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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can women die from ovarian cyst?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes, unlikely: A cyst that has contents that will cause severe inflammation (peritonitis), a cyst that twists, cuts off its blood supply and causes gangrene, and a cyst that ruptures and causes interrnal hemorrhage could possibly cause death. All are not likely scenarios. Most ovarian cysts resolve without any treatment. Oftentimes, they not even known by the woman to be present before they resolve.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

When are women most likely to have ovarian cyst?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Mid cycle: A cyst can occur at any time and there are many types of cysts, but the moist common one comes form ovulation and that happens at mid cycle. If you want to prevent that the best way is to get on birth control pills unless you have a contraindication.
Last updated Aug 22, 2017

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