Any ovarian cysts pregnancy related need to be evaluated and treated with extreme care. Because you are pregnant, the options also have to consider the health and well being of the baby as well as your own. Many cysts that occur during pregnancy are harmless, and will resolve themselves and go away with no medical treatment at all. Problems can occur though, especially if the cysts are large, may be cancerous or because they are complex, or pose a threat to the health of the baby because of their location. If the ovarian cysts pregnancy are just simple fluid filled cysts that are small and benign, your doctor may put you on bed rest with specific instructions to encourage your body to resolve the issue. If the cysts are large, or if pathology is suspected, then simple monitoring may not be an option.
Around one in every thousand pregnant women will experience ovarian cysts pregnancy at some point in their childbearing years, and the rate of these cysts being cancerous is around one in every twenty five thousand births in the U.S. every year. If you have a large cyst, or cysts that are suspicious or interfere with the growth or blood supply of the baby or your ovary, surgery may be needed. If ovarian cysts pregnancy rupture or twist on themselves cutting off blood to the ovary and area, this can cause you to experience severe pain, and can result in a miscarriage or premature labor resulting in delivery too early in the pregnancy. If surgery is needed to remove any ovarian cysts during your pregnancy, the ideal time is between fourteen weeks and sixteen weeks for minimal risks to the baby and lowered risks for a miscarriage or premature labor and delivery. If you are pregnant and have ovarian cysts, discuss all the available options and choices, as well as any questions you have, so that you can choose the right treatment and have all the information available.