You're likely to start by seeing your primary care provider or a doctor who specializes in conditions that affect women (gynecologist).
What you can do
Make a list of:
- Your symptoms, including those that seem unrelated to the reason for the appointment, and when they began
- All medications, vitamins and other supplements you take and the doses
- Your medical history, including menstrual irregularities
- Questions to ask your doctor
Take a family member or friend with you, if possible, to help you remember the information you're given.
Questions to ask your doctor include:
- What's likely causing my symptoms?
- What tests might I need?
- Are my cysts likely to resolve on their own or will I need treatment?
- Do you have printed materials or brochures I can have? What websites do you recommend?
Don't hesitate to ask other questions.
What to expect from your doctor
Questions your doctor might ask include:
- How often do you have symptoms?
- How severe are your symptoms?
- Do your symptoms seem related to your menstrual cycle?
- Does anything improve your symptoms?
- Does anything make your symptoms worse?