Ovarian Cysts

What Causes Ovarian Cysts?

To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of ovarian cysts we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow ovarian cysts to develop?"

Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind ovarian cysts consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to ovarian cysts.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Food Allergies
  • Liver Congestion

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
bulimia
bizarre/vivid/nightmarish dreams
rapid pulse rate
negative reaction to coffee
breast soreness during cycle
strong-smelling urine
bags under eyes
diminished perspiration
bitter taste in mouth
pain medication use
past pain/burning behind breastbone
rotten egg burps
... and more than 60 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of ovarian cysts:
Cause Probability Status
Liver Congestion 98% Confirm
Food Allergies 72% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Reproductive Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about ovarian cysts:
Have you had ovarian cysts?
Possible responses:
→ Never had one / don't know
→ Probably had one/minor episode(s) now resolved,
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of ovarian cysts or ovarian cysts, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as: