Ovarian Cysts: The Silent Killer

Do you know why you feel tired, bloated, swollen and don’t have energy? Do you know why you are not getting pregnant despite of having unprotected sex? Do you know what happens if you don’t take care of ovarian cysts?

These are some of the questions that are asked by women on a regular basis. But, the answer to these questions is not that simple.

Ovarian cysts are not harmful for a woman. But, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms then it is better to consult your doctor immediately.

Let us know what ovarian cysts are and how they are formed.

What is an Ovarian Cyst?

Ovarian cysts are the fluid filled sacs which are formed inside the ovary. If the ovarian cyst is not removed then it may get bigger and it may cause problems during pregnancy and when you are trying to get pregnant.

How Ovarian Cysts are formed?

Ovarian cysts are formed due to the accumulation of fluids. It is also known as ‘fluid-filled sacs’ and it is formed inside the ovaries.

Ovarian cysts are usually found in women who are between 25 to 35 years of age. It is also common in overweight and obese women.

It is commonly observed that women in their twenties have higher chances of developing ovarian cysts.

How do you get an Ovarian Cyst?

There are different reasons behind the formation of ovarian cysts.

The most common reason for the formation of ovarian cysts is the blockage of the fallopian tubes.

This is because of the blockage of the fallopian tube the egg cannot get fertilized and it leads to the development of the ovarian cysts.

Another reason is that the ovary gets blocked because of the adhesion of the ovary to the omentum.

Sometimes it is also caused by the infection of the ovary.

The cysts may also get formed due to the blockage of the blood vessels.

How do you know if you have an Ovarian Cyst?

You might experience some of the symptoms like:

  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Discharge from the vagina
  • Unusual and frequent urination
  • Irregular periods
  • Swelling of the breasts and abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Premature menopause


I hope you have got some idea about the ovarian cysts and how they affect the pregnancy and fertility. In case, you are facing any of these symptoms then it is better to consult your doctor immediately.