You may be the individual female who is currently experiencing the pain associated with ovarian cysts. Do you seek solutions other than those provided through traditional methods? Right now, are you experiencing cysts that redeveloped on your ovaries? You previously had surgery for this condition. But unfortunately as you now know, this procedure did not provide a permanent cure. Did it?
Many women, like you, have found out that the current ovarian cyst treatments associated with traditional methods offer only a temporary cure. Perhaps, you had a procedure known as a laparoscopy. This surgical procedure involved your doctor making a small incision near your naval. From there, he/she inserted a small instrument into your abdomen to remove a previous cyst. Only after you went through a recuperative period, another cyst formed again on one of your ovaries. You are disgusted because you really do not want to undergo the same procedure again.
Or, maybe after your physician diagnosed that a cyst was indeed present in your ovaries, he/she opted to prescribe medication, (birth control pills as one example) as a treatment plan. You need to know that in some cases, your body may be harmed by a long term reliance on this traditional method of treatment. Besides which, your insurance plan may not cover the entire payment costs for such medication over a long period of time. These medications can run into thousands of dollars coming directly out of your pocket, if prescribed for a lengthy period.
Women today are beginning to opt into ovarian cyst home treatment plans as a cure for this condition. These plans involve the more natural, (holistic) remedies that not only treat the present cysts. But, these remedies are highly effective compared to the traditional methods employed for years by doctors. It is proven that these traditional methods simply cannot prevent cysts from re-developing in your ovaries in the future. The all-natural treatments will also save you thousands of dollars, as compared to surgical procedures or prescription medication plans suggested by your well-meaning personal doctor.
Holistic, (or all-natural) treatment plans involve mainly changing your diet. Foods high in salt, processed sugar and fat content are known to contain chemicals which are harmful to your body. Foods that contain these toxic chemical ingredients often cause high blood pressure and diabetes amongst other diseases. These in turn can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Trust me, when I say that eating a lot of these types of foods could also cause ovarian cysts in women.
As the #1 ovarian cyst home treatment plan that a woman can undertake, the individual is strongly urged to eliminate certain types of food from her diet. Cut down on red meat, pork, and frozen dinners, (high in sodium as a preservative) that are so convenient to quickly cook in a microwave oven. Eliminate those sugar-filled desserts, (cakes, pies, and ice cream) that are so good to your taste buds, but are bad for you nutritionally. You also should not drink alcohol.
One of the other most important remedies with these all-natural treatments for ovarian cysts involves the dramatic increase, daily in your water consumption. Ideally, you should drink at least 8 full glasses of purified or filtered water. Water consumption is the best way to aid your body in flushing out toxins present in your system. Drinking water also helps ease the pain associated with ovarian cysts as it relieves the pressure in the abdomen and pelvic region.
Women suffering from ovarian cysts are also urged to increase their fiber intake daily. Fiber which aids in the body s digestive process, can be found in many foods granola bars, (as a snack), many quality breakfast cereals, and in certain vegetables and fruits. Drink herbal tea, instead of coffee, soda, or other fruit juice drinks. The active ingredients in the tea contain toxic-ridding substances to aid the body as a remedy for this condition. The individual should also consider taking a daily multi-vitamin supplement specifically designed for a woman s body.
All of these suggestions have proven to be successful with regards to ovarian cyst home treatment options. Women who suffer from this condition are turning away from the traditional methods involving surgery or prescription medication. Surgery, or a long-term reliance on medication can do long term damage to the individual s health. Also, these methods have proven to be no guarantee at preventing cysts from recurring in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
what is wrong with me?!?
Four days ago, i had this sudden excruciating pain about 30 mins after i woke up around my bladder area,
and in my rectum. It was more of like a 'cramp' sort of pain. It was so painful that I couldn't walk, and felt pain whenever i moved.
I went to the hospital and they made me get an image scan,blood test and urine test to check to see if i had a bladder infection, or appendicitis which apparently all turned out fine?
I'm guessing i had an ovarian cyst? The pain has mostly subdued, but yesterday, I felt EXTREMELY exhausted, to the point where i was going to collapse.
My whole body ached and i felt feverish.. exactly like how your body feels when you have the flu.. today, i still have extreme body aches, and i find it difficult to breathe too.
Any ideas ?! I want my body to go back to normal asap i can't afford being ill.
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OK ladies i know i need 2 take care of the issue. I havent had a period in a year when i had that one it was a 5 month skip from the 1 before. I have also gained 20lbs. I know i'm not pregnant but i have no clue what could b wrong. I don't want 2 ruin my chances 4 children cuz i am about 2 get married, but the dr. said that if she looks into it before i change insurance it wont be covered (first year not on my parents) of there is a real prob. She was thinking thyroid issue? but i don't know what 2 do now. fiancee is about ready 2 start our family.
It may reassure you to know that amenorrhea is typically a symptom in and of itself of an underlying condition, but is *rarely* caused by a life-threatening illness. In most instances, symptoms and conditions related to amenorrhea are reversible and treatable.
Secondary amenorrhea happens when a woman who has menstruated previously fails to menstruate for three months. Secondary amenorrhea can be caused by:
Pregnancy (the most common cause)
Menopause, the normal age-related end of menstruation
Premature ovarian failure (menopause before age 40)
Hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus)
Stopping birth control pills
Use of a long-acting progesterone, such as Depo-Provera, for birth control
Tumors of the pituitary gland, especially prolactinomas
Polycystic ovary disease, a condition that causes abnormal levels of estrogen, luteinizing hormone and other hormones
Endocrine disorders such as Cushing's syndrome, in which there are very high levels of cortisol, an adrenal hormone, or hyperthyroidism, abnormally high levels of thyroid hormone
Emotional or physical stress
Rapid weight loss
Frequent strenuous exercise
Chronic (long-term) illness, such as colitis, kidney failure or cystic fibrosis
Chemotherapy for cancer
Cysts or tumors in the ovaries
By way of background, amenorrhea affects 2% to 5% of all women of childbearing age in the United States. Female athletes, especially young women, may be more likely to have amenorrhea. While exercise or physical activity itself does not cause amenorrhea, it is more likely to occur in women who exercise very intensely or who increase the intensity of exercise rapidly. Women who engage in sports associated with lower body weight, such as ballet dancing or gymnastics, are more likely to develop amenorrhea than women in other sports.
There is a specific algorithm used to diagnose secondary amenorrhea in an otherwise healthy patient. This includes the following steps:
Algorithm for evaluation of amenorrhea with normal puberty with uterus present -
Obtain a pregnancy test.
If the pregnancy test result is positive, refer the patient to the appropriate specialist.
If the pregnancy test result is negative, obtain TSH, prolactin, FSH and LH levels.
If the TSH level is elevated, the diagnosis is hypothyroidism.
If the prolactin level is elevated, hyperprolactinemia is the diagnosis. Causes include prolactinoma, CNS tumors and medications.
If the FSH level is low, obtain MRI of the head. If the MRI is abnormal, consider hypothalamic disease, pituitary disease or pituitary tumor. If MRI is normal, proceed with clinical evaluation to exclude chronic disease, anorexia nervosa, marijuana or cocaine use, and social or psychological stresses.
If FSH is elevated, ovarian failure is the diagnosis. Obtain a karyotype.
If the karyotype is abnormal, consider pure gonadal dysgenesis, such as Turner syndrome or mosaic or mixed gonadal dysgenesis.
If the karyotype is normal (46 XX), the cause is ovarian failure.
Consider premature ovarian failure, autoimmune oophoritis, exposure to radiation or chemotherapy, resistant ovary syndrome or multiple endocrine neoplasm (MEN) syndrome.
If TSH, prolactin, and FSH levels are within reference range, perform a progestin challenge test.
If withdrawal bleeding occurs, consider anovulation secondary to PCO syndrome.
If no withdrawal bleed occurs, proceed with estradiol priming followed by a progestin challenge.
If the challenge does not induce menses, consider Asherman syndrome or outlet obstruction.
If hirsutism is present, check testosterone, DHEAS, and 17-OH progesterone level.
If the testosterone and DHEAS levels are within the reference range or moderately elevated, perform a progesterone challenge.
If withdrawal bleeding occurs, the diagnosis is PCOS.
If the 17-OH progesterone level is elevated, the diagnosis is adult onset adrenal hyperplasia.
If the testosterone level or DHEAS is 2 or more times higher than the reference range, consider PCO syndrome, hyperthecosis or an androgen secreting tumor of the ovary or adrenal gland
Alternatively, your physician can also follow this algorithm, depending on your personal situation:
Algorithm for evaluation of genital tract abnormalities -
Obtain a pelvic sonography. If the uterus is absent, obtain a karyotype.
If the karyotype is 46,XY, obtain testosterone levels.
If testosterone levels are within reference range or are high (male range), the cause is androgen insensitivity.
If testosterone levels are within reference range or are low (female range), the cause is testicular regression or gonadal enzyme deficiency.
If the karyotype is 46,XX, the cause is m llerian agenesis (ie, Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome).
Other than pregnancy, constitutional delay, anovulation, and chronic illness, most of the other disorders causing amenorrhea may require referral to a subspecialist for treatment. Many of the treatment methods require surgery or specific therapies. For the adolescent with constitutional delay and anovulation, the goal should be the restoration of ovulatory cycles. If ovulatory cycles are not restored spontaneously, estrogen-progestin therapy is indicated. Reassure patients because the diagnosis of amenorrhea can cause tremendous anxiety.
I hope your doc helps you get to the bottom of it all and your outcome is a positive one. Good luck to you.
would someone to plz let me know if after laparscopy surgery for endometriosis if it always came back?
i am 20 years old and just found out 2weeks ago that i have endo. i immediatly had surgery b/c of a cyst on my right ovary and endo on the back of my uterus w/ little blotches here and there. (that was lasered off) i have been doing research now b/c i had no clue what endo was and was shocked to hear i had a cyst>let alone endo... my question is has anyone not had a reoccurance since surgery? i am very worried now just hopeing i dont get this again> please help!!!
Re: the above - Endometriosis is not a psychosomatic disorder, nor is it caused by "emotions." It is a real disease caused by real hereditary factors, real immune dysfunction, real environmental toxicants, and real gene dysregulation. To suggest otherwise does an incredible disservice to the 89 million women and girls struggling with the disease around the world.
It is also not something that can be "prevented" as yet (though certain lifestyle and nutrition changes may help some of the lesser symptoms), because researchers still don't know the absolute cause of all Endo in all women - and there is still no definitive cure (the nonsensical "orgasm and tampon" theory deserves no credible mention herein in terms of prevention). Not hysterectomy with or without oopherectomy and/or salpingectomy, not pregnancy, not medical suppression, not menopause, not surgery.
Endometriosis doesn't "come back" after laser vaporization, ablation, cauterization, fulguration or any other superficial form of removal including Harmonic scalpel or other method. It can't "come back," because *it was never truly removed* in the first place. Only at the hands of a true Endo expert who can meticulously, surgically *excise* all disease from all locations ("all" meaning "all" - as bowels, bladders, ureters, nerves, kidneys, diaphragm, and any place it happens to be) can a patient expect the rate of recurrence to be slim to none for the long term. Most Endo specialists (see http://www.centerforendo.com, http://www.endometriosistreatment.org, and http://www.endoexcision.com for true excisionists) have been using excision as the sole method of treatment for decades and have reproducible data showing the rates of recurrence over those decades, in thousands of patients, to be right around 10% - versus "regular" ob/gyn surgeons who "get what they can" and then suppress their patients with Lupron or other meds, where the recurrence rates are greater than 60% within the very first year.
Do not waste your time with doctors who do not understand Endometriosis or listen to those who are clearly uninformed. This disease has the potential to negatively impact every aspect of your life, and it must be dealt with effectively in a timely fashion. Meds, repeat surgeries, unnecessary hysterectomies, induced menopause, prescribed pregnancies and the other ilk often used as treatments by the general gyn community will only serve to further prolong your pain and continued symptoms.
Visit the sites above to learn more about excision as the most effective technique and visit http://www.endocenter.org/pdf/2006ScreeningEducationKit.pdf to learn accurate info about the disease, including the Aromatase enzyme, which is responsible for persistent disease after hysterectomy and/or removal of the ovaries, and how to get help. Also suggest http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/erc and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EndoDocs for info and support from others as well.
Good luck and don't waste any time getting the assistance you need and deserve.
A female friend confided in me about her excess body hair .. what do i tell her?
I have a really good friend, who took the courage to confide in me about her excess body hair.
She said she needs help, doesn't know what do, feels humiliated and it has ruined her confidence and so all her relationships (she has never had one) and so her chances for children or a husband or happy normal future.
she is 25y/o
She has extreme body hair, as in, she has fine but very visible hair covering her entire stomach, boob, chest and back area .. and to get by through the days she tries to remove what she can through epilation (home electronic twizing device)
But obviously this is a continuous chore
Anyway, she is looking at me for help .. i don't know what to advice her.
Can anyone suggest anything?
Pls don't be rude about this, as it is a serious issue and she is my dear friend who i want to help.
Excessive or unwanted hair in women
Overproductive ovaries The normal amount of body hair varies widely among women. Usually, a woman will only grow fine hair (peach fuzz) on her lips, chin, chest, abdomen, or back. When women grow coarse, dark hairs in these areas, the condition is called hirsutism. This pattern of hair growth is more typical of men.
All women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens). Unwanted hair growth (hirsutism) in women may occur when the body makes too much male hormone.
In most cases, the exact cause is never identified. It tends to run in families. In general, hirsutism is a harmless condition. But many women find it bothersome, or even embarrassing.
A common cause is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS and other hormone conditions that cause unwanted hair growth may also have acne, problems with menstrual periods, trouble losing weight, a deeper voice similar to that of men, and diabetes. If these symptoms start suddenly, there may be a tumor that releases male hormones.
The following other causes of unwanted hair growth are rare:
Tumor or cancer of the adrenal gland
Tumor or cancer of the ovary
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Hyperthecosis (a condition in which the ovaries produce too much male hormones)
Medications (testosterone, danazol, anabolic steroids, glucocorticoids, cyclosporine, minoxidil, phenytoin)
Rarely a woman with hirsutism will have normal levels of male hormones, and the specific cause of the unwanted hair growth cannot be identified.
Hirsutism is generally a long-term problem. There are a number of ways to remove or treat unwanted hair. Some treatment effects last longer than others.
Weight loss in overweight women can reduce hair growth. Bleaching or lightening hair may make it less noticeable.
Temporary hair removal options include:
Shaving does not cause more hair to grow, but the hair may look thicker.
Plucking and waxing are fairly safe and are not expensive. However, they can be painful and there is a risk for scarring, swelling, and skin darkening.
Chemicals may be used, but most have a bad odor.
Laser hair removal (electrolysis) uses electrical current to permanently damage individual hair follicles so they do not grow back. This method is expensive and multiple treatments are needed. Swelling, scarring, and redness of the skin may occur.
When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your doctor if:
The hair grows rapidly.
The hair growth is associated with male features such as acne, deepening voice, increased muscle mass, and decreased breast size.
You are concerned that medication may be worsening unwanted hair growth.
What to Expect at Your Office Visit
Your doctor will perform a physical examination, including a pelvic examination if appropriate. The doctor will ask questions such as:
Do other members of your family also have excessive amounts of hair?
What medications are you taking?
Have your periods been regular?
Are you pregnant?
Have you noticed other signs of excess male hormones such as increased muscle mass, deepening voice, acne, or decreased breast size?
When did you first notice these symptoms?
Your doctor may measure different hormone levels if you have moderate or severe hirsutism or you have other symptoms:
Dihydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S)
Luteinizing hormone (LH)
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
If a tumor is suspected, x-ray tests such as a CT scan or ultrasound may be recommended.
Medications or other treatments your doctor may prescribe include:
Birth control pills. It may take several months to begin noticing a difference.
Anti-androgen medications such as spironolactone may be tried if birth control pills do not work. There is a risk of birth defects if you become pregnant while taking these medicines.
Hair removal using laser and nonlaser light sources damage individual hair follicles so they do not grow back. This is expensive and multiple treatments are needed. You may get a topical (applied to the skin) medicine called eflomithine during these treatments.
Hypertrichosis; Hirsutism; Hair - excessive (women); Excessive hair in women; Hair - women - excessive or unwanted
I wish the best to your friend. i hope this info helps in some way.