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Growths on or in the ovaries are usually benign, but are occasionally malignant. Fluid-filled swellings called cysts are common. The vast majority are small and benign. Others cause intermittent pain in the lower abdomen, often during menstruation or ovulation. Some ovarian cysts become very large and others twist, rupture or bleed, causing severe pain and sickness. Consult your doctor immediately if there is a pain or swelling in the lower abdomen.
Abdominal pains, vaginal bleeding.
The doctor can examine the ovaries and feel any growth or cysts by performing an internal pelvic examination through the vagina. He may recommend an ultra-sound scan or laparoscopic examination. This will usually reveal whether a growth is benign or cancerous.
Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
Treating illness with highly concentrated oils extracted from plants is known as aromatherapy. These highly scented extracts-called essences or essential oils-contain the substances that give plants their smell. Aromatherapists believe that many also have medicinal properties. More Info