The onset of menopause can cause a lot of turbulence in a woman’s life. Mood swings, hot flashes, urinary incontinence, and other problems begin to arise after that specific period of time is reached. One of the less common, but serious problems that can develop is ovarian cysts. While these fluid-filled sacs can appear at any point in a woman’s life, their occurrence after menopause can be a sign of cancer. If you have or think you may have cysts, our team at Cohen Medical Practice can offer treatment options to both diagnose and address these issues. Get in touch and schedule your appointment at one of our three NYC centers today.
What Causes Ovarian Cysts?
Most ovarian cysts develop over the course of your menstrual cycle. These are called functional cysts and they develop when your ovaries grow cyst-like structures called follicles. Follicles produce estrogen and progesterone and release an egg when you ovulate. These types of cysts are usually harmless and disappear after a month or two.
Other growths such as dermoid, cystadenomas, and endometriomas develop outside of your cycle and are caused by underlying conditions and abnormalities. While some are not cancerous, others can lead to cancer if left untreated.
Are Ovarian Cysts Dangerous?
Most ovarian cysts pose little risk and are painless. However, dermoid cysts and cystadenomas can grow large and move your ovary out of position. This can lead to ovarian torsion, a condition that can cause severe pelvic pain, nausea, and vomiting as well as cutting off blood supply to the ovaries. In most cases, it is better to evaluate and treat these growths before they grow large enough to pose significant complications.
How Do We Address This Concern?
A laparoscopic surgery is a basic diagnostic procedure during which a small tube called a cannula is inserted into your abdomen, allowing us to identify the source of discomfort. Once identified, cysts can be removed using minimally-invasive means that result in little downtime.
Your Top Tier Mount Sinai Provider
Treating Ovarian Cysts in Columbus Circle, NYC
If you are experiencing the sudden onset of pain or discomfort, we can provide you with effective diagnostic and treatment options. At Cohen Medical Practice, our professional staff provides same-day appointments at all three of our New York City locations. Book an appointment by calling (347) 545-2520 or clicking the button below to get in touch with our team in Columbus Circle, on Madison Avenue, or at Rego Park in Queens. Our team is fluent in English, Spanish, Korean, and Russian.