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Dr. Mark Kuhnke Dr. Kuhnke
Surgery
36 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

Corpus luteum: The most common would be the corpus luteum cyst, that which can develop in an ovary after egg delivery. However, any cyst which ruptures into the abdominal cavity can cause irritation of the pelvis and right lower quadrant, and is in the differential diagnosis of rlq pain in a female. Good luck.

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Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
Gynecology
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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If I did have an ovarian cyst rupture, how long does the pain last? I am completing 2 days. Appendicitis and kidney stones were ruled out.

If I did have an ovarian cyst rupture, how long does the pain last? I am completing 2 days. Appendicitis and kidney stones were ruled out.

3-5days: 3-5 days is typical. But the pain should always be gradually getting better. If it gets worse at any time, you should seek care again. Also it is 100% important that pregnancy is not a possible cause of the symptoms.

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Ever since my ovarian cyst rupture I can't seem to feel better from my abdomen it makes me think it's appendicities but ER said it's not what it is?

Ever since my ovarian cyst rupture I can't seem to feel better from my abdomen it makes me think it's appendicities but ER said it's not what it is?

Please see a gyn: As you need followup, the er should have referred you to or consulted with the gyn on call as you may need a laparoscopy to see what is going on a ruptured cyst can cause in some cases an infection or peritoneal irritation or peritonitis so you need to see a gyn.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can chronic appendicities cause pelvic pain? Or can that be due to my ovarian cyst rupture a month ago & late period?

Can chronic appendicities cause pelvic pain? Or can that be due to my ovarian cyst rupture a month ago & late period?

Either possible: This needs to be examined and diagnosed by an experienced clinician. See a gynecologist or general surgeon, or perhaps your family doctor. Good luck.

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of appendicitis vs ovarian cyst?  

Onset of pain.: On physical examination, it is often very difficult to distinguish a ruptured right ovarian cyst from appendicitis; however, with a ruptured cyst, the onset of the pain is typically "hyperacute", whereas, with appendicitis the pain often begins like a typical "stomach ache" in the upper or mid abdomen before "moving" to the right lower abdomen.

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Dr. Dan Lister Dr. Lister
Surgery
24 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How do I know if I have appendicitis or ovarian cyst leaking?

How do I know if I have appendicitis or ovarian cyst leaking?

Go to your doctor.: Self diagnosis is very risky, especially with appendicitis. Go to your doctor or the er. A ct would be the best test to distinguish between a cyst and appendicitis. Get checked though because if it is appendicitis, delay in diagnosis can lead to rupture which can cause fertility problems in the future, or even death.

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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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I thought my severe pain was appendicitis, but turned out to be an ovarian cyst. I'm in excrutiating pain w/a consistant lowgrade fever. Worry or not?

I thought my severe pain was appendicitis, but turned out to be an ovarian cyst. I'm in excrutiating pain w/a consistant lowgrade fever. Worry or not?

Not to: "worry" but "excruciating" pain and fever from an uncomplicated ovarian cyst is very unusual...contact your GYN for further treatment.

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Dr. George T Tsai Dr. Tsai
Surgery
23 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Sharp pain in lower right side but down near hip, close to pubic region. More likely ovarian cyst or appendicitis?

Hard to say: Nauseated? Pain duration? Quality of pain? Fever? Time of month? You should see a doctor for an exam and lab work to be safe.

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Dr. Mary Engrav Dr. Engrav
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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Severe ovarian cyst pain I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts 13 months ago, in the ER they thought it was appendicitis. I hadn't had any severe pain since my diagnosis until this last month. I had mirana placed 25 months ago. I've been to my gynecologist t

Severe ovarian cyst pain I was diagnosed with ovarian cysts 13 months ago, in the ER they thought it was appendicitis. I hadn't had any severe pain since my diagnosis until this last month. I had mirana placed 25 months ago. I've been to my gynecologist t

I: I am very concerned about several things here. That is way too much Ibuprofen (advil and Motrin are other words for ibuprofen). Taking 800 mg every 6 hours for a few days is a lot, but taking 800 mg every two hours is very concerning, and can cause side effects with your stomach and your kidneys. You need to be immediately evaluated for this pain and irregular bleeding. It is not normal. Sometimes these symptoms can occur in the first few months after a mirena, (levonorgestrel) but you state you are 25 months out, so these symptoms are very abnormal. Please have a complete gynecological evaluation. You likely need an imaging study such as an ultrasound. There are other pain medications that you can be treated with. Please be seen immediately for your symptoms.

Dr. David Dinhofer Dr. Dinhofer
Radiology
37 years in practice
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Diagnosed w/a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Everyone (ER docs) thought appendicitis. CT &ultra sound showed cyst. High WBC. Severe pain again. Any advice?

Diagnosed w/a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Everyone (ER docs) thought appendicitis. CT &ultra sound showed cyst. High WBC. Severe pain again. Any advice?

Pelvic abscess: The high WBC count worries me. Hemorrhagic cyst may be associated with an abscess. It may not have been infected before but is now infected (abscess is usually due to a focal bacterial infection). I suspect that your doctor put you on antibiotics. If you are getting worse on the antibiotics, they may not be working. Call your doctor right away to let the doctor know it is worsening.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What do you do when a ovarian cyst ruptures?

What do you do when a ovarian cyst ruptures?

Depends: Small ovarian cysts are very common and they can resolve by rupturing. In the majority of cases no treatment is needed. If you are in severe pain then prompt evaluation is needed to see if surgery may be needed. Typically it is not but occasionally a large cyst can cause internal bleeding

Dr. Douglas Miller Dr. Miller
Pathology
37 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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What should I do after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

What should I do after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

See your doctor: There are many kinds of ovarian cysts and t the consequences of rupture vary with the type. See your gynecologist asap for diagnosis and follow-up. You might need surgery, and if it is a cystic cancer you may need other therapy. Don't delay!

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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What is effect of the rupture of an ovarian cyst?

What is effect of the rupture of an ovarian cyst?

Depends: If a benign cyst raptures will have pain for few days, at the most will develop adhesion s on the contrary a malignant ovarian cyst ruptures spreads in the peritoneum becomes stage iii will not have good out come soon will be stage IV

Dr. PAUL EUN Dr. EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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What does an ovarian cyst feel like when it ruptures in you?

What does an ovarian cyst feel like when it ruptures in you?

Pain: Typically, it is associated with sudden onset of pain on one side of the abdomen. It will subside over a matter of hours. However, it does not always follow this classic pattern. You should see a doctor if pain persists.

Dr. Jonathan Song Dr. Song
Gynecology
years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Could you tell me what happens after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Could you tell me what happens after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Usually nothing: Ovarian cysts are normal; we only become concerned if you have too few, too many, or if they are large and/or solid depending on the age. Cysts need to rupture each month in order to release an egg (ovulation). Depending of the quality of the cyst, you may experience bleeding and or pain. Sometimes, you will not notice it unless an ultrasound reveals suggestive findings.

Dr. Kathleen Hands Dr. Hands
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
63 years in practice
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What are symptoms of ovarian cyst rupture and what is risk and tx?

Common problem: Ovarian cysts common, the bigger they get, the more stretch in the capsule of cyst the more discomfort. Once cyst ruptures there is usually relief of pain but the fluid released may cause irritation to surrounding abdominal structures causing an ache. Risk:once you have one, likely for others. No correlation with direct infertility, tx: bcp can help prevent cyst formation, tx depends on severity.

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Dr. Steven Vasilev Dr. Vasilev
Gynecology - Oncology
33 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Why do ruptured ovarian cysts hurt so much?

Why do ruptured ovarian cysts hurt so much?

Fluid irritating: The fluid or blood that comes out of a ruptured cyst irritates the internal skin lining of your body, called the "peritoneum". Your body absorbs it, and then the pain goes away.

Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can you bleed after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Can you bleed after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Sometimes: Usually not a significant amount, though it can be higher sometimes.

Dr. Adam Levy Dr. Levy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What are symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst?

What are symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst?

Many: Symptoms can be as mild as menstrual cramps to nausea, vomiting, severe pelvic pain and abdominal pain. The diagnosis can only be confirmed by your gyn doctor using ultrasound or surgery if needed.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more


Rupture (Definition)

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