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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can sex cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Dr. Scott Hayworth
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: Yes-it has been known to happen.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can having intercourse cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Dr. Thomas Carzoli
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Possible: Intercourse with deep penetration causes the uterus to move. The ovary is attached to the uterus by the ovarian ligament, so it is possible.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long should I wait to have sex after having an ovarian cyst rupture?

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Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
General Surgery 21 years experience
It shouldnt matter: You will not cause injury by having sex, so it depends purely on your level of discomfort.
A 25-year-old member asked:

What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Nature or injury etc: Most common follicular cysts of menstrual cycle, constantly formed and disappear (rupture) , carpus luteal cysts may be associated with small bleeding, chocolate cysts caused by endometriosis may rupture due to pressure caused by fluid accumulation of fluid, all are harmless, ( may have thin wall ) except tumor cysts, ( same reason) some times direct trauma like car accident may cause.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Menstruation: Cysts are a normal part of the menstrual cycle. The ovary forms a "corpus luteum cyst" which ruptures near the time of menstruation if no fertilization occurs. It is thought that this may be one cause of benign ovarian cysts that keep growing.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long before it's safe to have sex again after an ovarian cyst rupture?

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
Cyst: A week after the symptoms subside is safe.

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