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Doctor insights on: Dangerous Ovarian Cyst Burst

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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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Why do ovarian cysts burst?

Why do ovarian cysts burst?

Bleeding: Most cysts don't burst actually. A corpus luteum bursts as it releases an egg, which is part of normal ovulation. The "ruptured cyst" is actually bleeding into the corpus luteum after the cyst naturally ruptures, which can be quite painful for many months. But other kinds of cysts basically never burst, and in fact the ovary can stretch quite huge without rupturing. ...Read more

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I burst ovarian cyst, what to do?

I burst ovarian cyst, what to do?

There is really: nothing much to do, except maybe an analgesic for pain. Once the cyst has ruptured, it will generally resolve. ...Read more

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What happens when ovarian cysts are bursting?

What happens when ovarian cysts are bursting?

Fluid is absorbed: An ovarian cyst is simply a fluid collection that develops in an ovarian follicle. When a cyst breaks open, the fluid goes into the abdomen where it is absorbed by the body. You can sometimes have some minor discomfort if the cyst fluid is irritating to your internal organs. Your ovary is very good at healing itself when this happens and there usually are not any long-term problems. ...Read more

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I have a burst ovarian cyst, how to treat?

I have a burst ovarian cyst, how to treat?

Rest and Ibuprofen: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, the cyst fluid irritates your insides causing pain. Usually this pain lasts only a few days and then goes away on its own. It is usually treated with something like Ibuprofen to help with the pain as your body reabsorbs the fluid. If you have pain that lasts for months, its unlikely to be from a ruptured ovarian cyst. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a relatively large ovarian cyst shrinking or bursting please?

What are the symptoms of a relatively large ovarian cyst shrinking or bursting please?

Symptoms vary: An ovarian cyst can resolve on its own without symptoms. It can also rupture causing pain that requires emergency surgery. Usually surgery is not necessary and the pain is short-lived and tolerable. It is recommended that the patient avoid strenuous exercise because of the possibility of torsion of the ovary. If the ovary twists it can cut off its blood supply and die requiring surgery. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in 2009 and I have an ovarian cyst that I have had for awhile now and it hasnt burst yet. Been over a year and its painful.

I had a hysterectomy in 2009 and  I have an ovarian cyst that I have had for awhile now and it hasnt burst yet.  Been over a year and its painful.

Time to remove it: A painful ovarian cyst that persists fro more than 6 weeks is not likely to be normal. Every women who is ovulating form an ovarian cyst with every cycle and they always go away on their own - if they persist they are not normal and usually require surgery. ...Read more

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Three nights ago I experienced sharp pain which I wrote off as a possible ovarian cyst bursting it has occurred a few nights now, dull off & on. ?

Pelvic Pain: This sounds like pelvic pain which could be from a number of etiologies. It is best to first rule out GYN etiologies via a trip to see your GYN Specialist ASAP. If the pain escalates in an incremental and unrelenting fashion, go right to the nearest emergency department for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Does having sex burst an ovarian cyst?

Does having sex burst an ovarian cyst?

Very rarely: If at all. Remember every egg developing in your ovary is in a tiny cyst. Cyst bursts when you ovulate freeing ovum to reach your fallopian tube. ...Read more

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Can you burst an ovarian cyst while having sex?

Can you burst an ovarian cyst while having sex?

Yes: That probably happens more often that most people would think. The ovaries are located near the top of the vagina and ovarian cysts are very common. It may not take very much pressure to rupture some ovarian cysts - it is unlikely that a women or her partner would know that it has happened. ...Read more

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What"s the recommended antibiotic to be given after a burst of an ovarian cyst?

What"s  the recommended antibiotic to be given after a burst of an ovarian cyst?

Generally none.: Ovarian cysts are generally non-infectious in origin and mostly filled with with fluid and or blood. Antibiotics do not have a role in treating them, unless there was an identified infectious cause (tubo-ovarian abscess). ...Read more

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Had to go the ER bc my ovarian cyst burst; later us showed smaller so why am I still hurtin ?

Had to go the ER bc my ovarian cyst burst; later us showed smaller so why am I still hurtin ?

Cyst resolving: It hurts as the cyst resolves. Typically a different type of pain, but if the pain is more severe than before i would recommend going back to the er or to your doctor, but typically you will have pain as where the cyst was located resolves. ...Read more

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How long should the irritation from an ovarian cyst last. I have one burst about 6 weeks ago and still having sever pain around my ovary.

How long should the irritation from an ovarian cyst last. I have one burst about 6 weeks ago and still having sever pain around my ovary.

6-8 weeks: Normally, a ruptured cyst resolves in 6-8 wks. It depends on the size of the cyst and how much fluid spilled. Your body has to reabsorb the fluid. Sometimes, scar tissues forms as a result and causes chronic pain. Wait 2 more weeks, if not better, go see your gynecologist. You probably need a repeat ultrasound to be sure it's gone. If the pain is severe, go now. ...Read more

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I had a ovarian cyst burst during the night with some spotting & severe pain. Now pain has decreased. No spotting now. How long until there is no pain?

Until fluid is gone: The pain is a result of the ovarian cystic fluid irritating the lining of the body cavity(peritoneum) . the pain will go when the fluid is totally resorbed by the body. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a girl had an ovarian cyst and that ovary burst what does that mean?

Can you tell me if a girl had an ovarian cyst and that ovary burst what does that mean?

Common finding: Many young women have ovarian cysts and many will experience a spontaneous rupture. The cyst ruptures not the ovary, and may release a small amount of blood into the abdomen triggering some discomfort. Natural ovulation is just the release of an egg through much the same process, the cyst doesn't release an egg. ...Read more

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I have a 4.3 ovarian cyst the doctor wont remove she is waiting on it to burst is this normal?

I have a 4.3 ovarian cyst the doctor wont remove she is waiting on it to burst is this normal?

Your doctor is ok: In reproductive age females ovarian cysts without malignant features my grow up to 5 cm ANS still be considered non-pathologic. ...Read more

Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more