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what causes ovarian torsion

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
11 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience 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 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
Definition: Ovarian torsion is a condition in which a woman's ovary twists upon its arterial supply, thus depriving it of oxygenated blood. Untreated, this will ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Possibly: Ovarian torsion occurs when the ovary twists on its blood supply. It is a surgical emergency as the blood flow needs to be restored or the ovary will ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Torsion of any organ, ovary, testis or intestine usually causes pain.
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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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