According to the Center for Specialized Gynecology, pelvic cysts are fluid-filled pockets that form in the pelvic region, most often on the ovaries. Symptoms of pelvic and ovarian cysts include irregular menstrual cycles, frequent urination, pelvic pain and nausea. Pelvic cysts are sometimes caused by incomplete ovulation and can also occur after surgical procedures. In many cases, pelvic cysts clear up without treatment, but certain cases require medical treatment.Know More
Womenshealth.gov explains that functional pelvic cysts develop on the ovaries during the menstrual cycle and typically resolve without treatment. Endometriomas are cysts that form in women who suffer from endometriosis, a condition in which uterine tissue grows outside the uterus. Endometriomas are painful during menstruation and are typically treated with birth control pills or surgery. Cystadenomas are painful cysts that develop on the outside of the ovaries and are filled with sticky gel or fluid. Cystadenomas can be surgically removed if they do not resolve within three months or if they cause severe pain.
According to the Mayo Clinic, ruptured ovarian cysts can cause sudden severe symptoms such as fever, extreme pelvic pain and vomiting, as well as signs of shock that include clammy skin, rapid breathing and dizziness. It is extremely important for women experiencing symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst to seek immediate medical treatment, as ruptured cysts can cause internal bleeding.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases
Pancreatic cysts may be treated with careful observation, draining and surgery depending on the type of cysts on the organ, according to the Mayo Clinic. Objects called benign pseudocysts and serous cystadenomas usually do not become cancerous, and these cysts can be left alone unless they cause symptoms. Any cysts smaller than 0.39 inch, or 1 centimeter, can be viewed with a CT scan after one year.Full Answer >
According to Mayo Clinic, baker's cysts are caused by injuries or arthritic conditions that result in the knee joint producing excess synovial fluid, which is a substance naturally created by the body that is essential for preventing friction between the joints and bones of the knee. As the fluid builds up, it can create a cyst behind the knee.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the causes of kidney cysts are unclear, according to WebMD. These cysts do not appear to have a genetic component. Males are more prone to kidney cysts than females, and these cysts are extremely common in people over 50.Full Answer >
A small, simple liver cyst does not usually exhibit symptoms or require any treatment, but cysts can grow larger and cause pain in the upper right abdominal quadrant, according to Mayo Clinic. If symptoms cause treatment to become necessary, cysts are either drained or surgically removed.Full Answer >