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A 17-year-old female asked:

If an ovarian cyst twists can they save your ovary? ive been having bad pain, bloating & vaginal cramps.

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
YES, very often: "Twisting" can be partial or complete; intermittent or persistent. If surgery by laparoscopy or laparotomy has to be performed, there is a very good chance that your ovary can be saved. The recommendation now is not to remove the ovary even if it does not look very "viable"; it will frequently retain good ovarian tissue and remain functional.

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Last updated May 4, 2015

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