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can ovarian torsion make you sterile?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
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 die. If it was your only remaining ovary, that would cause sterility.
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Here are some ...: Ovarian torsion leading to the loss of the affected ovary will negatively impact the odd to conceive, which is similar to that after testicular torsion in men, but the studies on ovarian torsion have been not as thorough as that for testes due to their difference in accessibility with ovaries being inside and testes being outside.

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I have been hearing a lot about ovarian involvement in endometriosis. What about the tubes?

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Endo: The tubes can also be involved with endometriosis and cause tubal obstruction.
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Frequently fatal: The ovaries can have cancer for a long time before symptoms are felt. They are small organs and not readily felt on a routine abdominal exam. Frequently the initial diagnosis is made after the cancer has already spread outside of the ovary. Distant spread of the cancer makes it harder to cure with surgery and radiation. This is why there is such a high rate of fatality frm this condition.
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Can you exaplin what is ovarian grafting?

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Preserve your eggs: Ovarian grafting is an experimental technique that can be used to preserve your eggs for future fertility prior to chemotherapy, or radiation, or any treatment that can damage the eggs and ovaries. At this time, freezing eggs or embryos is a more reliable method to preserve your eggs and your fertility and may be a better option. Please speak with a specialist before you make a decision.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ovarian torsion?

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No, It is rare: This is a very rare condition. I've only seen it once in 20 years.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of ovarian torsion?

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Pain: Severe pain sudden onset and intense seek medical atttention emergentlyquick surgical intervention is the only way to save the ovary in these circumstances. Keep in mind any sudden severe abdominal or pelc pain should be evaluated immediately. Rupture of intestine or stomach or a tubal pregnancy can be life threatening.

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