When we talk about cysts, there can be a collective scare, especially when the word in question is accompanied by another that can scare even more. Hemorrhagic cyst can happen several times during a woman’s fertile life , but she may not even realize it. But do you know exactly what the presence of this hemorrhagic cyst in the ovary means?
What is Hemorrhagic Cyst
Ovarian cysts can be of various origins, some of them are beneficial to the body, as well as follicular cysts. But in other cases, not so welcome. This is the case of the hemorrhagic cyst. The normal cyst is composed of fluids and an egg , it is also called a follicle .
The hemorrhagic cyst is composed of fluid and blood from the walls of the ovary. Usually these cysts are hyper vascularized, so they end up becoming a reason for headache in more complicated cases.
The cyst to be hemorrhagic must be filled with blood and it overflows to the point of leaving it and falling through the ovary and abdominal sac. The tendency of this type of cyst is to bring pain, but in the vast majority of cases, it disappears on its own as soon as hormonal stimulation to the ovary stops, however there are serious cases that require immediate intervention by a doctor.
How to Diagnose a Hemorrhagic Cyst
The first sign of a more severe hemorrhagic cyst is the symptoms. Cramps beyond normal, abdominal pain on one side, just below the navel are also symptoms. In addition to these the woman can feel:
What Hemorrhagic Cyst Symptoms
- Mood swings
- Change of breasts
- Weakness and discouragement
- Frequent colic on one side only
Abdominal pressure can also be felt when the hemorrhagic cyst is very large. When it becomes heavy from the amount of blood it has accumulated, a woman may experience extra discomfort and feel that her belly is swollen on one side only.
Guided by these symptoms, the gynecologist will order a doppler ultrasound examination. This examination will show the size of the cyst and also the type of vascularization it has. With the report in hand he will guide the best treatment for each case. Most cases of hemorrhagic cysts are treated with hormonal medications. In some cases, an appropriate contraceptive and excellent medications such as cycloprimogyna are used.
How to Treat Hemorrhagic Cyst
In extreme cases of hemorrhagic cyst the treatment for them can be more invasive. If the cyst is too big, the doctor may recommend a laparoscopy, which is nothing more than a micro surgery to remove the blood from inside. Then he should be treated with the same drugs that would treat a small hemorrhagic cyst. Real images of a laparoscopic SURGERY made to remove a hemorrhagic cyst, if you have a weak stomach please refrain from seeing the images, as they are real and strong!
Can the Hemorrhagic cyst rupture? Yea! However, it will not cause any major complications. Usually when this occurs (and the cyst is small) the woman feels a burning in the abdominal area. The blood that comes out is absorbed by the body and does not harm the woman. The big problem with hemorrhagic cyst is the pain and the size it can reach.
In some cases, the cyst exceeds the total size of the ovary itself and becomes a threat there. In order to be considered harmful, the hemorrhagic cyst keeps growing for long cycles and without stopping. With each cycle he gains a little of the hormones that feed him and causes him to grow month by month. If you feel abdominal pain and suspect something is wrong, talk to your gynecologist, he will guide you.
In 2011 I had a hemorrhagic cyst that brought me a lot of pain. It all started when I started using ovulation inducers. Clomid was used with medical advice, but it still gave me a beautiful hemorrhagic cyst. I found out because of the swelling in my belly and also because of the unusual pains.
Although Clomid brought me pain, this was different, it did not pass after the menstrual cycle. So I went to the doctor again, who gave me a transvaginal ultrasound that found the vascularized hemorrhagic cyst . He was active and still growing! I did the treatment for three cycles with hormonal medication, the cycloprimogyna that solved the case. I was lucky!
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.