What Is A Functional Ovarian Cyst- by gyvwpgjmtx

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									When most women hear the term 鈥渃 yst 鈥? they begin to envision all kinds of
scary things, including tumors and even cancer. For this reason, you may be aghast
when your doctor tells you that he does not plan to intervene. Having a cyst can
definitely be alarming. However, in most instances, an ovarian cyst is rather harmless
but needs your attention.
  The most common type of ovarian cyst is categorized as a functional ovarian cyst.
This indicates that there is really no malfunction happening in your body. The cyst is
being created as a fairly normal part of your reproductive cycle.
  Why is it Called Functional?
  In order to understand why doctors designate these cysts as a functional ovarian cyst,
it's important to understand how your menstrual cycle functions and your ovary's
distinct role in this process.
  As your body moves through a monthly cycle, one of your ovaries begins to develop
a matured egg. Sometime around the second week of your menstrual cycle, the
follicle bursts, releasing this egg into the fallopian tube, where it travels to your
uterus.
  Once the egg is free, the mature ovarian follicle becomes a corpus luteum, secreting
hormones that make it possible for you to sustain a healthy pregnancy. When
pregnancy does not occur, the corpus luteum dissolves, reverting the follicle to its
previous stage. At this time, menstruation occurs and the process begins again.
  A functional ovarian cyst is created when there is a small hiccup during this normal
process of releasing an egg. There is nothing wrong with your body, necessarily.
  However, instead of the follicle releasing the egg as designed, it can retain the egg.
This causes a functional ovarian cyst to form that is designated as a follicular cyst.
The retained egg causes the follicle to swell, often filling with fluid. Even if the egg is
released, the corpus luteum can fail to revert to the normal state. This type of
functional ovarian cyst is considered a luteul cyst.
  Both of these types cysts can eventually fade on their own, usually within about
three menstrual cycles. Your doctor may watch the cysts, but no further action should
be necessary. Be aware that these cysts can burst and there is a potential for pain if
this occurs.
  What Can You Do?
  If you have a single experience with a functional ovarian cyst, or only notice
symptoms occasionally, no specific action should be necessary. However, if you suffer
from frequent symptoms, such as abdominal pain, heavy periods or painful
intercourse, then you may want to look into the best way to treat your cysts.
  Some hormonal conditions, such as PCOS, are characterized by the constant
formation of both abnormal and functional ovarian cysts. Your doctor may wish to
prescribe birth control pills, as this will suppress ovulation, making cysts less likely.
  However, there are many side effects to using birth control, some of which are quite
bothersome. Instead, seek out the various natural methods of regulating hormones
instead.
  Herbs and other natural preparations can help your body balance, reducing the risk
of a functional ovarian cyst. Diet can also contribute to greater reproductive health,
providing a healthy base for your body to build and strengthen itself.
  While having a cyst can be concerning, most are not at all dangerous. In fact, a
functional ovarian cyst is quite a common occurrence during your childbearing years.
If you notice that you experience regular problems during your monthly cycle, look
for natural ways to regulate your hormones.
  Are you living with an ovarian cyst now and want to learn more about functional
ovarian cysts?
  Learn how I discovered a natural cure for ovarian cysts and now live a healthier, cyst
free life by visiting http://www.ovariancysttreatmentreport.com

								
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