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Ovarian Cysts Specialist

Arjang Naim, MD -  - OB-GYN

Arjang Naim, MD

OB-GYN located in West Hollywood & Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Naim is skilled in diagnosing and treating symptomatic ovarian cysts, helping women from throughout the Greater Los Angeles area resolve symptoms and enjoy optimal health.

Ovarian Cysts Q & A

What are ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cysts are sacs of fluid that form inside the ovary or on the ovary's surface. Most women will have a least one cyst during their lifetime, and usually, the cyst will go away on its own without causing symptoms.

What symptoms are associated with ovarian cysts?

In most cases, ovarian cysts cause no symptom and resolve on their own. But when they do cause symptoms, they can include:

  • pelvic pain or aching, especially before your period begins or ends

  • pain during intercourse

  • painful bowel movements

  • feelings of fullness in your belly

  • breast tenderness

  • nausea

  • increased urge to urinate, sometimes accompanied by difficulty emptying your bladder

What causes ovarian cysts?

Some cysts occur as the natural process of your menstrual cycle, forming when minor problems develop during ovulation. In most cases, these functional cysts disappear after a couple of menstrual cycles and rarely cause symptoms. Other types of cysts include:

  • endometriomas, which develop in women who have endometriosis

  • dermoid cysts, which may contain hair, skin or other tissues that can form from egg cells

  • cystadenomas, which are filled with a mucousy liquid

When cysts become very large, they may cause the ovary to twist, causing significant pain.

How are ovarian cysts treated?

Dr. Naim will probably order an ultrasound to ensure the symptoms you're experiencing are the result of a cyst. At that point, he'll be able to tell if treatment is necessary and if so, what type of treatment is best. Some cysts will resolve with birth control medicine to balance hormone levels while others may require surgery to remove. In some cases, just the cyst can be removed, but in other cases, the entire ovary may need to be removed along with the cyst.

In-Network Insurance Providers

We accept a variety of insurance plans at our practice. If you do not see your provider listed, please call our office so we can help you determine coverage.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
Health Net
Independence Blue Cross
Molina Healthcare
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
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