• Columbus, OH
  • 614.755.4200
  • CWC Beauty: 614.852.2940

How ovarian cysts are diagnosed and what can be done about them

The idea of having an ovarian cyst often makes women think they may be dealing with ovarian cancer. However, ovarian cysts are growths that are commonly harmless. For some patients, they may not even know they exist until they have a physical evaluation performed. For others, symptoms may occur that may bring them into their gynecologist for an evaluation.

Some cysts can become problematic for women, and may exhibit symptoms such as:

  • Pain in the pelvic area before and/or after a menstrual cycle
  • Persistent pelvic pain, including dull or sharp pains
  • Pelvic pain during intercourse, known as “dyspareunia”
  • Nausea and breast tenderness similar to that experienced in the early stages of pregnancy
  • Full, heavy abdominal feeling/sensation
  • Problems fully emptying the bladder
  • Frequent urination
  • Painful bowel movements

When these symptoms occur, it may be time to speak to a provider about diagnostic testing for ovarian cysts.

How is an ovarian cyst diagnosed?

To diagnose an ovarian cyst, it is important to have an evaluation performed by one of our providers at Columbus Women’s Care. This evaluation may include certain diagnostic testing that can help in spotting this growth, and may include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy testing
  • CA 125
  • Laparoscopy

What treatment options are available?

Many women who have ovarian cysts may be asymptomatic. For some, the symptoms are minor, and the growth itself can be monitored over time. In some cases, the use of prescription birth control can reduce the size of the cyst. When a cyst continues to grow larger or causes uncomfortable symptoms such as pain and unusual menstrual cycles, our doctors may recommend surgical removal of the cyst. However, more conservative options are always considered prior to surgery.

Discuss reproductive care with our team at Columbus Women’s Care

If you are worried about ovarian cysts, or are experiencing unusual symptoms in the abdominal area or in regards to your menstrual period, it may be time to consider the benefits of a thorough examination with the doctors at our practice. Call (614) 755-4200 to book an appointment at our Canal Winchester, Ohio location at 7901 Diley Road, Suite 205/260. We are here to help new and current patients of our practice with a variety of women’s health issues.

Request Appointment
Phone: 614.755.4200
CWC Beauty: 614.852.2940

contact us today

  • * All indicated fields must be completed.
    Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Closed Weekends

Holiday Hours For 2020

May 25th closed all day
July 3rd closed all day
Sept 7th closed all day
Nov 25th closed all day
Nov 26th closed all day
Nov 27th closed all day
Dec 23rd, 24th and 25th closed all day
Dec 31st closing at noon
Jan 1st closed all day

This message is for all of our patients, we hope all are staying safe, healthy, and following all the necessary guidelines presented by both the state and Federal Government. Due to recent reports concerning the Coronavirus, we are monitoring the CDC and Ohio Department of Health websites and taking necessary precautions. If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and have recently traveled to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran, or you have been exposed to someone potentially infected with the Coronavirus, please contact the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-427-5634 instead of scheduling an appointment at our office if you are exhibiting signs and symptoms of an upper respiratory illness (cold or flu-like symptoms).

Columbus, OH     614.755.4200 | CWC Beauty (614) 852-2940
Scroll to Top