Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts affect women of all ages. According to research published in the US Pharmacist Journal, over 250,000 women in America are diagnosed with having ovarian cysts. Before we explore treatment options, let’s take a closer look at this common condition for women.

What are ovarian cysts?

During ovulation each month, a woman’s ovaries (two small organs located in the uterus) release eggs. An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with fluid that forms inside the ovaries. These cysts can grow into a variety of sizes – as small is a pea, or as large as an orange. They are found in most premenopausal women and in almost 15% of postmenopausal women reports the University of Maryland Medical Center.


Although ovarian cysts are common, call your healthcare provider if you experience any of the symptoms. Nevertheless, if pain is present, you can use modalities such as warm baths or a heating pad in the lower abdomen area. This can help to relax tense muscles and relieve cramping.