Symptoms, Treatment and Types of Ovarian Cysts

Treatment. There are various forms of treatment that are available for ovarian cysts. Keep in mind that sometimes, there is no treatment needed for these cysts. The most common treatment for ovarian cysts is the use of birth control pills. This is especially true for women who have a reoccurring ovarian cyst. Birth control pills stop ovulation from occurring, allowing for the ovaries to heal and no new cysts to grow. In some cases, the doctor may choose to do a laparoscopy. This procedure is warranted if the cyst is small, and can only happen if an imaging test has ruled out cancer. If you have a larger cyst, the removal will be known as a laparotomy. This cyst will need to be removed from a large incision in your abdomen. During this procedure, the cyst will be taken for immediate testing to ensure it is not cancer. If cancer has been found that the doctors will immediately perform a hysterectomy to remove both the uterus as well as the ovaries to prevent cancer from spreading. If the ovarian cyst does cause many symptoms, the treatment is simple. Pain medications and rest will help alleviate the symptoms until the cyst goes away on its own.