Functional Ovarian Cysts - Home Treatment
Home treatment can help relieve the
functional ovarian cysts.
- Use heat, such as a hot water bottle, heating
pad, or warm bath, to relax tense muscles and relieve cramping. Be careful not
to burn yourself.
- Use pain relievers you can get over-the-counter.
Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol),
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (such as
Advil or Aleve), and
aspirin (such as Bayer) are all pain medicines you can
buy without a prescription.
- Herbal teas, such as chamomile, mint,
raspberry, and blackberry, may help soothe tense muscles and anxious
- Empty your bladder as soon as you have the urge to
- Avoid constipation. Constipation does not cause or treat
ovarian cysts but may further increase your pelvic discomfort. For more
information, see the topic
Constipation, Age 12 and Older.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 12, 2010
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