method, this procedure involves making a few small incisions in the lower abdomen to access and remove the cysts. This approach offers several advantages, including reduced blood loss, less discomfort, improved cosmetic outcomes, and faster recovery for patients. Here is a step-by-step overview of the Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy procedure:

    Step 1: The patient is administered general anesthesia to ensure complete sedation and pain prevention throughout the procedure.

    Step 2: Once the patient is sedated, the surgeon creates small incisions near the belly button and additional incisions around the pubic bone in the lower abdomen.

    Step 3: Carbon dioxide gas is introduced into the abdomen to provide better visibility of the organs. Then, a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera attached, is inserted through the small incisions. This allows the surgical team to view the internal structures on a screen and perform the surgery with precision.

    Step 4: The surgeon examines the cysts and ovaries using the visual feed from the laparoscope on the screen. Surgical instruments are passed through the other incisions to carry out the necessary procedures.

    Step 5: Specialized instruments and retrieval bags are used to carefully remove and collect the cysts.

    Step 6: The incisions are closed using dissolvable sutures, and the patient is transferred to the recovery room.

    It’s important to note that the specific details of the procedure may vary depending on the individual case and the surgeon’s technique. The healthcare provider provides the patient with a personalized treatment plan and instructions based on their specific situation.

    An open-cut ovarian cystectomy is the traditional surgical method to remove ovarian cysts. It involves making a large incision in the abdomen to access and remove the cyst. This procedure is more invasive compared to advanced laparoscopic surgery, which is a less invasive alternative. While laparoscopic surgery is generally preferred for most ovarian cyst cases, there are situations where open surgery may be necessary due to safety and to ensure effective outcomes. Here’s how the open cystectomy surgery is performed: 

    Step 1: The patient is positioned on the operating table and administered general anesthesia for sedation.

    Step 2: The surgeon creates a large abdominal incision in the lower abdomen, usually 10 to 15 cm. The precise location and size of the incision can vary based on factors such as cyst size and location.

    Step 3: Retractors and surgical instruments are used to enlarge the surgical area, providing a clear view of the organs. The layers of the abdominal walls are separated to expose the ovarian cyst.

    Step 4: The surgeon examines the characteristics of the cyst, including its size and location.

    Step 5: The cyst is then excised from the ovary, either as a whole or by aspirating or dissecting it into smaller pieces for easier removal.

    Step 6: After removal, if necessary, the ovarian tissue is repaired, and the layers of the abdominal wall are sutured back together. The patient is then moved to the recovery room.

    In very rare cases, sometimes, the doctors may suggest an oophorectomy surgery or the ‘ovary removal’ surgery. This surgery is typically suggested when there’s ovarian damage, such as ovarian torsion due to cysts, and so the removal of one or both ovaries is necessary. An oophorectomy can be performed through two techniques: 

    -> Laparotomy: This is an open surgical procedure for the removal of ovaries. In this method, the ovaries are removed through a large incision in the abdomen. The recovery period after this procedure is longer, and the risk of complications is also higher compared to the less invasive techniques. 

    -> Laparoscopic: In this minimally-invasive technique, the surgeon uses a laparoscope to view the internal structures. They make small incisions (1 to 2 cm) to remove the ovaries. This technique involves lower blood loss, scars, and pain, in addition to a shorter recovery period. 

    -> Vaginal: This is another minimally-invasive approach to performing an oophorectomy. It involves the removal of ovaries through the vagina and is generally performed in conjunction with the hysterectomy (uterus removal) procedure.

    What size of ovarian cysts is dangerous?

    Cysts of size <3cm usually dissolve on their own and do not require any specific treatment. While cysts that are in the range of 5-7cm or larger start causing pain and bleeding and may require surgical treatment. In some cases, ovarian cysts rupture and lead to severe pain and bleeding inside the pelvis. The larger the cyst, the greater risk of rupture. However, you must consult your gynaecologist in order to understand the size and severity of the condition. Any delay in the treatment can increase the risk of infection in a nearby organ and can also lead to ovarian cancer.  

    What Are The Benefits Of Ovarian Cyst Surgery?

    Ovarian cyst surgery accompanies several benefits other than just removing the cyst in the ovaries. It is not necessary in all cases of ovarian cysts but is considered quite advantageous in serious cases of ovarian cysts. Some benefits of ovarian cysts surgery include the following: 

    How To Prepare For Ovarian Cyst Surgery?

    Anyone asked to get an ovarian cyst surgery should be prepared for the procedure. The doctors also stress the importance of being prepared as it’s linked with boosted efficacy of procedures and fewer complications during and after the surgery. There are a few things a patient can do to prepare for an ovarian cyst surgery. Some standard guidelines to prepare are as follows: 

    What is Recovery Like After Ovarian Cyst Surgery?

    The recovery period after an ovarian cyst surgery is crucial to the procedure’s efficacy. The duration of hospital stay after the procedure, and the complete duration of recovery may differ for patients, depending on several factors, including: 

    Recovery after open-cut ovarian cyst surgery:

    Following the traditional, open surgery for ovarian cyst removal, a hospital stay of 3 to 4 days is required. This is because the incision is large and requires more time to heal. In addition, there may be a risk of infections or other complications in the initial days, and therefore, it is best to be under the doctor’s observation. Complete recovery after the patient returns home can take up to 10 to 12 weeks. 

    Recovery after laparoscopic ovarian cyst surgery:

    After a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy, a patient is typically required to spend a night at the hospital. In some cases, no hospital stay may be needed. Total recovery can take 2 to 3 weeks with the right precautions and complete care.

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    What Lifestyle Changes Should Be Made After Ovarian Cyst Surgery?

    After an ovarian cyst surgery, the patients must take some necessary precautions and make certain changes to their lifestyle and diet in order to recover conveniently without hassles. Some lifestyle modifications can help boost recovery and help patients get back to their normal routine. We have curated some standards and recovery guidelines for patients to have a seamless recovery after ovarian cyst surgery

    Risks & Complications Associated with Ovarian Cyst Surgery

    Ovarian cyst surgery, laparoscopic or open, accompanies potential risks and complications. While complications are rare as the doctors ensure the complete safety of the patient during the surgery,  the patient is still made aware of the associated risks and complications during their appointments before surgery. It is important to help patients prepare themselves for the surgery and understand what measures would be taken if complications arose. On that note, here are some common risks and complications of ovarian cyst surgery: 

    What is The Cost of Ovarian Cysts Surgery In India

    The cost of ovarian cyst surgery in India varies based on the part of the country the patient is in, among several other factors. The estimated cost of different types of ovarian cyst surgery procedures is as follows: 

    Ovarian Cyst Surgery Type Surgery Cost
    Laparoscopic Cystectomy Rs.75,000 – Rs.80,000
    Open-Cut Cystectomy Rs.55,000 – Rs.70,000

    In addition to the patient’s location and the type of cystectomy, other factors, including the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia charges, charges of diagnostic tests, the severity of the condition, insurance coverage, and other factors can cause the total cost to inflate.

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    Insurance Coverage for Ovarian Cyst Surgery

    A good way to manage ovarian cyst treatment costs is health insurance. In India, most insurance companies cover ovarian cyst surgery in their health insurance and mediclaim policies. Insurance only covers surgeries and procedures that are deemed medically necessary. Ovarian cyst surgeries are performed when the cysts don’t go away with watchful waiting or conservative treatment methods. Hence, both laparoscopic and open-cut cystectomy procedures are covered under health insurance policies. 

    The insurance coverage provided by different insurance companies to different individuals may vary. It is based on the patient’s policy and the respective companies’ terms and conditions. Insurance typically covers the cost of surgery, hospitalization, and some other additional expenses. But, what’s covered and what’s not is subjective and may differ based on the policy the patient owns. To understand the insurance coverage for ovarian cyst treatment, the patients must contact their insurance providers. 

    At Pristyn Care, our dedicated insurance team provides complete support in the insurance claim process. To get your ovarian cyst treatment from Pristyn Care, reach out to our team and schedule your appointment with our expert gynecologists.

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    Non-Surgical Treatments For Ovarian Cysts

    An ovarian cyst doesn’t always require surgery. If the cyst is small and there are no complications, there’s a chance it can get better on its own or with certain medications and home remedies. Medication Home remedies can help relieve the symptoms associated with ovarian cysts but not help treat the cyst completely. Let’s discuss how medication and home remedies can help with ovarian cyst management. 

    Medication – Ovarian Cysts Surgery

    Patients with ovarian cysts can experience relief from pain through certain medications, including narcotic analgesics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs, like ibuprofen and ketorolac, help deal with mild to moderate pain caused by ovarian cysts, whereas narcotic medications such as morphine sulfate and oxycodone are considered beneficial for addressing moderate to severe pain. Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) may also be suggested as they offer protection against the formation of functional ovarian cysts. However, they may not help treat pre-existing cysts.

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    What Happens If Ovarian Cysts Are Left Untreated?

    In most cases, ovarian cysts aren’t a cause of concern, and most women do not even experience any symptoms. As discussed, in most cases, these cysts disappear on their own after some time. However, sometimes, especially in the case of big cysts, complications are possible, and treatment is necessary. If treatment is delayed, the condition can aggravate, and potential complications can occur. Listed below are some complications associated with leaving ovarian cysts untreated: 

    Because of the potential risk of complications with ovarian cysts, it is important for patients to seek prompt treatment for this condition if the symptoms are intense and do not respond to conservative treatment techniques. Even though the doctor might suggest watchful waiting after diagnosing the condition, it is still recommended to get a proper diagnosis to help doctors determine the best course of action. 

    What questions do I need to ask my gynecologists before ovarian cyst surgery?

    Before considering any treatment plan for an ovarian cyst, discuss your medical history and medication with the doctor and ask the following questions to understand the treatment procedure and the risks and complications associated with it-

    FAQs Around Ovarian Cyst Treatment

    What are the symptoms of Ovarian Cyst?

    Most ovarian cysts cause no symptoms and go away on their own. But a large ovarian cyst can cause:

    • Pelvic pain that may come and go. You may feel a dull ache or a sharp pain in the area below your bellybutton toward one side.
    • Fullness, pressure or heaviness in your belly (abdomen).
    • Bloating.

    What should you avoid eating during an ovarian cyst?

    You must avoid eating food that is rich in carbohydrates, junk food, processed foods and any acidic food, as they can lead to hormonal disbalance and weakens the immune system. You should also avoid excess sugar and refrigerated food as it could prevent the removal of toxins and thus increase the risk of ovarian cysts.

    How to prevent ovarian cysts?

    There is no particular way to prevent ovarian cysts. However, you can adopt a few lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of ovarian cysts.

    • Eat balanced meals
    • Daily exercise to improve metabolism and hormone regulation
    • Avoid drinking too much alcohol
    • Quit smoking 
    • Get enough sleep and stay hydrated.

    What are the causes of Ovarian Cyst?

    There are different causes of ovarian cyst, depending on the type:

    • Hormonal factors and drugs that help people ovulate can lead to follicle and corpus luteum cysts, also known as functional cysts.
    • Having endometriosis increases the risk of developing endometriomas.
    • In pregnancy, the corpus luteum cyst releases progesterone to maintain the pregnancy. The placenta takes over this function and usually the corpus luteum cyst regresses. If it remains as it is or gets larger, a surgeon may need to remove it.
    • Infections that affect the ovaries and fallopian tubes can result in the formation of cysts.

    Are all ovarian cysts cancerous?

    No, most ovarian cysts are asymptomatic and benign and do not require any specific treatment as they dissolve on their own. However, in some rare cases, there is the chance of ovarian cysts turning into cancer which is usually common in women of post-menopausal age.

    Which treatment procedure is effective- medication or surgery?

    It completely depends on the size and no of the cyst. Small and asymptomatic cysts do not require any specific treatment they dissolve on their own. Cysts with mild symptoms can be treated by prescribed medication. While some severe cases when the cyst is large and recurrent require surgical treatment, any delay in treatment can lead to serious complications.

    How fast does an ovarian cyst grow?

    Most cysts grow gradually, but some dermoid cysts have the potential to become large and grow more rapidly. According to the case study, dermoid cysts potentially grow more rapidly as compared to other cysts.

    What is the Ovarian Cyst Treatment Cost in India?

    An approximate cost of laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal surgery may range anywhere between INR 35,000 to INR 65,000 in India.

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