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A 20-year-old female asked:

i found out that i have a cyst on my ovary. will doing sit ups or running or sleeping on my stomach rupture it or make it worse?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Possibly: Occasionally being active such as running, jumping or intercourse can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture. If a cyst leaks or ruptures it causes significant pain. I normally don't restrict activity in my patients with cysts unless they are having pain.

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Last updated Jun 5, 2016

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