Ovarian conditions

Ovarian conditions range from minor to severe. They can cause pain, fertility problems and more.

Problems in your ovaries can lead to ovarian conditions, including:

  • Ovarian cysts

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in or on your ovary. In many cases, cysts are discovered during a routine pelvic exam. They’re very common, especially during childbearing years. Most cysts aren’t cancerous; however, cysts that develop during or after menopause have a higher risk of being cancerous.

Symptoms

Most women don’t experience symptoms from ovarian cysts, but when symptoms are present, they include:
 

Pelvic pain, Abnormal menstrual bleeding, Stomach discomfort, Breast tenderness, Bowel trouble, Bladder trouble

Ovarian conditions

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome, is an endocrine system disorder. It’s the most common hormonal and reproductive condition affecting women of childbearing age. PCOS often begins shortly after a woman’s first period. For some, it develops later in life, sometimes following substantial weight gain.

Symptoms

The symptoms associated with polycystic ovary syndrome are usually related to hormonal imbalances, insulin resistance and menstrual cycle difficulties.

In addition to pain or pressure in your lower abdomen, symptoms can include:

Irregular menstrual periods, Infertility, Hair growth changes, Ovarian cysts , Skin abnormalities – Acne, oily skin or dandruff; thick dark patches of skin; or skin tags often found on your armpits or neck. Weight gain, Anxiety or depression, Sleep apnea.