Dr Oz: Ovarian Cyst Cancer Risk
Dr. Oz says he has breaking news to share about the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cysts that your doctor might not even know about, but first he requested an Assistant of the Day to help him!
Dr Oz: Ovarian Cyst Warning Signs
Have you ever had an ovarian cyst? In most cases, women who get ovarian cysts experience some pain, but then the cyst usually goes away on its own. In some cases, though, Dr. Oz says an ovarian cyst can grow as large as a basketball, which would cause a great deal of discomfort while pushing the belly out. It can then get twisted and roll up in a ball, which is when you need to see a doctor.
Dr. Oz says you can either watch and wait to see what happens with an ovarian or you can treat it and the best way to decided which course of action to take is by paying attention to the symptoms.
- Pelvic pain, nausea, and vomiting could be a sign of a twisted or ruptured cyst, which should be treated immediately.
- In your 20s and 30s cysts are common during your menstrual cycle and usually disappear on their own in 8-12 weeks.
- If you are over the age of 40 and develop an ovarian cyst there is a higher chance for cancer, so you should see your doctor immediately.
Dr Oz: Birth Control Pills and Ovarian Cysts
Dr. Oz says the big news he wants to share today is that even though doctors believed in the past that birth control pills prevent ovarian cysts, that is not the case anymore because it is no longer recommended to go on birth control pills to get rid of cysts.