No woman wants to hear that they have cysts on their ovaries.
Ovarian types of cysts are usually benign. These types of cysts can be detected by the use of an ultrasound.
An ultrasound will help to determine if a cyst is cancerous or not. Your physician will be looking to see if these cysts are filled with fluid and that they do not have thick walls.
It is not uncommon to have these cysts while you are pregnant and although they can be benign there are complications that can arise from having them.
Complications from Cysts
If a large ovarian cyst was to rupture while you are pregnant it can cause you a lot of pain. Usually the large cysts give you the most problems. You could lose your baby or your baby could be born too early if this should happen.
Your physician will want to remove these large cysts preferably in your second trimester to prevent rupturing from occurring. These large types of ovarian cysts usually cannot be removed by using laparoscopy procedure because of their enormous size. Depending on the size of the ovarian cysts, surgery may be your only option.
Types of Cysts
If you are a woman who has endometriomas then you may have trouble with ovarian cysts. This condition can make uterine cells that will grow on the outside of the uterus. Uterine cells may stick to your ovary and cause these ovarian cysts to grow.
Dermoid cysts are another type of ovarian cysts and they can have human substances such as teeth, pieces of skin, and even hair in them. One more type of ovarian cysts can form while you are pregnant. These are called Cyst adenomas.
You will find that these cysts will be full of mucous or a watery liquid. Types of cysts like these usually get very large and are the type that can make your pregnancy complicated.
Things to do to Prevent Cysts
Physicians have not yet found a way to definitely stop these ovarian cysts from growing. It is suggested that you go for pelvic exams at least once a year. This will help to diagnose any changes to your ovaries.
You will also want to keep track of your menstrual cycle and take heed if you feel any changes that are different from your usual menstruation cycle.
If you do feel any changes that last for more than a couple of menstrual cycles then you will probably want to consult your physician as soon as possible.
It would be a good thing if you could be diagnosed with ovarian cysts before you become pregnant so that they would be easier to deal with. If worse comes to worse and your physician suggests that you need to have one of your ovaries removed you will still have a good chance of getting pregnant.
As you can see going to your physician and early detection of ovarian cysts are the best courses of action if you are considering getting pregnant.