A 33-year-old member asked:
How can ovarian cysts rupture?
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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.
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Radiology 14 years experience
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Can ovarian cysts rupture cause constipation?
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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 23-year-old female asked:
How do you rupture a ovarian cyst by yourself?
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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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Last updated Dec 20, 2019
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