Ovarian Cysts

What are Ovarian Cysts?

A sac filled with fluid within the ovary is known as Ovarian Cysts. It may or may not cause pain depending on the type of ovarian cyst a woman possesses. Ovarian cyst can arise due to situations such as Endometriosis in which the tissue pieces that surround the womb spread out in fallopian tube, ovaries, bladder etc. Sometimes the blood-filled cysts get formed in these tissues. PCOS is also a condition due to which several cysts grow on ovaries.


  • Abdominal pain
  • Uterus bleeding
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty with bowel movements
  • Fatigue and headache
  • Swelling and bloating
  • Change in frequency of urination

Surgery may be advised when-

  • Cysts are present in both the ovaries
  • Cyst is larger than 3 inches
  • Ovarian growth in younger girls not having menstrual periods and women with menopause
  • There are chances of ovarian cancer


Laparoscopic surgery for Ovarian Cysts- It is a minimally invasive procedure through which the patient can avoid large and open incisions. Faster recovery, same day discharge and minimal pain are some of the other advantages which make it better than conventional method of open surgery. In this surgery, small incisions are made in the belly through which the equipments such as a camera and laparoscope are inserted inside with which the cysts are treated.