Detecting and Treating Ovarian Cysts

Posted on 3/03/2010 | Comments ()
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The female reproductive system is a thing of biological beauty. However, many women are prone to the common and painful condition, ovarian cysts. Dr. Oz reveals what you need to know about detecting and treating them.

 

Symptoms:

 

  • Bloating
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

 

Prevention:

 

  • Regularly scheduled pelvic exams. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, your doctor may also choose to perform and ultrasound.
  • Identify and monitor any changes in your monthly period, including duration, intensity of cramps and increased bleeding. Report these findings to your doctor.
  • Birth control pills can help prevent occurrences of cysts because they regulate the release of hormones.