Sometimes ovarian cysts need to be removed for the safety of a woman.  Ovarian cysts can be extremely painful. Ovarian cysts, at least in the United States, are found in almost every single woman that have not yet experienced menopause.  For woman who have experienced menopause approximately 15% of women experience ovarian cysts.

While up to 95% of ovarian cysts are not cancerous and are benign this does not mean that ovarian cysts are harmless or not dangerous or do not cause pain.

When an ovarian cyst needs to be removed it is possible that an ovarian cyst can be removed without causing damage to the ovaries.  However, sometimes this is not possible, and the ovary itself might be damaged or removed itself.

There are three types of ovarian cysts that are removed surgically.  The three types of ovarian cysts that are removed are endometrial cysts, dermoid cysts, and cysts that are called cystadenomas.

Depending on the size of the cyst a surgeon can remove it with a procedure called laparoscopy.  If the cyst is above 2.5 inches in size and in diameter the removal the ovarian cyst changes.  The procedures available become as follows.

A removal of the cyst is called an ovarian cystectomy.  A partial oophorectomy is when a surgeon removes the ovarian cyst, and also removes part of the ovary.  The Salpingo-oopherectomy.  This is when a surgeon removes the cyst, the ovary, and the fallopian tube.  This removal of the ovarian cyst is done depending on the symptoms and size of the cyst.  It also is done depending on the symptoms of the ovarian cyst.  These include: bleeding, rupturing and the twisting of the cyst.

The total abdominal hysterectomy with a bilateral salpingo–oophorectomy is a removal of the ovarian cyst itself, removing both ovaries, removing the fallopian tubes, and the uterus itself.  Of course this will make having children impossible.

This procedure is rarely used because of the seriousness of the operation, the procedure removing the possibility of having children, and generally is only considered when the ovarian cyst is cancerous

If you have an ovarian cyst you need to instantly and immediately seek medical treatment, talk to your physician, and then decide upon the appropriate plan of action.  Although most ovarian cysts are not cancerous, it is not smart to wait and a checkup and inspection from your physician is recommended.

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