Menopause, Ovarian Cysts

menopause treatment

Menopause

Menopause is diagnosed when a menstrual period has been absent for 12 months.The menopause process takes several years beginning when the ovaries start to produce less estrogen. This stage is known as perimenopause and this is when symptoms first begin to appear.

Menopause symptoms include:

  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Bladder control symptoms

Not all women experience symptoms of menopause. If there are symptoms, they may either be mild or severe. These symptoms can last from the perimenopausal stage and last for several years after menopause. Menopause occurs naturally after the age of 40. The loss of estrogen production also increases the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Effective treatment for most menopause symptoms and the reduction of associated risks is available. Your doctor can help you decide which options are best for you.

* We would be happy to discuss with you any questions or concerns you might have! Please call us at (516) 439-5300 for a consultation, or to setup an appointment!


Ovarian Cysts

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that can form in the ovaries. The ovaries are two small organs that produce eggs and female hormones. The ovaries affect our body's appearance, menstrual cycle and pregnancy.

There are several types of ovarian cysts. The most common form of a cyst is a functional cyst. Functional cysts form during ovulation. Eggs that are produced each month are grown in tiny sacs called follicles. After these sacs release the egg, the sac dissolves turning into corpus luteum, which produces hormones. If the sac does not dissolve, a functional cyst will form from the sac and cause them to grow. Normally the cysts disappear within a few months. They are rarely cancerous but can cause mild symptoms.

Other types of cysts can form as a result of disease or from the egg not being released. These may be larger and more painful. While some ovarian cysts don't cause any symptoms, others may experience the following symptoms.

Oavrian cysts symptoms include:

  • Pressure, swelling or pain in the abdomen
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Weight gain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Ovarian cysts can usually be diagnosed during a routine pelvic exam. An ultrasound or blood test may also be used to diagnose and determine the size and type of the cyst. Many cysts will go away on their own, so initial treatment may just be to wait and see if the size changes. Surgery to remove the cyst may be performed in those cysts that do not change or cause pain. If you think you have a cyst, schedule a pelvic exam with your doctor.

* We would be happy to discuss with you any questions or concerns you might have! Please call us at (516) 439-5300 for a consultation, or to setup an appointment!

Locations

Fresh Meadows Forest Hills
Garden City Lake Success
Manhattan Massapequa
Long Beach

Visit any location. It's as simple as that.