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Chicago gynecologist helps patients understand types of ovarian cysts and best treatments

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Chicago gynecologist helps patients understand types of ovarian cysts and best treatments

There are many reasons to keep annual well-woman visits with your gynecologist. One of these is ovarian cysts. Most women develop them at some point in their lives. Sometimes cysts can cause issues and require treatment. There are different types of ovarian cysts. Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, in Chicago can diagnose and treat cysts if necessary. We are committed to helping educate you on ways to address potential female health problems.

Types of ovarian cysts

  • Follicle cyst – During your cycle, an egg will grow in the ovary. We call this a follicle. The follicle will, in most cases, break open and release the egg. If it does not open, it can form a cyst.
  • Corpus luteum cysts – The follicle sac will typically disappear after the egg is gone. If it does not dissolve and the opening of the follicle closes, additional fluid may form inside the sac.
  • Dermoid cysts – These are sac-like and they can contain foreign tissue.
  • Cystadenomas – Non-cancerous cysts that form on the outside of the ovary.
  • Endometriomas – Uterine tissue growing outside of the uterus, attaches to the ovaries and forms a cyst.

How we diagnose ovarian cysts

  • Routine pelvic examinations. Sometimes we notice swelling on one of your ovaries. At this point we recommend further testing.
  • Ultrasound tests. An imaging test that uses sound waves to show a picture of your ovaries.
  • Hormone level test. This checks for hormone-related issues that could be causing cysts.
  • CA-125 blood test. If we feel there is a possibility of cancer, we will use this test to help screen.

The type of cysts, the number of cysts, and the length of time they are present determine our potential treatment plan for you.

The gynecology professionals at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, want all patients to experience optimal health.

 

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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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  • 5 Star Review
    "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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  • 5 Star Review
    "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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  • 5 Star Review
    "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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  • 5 Star Review

    "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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