You have just been to the doctor for abdominal pain. After a pelvic exam and an ultrasound, the doctor has rendered a diagnosis. Armed with a prescription for the discomfort, you are scheduled to come back in a couple of weeks, unless the pain becomes severe or you suffer from abnormal bleeding. You are now online looking for answers. So, what are follicular cysts and the treatment choices?

Naturally, you hate to be left in the dark, especially when it concerns your health. If you are a young woman who wants children in the future, it is especially worrisome when the doctor mentions anything negative about your ovaries. What you need is an explanation, in understandable terms, and the treatment options available to you.

During a normal menstrual cycle a dominant follicle will develop during the first two weeks. The fluid-filled sac will then rupture to release the egg for potential fertilization. However, sometimes the sac will not break and continue to fill with fluid.

In many cases, follicular cysts are nothing to worry about. In fact, the majority of women have probably had one, at one time or another, and not even been aware of the problem. A follicular cyst will often resolve itself in a month or two. However, if the cyst grows too large, it can twist the ovary and cause severe pain. So, if this happens to you, what are your treatment options?

Hormonal therapy:

If you are prone to recurring follicular cysts, the doctor might suggest birth control pills. The hormones slow the production of estrogen, which technically feeds the cyst. However, if you are trying to conceive a child, this treatment will probably not be your first choice.


In severe cases of follicular cysts, surgery is a viable option. But, any surgery is not without inherent risks. Not only is it expensive and potentially painful, there is always the risk of scar tissue that can reduce the chances of pregnancy. Plus, there is no guarantee that the cysts will not come back in the near future.

Holistic therapy:

If you are not comfortable with the first two options, holistic therapy might be the answer for getting rid of your follicular cysts. The treatment is natural, which means no pregnancy preventing hormones; it is not expensive or painful; and thousands of women can attest to being free of future follicular cysts using only the natural holistic approach.

Now you know the basics of follicular cysts of your ovaries and the treatment options that are available to you. It is your body, your choice. But, for many women, holistic therapy is the natural solution, without affecting the ability to conceive children in the future.

Many of the women who have had success with this approach only tried it after years of suffering with ovarian cysts, and being let down by conventional medicine. Don’t make the same mistake. If you are suffering with ovarian cysts, try the natural approach sooner rather than later – you won’t regret it.

This article is based on the book, “Natural Ovarian Cyst Relief Secrets” by Laura Hennings. After suffering for 6 long years from crippling pain caused by ovarian cysts, and having been totally failed by conventional medicine, Laura took matters into her own hands. She is now totally cyst free, and is dedicated to creating the ultimate holistic ovarian cyst solution for others, guaranteed to permanently cure all types of ovarian cysts. Learn more by visiting her website