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Springfield, MO
A 21-year-old female asked:

Can having an ovarian cyst rupture cause ovulation, or rupture because of ovulation?

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Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 22 years experience
See below: Each month ovulation is the rupture of a small cyst or follicle (most of the time mature follicles are at least 2-3 cm). Sometimes larger cyst grows and can also rupture. It isn't that one causes the other.
Dr. Bahareh Fazilat
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Ovarian cyst : Ovarian cysts that tend to rupture are fairly large in size and there is a significant amount of pain associated with that . Note that there can be a small amount of pain associated with ovulation and that is called "mittelschmerz".

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Albany, NY
A 20-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to experience an ovarian cyst rupture a week after ovulation ?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Occasionally happens: After ovulation a corpus luteum cyst forms. Occasionally that cyst may rupture and cause discomfort. Usually this is not a big problem though.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can having intercourse cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Possible: Intercourse with deep penetration causes the uterus to move. The ovary is attached to the uterus by the ovarian ligament, so it is possible.
A 25-year-old member asked:

What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Nature or injury etc: Most common follicular cysts of menstrual cycle, constantly formed and disappear (rupture) , carpus luteal cysts may be associated with small bleeding, chocolate cysts caused by endometriosis may rupture due to pressure caused by fluid accumulation of fluid, all are harmless, ( may have thin wall ) except tumor cysts, ( same reason) some times direct trauma like car accident may cause.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Menstruation: Cysts are a normal part of the menstrual cycle. The ovary forms a "corpus luteum cyst" which ruptures near the time of menstruation if no fertilization occurs. It is thought that this may be one cause of benign ovarian cysts that keep growing.
IL
A female asked:

Can small ovarian cyst rupture?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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 evaluated.

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