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Ovarian Cyst Removal

Ovarian Cyst Removal

Ovarian cysts are sacs of fluid inside or on a woman’s ovary. Ovaries are the two small organs surrounding the uterus that produce eggs, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Many women experience an ovarian cyst at some point during their life. While many ovarian cysts are harmless and disappear on their own over time, some women experience very painful cysts or cysts that rupture. A ruptured cyst will have noticeable symptoms including:
  • An irregular menstrual cycle
  • Pelvic pain that may feel like an ache
  • Pelvic pain before your period begins or before your period ends
  • Pelvic pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Nausea or breast tenderness
  • Pressure on your bladder causing frequent urination
In order to diagnose an ovarian cyst, the physician will perform a gynecologic ultrasound to see internal organs in the abdomen. This will provide an image of the uterus and ovaries and confirms the presence of a cyst, its location and its consistency.

If the cyst does not disappear on its own within a few months, the physician may suggest birth control pills. If the cyst is large, growing or causes pain, the physician may recommend surgery to remove the cyst.

Some cysts can be removed through a cystectomy. This procedure is performed lapraoscopically and removes the cyst while leaving the ovary intact. This procedure uses general anesthesia and you can return to your daily routine immediately. 

Where Hysterectomies are Performed:
Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville

Who Can Perform A Hysterectomy:

Surgeon

Recovery Time:
Recovery time for a cysectomy is less than a day. You can return to your normal, daily activities following the procedure.

The Longstreet Clinic’s Center for Women’s Health understands that caring for a woman’s health requires more than just good “medical” care. Call (770) 297-2200 or contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physicians to help you with your health needs.