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Doctor insights on: Ruptured Ovarian Cyst Fluid Causing Infection

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My girlfriend has an ovarian cyst that ruptured. The doctor said it was caused by a bacterial infection I gave her?

My girlfriend has an ovarian cyst that ruptured. The doctor said it was caused by a bacterial infection I gave her?

Not sure: I would make that connection. You may want to ask for clarification and how he/she arrived at that diagnosis. I suppose anything may be possible but unless you have some type if genital infection I can't see the correlation. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have two ovarian cyst that have ruptured and caused stomach infections. Would it have an impact on my fertility and future pregnancy?

I have two ovarian cyst that have ruptured and caused stomach infections. Would it have an impact on my fertility and future pregnancy?

It might: Depends on cause, treatment (surgery?), etc. Maybe tests already were done or planned to evaluate for fallopian tube damage (laparoscopy, ultrasound, etc). Discuss with your gynecolgist and/or infertility specialist. Ask if "infected ovarian cyst" was a euphemism for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or tubo-ovarian abscess, which may cause more tube damage than simple infected cysts. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would a leaking/ruptured ovarian cyst that caused peritonitis likely show fluid on an ultrasound?

Would a leaking/ruptured ovarian cyst that caused peritonitis likely show fluid on an ultrasound?

Probably would: Leaking or ruptured cysts contain fluid or sometimes blood. Ultrasound is excellent for looking for that fluid. ...Read more

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Pelvic/Transvag sono on 8/22 showed partially ruptured ovarian cyst with small amount of free fluid. Would this cause bloating and abdominal fullness?

Pelvic/Transvag sono on 8/22 showed partially ruptured ovarian cyst with small amount of free fluid. Would this cause bloating and abdominal fullness?

Yes: When you ovulate, a cyst on your ovary ruptures to release the egg, and some fluid escapes into your abdomen. This can cause an initial sharp pain, or a sense of fullness or bloating. If it gets worse, or doesn't go away within 2-3 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause bladder infections?

Can ovarian cysts cause bladder infections?

No: There should not be any correlation. Bladder infections usually occur as bacteria enter the urethra and ascend into the bladder. There should not be an association with ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. I have read this type of cyst can cause an infection what should I watch for?

Not usual: Hemorrhagic cysts are common, usually do not require treatment and do not cause infection. Pelvic infection is usually associated with pain (both sides) and fever. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst surgery can cause vaginal infection?

Unlikely: Only way this could happen is if the vaginal infection has migrated to the ovaries and is causing an ovarian abscess. ...Read more

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What causes infection in ovarian cysts?

What causes infection in ovarian cysts?

Bacteria: Ovarian cyst don't get infected by themselves. A torsed ovary that is necrotic/dying can become infected, but most if the time a tubo-ovarian abscess is caused by sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and chlamydia. ...Read more

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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD strings cause infections? An ovarian cyst formed for me and the mirena (levonorgestrel) string is caught in it! Help!

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD strings cause infections? An ovarian cyst formed for me and the mirena (levonorgestrel) string is caught in it! Help!

Not really: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud strings do not cause infection, nor have anything to do with an ovarian cyst. The ovary will creat a so called cyst for the ovulation process. Iud's do not cause infection, but sexual behavior can put you at risk for infection regardless of the prescence of iud. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause urinary tract infections? Have gotten a UTI two months in a row following growth and pain in ovarian cyst.

Can an ovarian cyst cause urinary tract infections? Have gotten a UTI two months in a row following growth and pain in ovarian cyst.

It is unlikely: That an ovarian cyst will cause a UTI. However, some women may experience similar symptoms which may be mistaken for a UTI. Careful testing of the urine is required to rule out UTI. It is easy to overdiagnose UTI.

I hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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What external factors can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

What external factors can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Sex: It is not easy to force a cyst to rupture. It often just happens spontaneously when the cyst reaches a size and pressure that the cyst wall cannot hold. But I would have to say that intercourse is the most common external cause of cyst rupture. ...Read more

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Can having an ovarian cyst rupture cause ovulation, or rupture because of ovulation?

Can having an ovarian cyst rupture cause ovulation, or rupture because of ovulation?

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts that tend to rupture are fairly large in size and there is a significant amount of pain associated with that. Note that there can be a small amount of pain associated with ovulation and that is called "mittelschmerz". ...Read more

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Is jogging dangeours is you have nabothian and ovarian cysts? Can it cause them to rupture?

Is jogging dangeours is you have nabothian and ovarian cysts? Can it cause them to rupture?

It is possible: It is possible to rupture a ovarian cyst when you jogging. However, it is very unlikely to rupture a nabothian cyst due to the anatomic cyst posistion. But remember, anything is possible! ...Read more

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Can having intercourse cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Can having intercourse cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst ruptures cause people to get peritonitis?

Can ovarian cyst ruptures cause people to get peritonitis?

Yes: If the ruptured ovarian cyst contains blood or infected fluid it can cause irritation of the lining of your abdominal cavity and lead to peritonitis. ...Read more

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Does a ruptured ovarian cyst cause a lot of internal bleeding?

Not usually.: Typically, this type of bleeding is minimal and self-limited. A notable exception is changes related to an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an ovarian cyst to rupture and cause slight cramping?

Is it possible for an ovarian cyst to rupture and cause slight cramping?

Yes possible: Yes cysts will rupture due to thin wall, pressure builds up by fluid accumulation, like follicular cysts do rupture and cause discomfort, luteal cysts may cause small amount of bleeding, rarely large tumor cysts may, usually due to trauma only way to find the problem is examination by your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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She died yesterday. Husband said all he knows is she was in er days before from ruptured ovarian cyst. Is this possibly the cause?

She died yesterday. Husband said all he knows is she was in er days before from ruptured ovarian cyst. Is this possibly the cause?

Contact ER: It is possible that the hemorrhage from the ovarian cyst was so massive than they couldn't save her in time. On the other hand, this would have been a very unusual complication. It is best to hear the cause from the horse's mouth (the ER doctor who took care of her) ...Read more

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I'm a virgin with a 3cm ovarian cyst that never hurts. When I decide to have sex in the future, would it be painful & can it cause it to rupture?

I'm a virgin with a 3cm ovarian cyst that never hurts. When I decide to have sex in the future, would it be painful & can it cause it to rupture?

No: Having intercourse will not play any role physically on an ovarian cyst that you might have. However you should have the cyst evaluated every so often to make sure it does not cause problems for you. ...Read more

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Have small ovarian cysts. Cause some pain but not cutting sex. Now after sex am experiencing a lot of non stop thin bleeding. Could the cyst of ruptured?

Have small ovarian cysts. Cause some pain but not cutting sex. Now after sex am experiencing a lot of non stop thin bleeding. Could the cyst of ruptured?

Cyst and bleeding: Except for a few very specific circumstances, a ruptured cyst does not usually lead to uterine bleeding. Other causes need to be addressed. ...Read more

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What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Like a balloon: An ovarian cyst can rupture when it reaches a certain size, when the wall thins out, when the cyst ages, with change in hormones or with a minor trauma. Many times the rupture is without symptoms, however sometimes it can be very painful, can bleed, can require emergency or urgent health care. Your doc can monitor your cyst with ultrasound and exam. ...Read more

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Can an orgasm without penetration cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Can an orgasm without penetration cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Unlikely: I depends on how the non penetrating orgasm was achieved but unlikely to cause an ovarian cyst rupture unless there was activity on the abdomen over the ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts rupture cause constipation?

Can ovarian cysts rupture cause constipation?

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. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more