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can ruptured ovarian cysts cause appendicitis

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Either possible: This needs to be examined and diagnosed by an experienced clinician. See a gynecologist or general surgeon, or perhaps your family doctor. Good luck ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please see a gyn: As you need followup , the er should have referred you to or consulted with the gyn on call as you may need a laparoscopy to see what is going on a r ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yea: Yes it is possible butifenlarging commonly when it is associated with infection or hemorrhage. Most ruptured cysts cause pain but no adhesoons.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If an ovarian cyst "ruptured" and the contents of this cyst (sometimes blood) get into the abdomen, it can cause a "slowing" of your bowels and consti ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unlikely: Hemorrhage occurs routinely in the cyst formed at ovulation. While a hemorrhagic cyst can be the result of a cancer, hemorrhagic cyst, per se, does no ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Trauma, over-filling: An ovarian cyst (a liquid-filled lump on the surface of an ovary) that keeps growing can get to several inches in diameter. Such a cyst could rupture ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Ovarian cysts in Polycystic ovarian syndrome frequently cause infertility. However, cysts are also necessary for fertility since the egg develops in a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I have seen cysts grow and press on the colon causing constipation.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
No: Commonest cause is migraine headaches.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Should not: Cysts may be uncomfortable but should not cause discharge. If you have endometrioma/endometriosis you may have some increased pain or bleeding.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: If the ruptured ovarian cyst contains blood or infected fluid it can cause irritation of the lining of your abdominal cavity and lead to peritonitis.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Headache from cysts: It is not likely that ovarian cysts would cause headaches. See your doctor about what is causing your headaches.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience in Urogynecology
No: There should not be any correlation. Bladder infections usually occur as bacteria enter the urethra and ascend into the bladder. There should not be a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience in General Surgery
Ruptured cyst: Absolutely a ruptured cyst can cause internal bleeeding.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Certainly: It can.
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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: This happens during every cycle during ovulation. Follicular cysts rupture and most often cause little it if any pain. Any severe pain should be eva ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Large ovarian cyst can cause urinary frequency and urgency like when you have a UTI if they push on the bladder, but they do not cause utis.
A female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But unlikely. There is a certain type of ovarian cyst that causes overproduction of estrogen and that could cause breast pain, though those cysts are ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Perhaps: Rarely some ovarian cysts do produce hormones that can cause nausea. It is unusual. Please consult a gynecologist to rule out other problems.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Morse
22 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ovarian cysts will not irritate fibroids.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Extremely rarely: I suppose it is theoretically possible but the cyst has to be very large to do that.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Life is difficult enough without people trying to worry you over something like this. Ovarian cysts are extremely common and only the large ones come ... Read More

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