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i have what appears to be an ovarian cyst rupture. this is the second time in about a year. is reocurrance common and is treating at home ok?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can and do recur often. As long as they spontaneously "disappear", no harm no foul. If the cyst gets very large, they can twist and cut off the blood supply and produce acute pain.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can an ovarian cyst rupture? What are the signs and symptoms of having an ovarian cyst and what are the dangers ?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: Every month when a woman ovulates there will be a cyst on one of her ovaries at least 2 centimeters in diameter. That cyst will rupture to release the egg. Most women do not know this has happened, but some women will have cramps or pain around the time of ovulation. Sometimes the cyst will fill with blood and be very painfull, usually it resolves on its own - but some will require surgery.
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.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

Is it possible for an ovarian cyst to rupture and cause slight cramping?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes possible: Yes cysts will rupture due to thin wall, pressure builds up by fluid accumulation , like follicular cysts do rupture and cause discomfort, luteal cysts may cause small amount of bleeding , rarely large tumor cysts may, usually due to trauma only way to find the problem is examination by your gyn doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can having intercourse cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Dr. Thomas Carzoli
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
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.

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Last updated May 29, 2015

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