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How could someone get peritonitis from an ovarian cyst rupture?

How could someone get peritonitis from an ovarian cyst rupture?

Any irritation : Of the peritoneal lining of the abdominal cavity is peritonitis. An ovarian cyst can bleed when it ruptures, and blood can cause a local peritonitis. But this is way different from bacterial peritonitis, which is what results from perforated GI organ, like appendix. These are much worse, and can actually be fatal. So seriousness depends on the source and type of peritonitis. ...Read more

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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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Could you die from a pituitary adenoma?

Could you die from a pituitary adenoma?

Rare from mass...: But can cause lots of hormonal changes which can cause problems. Tumor can cause headache, visual symptoms if sizable enough. Rarely cause bleed in brain. See doc, rx available with curative intent. ...Read more

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Can you die from ovarian cancer?

Can you die from ovarian cancer?

Yes: Untreated, ovarian cancer is 100% fatal unless something else kills the patient first. ...Read more

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Can you die from a twisted ovary?

Can you die from a twisted ovary?

An emergency: It's not impossible, but death from torsion is pretty unlikely. What is not unlikely with untreated torsion is loss of the ovary with major surgery. Ovarian torsion is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Can you die from a sebaceous cyst?

Can you die from a  sebaceous cyst?

Yes and no: A sebaceous cyst by itself is not going to kill you, but should it get infected very badly, it can lead to sepsis, which in turn can lead to death. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Could you still die from a burst appendix?

Could you still die from a burst appendix?

Yes: If not diagnosed early enough, can die from peritonitis produced by perforation. If detected early and antibiotic therapy employed prognosis is usually good. ...Read more

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Can you die from endometriosis?

Can you die from endometriosis?

Never: Endometriosis, though sometimes quite painful, is never a diagnosis that would lead to death. Very severe forms of endometriosis can cause endometrial tissues to affect various internal organs and cause bleeding but that's incredibly rare. ...Read more

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Can i die from a ruptured cyst?

Can i die from a ruptured cyst?

I assume you are: Talking about ovarian cyst. Sometimes bleeding from ovarian cyst rupture could be uncontrolled and lead to intra abdominal hemorrhage. If this is severe, you can in turn die from the hemorrhage, but this is rare. ...Read more

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Can you die from uterine rupture?

Can you die from uterine rupture?

YES: Uterine rupture can lead to catastrophic hemorrhage & death. It is a risk of pregnancy anytime you've had previous uterine surgery (c-sections, myomectomy), and is something you really need to discuss with your physician if you think you're at risk. If you have risk factors, please no home delivery. ...Read more

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Peritonitis from an ovarian cyst rupture. What should I do?

Peritonitis from an ovarian cyst rupture. What should I do?

Check with your OBGY: Peritonitis , may be the result of leaked ovarian cystic fluid. Typically the peritonitis is localized to the immediate area of ovaries and fallopian tubes. If the cyst is small most likely need minor treatment and observation( advil), if it is big you have to be careful .Follow doctor instruction. ...Read more

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Can you die from a cyst?

Can you die from a cyst?

Very unlikely: Cysts are benign and are very commonly found on various human organs. Unless they grow to a massive size(rarely it can do that) they are harmless and cause no problems. ...Read more

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Can u die from a pilonidal cyst?

Can u die from a pilonidal cyst?

Not likely: But if the infection is caused by invasive bacteria such as mrsa, it is possible. Seemingly trivial infections can turn into a life-threatening condition if not treated properly. See a surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop bleeding from a ruptured ovarian cyst?

What can you do to stop bleeding from a ruptured ovarian cyst?

See below: Bleeding usually stops spontaneously. If it doesn't, your doctor will provide hormonsl medications to stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts stop someone from menstruating?

Can ovarian cysts stop someone from menstruating?

No: Menstruation is a shedding of the lining of the endometrium of the uterus first built up premenstrual by estrogen followed by release of Progesterone which causes shedding of the lining seen as menstrual bleeding. An ovarian cyst has no effect on this process if both ovaries are present. ...Read more

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Can cervical cyst stop someone from getting pregnancy?

Can cervical cyst stop someone from getting pregnancy?

I assume you mean: A nabothian cyst, assuming that is what it is , it should not cause a problem, on the other hand a cervical fibroid could cause a problem, please discuss with your obgyn as your obgyn knows exactly what u have and how big it is. ...Read more

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Could you have ovarian cysts in menopause?

Could you have ovarian cysts in menopause?

Ovarian cysts: Yes, ovarian cysts occur in postmenopausal women, but in general they are not physiologic cysts. ...Read more

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Could you die from a benign brain tumor?

Could you die from a benign brain tumor?

Benigh tumors: Benign is a term that typically refers to the kind of cells that make up a tumor. For example, a meningioma is considered a benign tumor because it does not grow fast, and is not composed of rapidly dividing cells. Benign tumors, however, certainly can occur is places that make them dangerous and for these, frequent imaging studies including ct and MRI are typically used. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A condition in which a growth (often balloon-like, thin-walled, and filled with fluid) arises on an ovary (the female ...Read more