How are ovarian cysts treated?
Dr. Halfon first performs a pelvic examination to determine whether cysts exist, and to what extent. Then, he turns to ultrasound technology and blood tests for further information and verification.
If Dr. Halfon confirms the existence of ovarian cysts, he recommends several courses of action, which may include:
- Waiting — often, your body rids itself of small ovarian cysts on its own
- Medication — hormone medications, such as the birth control pill, will stop cysts from forming (it won’t shrink an existing cyst, however)
- Surgery — Dr. Halfon may use laparoscopic surgery to remove your cyst if it causes problems or grows
In treating ovarian cysts, Dr. Halfon works exhaustively to find the best solution for your situation. Often, Dr. Halfon starts with the least invasive procedure possible. If, however, your comfort is severely compromised by a large and growing cyst, Dr. Halfon turns to more aggressive solutions, such as surgery.
If ovarian cysts are interfering with your life, call Isaac Halfon, MD Obstetrics and Gynecology or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.