Chocolate Cysts are a type of ovarian cyst which is also known as endometriosis. These are cysts in ovaries occur by endometrial tissue that is similar to the lining of the uterus. The word "Chocolate cyst” is derived from the physical appearance of the cyst. The old dried blood makes the color of the cyst as brown. It can vary its size from 0.5 to 8 inches in diameter. if the cyst breaks, contents in it will enter into the pelvic cavity and ovaries. This causes pelvic pain and some of the pelvic organs may stick together. If it happens with ovaries and fallopian tubes it can result in infertility. If the chocolate cyst is affecting women during their reproductive period it may cause pelvic pain associated with menstrual cycle.
SYMPTOMS OF CHOCOLATE CYSTS
Most common symptoms of chocolate cysts are:
- Painful Periods : Pain will start a few days before the periods, then last for the end of it.
- Painful Sex : The pain will last for few hours after sex.
- Pain in Pelvic Area
- Pain in the lower abdomen.
- Infertility : The egg may get blocked when it passes through fallopian tubes.
DIAGNOSIS FOR CHOCOLATE CYSTS
We can diagnose the chocolate cyst with x - rays or ultrasound screening. The positive result of the test is called CA125 which indicates the presence of the chocolate cyst.
TREATMENT FOR CHOCOLATE CYSTS
Chocolate cyst may cause Infertility. So it is very important to remove the cyst through a surgery. In most cases, doctors will suggest laparoscopic surgery for removing the cyst, so that cyst can be treated with a small incision. If the cyst is very large or if there are multiple cysts then the surgeon will suggest another method to treat that is called " oophorectomy or otherwise removal of the ovary may be required.
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