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Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop in or on the surface of the ovaries
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Why us for treatment of ovarian cysts?
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Full range of treatment options
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The Department of Gynaecology at the CK Birla Hospital is fully integrated to offer the highest quality of care for ovarian cysts. Our team of internationally accredited gynaecologists have a collective experience of over 5000 surgeries. Our department is furnished with state-of-the-art modular operating theatres for minimally invasive interventions and increased patient comfort.

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About ovarian cysts

About ovarian cysts

A woman has two ovaries present on each side of the uterus. Ovaries are responsible for producing and releasing a mature egg each month during reproductive years.

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled pockets that grow in or on the surface of the ovaries. These cysts vary in size and hence affect everyone differently. The majority of women suffer from ovarian cysts at some point in their life.

Ovarian cysts symptoms

  • Sharp or dull ache in the pelvis
  • Heaviness in the abdomen or bloating
  • Sudden or severe abdominal pain
Ovarian cysts causes

Functional cysts – During your menstrual cycle, your ovaries produce small cyst-like structures known as follicles. These follicles release reproductive hormones that develop & release the mature egg. If these normal follicles continue to grow, they can turn into cysts and hence known as functional cysts. 
Dermoid cysts – Dermoid cysts are not related to menstruation. These cysts form from embryonic cells and can usually contain tissue such as hair or skin. 
Cystadenomas – Cystadenomas are also not menstrual cysts. They usually develop on the surface of ovaries and contain mucous or water-like material. 
Endometriomas – Endometriomas are the cysts that develop as a result of endometriosis (a condition in which the tissue similar to the one lining inside of the uterus grows outside it).

Diagnosis of ovarian cysts

Some cysts can cause symptoms while others are asymptomatic. However, it is essential to treat all kinds of ovarian cysts as, if left untreated, these fluid-filled pockets can rupture or cause an ovarian torsion (cause the ovary to move). 

It is, thus, important to seek routine gynaecological checkups to help diagnose ovarian cysts. Your doctor may order a few tests to help examine your condition. Common tests include pregnancy tests, pelvic ultrasound and laparoscopy. 

Risk factors of ovarian cysts

  • Hormonal problems
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic infection
  • History of ovarian cysts
  • Pregnancy

Ovarian cyst treatment
There are several treatment methods for ovarian cysts. Your care plan will be based on your age, the size of your cysts, their type, your symptoms and overall health. Treatment options include:
  • Active surveillance - Some cysts may go away on their own. Your doctor may suggest performing watchful waiting and see if the cysts change in size. You may have to undergo diagnostic tests again. 
  • Medicines - Your healthcare provider may offer certain medications to help prevent the cysts from occurring again. 
  • Surgery - Minimal access surgeries can be performed to remove ovarian cysts.

Patient testimonials

Patient testimonials



Yes, small-sized ovarian cysts can go on their own with any external treatment.

Ovarian torsion is a complication of large size cysts. It happens when ovarian cysts grow large enough to move the ovary out of its place.

If a cyst is more than 5 cm in dia, then it may need surgical intervention.

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