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How can ovarian cysts rupture?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Trauma, over-filling: An ovarian cyst (a liquid-filled lump on the surface of an ovary) that keeps growing can get to several inches in diameter. Such a cyst could rupture from continued enlargement (like over-filling a water balloon) or from blunt trauma, which would likely cause great abdominal pain with internal bleeding, plus an ambulance ride to the emergency room.
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 14 years experience
See below.: Ovarian cyst rupture is a common phenomenon. Menstruating women have rupture of follicular cyst every cycle. The majority of the time this is benign and self limited, with no or mild pain symptoms.

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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.
Cleburne, TX
A 23-year-old female asked:

How do you rupture a ovarian cyst by yourself?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
You don't : Most ovarian cysts are functional type cysts which will go away on their own in 1-2 months, though sometimes going on birth control pills will help them to resolve faster. A cyst that is a benign growth needs to be removed surgically to go away. Occasionally cysts will rupture but that is quite painful. It is not necessary to rupture a functional cyst to make it go away.

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