Ovarian Cysts Treatment in Singapore

At Your Annual Well-Woman Exam, You May Be Surprised to Find that You Have Cysts
What is an Ovarian Cyst?

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled, sac-like structures within an ovary. Most cysts are never noticed and resolve without women ever realizing that they were there. Ovarian cysts are very common—particularly during a woman’s childbearing years—and are usually benign.

When a cyst does cause symptoms, however, pain in the pelvis is by far the most common one. Most cysts are diagnosed by ultrasound, which is accurate, painless and causes no harm to the woman.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of an Ovarian Cyst?

Though commonly asymptomatic, symptoms do occur when there are larger or multiple cysts, or if the cyst twists or ruptures. They include:

  • Abdominal distension or bloating
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • Discomfort in the lower back or thighs
Ovarian cysts do not always require immediate treatment, or even surgery.

Dr Ann Tan will thoroughly assess your situation and determine how best to manage it safely and appropriately.

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As most ovarian cysts form and resolve as part of the ovaries’ normal function, most go undetected or do not require active treatment.

However, this is not always the case. Seeking the help of a <a class="text-sitered-200 cursor-pointer" href="/">gynaecologist</a> can help determine the best course of action and give you peace of mind.

Treatment for Ovarian Cysts

Treatment can consist of watchful waiting—waiting to see if the cyst continues to grow, or if it disappears over time (which often happens with functional cysts, the most common type of cyst).

However, if the cyst is causing significant or persistent pain, not resolving or is suspicious in any way, then it may need to be removed via Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Determining the Nature of the Cyst

While ovarian cysts are common and largely benign in younger women in their childbearing years, cysts that develop during or after menopause have a higher likelihood of being or becoming cancerous. Beyond using ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to examine the ovaries in detail to determine size, location, texture and type of cyst(s) present; should the cyst be removed, it may be biopsied so as to clearly ascertain its nature (whether it’s benign or malignant).

Dr Ann Tan
Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
MBBS (Singapore), FRCOG (London), M Med (O & G), FAM (Singapore)
“I think taking care of women was definitely my calling in life. Each patient brings with them something new and different, and it is my privilege to care for them.”

With over 20 years caring for women’s reproductive health and their pregnancies, Dr Ann Tan is no doubt a fervent advocate for women’s physical and emotional wellbeing.

An experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr Tan is keenly aware of the ups and downs of what pregnancy and childbirth brings, and strives to support postpartum women as they recover so that they can enjoy motherhood as well as possible.

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Singapore 228510

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