Your ovaries are two small organs that are located on either side of your uterus. They produce hormones – including estrogen – which initiates your menstrual period. Each month, the ovaries free a tiny egg that travels down the fallopian tube for fertilization. This cycle is called ovulation.
Ovarian cysts are sacs that are filled with fluid that forms in the ovaries. They are quite common, particularly during a woman’s childbearing years.
There are several different kinds of ovarian cysts, the most common of which is a functional cyst, which forms during ovulation when either the egg isn’t released or the sac in which the egg forms does not disappear after the egg is released.
What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts?
Quite often, ovarian cysts don’t cause any symptoms; in fact, you may not realize you have one until you visit your OB-GYN for a routine pelvic exam. However, they can create problems if they rupture, bleed or twist.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, it’s important to have them looked at by your OB-GYN because they can also be a sign of ovarian tumors. In many cases, ovarian cancer spreads before it is diagnosed.
Symptoms of ovarian cysts include:
- Abdominal pain and/or bloating;
- Difficulty urinating;
- Lower back pain;
- Painful sexual intercourse;
- Painful menstruation and/or abnormal bleeding;
- Unexplained weight gain;
- Vomiting or nausea;
- Loss of appetite, feeling full more quickly than usual.
If you feel that you may be experiencing symptoms of ovarian cysts and you need a caring and experienced OB-GYN the don’t hesitate to reach out to the professional and caring staff at New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim in Conroe, TX.
Don’t wait – call us today at (936) 441-8635 to schedule your confidential consultation.
Are you looking for an ObGyn in The Woodlands TX?
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, serving patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas. New Beginnings Ob/Gyn offers many services including Prenatal care, treatment of hot flashes and menopause symptoms, treatment of endometriosis and painful periods, uterine ablation, routine well women exams, infertility treatment, as well as treatments of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery and performs robotic (DaVinci) assisted myomectomies and hysterectomies.
New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands