Forming painful ovarian cysts in the ovaries can happen to any women. They are able to form on your ovaries or inside your ovaries.

Functional cysts are common fluid filled sacs, and they will form while you are having your menstrual cycle of the month.

Even though there are several types of cysts, there are only two types of functional cysts, these are follicle cysts and corpus luteum cysts.

If you are feeling pain in your abdominal area then you may want to have a check up with your physician.

You could have an ovarian cyst. Treatments for ovarian cysts have come a long way, and you can now have an outpatient surgery called laparoscopy that will take care of your problem.ovarian cysts

Symptoms

Some ovarian cysts will cause symptoms. If you are having trouble getting rid of your urine completely when you go to the bathroom then you may need to be concerned. Feeling pain while you are having sex is also another sign of an ovarian cyst.

In addition, some other symptoms to look for are abnormal bleeding, weight gain, pain in your back and thighs, nausea and vomiting, and your breasts being tender.

Detecting Ovarian Cysts

The best way to find out whether you have an ovarian cyst is to have a sonogram. Your physician will do this test by using an instrument inserted into your vagina. A sonogram will show a picture of all of your female organs, and will show whether you have a cyst or not.

The good thing about a sonogram is that your physician will be able to see what kind of cyst it is.  Your physician is looking to see whether your cyst has liquid in it, or if it contains a solid. He, or she, will also be able to determine if your cyst looks cancerous.

Laparoscopy

If your physician has determined that your cyst is noncancerous then you will be able to have laparoscopy surgery. This type of surgery, performed under general anesthesia, is an outpatient surgery.

Your physician will make a small incision in the area around your navel. They will then insert a telescopic instrument, which is small, down into your abdomen. Your physician will use this instrument to remove your benign cyst.

Laparoscopy versus Hysterectomy

Laparoscopy is a less invasive type of surgery, while a hysterectomy procedure is not. If you have, a hysterectomy, then your physician will be removing your ovaries that have cysts, and sometimes depending upon the diagnosis, they will remove the uterus with the affected ovaries.

You could have hormonal changes after a hysterectomy. Your physician may recommend taking hormonal therapy. Removing the cysts with laparoscopic surgery will have little or no side effects. It is a good idea not to have your ovaries removed, if possible.

With more and more advances in medical technology, cysts will be easier and easier to treat. You need to go to your physician at the first symptoms of an ovarian cyst, to get the best treatment.