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ovarian torsion

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Twisted ovary: Torsion means twisting. Very rarely, an ovary can twist about on its base. It causes very severe pain, and you would definitely seek medical help fo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
11 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
An unbalanced ovary: Often times if an ovary or fallopian tube are unbalanced due to a cyst in either structure, the ovary or tube can twist on its blood supply, causing o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
May be...: A twisted ovary may untwist itself just like that happening to testicles. Its diagnosis is hard, but largely based on doc's alert and professiona ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Possible but..: Possibly, an ovarian may twist with its recurrent spontaneous untwisting, similar to that scenario in testes. But, testicular torsion with recurrent s ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manijeh Bahremand
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It is not unusual : It is possible
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Severe pain: Torsed ovary is usually exquisitely painfull and typically results in an emergency surgery to de-torse or remove the ovary. Most often the damage cau ... Read More
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Pain: Severe pain sudden onset and intense seek medical atttention emergentlyquick surgical intervention is the only way to save the ovary in these circumst ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience in Gynecology
Depends: Depends on the size and appearance. Though no radiographic test is perfect. The only way to know what it is for sure is to take it out. See a gyn t ... Read More
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A 82-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See MD: A complex mass at any time is concerning-but more so after menopause. It may have been there for years and be totally benign, but most mds will be wo ... Read More
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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain severity?: Many patients with twisted ovaries note that the pain makes it difficult to "laugh, talk, walk, breathe, or be touched in the abdomen". Ruptured cyst ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Unknown...: It is unclear if being genetic or hereditary. Clinically, this concern is irrelevant to clinical judgment and care. In fact, professional alert and vi ... 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Keller
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the e ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
No: That would be like saying that pimples cause acne. Complex ovarian cysts may be one of several manifestations of polycystic ovarian syndrome (pco). ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: All endometrial tissue whether or not it is in the uterus or outside is hormonally active and so when you have your period, it is not unreasonable for ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Avoid pregnancy: You need to avoid pregnancy until this is taken care of. If you get pregnant, it will delay surgery, and them you would be subjecting the fetus to unn ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Depends on age.: Testicular torsion has two peak incidences: a small one in the neonatal period and a large one during puberty, but it can occur at any age. The incide ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes: Check out http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/404537-overview. Pelvic ultrasound is used to detect tubo-ovarian abscess and can also be useful for g ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common: A functional ovarian cyst is a simple cyst that is normal development from ovulation. In most cases it resolves on it's on and doesn't create any pr ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Twisted Junk: Testicular torsion is the twisting of the cords that run from the body to the testicle. This twisting cuts off the bllod supply and if not corrected, ... Read More
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colleen Foos
30 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Dermoid is caused by stem cells which have been present in your body since you were an embryo. These stem cells grow and form a tumor. It is not a bab ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Some do, most don't: Endometriomas are cysts from stage 3 or 4 endometriosis - most women with these have reduced fertility. If a cyst needs removal, such as a large dermo ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Surgery: Ovarian torsion is a surgical emergency. The stem the ovary hangs on gets twisted cutting blood supply and outflow to the ovary. If not resolved surgi ... Read More

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