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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 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 39-year-old member asked:

Can sexual intercourse cause ovarian cysts to rupture?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Possibly: If it is very vigorous, the lady is thin, and the cyst is large. Not too often, but can happen.
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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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can ovarian cysts rupture cause constipation?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: If an ovarian cyst "ruptured" and the contents of this cyst (sometimes blood) get into the abdomen, it can cause a "slowing" of your bowels and constipation. Check a pregnancy test and call your doctor tomorrow.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

What external factors can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Dr. Christina Adberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Sex: It is not easy to force a cyst to rupture. It often just happens spontaneously when the cyst reaches a size and pressure that the cyst wall cannot hold. But i would have to say that intercourse is the most common external cause of cyst rupture.

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