Is Pregnant Can Shrink The Cyst?
Hello. I am vivi 23 years old. The last few months my period has not been smooth. Then I checked with the obstetrician and found that there was a cyst in it. I don’t know what type of cyst this is. The doctor only told me that this cyst was attached to the ovary which made my menstruation problematic. I felt pain in my left stomach and radiated to my left side. The doctor also told me that the only way to shrink was by getting married and getting pregnant. Is it true only in that way? Then how do you keep this cyst from getting bigger? thank you
Hi Vivi, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Cysts that attach to the ovaries are called ovarian cysts. There are two types of ovarian cysts, functional cysts and non-functional cysts. Non-functional cysts can be dermoid cysts, cystadenomas, or endometriomas.
The most common cysts in young women are functional cysts. Functional cysts generally do not require special therapy because in women who have not yet experienced menopause, these cysts can shrink and disappear on their own. Doctors usually recommend a repeat ultrasound 6-8 weeks after the discovery of the cyst. If the cyst is fixed in size or has shrunk, no action will be taken. You will be recommended to have regular ultrasounds until the doctor is sure that the cyst is not enlarged and does not have the potential to become cancerous. Some doctors may recommend using birth control pills to prevent new cysts from forming.
If the cyst is large in size, there is a risk of twisting and rupturing the cyst, or if the cyst is not found to be functional, the doctor will recommend surgical removal of the cyst.
Pregnancy can inhibit the formation of new cysts because there is no egg maturation and ovulation process. This process is more or less the same as using birth control pills to prevent new cysts from forming.
You should discuss further about the condition of your cyst with the doctor who examined you. If you do not get a satisfactory explanation, you can try asking for a second opinion from another obstetrician.
Here is an article that you can read about ovarian cysts
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