A fluid-filled sac that forms on an ovary is known as an ovarian cyst. They are quite prevalent and typically do not manifest any symptoms. Ovarian Cyst is common in women who are pregnant or who haven’t gone through menopause (ceasing of menstruation) yet.

Ovary is a part of the female reproductive system. Women have two ovaries. These ovaries locates in the lower abdomen on both sides of the Uterus. Ovary has two main reproductive functions in the body.

  • Produces eggs for fertilization
  • Produces the reproductive hormones, Estrogen and Progesterone.
Ovarian Cyst

The process of ovulation occurs when a mature egg is released from an ovary and fertilized by a male sperm. If the egg is not fertilized, it is sent out of the body during period. In some cases, a woman doesn’t make enough of the hormones needed to ovulate. When ovulation doesn’t happen, the ovaries can develop many small cysts. These cysts make hormones called androgens.

Ovarian Cyst CAUSES

During a woman’s menstrual cycle, egg grows in a sac (i.e. follicle). These sacs locates inside the ovaries. It contains fluid that protects the egg. It grows and bursts. Each month a woman’s ovaries release an egg, which travels down the Fallopian tubes into the womb (uterus). In most cases, this sac burst and releases an egg. But if the sac doesn’t burst, the fluid inside the sac make a “Cyst” in the ovary. The size of the that cyst can range from as small as a pea and as large as an orange. It is different from an abscess because it is not filled with pus.

Ovarian Cyst Causes


An ovarian cyst usually only causes symptoms if it ruptures. In those cases you may have;

  • Bowels are tough to empty
  • Pelvic discomfort that can range from dull sensation to become sudden and intense pain.
  • Having pain during intercourse
  • A persistent urge to urinate
  • Irregular periods; sometimes lighter periods than normal and sometimes heavy periods
  • A swollen tummy, feeling very full after only eating a little
  • Having difficulty to get pregnant


There are two types of ovarian cysts i.e. Functional ovary cyst and Pathological ovary cyst.


    This cyst has direct link to the menstrual cycle. There are further two types of Functional ovary cysts.

  • Follicular cyst: It is the most common type of cyst. It develops when the follicle swells with fluid.. In some cases, the follicle either does not shed its fluid and shrink after releasing the egg. In contrast it does not release an egg at all.
  • Luteal cyst:It is less common and develop when the tissue fills with blood. After the egg has been released, it leaves tissue behind. This type of cyst normally goes away within a few months.


    This cyst doesn’t have any link with menstrual cycle. Actual cause of this cyst is the abnormal cell growth. There are further two types of pathological cysts; Dermoid cyst & Cystadenomas.

  • Dermoid cyst: It is most common cyst in below 30 age women. Because they are formed from the cells that make eggs.
  • Cystadenomas cyst:It is most common cyst in over 40 aged women. Furthermore it develops from cells that cover the outer part of the ovary. Some cysts contains a watery liquid and some are filled with a thick mucus-like substance.


  • Endometrium is the innermost layer of the uterus.
  • Endometrial tissues normally grows in the uterus and consists of gland, blood cells, and connective tissue.
  • It helps to prepare the lining of the womb for releasing of an egg from ovaries.
  • If these tissues grows outside of the uterus i.e. on the Fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder etc then this is called endometriosis.
Ovarian Cyst Types


Homeopathy medicines have excellent results to treat Ovarian Cyst without any surgery. Due to their unique and natural characteristics Homeopathic remedies treat disease with no side effects. If you are suffering from Ovarian Cyst whether it is chronic or acute then you can feel free to contact us. You can watch patient feedback (here).

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