Though Common & Usually Harmless, Most Ovarian Cysts Resolve with Time.
However, Some Ovarian Cysts Cause Pain & Subfertility
These May Require Surgery for Diagnosis & Treatment
Getting the Facts on Ovarian Cysts from Dr Anthony Siow
At your annual health screening, you may be surprised to find an ovarian cyst even though you have no symptoms. Ovarian cysts are very common findings particularly in women of childbearing age. This is because each ovulation in the menstrual cycle produces an ovarian cyst, that will resolve with time. So an ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac found inside the ovary. Some other ovarian cysts may contain blood and body tissue material, and these will require further management with a gynaecologist.
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Medical Director, ASC Clinic for Women
Masters Med (O&G) (S’pore)
Australasian Gynae Endoscopy Society Member
American Assoc Gynae Laparoscopy Member
Dr Anthony Siow is the Medical Director at ASC Clinic for Women at Gleneagles Medical Centre. Prior to this, he
was the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. His passion for
and strength in minimally invasive surgery resulted in him being awarded the Ministry of Health’s HMDP
Scholarship for Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery in 2003 to further his training in Australia.
Dr Siow’s tireless teaching of laparoscopic surgery eventually earned him the KK Hospital’s Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award in 2007. His reputation as a dedicated laparoscopic trainer has attracted many doctors from Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the region to train with him.