Ovarian Cysts: Where Do You Start?
Many women feel like the attention they get in managing ovarian cysts is very variable and the advice may be extreme: waiting too long while in pain, or surgery for reasons that are unclear. Both can be bad. Ovarian cysts are often presented either as a surgical emergency or "nothing to worry about". In many cases, these can be very appropriate recommendations! However, there is a lot in between and you should try to learn about what you are most likely to have before agreeing to any kind of treatment. Beyond that, prevention of MOST cysts IS possible, but you do have to understand what exactly you have. Some cysts are VERY preventable and some not at all.
First of all, what are ovarian cysts, how did they get there and are they all the same kind? If you did not ask these three questions, you may be on the wrong path towards getting rid of the type that you have. If someone tried to treat you without explaining the differences, you are probably working with the wrong health practitioner, whether allopath, naturopath or homeopath. Most experts would agree with this and would encourage you to learn as much as possible about the details before accepting treatment.
Don’t worry. You’re not alone in having any of these ovarian cysts, but there are DEFINITELY more than a few different kinds. Literally millions of women have various types of cysts grow on their ovaries during their lifetime, sometimes once and sometime many times. The key to successful treatment and prevention is to realize that there is no “one-size-fits-all” type of “cure”, "top secret" or otherwise. That would be like saying that the best gas for your car is also very good for washing the car and putting into your cooling system. For the best chance of “cure” you have to look for what will work for the type of problem and specific cyst YOU have!! You probably look for specific answers to specific problems and questions in all other parts of your life, right? This is no different.
In order to help with the symptoms of cysts, while you are working on eliminating them, you need to know WHY you are having the symptoms you are having. Otherwise, it’s like trying to treat frostbite with ice packs because ice packs are good to treat other types of injury. Doesn’t make sense does it? Ice packs might be good for treating various types of sprains for example, but that does not mean they are good for everything.
One more thing. You are going to read this several times on this site because it is VERY important. Most ovarian cysts can be successfully treated medically and naturally, but ovarian TUMORS can’t. Tumors can be benign or malignant, but they NEVER go away on their own and can threaten your life. This is a crucial distinction that you need to find the answer to before wasting time or putting off a surgery that you might need. In some cases, that surgery can save your life. On the other hand, you need to know enough to avoid a surgery you may not need. You are about to learn about all of this and how to find out what else you need to know to make the right choice for YOU!
By the way, our strong advice to you is to maintain some healthy skepticism about anything you read. Look for some kind of reference for research proof. You deserve to know if the medical evidence for any given recommendation is GREAT, or so-so, or completely unclear or unproven. It’s up to you what you do with that information. But you still deserve to know. It's interesting to note that health care practitioners in the USA, Europe, China, India…..essentially the whole world, treat ovarian cysts very similarly. Some regions of the world use BOTH mainstream and alternative options. But before making decisions about what you want to do, you would really do yourself a favor to make sure you know what you have FIRST! In some cases there are both mainstream and alternative or natural options, in other cases there is only one choice. Don't do yourself harm.
We plan to make more and more articles and posts available on this site which cover ovarian cysts, all the way to ovarian tumors and cancers. Especially if you have a family history of cancer (mainly ovarian and breast), there is a chance that your cyst is really an early cancer. Don't panic. In most cases it is not, but it is better to be safe than sorry. Read up on the similarities and differences between ovarian cysts, ovarian benign tumors and ovarian cancer.
To your health!