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What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts?

If you’re experiencing unusual pain or other symptoms in the lower part of your abdomen, you might have ovarian cysts. This condition is defined by having fluid-filled sacs located on or near the ovaries. At the same time, it’s a good idea to have a doctor make a formal diagnosis. Suppose you are residing in the Chicago area or Northwest Indiana and experiencing the following symptoms. It is probably time to make an appointment with the Northwestern Women’s Health Associates team to determine if an ovarian cystectomy procedure is needed.

What Are The Ovarian Cystectomy Procedure And symptoms, Near Me In Chicago

Ovarian Cysts Symptoms

  • Pain. Women with ovarian cysts can experience anything from an annoying twinge when they bend or move to debilitating pain that leaves them unable to walk. The degree of pain is usually related to the number and size of the cysts. Most women will develop cysts at some point in their lives, and most of the time, they present as just a small amount of pelvic pain. If this pain becomes worse, however, or it prevents you from completing regular daily activities, it’s time to see a doctor.
  • Bloating and swelling. A feeling of heaviness or swelling in the pelvis can also signify a build-up of fluid on the ovaries. Also, look for unexplained weight gain, as some cysts can get very large and heavy. In this case, you will usually notice a protrusion or swelling in the pelvic area accompanying the weight gain.
  • Unexplained bleeding. Cysts can put pressure on internal organs, which can cause small bleeds, and some can also cause bleeding when they rupture.
  • Any of these symptoms are accompanied by vomiting and fever. If symptoms have progressed to the point that you are also experiencing nausea and a fever, the odds are good that one of the cysts has become infected. In this case, you need to see a doctor immediately. Infected ovarian cysts can become life-threatening if left untreated.
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Ovarian Cystectomy Procedure in and around Chicago

If your doctor determines that you have ovarian cysts, there are several options. If they think it is physiologic and may go way they may repeat an ultrasound in several months. However, if the initial ultrasound shows that the cyst is very large or not the type that will go away on its own, they will likely schedule you for an ovarian cystectomy procedure. Our doctors at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago can help you diagnose and treat this painful condition. Call 312-440-9400 today to make an appointment!

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At Northwestern Women's Health Associates

your unique needs are our highest priority.

Making use of advanced technology and staying on the cutting edge of women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman who visits our office with the highest level of sensitive, specialized care. At our office in Chicago, you can receive exceptional obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) services from any one of our highly skilled doctors, including Stanley Friedell, MD; Marc Feldstein, MD; Abbie Roth, MD; Lisa Brunengraber, MD; Regina Belmonte, MD; Sharon Wise, MD; Julianne Morton, MD; Whitney Dunn, MD; and Aleena Lakhanpal, MD. With their combined expertise, this team of board-certified doctors at Northwestern Women's Health Associates makes it possible for you to receive efficient, personalized care from the preeminent women’s hospital in the Midwest.

Success Stories

  • 5 Star Review
    "Wonderful experience with Dr. Julianne Morton @ NW Women's Associates. I've recommended her to countless girlfriends. Being a first time mom, I went through many physical symptoms and emotions that accompany pregnancy. She is extremely thorough, patient, and has wonderful bedside manner. I felt confident going into delivery with Dr. Morton taking the lead with my delivery. Wonderful practice!"

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    "Dr. Morton is absolutely amazing. She cared for me throughout my first pregnancy and we found her to be kind and caring and straightforward - could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Dunn ended up being on call during my delivery and she was great as well. I have always found the nurses and office staff to be friendly and on top of things - very happy with the practice!"

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    "I had to have a laproscopic hysterectomy done by Dr. Friedell and all went fabulously! They were very detailed in pre-op which made a lot of difference. I came out of surgery feeling great and post op I was back to work within two weeks. Everyone at the practice, at the hospital, at pre-op were incredible."

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    "Dr.Julianne Morton is amazing! I was recommended by a friend when I moved to the Chicago area and was looking for an OB-GYN. I have seen her for two years in Chicago for my yearly exam. She is beyond kind and great at what she does. Dr.Morton makes you feel very comfortable and is such an incredible doctor! I have recommended her to all of my friends as well who need a new gyno/OB-GYN."

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    "Dr. Morton is a really great doctor. She has an incredible bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She makes sure to ask if you have any questions and will happily answer all of them with you. Would highly recommend!"

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    "Dr. Friedell is amazing! He helped delivered my first baby and the whole process was super smooth and stress free. All the staff in the office are super friendly too. Highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I visited Dr Feldstein office yesterday. All of his stuff was very kind and nice to me. He has a professional-team, so I know I have nothing to be afraid of. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people I meet. I am in good hands."

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    "Dr Freidell is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and really cares about his patients. He is very good at getting to the root of the problem, especially with overlapping symptoms. He guided me through all my options and their implications. I will highly recommend him and his team."

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    "I love Dr. Belmonte. I have been going to her since 2006! She rocks!!! She is straight to the point, I love that about her. When I leave her office after seeing her I always feel great, like a just left a good friends house or something!"
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    "I can not tell you how wonderful my experiences have been. Dr. Sharon Wise is my doctor and she is fantastic. She is straightforward and honest about treatments and procedures. I enjoy her sense of humor, and I found her bedside manner when delivering my son to be excellent. "

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