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Ovarian Cysts Specialist

Maiden Lane Medical

Multi-Specialty Group Practice located in New York, NY

Ovarian cysts are a common women’s health issue that affects around 8% of women of reproductive age — typically between the ages of 15-44.

The number of affected women may be even higher as the condition often goes undiagnosed.

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The team of gynecologists at Maiden Lane Medical offers expert diagnosis and customized treatment plans to restore your health and protect your fertility.

Call the practice in Manhattan, NY today or schedule a consultation online if you have ovarian cyst symptoms or are experiencing pelvic pain and need expert medical care.

About the ovaries

The ovaries are two small organs located on either side of your uterus.

Their primary function is to produce and release an egg every 28 days (or so) and the female sex hormones — estrogen and progesterone.

What are ovarian cysts?

A cyst is a fluid-filled sac. They can form anywhere in the body, including on the ovaries and Fallopian tubes.

Most ovarian cysts are not a problem. However, some ovarian cysts can grow, becoming large and painful.

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Cysts are common and usually non-cancerous (benign).

Menopausal women are more likely to develop cancerous cysts or ovarian cancer. Most cysts resolve without causing pelvic pain or other symptoms.

However, if a cyst develops into a large growth, it could twist or rupture and cause severe pelvic pain and bleeding.

Types of ovarian cysts

Your body can produce several types of cysts. The two most common types are follicle cysts and corpus luteum cysts.

Follicle cysts

As your ovary prepares to release an egg, follicle or functional cysts form.

Follicles are small sacs, sometimes called functional ovarian cysts, that protect the egg until it is fully mature and ready to be released.

Your ovaries typically absorb the follicle after the egg is released.

However, if the follicle fails to release the egg, it may continue to grow and turn into a cyst.

Corpus luteum cyst

Corpus luteum cysts form when the follicle releases the egg but isn’t reabsorbed into the ovary. Instead, the follicle seals and fills with fluid, turning into a cyst.

Generally, these cysts go away on their own within a few weeks.

However, they can occasionally grow to more than four inches and bleed or twist, causing severe pain.

Polycystic ovary syndrome occurs when several tiny cysts form on the ovaries. This condition can interfere with ovarian function and fertility.

Other less common types of ovarian cysts include endometrioma, dermoid, and cystadenoma.

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Ovarian cyst causes

Abnormal hormones are the most common cause of ovarian cyst development.

Other potential causes include endometriosis, pregnancy, and pelvic infections.

Ovarian cyst symptoms

Ovarian cysts cause a wide range of symptoms, including:

When should I talk to a doctor about my symptoms?

Ovarian cyst symptoms such as abnormal menstrual cycles and pelvic pain are undefined.

This means that many different health issues, including endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, or uterine fibroids, can cause them.

You should schedule a consultation with your Maiden Lane Medical gynecologist to identify the cause of your pain and other symptoms.

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How are ovarian cysts diagnosed?

After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor will perform a pelvic exam and order blood tests.

Depending on the results, your doctor may order additional testing, including an ultrasound scan, hysteroscopy, or an MRI to learn more about the fluid-filled sacs on your ovaries.

Ovarian cyst treatment options

Your doctor will recommend personalized treatments to relieve your symptoms and address your ovarian cyst.

Depending on your specific needs, they may prescribe pain relievers or hormonal treatments like birth control. Your doctor might also recommend waiting and watching to see if the ovarian cyst resolves on its own.

In severe cases, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the cyst.

The team at Maiden Lane Medical offers minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedures to remove large cysts. With their advanced techniques, they can excise just the cyst and preserve your ability to have children.

Many women develop ovarian cysts. Call Maiden Lane Medical in Manhattan, NY, or schedule an appointment online for expert diagnosis and personalized treatment if you have any signs of an ovarian cyst or another reproductive health issue.

Medically Reviewed By

Armina Eana DO, MPH
Board Certified OB/GYN

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Rachel Barr, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

Emily Blanton, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

Focused Practice Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Tiffany Alexis Clinton, MD

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Janette Davison, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

Focused Practice Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Armina Eana, DO MPH

Board Certified OB/GYN

Ilene Fischer, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

Alexandra Fleary, MD

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Sanika Gadkari, MD

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Dena Harris, MD

Board Certified Gynecologist

Emma Izzo, PA-C

Certified Physician's Assistant, Women's Health

Kenneth A. Levey, MD MPH FACOG FACS

Board Certified Gynecologist & CEO and Managing Partner of Maiden Lane Medical

Focused Practice Designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Fernando Mariz, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jordan Pavia, NP

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Gillian Scott Hans, NP, CNM

Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurse Practitioner

Savita Sukha, WHNP

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Jill-Ann Swenson, MD, FACOG

Board Certified OB/GYN

Blair Uhlig, CNM

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Rachel Villanueva, MD

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