So, what are chocolate cysts and what is the treatment? Women in stage IV of endometriosis often suffer from this painful and prolific form of ovarian cysts that negatively affect the ability to get pregnant. Chocolate cysts are anything but sweet, and must be treated with care.
Some ovarian cysts are a normal part of the woman’s reproductive cycle. Prior to the release of an egg, a follicle cyst will form to support the egg and facilitate growth. When the cyst pops, the egg is released, and the body is signaled to generate the proper hormones to support a pregnancy, if it occurs.
However, when cells from the uterine cavity transplant themselves onto the ovaries, a series of cysts can form that greatly reduce the chances of conception, causing often intense pain, and can be the precursor to more serious health concerns.
As the cysts continue to grow and be fed by the same hormones preceding pregnancy, the tissue may begin to fill with blood. Understandably, this malfunction of the reproductive system can be extremely painful. However, the real trouble occurs when the cyst ruptures and releases ‘old blood’ into the uterus. The dark liquid looks much like thick chocolate. Thus, the nickname of chocolate cyst is a descriptive term.
If you have a chocolate cyst, the following treatment options are available to relieve the pain and reduce further health concerns:
- Hormone Therapy
- Holistic Treatment
For many young women, the first course of treatment for ovarian chocolate cysts is almost more painful than the disease of endometriosis itself. Doctors often prescribe birth control pills to regulate the hormone that actually encourages these cysts to grow out of control.
Surgery is common, because ovarian cysts, classified as ‘chocolate’, can rupture. As a result, healing can create scar tissue in the uterus and on the ovaries, making it virtually impossible to conceive a child and often causing more abdominal pain. But, surgery can often result in infertility, and the cysts often grow back, requiring more surgery.
So, many women are opting to try the holistic approach to curing chocolate cysts and preventing them in the first place. Conventional methods of treating ovarian cysts are limited in what they can achieve. For a permanent cure, treating the underlying causes and not just the symptoms is essential.
Yes, chocolate cysts are anything but sweet. If you have suffered from a chocolate cyst in the past, or currently has a cyst, it can be devastating. Infertility is a real concern, surgery is a last resort, and many women have discovered that a holistic approach can not only cure existing chocolate cysts within 2 months, but prevents them from recurring in the future.
Try the holistic approach. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.