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Things We All Must Know About Heart Ablation!

Dr. Jitesh Arora 90% (55 ratings)
MD - Cardiology, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardoology
Cardiologist, Rudrapur
Things We All Must Know About Heart Ablation!

Heart ablation or cardiac ablation is a procedure done to treat irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. It is performed by an interventional cardiologist, a doctor who specialises in doing procedures for heart problems and it involves threading long wires called catheters through a blood vessel into your heart. The irregular heartbeat is treated by delivering an electrical pulse using electrodes to specific areas of your heart.

Arrhythmias
A normal heart beats at a steady rate, but sometimes, your heart may beat too quickly, too slowly, or unevenly. These heart rhythm problems are called arrhythmias and one of the treatments for this heart problem is cardiac ablation. Other treatment modalities are medications and changes in lifestyle. Heart ablation is prescribed when the other treatments fail. Arrhythmias mostly happen in older people and in people who suffer from other heart problems like cardiomyopathy.

Here are answers to most frequently asked questions related to ablation

Who will benefit from heart ablation?
The beneficiaries include people who

  • Suffer from arrhythmias that don’t respond to medicines
  • Suffer from side effects from arrhythmia medicines
  • Suffer from a specific kind of arrhythmia that respond very well to cardiac ablation
  • Are at a high risk for cardiac arrest or other complications which can be fatal

Cardiac ablation is very helpful for patients who have certain kinds of arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, which cause fast heartbeats.

How to prepare for cardiac ablation?
You will have to undergo extensive tests to record your heart’s electrical activity and rhythm. Your doctor will ask and record whether you have any other disease like high BP and diabetes.

If you are a woman and pregnant, you must not get this procedure done as it involves radiation. You will not be allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before the procedure.

How is heart ablation done?

Heart ablations are done in a special room known as an electrophysiology laboratory. It usually takes three to six hours and is usually done under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation.
The catheters are threaded either from your neck, groyne or arm into your heart. Your cardiologist also injects a special contrast dye to help him see areas of abnormal muscle in your heart. He then uses a catheter with an electrode at the tip to give radiofrequency energy to the weak heart muscle to correct your irregular heartbeat.
You may have to stay overnight after the procedure.

Risks associated

  1. Bleeding
  2. Blood clots
  3. Damage to heart valves or arteries
  4. The build-up of fluid around your heart
  5. Heart attack
  6. Infection

Inflammation of sac surrounding your heart or pericarditis You will have to be monitored regularly after ablation to check for problems in your heart beats.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Radiofrequency Ablation For Trigeminal Neuralgia!

Dr. Snehal Panchal 82% (77 ratings)
MD,DNB, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Fellowship In Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a type of chronic pain disorder, which affects the trigeminal nerve. There are mainly two types:

Typical Trigeminal Neuralgia and Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia.

The typical form or this disorder results in certain episodes of severe, sudden, shock-like pain in one side of the face, which lasts for seconds to few minutes.

Symptoms

Trigeminal Neuralgia may have symptoms which include one or more of patterns like the following:

  • Some episodes of severe,
  • Shooting pain which may seem like an electric shock.

A person might come across spontaneous attacks of pain or even attacks which might get triggered by certain things like touching the face, chewing, speaking or even while brushing the teeth.

Causes

When trigeminal neuralgia occurs, the trigeminal nerve’s function gets disrupted. The problem occurs through a contact between an artery or a vein and the trigeminal nerve at the base of one’s brain. This contact puts pressure on the nerve, thus causing it to malfunction.

Trigeminal Neuralgia can occur due to people getting aged or due to any kind of disorder that causes damage to the myelin sheath that protects certain nerves. A number of triggers can lead to the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, which include:

  • While shaving
  • When someone touches one’s face.
  • When a person is eating something.
  • While brushing teeth
  • Smiling
  • Washing one’s face.

What Is Radiofrequency Ablation for Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Radiofrequency Ablation or RFA is a technique by way of surgery, which helps to direct high-frequency heat on to the targeted areas of the body, such as tumors and tissues. When a person suffers chronic pain that means the high-frequency heat is getting targeted to the nerves.

A person suffering from trigeminal neuralgia, would have his or her doctor, who is a neurosurgeon, uses radiofrequency ablation to hit the trigeminal nerve, thereby destroying the nerve’s ability to get the pain signals transmitted to one’s brain.

Medication is the first line of treatment for trigeminal neuralgia by a neurosurgeon, to see how the patient reacts. If that person suffers from severe pain in the face and does not show any improvement through medication, then the doctor might recommend him/her to go for radiofrequency ablation surgery.

How Is The Procedure Conducted?

During the radiofrequency ablation for trigeminal neuralgia, people remain awake and asleep at different times. The process includes:

When the patient is asleep under the influence of general anaesthesia, a neurosurgeon would carefully place a needle through the corner of one’s mouth in order to reach the trigeminal nerve, which lies at the base of the skull. Then, once the X-rays confirm the needle is right in place, the neurosurgeon would wake the patient up, stimulate the nerve and ask the patient if he or she could feel the stimulation exactly at the place where the pain is experienced. This particular step confirms that the doctor has hit the right location. Once, the patient gets back to sleep, the doctor uses radiofrequency heat to minimally injure the nerve, sufficiently enough to induce a numb feeling on the face along with tingling, thus take the pain away.

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Cardiac Ablation - Why Is It Performed?

Yashoda Hospitals 85% (70 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Internal Medicine Specialist, Secunderabad
Cardiac Ablation - Why Is It Performed?

Cardiac ablation is a procedure that can correct problems associated with heart rhythm. It is a procedure performed by an interventional cardiologist, a doctor who specializes in performing procedures related to the heart. During the procedure, small wires called electrodes are placed inside your heart to measure its electrical activity. When the source of the problem is identified, the tissue causing the problem is destroyed.

Methods of performing cardiac ablation: There are two methods of performing cardiac ablation:

  1. Radiofrequency ablation: It uses heat energy to eliminate the problem area.
  2. Cryoablation: It uses extremely cold temperatures to destroy the cardiac tissue. The type of procedure you will undergo depends on what kind of abnormal heart rhythm you have.

Cardiac ablation is conducted at a hospital by trained staff. You will be given a sedative before the procedure to help you relax. A small and flexible tube will be inserted through a cut into one of the blood vessels in the area. The doctor will use live X-ray images to carefully guide the catheter up into your heart. Sometimes, more than one catheter is needed to perform the procedure.

Why is cardiac ablation performed?

Cardiac ablation is used to treat certain heart rhythm problems that medicines cannot treat or control. These problems may be dangerous if they are not treated. Common symptoms of heart rhythm problems may include chest pain, fainting, slow or fast heartbeat, light-headedness, dizziness, and paleness, shortness of breath, skipping beats, and sweating.

Risks associated with cardiac ablation: Cardiac ablation carries a risk of complications, including the following:

  • Bleeding or infection at the site where your catheter was inserted.
  • Damage to your blood vessels where the catheter may have scraped as it traveled to your heart.
  • A puncture in the cardiac wall.
  • Damage to your heart valves.
  • Damage to your heart’s electrical system, which could worsen your heart rhythm and a pacemaker may be required to correct it.
  • Blood clots in your legs or lungs.
  • Stroke or heart attack.
  • Narrowing of the veins that carry blood between your lungs and heart.
  • Damage to your kidneys from the dye used during the procedure.
  • Death, in rare cases.

Results of cardiac ablation: Although a single cardiac ablation can be successful, some people required repeated intervention. Your doctor will tell if you need any other procedure such as pacemaker implantation to treat complex heart rhythm problems. You may also need to take medications, even after you have had an ablation. Some lifestyle changes need to be made that improve the overall health of your heart, especially to prevent or treat conditions that can cause or worsen heart rhythms, such as high blood pressure. Your doctor may advise you to use less salt, which can help lower blood pressure, increase your physical activity, quit smoking, avoid drinking alcohol, eat heart-healthy foods, maintain a healthy weight, and manage strong emotions such as anger.

Follow your doctor’s instructions about wound care, medications, physical activity, and follow-up appointments. Some people may still have episodes of an irregular heartbeat after cardiac ablation. This is a normal reaction as the tissue heals and should go away with time.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Heart Ablation - Things We All Must Know!

Dr. Nishith Chandra 91% (695 ratings)
DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Heart Ablation - Things We All Must Know!

Heart ablation or cardiac ablation is a procedure done to treat irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. It is performed by an interventional cardiologist, a doctor who specialises in doing procedures for heart problems and it involves threading long wires called catheters through a blood vessel into your heart. The irregular heartbeats is treated by delivering an electrical pulse using electrodes to specific areas of your heart.

Arrhythmias
A normal heart beats at a steady rate, but sometimes, your heart may beat too quickly, too slowly, or unevenly. These heart rhythm problems are called arrhythmias and one of the treatments for this heart problem is cardiac ablation. Other treatment modalities are medications and changes in lifestyle. Heart ablation is prescribed when the other treatments fail. Arrhythmias mostly happen in older people and in people who suffer from other heart problems like cardiomyopathy.

Here are answers to most frequently asked questions related to ablation

Who will benefit from heart ablation?
The beneficiaries include people who

  • Suffer from arrhythmias that don’t respond to medicines
  • Suffer from side effects from arrhythmia medicines
  • Suffer from a specific kind of arrhythmia that respond very well to cardiac ablation
  • Are at a high risk for cardiac arrest or other complications which can be fatal

Cardiac ablation is very helpful for patients who have certain kinds of arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, which cause fast heartbeats.

How to prepare for cardiac ablation?
You will have to undergo extensive tests to record your heart’s electrical activity and rhythm. Your doctor will ask and record whether you have any other disease like high BP and diabetes.

If you are a woman and pregnant, you must not get this procedure done as it involves radiation. You will not be allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before the procedure.

How is heart ablation done?

Heart ablations are done in a special room known as an electrophysiology laboratory. It usually takes three to six hours and is usually done under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation.
The catheters are threaded either from your neck, groyne or arm into your heart. Your cardiologist also injects a special contrast dye to help him see areas of abnormal muscle in your heart. He then uses a catheter with an electrode at the tip to give radiofrequency energy to the weak heart muscle to correct your irregular heartbeat.
You may have to stay overnight after the procedure.

Risks associated

  1. Bleeding
  2. Blood clots
  3. Damage to heart valves or arteries
  4. The build-up of fluid around your heart
  5. Heart attack
  6. Infection

Inflammation of sac surrounding your heart or pericarditis You will have to be monitored regularly after ablation to check for problems in your heart beats. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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Cardiac Ablation - How To Prepare For It?

Dr. Jyotirmaya Dash 88% (14 ratings)
MD - Medicine, DNB (Cardiology), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Chennai
Cardiac Ablation - How To Prepare For It?

Heart ablation or cardiac ablation is a procedure done to treat irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. It is performed by an interventional cardiologist, a doctor who specialises in doing procedures for heart problems and it involves threading long wires called catheters through a blood vessel into your heart. The irregular heartbeat is treated by delivering an electrical pulse using electrodes to specific areas of your heart.

Arrhythmias
A normal heart beats at a steady rate, but sometimes, your heart may beat too quickly, too slowly, or unevenly. These heart rhythm problems are called arrhythmias and one of the treatments for this heart problem is cardiac ablation. Other treatment modalities are medications and changes in lifestyle. Heart ablation is prescribed when the other treatments fail. Arrhythmias mostly happen in older people and in people who suffer from other heart problems like cardiomyopathy.

Here are answers to most frequently asked questions related to ablation

Who will benefit from heart ablation?
The beneficiaries include people who

  • Suffer from arrhythmias that don’t respond to medicines
  • Suffer from side effects from arrhythmia medicines
  • Suffer from a specific kind of arrhythmia that respond very well to cardiac ablation
  • Are at a high risk for cardiac arrest or other complications which can be fatal

Cardiac ablation is very helpful for patients who have certain kinds of arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, which cause fast heartbeats.

How to prepare for cardiac ablation?
You will have to undergo extensive tests to record your heart’s electrical activity and rhythm. Your doctor will ask and record whether you have any other disease like high BP and diabetes.

If you are a woman and pregnant, you must not get this procedure done as it involves radiation. You will not be allowed to eat or drink anything after midnight, the night before the procedure.

How is heart ablation done?

Heart ablations are done in a special room known as an electrophysiology laboratory. It usually takes three to six hours and is usually done under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation.
The catheters are threaded either from your neck, groyne or arm into your heart. Your cardiologist also injects a special contrast dye to help him see areas of abnormal muscle in your heart. He then uses a catheter with an electrode at the tip to give radiofrequency energy to the weak heart muscle to correct your irregular heartbeat.
You may have to stay overnight after the procedure.

Risks associated

  1. Bleeding
  2. Blood clots
  3. Damage to heart valves or arteries
  4. The build-up of fluid around your heart
  5. Heart attack
  6. Infection

Inflammation of sac surrounding your heart or pericarditis You will have to be monitored regularly after ablation to check for problems in your heart beats.

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Endometrial Ablation - Procedure And Recovery

Dr. Sumati Saxena 90% (19 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Allahabad
Endometrial Ablation - Procedure And Recovery

The menstrual period is a tough time for every woman. But some suffer from heavy bleeding, bleeding between the menstrual cycles or a prolonged period of bleeding due to hormonal changes or other conditions such as fibroids and polyps. In such cases, Endometrial Ablation would be recommended.

It is a medical process that helps to remove the thin layers that line the uterus. Endometrial ablation is not performed surgically. This ensures that woman stays clear of any cuts or incisions on their body when they undergo the process.

What is the endometrial ablation process like?
The Endometrial Ablation process involves the use of thin tools to penetrate the uterus through the vagina. One common tool is the hydrothermal process, wherein fluids are gently pumped into the uterus after which the fluids are heated. Within a span of ten minutes, the heated fluid destroys the lining of the uterus. The balloon therapy is another Endometrial Ablation tool used these days. A thin tube that features a special balloon at its end is inserted into the uterus. Heated fluid will then fill up the balloon, which in turn expands and destroys the entire lining of the uterus.

Sometimes special wands are used that apply microwave energy into the uterus to destroy the tissue lining. At times, a freezing method is also used. It is known as cryoablation by which a cold tip freezes the tissue lining of the uterus very quickly.

Are there any risks involved with a procedure like endometrial ablation?

Endometrial Ablation is quite a safe medical procedure to undergo. However, there does remain a minuscule chance of contracting an infection or suffering from heavy bleeding while undergoing this procedure. The tools used by doctors for ablation may damage or burn organs in the uterus, but the chances of such an incident remain rare.

 

How do you recover after endometrial ablation?
Women that undergo this medical process do not take a long time to heal. They are advised to return to their normal routine within just one week. They may suffer from bleeding and cramps for a few days. Following the process, they may experience a bloody or watery discharge for up to three weeks. Other sensations may include a desire to urinate now and then. These happen within the first twenty-four hours of undergoing the procedure. Complaints of nausea are also common. Further to this procedure, women can ingest pain medication to speed the recovery process. They are advised against lifting heavy objects. Doctors and health professionals may prohibit women from engaging in sexual activities, using tampons, douches, etc.

Endometrial Ablation remains a relatively risk-free procedure that can be undertaken to deal with menstrual cramps and recurrent instances of vaginal bleeding and avail the much-needed relief. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Mild-Moderate Osteoarthritis

Dr. Snehal Panchal 82% (77 ratings)
MD,DNB, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Fellowship In Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai
Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Mild-Moderate Osteoarthritis

Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation is a process which involves minimum incision, along with a non-narcotic out-patient treatment option that can help treat and provide relief from chronic pain, thereby improve one’s quality of life without the need to go for a surgery. This is an advanced procedure, through which the cooled radiofrequency energy is used in order to target the sensory nerves quickly as well as quite safely, which result in pain and help shut out the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Osteoarthritis can hamper any joint whenever the cartilage wears out over a period of time. This generally strikes big joints like the knee, resulting in pain, swelling and the area becoming stiff, which results in the movements getting restricted. According to the data released by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons close to 10 million Americans had to suffer from osteoarthritis of their knee in the year 2010.

Cooled Radiofrequency can also help treat various other conditions which include:

  1. Cervical Joint Pain
  2. Genicular Neurotomy
  3. Lumbar Pain
  4. Hip Osteoarthritis or Joint Pain
  5. Chronic Knee Osteoarthritis.

Cooled Radiofrequency Ablasion is marketed as COOLIEF. COOLIEF is a minimally-invasive procedure, quite often compared to steroid injections. Still, patients tend to report better relief from pain, functionality of the area when the procedure was implemented and satisfaction, which is not the case with injections.

As per a study by FDA, six months after the procedure has taken place, a mere 5% of the patients of the COOLIEF group reported the same kind of severe pain compared to 37% of patients, who get treated with steroid injections.

While there are patients who experience relief from pain in the knee due to Osteoarthritis for close to 2 years, for some, there is no recurrence of pain at all in future.

How Does It Work?

The procedure followed for treating mild to moderate Osteoarthritis is quite similar to the traditional radiofrequency treatments. Still, unlike traditional procedures related to Radiofrequency, COOLIEF makes use of cooled radiofrequency energy for targeting the nerves in a more safe and secured manner. The overall heat produced is much less in this case, which helps to increase the effectiveness through relief from pain.

Now before initiating the procedure of COOLIEF, the concerned doctor conducts a diagnostic procedure which aims to locate the exact source of one’s pain and hence tells the doctor where the COOLIEF must go. The doctor would then use a particular device along with a small needle to reach out to the nerves which are causing pain. This device helps to generate radiofrequency, which uses the energy to get the nerves heated. As the device sends heat waves into the nerves, water also gets circulated through the area. This induces two things:Without any additional effort, a large treatment is created. Targets the source of pain without even going for excessive heating.

The procedure takes less than an hour and does not even require general anesthesia. The pain can continue for close to 2 weeks but still, patients can return to their normal activities after taking a day’s rest.

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Varicose Veins- LASER treatment, Radiofrequency Ablation And Sclerotherapy

Dr. Apurva Srivastava 93% (153 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB (Vascular & Endovascular Surgery)
Vascular Surgeon, Delhi

Varicose veins is the term used for abnormally dilated and visible blue coloured veins on the thighs and legs. This condition is a manifestation of the disease better known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency.

Varicose veins on the leg

Varicose veins occur due to abnormalities in the valves of the veins, causing reversal of blood flow especially on the thigh and legs.

This disease is common in patients having jobs involving long periods of standing (teachers, field workers, nurses). Most of the times, it develops in females during pregnancy. It may also be hereditary, and more than one members of a family may be affected.

 

Difference between normal veins and varicose veins

This condition leads to swelling and discomfort of the legs and enlarged, easily visible blue veins that are painful and itchy.

Advanced stages of the disease can eventually lead to uncontrollable bleeding from the veins and non healing ulcers. In very late stages, it may lead to permanent damage and disfigurement of the leg.

Venous Ulcers in the advanced stages of the disease

A Diagnosis of varicose veins can be confirmed with the help of a simple Doppler ultrasound examination of the legs.

Treatment of varicose veins depends on the stage of the disease. In very early stages, wearing compression stockings and lifestyle modifications are sufficient to relieve symptoms. But advanced stages of the disease do need timely treatment to prevent progression to complications.

In earlier days, Surgery (Ligation and Stripping of the vein) was done for varicose veins which involved big incisions, was painful and associated with numerous complications such as bleeding, infection and recurrence. 

But with the introduction of newer technologies, surgery has been completely replaced by minimally invasive techniques which are Endovenous Laser ablation, Radiofrequency ablation and Sclerotherapy.

These procedures are done with needle holes and do not involve big incisions or stitches. Sclerotherapy involves injection of a drug into the small varicosities, which leads to closure and treatment of branch varicosities.

 

Results of Endovenous Laser Ablation and Radiofrequency Ablation

Vascular Surgeon specialises in all these latest treatment options, and at our centre we have the maximum volume of patients in North India undergoing Laser and Radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins.

Benefits of this treatment are numerous, such as simple day care procedure, no incisions or scars, lesser treatment time, rapid recovery with reduced post operative pain and normal activities can be resumed immediately.

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Menstrual Pain Relief Offered Through Endometrial Ablation

Dr. Manju Aggarwal 91% (335 ratings)
MBBS , DGO , FIMAS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Menstrual Pain Relief Offered Through Endometrial Ablation

Slight discomfort and pain is normally associated with every woman's monthly menstrual cycle. However, for some women, this discomfort can restrict their normal activities and put them in a lot of pain. This is often accompanied by heavy menstrual bleeding. Medication is usually the first line of treatment for heavy periods, but if this is not effective surgical options may need to be looked at. Amongst the surgical ways to deal with painful menstruation and heavy bleeding is a procedure known as endometrial ablation.

Endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure that removes the lining of the uterus or endometrium. The procedure is usually performed under spinal or local anesthesia and takes less than a hour. In some cases, the patient may need to go under general anesthesia. This surgery is often performed as an outpatient procedure. This can be performed in a number of ways. Some of the common forms of endometrial ablation are:

  1. Laser ablation
  2. Heat ablation using either heated saline or radio frequency
  3. Electric removal of uterine lining
  4. Freezing
  5. Microwave removal

Though the procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure, it can take up to 2 weeks for complete recovery. The woman may notice watery discharge for a day or two accompanied by cramps and nausea. However, after such a procedure, most women do not have a period for the next few months. While this may stop menstrual bleeding completely for older women, younger women should see reduced menstrual bleeding, but may also need a repeat procedure later.

Though many women can conceive after such a procedure, endometrial ablation is usually not recommended for women who intend on having children later. It is usually suggested as an alternative to a hysterectomy. It is also not recommended to women who have a high risk of developing endometrial cancer. An endometrial ablation can be performed if the woman suffers from minor fibroids, but is avoidable if the woman suffers from large fibroids. A vaginal or pelvic infection of any kind will also prevent a woman from undergoing this procedure.

Like any other procedure, this one is associated with a number of certain risks as well, such as

  1. Infection and bleeding
  2. Rupturing the uterine wall or bowel walls
  3. Excessive fluid in the bloodstream

Thus in order to reduce the risks associated, utmost care must be taken, both by doctor and patient and in case of any bleeding that lasts longer than two days should be immediately brought to your doctor's notice.

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Ovarian Cysts: Everything You Need To Know About It!

Dr. Kaushal Samir Kadam 91% (956 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO
IVF Specialist, Mumbai
Ovarian Cysts: Everything You Need To Know About It!

Ovarian cysts are a common development in many women. Cysts are sacs filled with fluid which are formed in the female ovaries. Most cysts are harmless and do not even show any symptoms. However, some cysts do show outward symptoms like heavy bleeding, clotting, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain during the menstrual cycle, and pain during sex.

If you feel any of the above-mentioned discomforts, it will be in your best interest to book an appointment with your gynaecologist and get a check-up done. Most cysts are manageable unless they are very severe. In fact, it is best that cysts come to light at the right time and are efficiently managed, unless they develop into severe issues in the future.

Management of cysts

  1. Oftentimes, medical practitioners resort to what is called ‘watchful waiting’.
  2. At times, ovarian cysts disappear in a few months.
  3. It is recommended to take a blood test and an ultrasound to see the progress of the cyst.
  4. If you have already experienced menopause, then these tests are carried out every four months. This is because in such cases the risk of an ovarian cancer is at its highest and regular monitoring of the cyst is necessary.

Treatment of cysts
Ovarian cysts can be treated in their earlier stages. Here are some of the most popular treatments.

  1. Laparoscopy is one of the most popular treatments. It is a surgery carried out under general anaesthesia. The tummy is cut to a radius of a key hole and a laparoscope is inserted. This helps the doctor to see the internal organs, which is then used to remove the cyst. This method is less painful and has a quick recovery time.
  2. Laparotomy is the other method used for removing a cyst. In case the cyst is large, then one single large hole is made in the body to access the cyst. At times, the cyst and the ovaries are removed and sent for further laboratory inspection. This inspection is done to detect whether the samples are cancerous or not. This procedure is more complex than the previous one and might need the patient to stay in the hospital for a few days.
  3. In case you have a cancerous cyst, then your reproductive part itself would have to be removed rendering you barren for your life.

Ovarian cyst is very much treatable and is best to be detected at an earlier stage for better and faster treatment. Thus, it is best to go for regular check-ups and report in case of any disturbing symptoms. After menopause, the tests are carried out every 6 monthly.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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