Abdominal discomfort, sensation of tension in the breasts, painful menstruation and weight gain are the most common symptoms of ovarian cysts. Although most of them are harmless, there are cases when cysts can grow in size.
Untreated, they can cause infertility. A pelvic ultrasound performed every six to six months can detect their presence early. Over 70% of patients who request a routine gynecological consultation find out that they have ovarian cysts, according to Dr. Daniel Popescu, primary obstetrics-gynecologist at the Serban Voda Medical Center in Bucharest.
In many cases, however, these symptoms do not exist, the ovarian cysts being accidentally detected.
But there are other types of cysts that cause severe pelvic pain and even bleeding and that require emergency treatment. Ignoring ovarian cysts can lead to infertility. Cysts become dangerous only when they exceed two centimeters ", says Dr. Popescu.
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May 2, 2007
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