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how do you know when an ovarian cyst ruptures? is it dangerous if it does?

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Dr. Eric Stansby
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ovarian cyst: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, some blood is released into the pelvis which will cause pelvic pain. Most of the time only pain medications are needed, since the majority of cysts are self-limited. However in rare cases, the ruptured cyst can continue to bleed, and be life-threatening. Imaging (ultrasound) in an er and lab work are helpful. And rule out more serious causes such as ectopic preg.
Answered on Aug 9, 2015
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