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Doctor insights on: Ruptured Ovarian Cysts And Appendicitis

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can ruptured ovarian cysts cause scarring or adhesions?

Can ruptured ovarian cysts cause scarring or adhesions?

Yea: Yes it is possible butifenlarging commonly when it is associated with infection or hemorrhage. Most ruptured cysts cause pain but no adhesoons. ...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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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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I was just wondering when an ovarian cyst ruptures, can it cause more harm to your eggs?

I was just wondering when an ovarian cyst ruptures, can it cause more harm to your eggs?

Generally No: If an ovarian cyst is of moderate size and ruptures, you may have some short-lived pain, but it should not harm any remaining egg cells in your ovary. ...Read more

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Why do the Dr's keep sending me home with pain meds for my ovarian cysts even now when I've had 1 rupture and cause internel bleeding w/serve pain.

Why do the Dr's keep sending me home with pain meds for my ovarian cysts even now when I've had 1 rupture and cause internel bleeding w/serve pain.

Obgyn: Without knowing the details it is hard to comment. Perhaps you are being seen in the ER and not in an office by an obgyn. If so schedule a visit in the office with an Obgyn (our office is close to you) so that you can be properly evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian cyst to rupture?

What causes an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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. ...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 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 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 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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How long does the pain caused by an ovarian cyst and an ovarian cyst rupture normally last?

Rupture - few days: If an ovarian cyst ruptures, the resulting pain should only last a day or few days at most. If an ovarian cyst is causing pain itself, the pain may last until the cyst goes away - the following monthly cycle, or surgery if that is eventually needed. ...Read more

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Can sexual intercourse cause ovarian cysts to rupture?

Can sexual intercourse cause ovarian cysts to rupture?

Possibly: If it is very vigorous, the lady is thin, and the cyst is large. Not too often, but can happen. ...Read more

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Could a ruptured ovarian cyst cause light spotting followed by sharp stabbing pains the following day.?

Could a ruptured ovarian cyst cause light spotting followed by sharp stabbing pains the following day.?

Yes, although: Usually ovarian follicles (small cysts formed every month) rupture 12-16 days after your menstrual period. When women feel pain from this it is call middleschmertz. Sometimes cysts will persist and rupture at larger sizes. You do not need to worry about this pain unless it persists or is accompanied by fever, nausea, or vomiting. Your gynecologist can help you with an exam an may be ultrasound. ...Read more

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)

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