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Doctor insights on: Ruptured Ovarian Cysts And Appendicitis

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...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 ?

Ovarian cyst rupture: Pain after a cyst rupture is usually from the fluid or blood irritating the lining of the abdominal wall (called peritoneum). Pain can sometimes persist until the fluid or blood is absorbed, but generally fades over 3-7 days. Workup should include a sonogram of the ovaries and pelvis, as well as a ctscan. If the pain perists, a diagnostic laparoscopy (a surgical procedure) can be considered. ...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

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


Rupture (Definition)

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