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Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian Cysts Treatment Specialist in Eugene, OR

An ovarian cyst is a sac that develops on or within one or both of your ovaries and is filled with fluid or semisolid substances. Cysts are usually harmless, do not produce symptoms, and pass away on their own. Some cysts may cause problems that require the attention of your healthcare provider. If you have ovarian cysts that are growing and causing pain, our Dr. Richard Beyerlein MD, CPI, FACOG, and Dr. Tamara A. Stenshoel, MD at Pacific Women’s Center can give customized treatment to relieve your symptoms. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 911 Country Club Rd. Suite A-222, Eugene, OR 97401.

Ovarian Cysts Treatment Specialist Near Me in Eugene, OR
Ovarian Cysts Treatment Specialist Near Me in Eugene, OR

Ovarian cysts are a common occurrence that actually happens during healthy ovulation. While the word cyst may seem scary, most come and go with no symptoms or signs and do not cause any problems. However, in some instances, a cyst may not go away or it may grow large enough to require attention. At Pacific Women’s Center, we have the technology and experience to diagnose and treat all types of ovarian cysts.

While ovarian cysts are most common during your childbearing years, they can occur at any age. Though most cysts are harmless, they can cause a number of health issues if persistent or enlarged. In rare cases, a cyst may even be cancerous. Because of these issues, it is important to evaluate each patient and her individual case.

Please see your Pacific Women’s Center physician right away if you experience any of the following:

– Painful menstruation
– Abnormal bleeding
– Painful intercourse
– Pressure, pain, or fullness in the abdomen
– Difficulty urinating or completely emptying bladder

Ovarian cysts are most often diagnosed with the help of ultrasound technology. A laparoscope may be utilized in diagnosing and potentially treating cysts as well. While no treatment might be necessary right away, consistent continuity of care is very important. Depending on the nature of your cyst, you may be a candidate for observation. Your doctor may also prescribe hormonal birth control to reduce the chance of new cysts forming. If a cyst is already large or growing rapidly, causing serious symptoms, or if it is potentially cancerous, your physician may recommend surgical intervention.