Before coming to ovarian cyst we should first understand what is cyst.


A cyst is a closed, saclike structure that contains fluid, gas, or  semisolid material such as sebum. Cysts are common and can  occur anywhere in the body in people of any age Most cysts  are harmless (benign) and self-contained.

Cysts vary in size; they may be detectable only under a microscope or they can grow so large that they displace normal organs and tissues.

Cysts occur commonly in numerous tissues and organs and are often named according to their particular anatomic location (for example ovarian cysts, bladder cysts, breast cysts, liver cysts, kidney cysts, pancreatic cysts, vaginal cysts, skin cysts, thyroid cysts).

There are many types of cysts that can arise in the body. Here are some of the more well-known types of cysts:

– Ganglion cyst:

A cyst around a tendon, most commonly occurring at the wrist

– Baker’s cyst:

A cyst containing joint fluid that is located in popliteal space behind the knee

– Bartholin’s cyst:

Cystic enlargement of small glands near the vaginal opening

– Nabothian cyst:

A mucus-filled cyst on the surface of the uterine cervix

– Pilonidal cysts:

Cysts that arise in the soft tissue at the base of the tailbone (coccyx) of the lower back, just above the natal cleft (the cleavage between the buttocks

Dermoid cyst:

A type of benign tumor of the ovary that contains multiple cystic spaces and various tissues

– Fibrocystic breast disease:

Cysts in the breast which are part of benign proliferative disease.

– Eyelid cyst:

Cysts of the glands within the eyelid, termed chalazions

– Sebaceous cysts:

Small glands in the skin

– Epidermal cysts:

Frequently found on the face, scalp, neck, and trunk

– Pineal cysts:

Cysts within the pineal gland of the brain

– Pancreatic cysts:

Collections of fluid within the pancreas. Some pancreatic cysts are true cysts that are lined by cells that secrete fluid. Other pancreatic cysts are pseudocysts and do not contain specialized lining cells.

– Polycystic kidney disease:

An inherited condition in which the kidneys contain multiple cysts

– Tarlov cysts:

Also known as meningeal or perineural cysts, are located in the sacrum, the fused bones at the base of the spine.

– Arachnoid cysts:

Located between the brain or spinal cord and the arachnoid membrane, one of the three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord.

Thyroid cyst:

Cysts within the thyroid gland

Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that develop in a woman’s ovaries. Ovarian cysts affect women of all ages. The vast majority of ovarian cysts are considered functional (or physiologic). This means they occur normally and are not part of a disease process. Most ovarian cysts are benign, meaning they are not cancerous, and many disappear on their own in a matter of weeks without treatment. Ovarian cysts occur most often during a woman’s childbearing years.

To understand ovarian cyst we should understand the function of the ovaries and how these cysts may form.

Women normally have two ovaries each ovary is about the size of a walnut, and one ovary is located on each side of the uterus. Ovaries store and release eggs, these eggs are enclosed in a sac called a follicle. An egg grows inside the ovary until estrogen (a hormone), signals the uterus to prepare itself for the egg. In turn, the lining of the uterus begins to thicken and prepare for implantation of a fertilized egg. If a follicle fails to rupture and release the egg, the fluid remains and can form a cyst in the ovary. This usually affects one of the ovaries. Small cysts (smaller than one-half inch) may be present in a normal ovary while follicles are being formed.

The most common types of ovarian cysts are the following:

– Follicular cyst:

This type of simple cyst can form when ovulation does not occur or when a mature follicle involutes (collapses on itself). A follicular cyst usually forms at the time of ovulation and can grow to about 2.3 inches in diameter. The rupture of this type of cyst can create sharp severe pain on the side of the ovary on which the cyst appears. This sharp pain (sometimes called mittelschmerz) occurs in the middle of the menstrual cycle, during ovulation. About one-fourth of women with this type of cyst experience pain. Usually, these cysts produce no symptoms and disappear by themselves within a few months.

– Corpus luteum cyst:

This type of functional ovarian cyst occurs after an egg has been released from a follicle. After this happens, the follicle becomes what is known as a corpus luteum. If a pregnancy doesn’t occur, the corpus luteum usually breaks down and disappears. It may, however, fill with fluid or blood and persist on the ovary. Usually, this cyst is found on only one side and produces no symptoms.

– Hemorrhagic cyst:

This type of functional cyst occurs when bleeding occurs within a cyst. Symptoms such as abdominal pain on one side of the body may be present with this type of cyst.

– Dermoid cyst:

It is an abnormal cyst that usually affects younger women and may grow to 6 inches in diameter. A dermoid cyst can contain other types of growths of body tissues such as fat and occasionally bone, hair, and cartilage.

The ultrasound image of this cyst type can vary because of the spectrum of contents, but a CT scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can show the presence of fat and dense calcifications.

These cysts can become inflamed. They can also twist around (a condition known as ovarian torsion), compromising their blood supply and causing severe abdominal pain.

– Endometriomas or endometrioid cysts:

Part of the condition known as endometriosis, this type of cyst is formed when endometrial tissue (the lining tissue of the uterus) is present on the ovaries. It affects women during the reproductive years and may cause chronic pelvic pain associated with menstruation. Women with endometriosis may have problems with fertility. Endometrioid cysts, often filled with dark, reddish-brown blood, may range in size from 0.75-8 inches.

Ovarian Cysts Causes

– History of previous ovarian cysts

– Irregular menstrual cycles

– Increased upper body fat distribution

– Early menstruation (11 years or younger)

– Infertility

– Hypothyroidism or hormonal imbalance

Ovarian Cysts Symptoms

Usually ovarian cysts do not produce symptoms and are found during a routine physical exam or are seen by chance on an ultrasound performed for other reasons. However, the following symptoms may be present:

– Lower abdominal or pelvic pain, which may start and stop and may be severe, sudden, and sharp

– Irregular menstrual periods

– Feeling of lower abdominal or pelvic pressure or fullness

– Long-term pelvic pain during menstrual period that may also be felt in the lower back

– Pelvic pain after strenuous exercise or sexual intercourse

– Pain or pressure with urination or bowel movements

– Nausea and vomiting

– Vaginal pain or spotty bleeding from the vagina


– Exercise is a necessary component of dealing with the symptoms of cyst

– Choose a balanced, healthy diet that doesn’t include foods with a high glycemic index, like bread, pasta, rice, refined sugars, potatoes and corn. Avoid artificial sweeteners which can raise insulin levels.

– Avoid stimulants like caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.

Homeopathic symptoms and cure

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis of symptoms rather than conditions, as each case of a particular illness can manifest differently in different people. There are many symptoms which can be effectively treated by homeopathy few symptoms are given below. If your symptoms are matching to any of the symptoms given below, it can be cured mail the disease and symptom number at drraishyam@gmail.com to know your medicine.

1. Right side ovarian cyst; the pain is felt as burning or stinging better by cold and worse by heat. Symptoms often move from right to the left side. Hot patient with Thirstlessness.

2. Menses too early, too profuse worse motion. Stitching pain in ovaries especially the right ovary extending to the thighs . Pain in the breasts at menstrual period. Frequent bleeding of nose at the appearance of period. Inflammation of the ovaries and pain around ovulation.

3. Painful uterus during periods. Heavy periods. Tendency to gain weight and difficulty losing weight. Hypothyroid. Painful swollen breasts with bloating feeling before menses. Fear about one’s health.

4. Enlarged breasts before periods with congestion in mammary glands and ovaries. The ovaries become enlarged and indurated giving lancination pain.

5. Boring pain in left ovary. Round, small cysts in the ovaries or broad ligaments. Painful menses with bearing down cramps which are better by bending double.

6. Boring pain in ovary and must draw up her knees or double over to ease the pain.

7. Ovaries have exhausted their energy after undergoing a series of infertility treatments.

8. Left sided cyst, Patient is hot loquacious, jealous and often very aggressive with increased sexual desire. The ovarian pain reduces with the flow and it is worse before the periods. Worse from suppressed menses caused by birth control pill or other hormonal therapies.

9. Menses too late last too long and are too profuse. Right ovarian pain. Burning vaginal discharge. Painful intercourse.

10. Stinging pains in the ovaries associated with profuse menses and abdominal pain. The woman may experience spotting at mid cycle and recurrent itching and burning in the vagina worse after urination and better by washing in cold water.

11. chronic pelvic disorders, Itchy white vaginal discharge that smells like fish. Sterility, endometriosis, intense menstrual colicky pains. Warts on genitals, ovarian pain worse on the left side or that goes from one ovary to the other. Menses have an offensive odor and are dark. Ailments after suppressed gonorrhea.

12. Very irritable, irregular menses, too early and last too long. The blood can be dark with fainting spells. Metrorrhagia (abnormal menstrual bleeding) with sensation of passing stool. Irritable bladder.

13. Weepy and moody before period. Cramping painful periods with cramps before period arrives. Nausea, vomiting before periods aggravated by eating fatty foods. Bloating feeling, swollen breasts and back pain before period. Weight gain before menses.

14. Right ovarian pain due to indurations, swelling or cysts, better by rubbing, pressure or bending the legs. Cutting pain in the uterus better after stool.

15. Menstrual colic worse right ovary with dark and irregular menses with brown discharges during the entire cycle. Continuous watery bloody discharges until the next period. Never been well since a miscarriage or pregnancy.

16. Bearing down sensation with a feeling as if a ball were attached to the ovary. Increased yellow-green discharge with intense itching. Periods are irregular with sharp cutting pains. Painful intercourse and congestion of the uterus.

17. Menses are late due to delayed ovulation associated with hormonal imbalance. Menses are scanty. Severe pain in left ovary and left inguinal region. infertility due to recurrent ovarian cyst formation.

18. Menses too early and painful, thick and almost black. Yeast infection during menses. Ovarian neuralgia left sided with neuralgic pains going down the thigh (electric like pains). Neuralgic pains during menses with neuralgic headaches. Weakness and difficulty assimilating nutrients from the diet.

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