Most women develop at least one cyst during their fertile period. In most cases, cysts are painless and cause no symptoms. A cyst becomes a problem when it doesn’t go away on its own or gets bigger. There may be symptoms like pressure, bloating, swelling or pain in one side of your lower abdomen, menstrual disturbances etc.
In the early stages of every menstrual cycle, ovaries normally develop small cyst-like structures called follicles – during ovulation, an egg is released from one of these follicles. If a normal follicle keeps on growing, it becomes a ‘functional cyst’. This type of cyst usually disappears within two or three cycles. Simple or Functional cysts are the most common type.
The two types of functional or simple cysts include follicular and corpus luteum cysts.
Follicular cysts – During menstrual cycle, an ovum grows in a sac called a follicle. This sac is located inside the ovaries. In most cases, this follicle or sac breaks open and releases an egg. But if the follicle doesn’t break open, the fluid inside the follicle can form a cyst on the ovary.
Corpus luteum cysts – Follicle sacs typically dissolve after releasing an egg. But if the sac doesn’t dissolve and the opening of the follicle seals, additional fluid can develop inside the sac, and this accumulation of fluid causes a corpus luteum cyst.
Haemorrhagic Cysts: Hemorrhagic corpus luteum (HCL) is an ovarian cyst formed after ovulation and caused by spontaneous bleeding into a corpus luteum (CL) cyst.
Other types of Complex ovarian cysts include:
Dermoid cysts: sac-like growths on the ovaries that can contain hair, fat, and other tissue
Cystadenomas: noncancerous growths that can develop on the outer surface of the ovaries
Endometriomas / Chocolate cysts: tissues that normally grow inside the uterus can develop outside the uterus and attach to the ovaries, resulting in a cyst
PCOD/ polycystic ovary syndrome :This condition means the ovaries contain a large number of small cysts. It can cause the ovaries to enlarge. If left untreated, polycystic ovaries can cause infertility.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Ovarian cyst:
Assessment of the cyst by evaluating the symptoms is necessary. Ayurveda addresses ovarian cyst under the broad classification of Granthi and Vidradhi in which it can be correlated to Vataja, Pittaj or Kaphaja Granthi or Vidradhi according to its presenting symptoms.
Ayurveda treatment for Ovarian cyst involves medicines which acts on balancing doshas and hormones, correction of Agni, inflammation along with relief in symptoms.
Panchkarma treatments like virechan, vasti, uttar vasti are required in some cases.
For any queries regarding Ovarian cyst treatment, you can contact SKK Ayurveda Front Desk at 09811441562, 09811440562, 011-45523443 and book your consultation with Dr Rani Gupta.
Dr. Rani Gupta is Medical Director and Ayurvedic Gynecologist at SKK AYURVEDA. She has completed her B.A.M.S. from Lucknow University in 2003. She completed her Post Graduation, M.D in Gynecology (Ayurveda) from Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University in 2006. She achieved first rank and received Gold Medal form vice president of India in her M.D.
She is successfully practicing Ayurvedic gynecology and has treated thousands of cases of Ovarian cysts, Fibroids, PCOD/PCOS, Fallopian tubal blockages, Infertility, Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Recurrent infections, Bartholin cysts etc. She is doing many Panchkarma procedures like Vaman, Virechan, Vasti, Uttar vasti, yoni pichu, yoni prakshalana etc. to treat chronic gynecological disorders.