The Miami Institute For Women's Health
Triple Boarded in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urogynecology in Miami, FL
If you experience pelvic pain, pressure, or bloating, ovarian cysts might be to blame. Our team can diagnose and treat your condition to reduce unpleasant symptoms and your risk of complications.
Ovarian Cysts Q & A
What are ovarian cysts?
What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts?
You might not have any symptoms with ovarian cysts. Large cysts can cause pelvic pain, bloating, swelling, or abdominal heaviness. See a medical provider right away if you experience severe abdominal pain, sudden pain, pain with vomiting or fever, lightheadedness, weakness, rapid breathing, or cold, clammy skin with pelvic pain.
What are the risk factors for ovarian cysts?
While anyone can develop ovarian cysts, your risk increases with:
- Pelvic infections
- Previous ovarian cysts
- Hormone problems
How does my provider diagnose ovarian cysts?
To find out if you have ovarian cysts that require treatment, Dr. Khamvongsa and his team review your medical history and symptoms and complete a pelvic examination. He might recommend you undergo a pregnancy test, pelvic ultrasound, laparoscopy, or blood tests to make a final diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
What are my ovarian cyst treatment options?
Based on the type and severity of ovarian cysts you experience, Dr. Khamvongsa might recommend one of the following treatments:
For smaller cysts that are asymptomatic, watchful waiting might be all that’s needed to find out if the cysts stay the same size or go away on their own over time.
Dr. Khamvongsa may suggest you take medications, such as hormonal contraceptives, to prevent ovarian cysts from recurring.
Dr. Khamvongsa can remove larger, suspicious-looking or painful cysts (or your entire ovary) to reduce unpleasant symptoms and help prevent complications. He can refer out to a gynecological cancer specialist if your cyst is cancerous.
If you suspect an ovarian cyst or experience new or unusual gynecological symptoms, call Peter A Khamvongsa, MD, FACOG, FACS, IF, or schedule an appointment online today.
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8950 North Kendall Drive
Medical Arts West Tower Suite 501
Miami, FL 33176