How To Identify And Treat Corpus Luteum Cysts
Ovarian cysts can be a distressing ailment. Whether they’re functional (benign) or non-functional (potentially malignant), cysts can cause definite discomfort. There are several different kinds of cysts you may come to encounter, but one which is can be particularly painful and difficult to deal with are Corpus luteum cysts. This is a quick guide as to what these cysts are, how you can identify them, and what you can do about them—because you won’t want to (and shouldn’t have to) take these lying down.
What Is A Corpus Luteum Cyst?
A cyst, generally speaking, is any collection of fluid, encapsulated by a thin wall, which is located in the ovary. In particular, corpus luteum cysts are functional ovarian cysts which manifest after an egg has been released from the egg follicle. Fluid and blood alike may fill the cyst as it attaches to the ovary. Such cysts generally occur during “the reproductive age” for women and are not common after 50 years of age or so.
While the causes of such cysts remains something of a mystery, some experts have suggested a link between them and the use of fertility pills and certain forms of contraceptive pills. In addition, some have suggested that these cysts can be associated with the potential for ovarian cancer, though this is a point which is not yet proven and is being diligently researched.
What Are Some Symptoms Of Corpus Luteum Cysts?
This is just a sampling of symptoms which may indicate a corpus luteum cyst:
- Severe pain, particularly pain affecting only one side/ovaryafter the release of an ovum; this pain is often sharp and shooting
- Occasionally, abdominal bleeding may be associated with this cyst’s rupturing (this requires immediate medical attention)
- In rare cases, this may be associated ovaries twisting around ovarian ligaments; this can be life-threatening and must be addressed with immediate hospitalization
What Can Be Done?
Thankfully, there are treatments for corpus luteum cysts. A tablespoon of turmeric and raw honey can act as anti-inflammatory agents which may be ingested with a glass of warm milk. Some reports suggest Vitamin E in certain doses can help prevent and address the conditions listed. Ginko Biloba, an herb which is thought to be useful concerning ovarian cysts, can be helpful in treating corpus luteum cysts. You should always consult your physician before using this herb.