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Doctor insights on: Frequency Of Ovarian Cyst Ruptures

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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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How can ovarian cysts rupture?

How can ovarian cysts rupture?

Trauma, over-filling: An ovarian cyst (a liquid-filled lump on the surface of an ovary) that keeps growing can get to several inches in diameter. Such a cyst could rupture from continued enlargement (like over-filling a water balloon) or from blunt trauma, which would likely cause great abdominal pain with internal bleeding, plus an ambulance ride to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Can small ovarian cyst rupture?

Can small ovarian cyst rupture?

Yes: This happens during every cycle during ovulation. Follicular cysts rupture and most often cause little it if any pain. Any severe pain should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Are ruptures ovarian cysts dangerous?

Are ruptures ovarian cysts dangerous?

Ovarian cysts: Surprisingly, most of the time when an ovarin cyst ruptures they is little consequence. There can be 1 or 2 days of discomfort. Sometimes, however, a cyst may bleed internally. Occasionally, I will need to operative on a patient with a bleeding cyst to relieve pain or stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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I think I had an ovarian cyst rupture?

I think I had an ovarian cyst rupture?

You cannot know: For sure without Ultrasound testing. If you are having Pain in right or left Lower Abdominal area, you can get examined.
Even if one has ruptured Ovarian cyst, there is no treatment needed, usually. ...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 are signs of ovarian cyst rupture?

What are signs of ovarian cyst rupture?

Pain: Usually the abrupt onset of right or left sided abdominal pain or pelvic pain. The pain is sharp and non radiating. The pain may be improved by the use of motrin, aleve (naproxen). There may also be symptoms of nausea and vomiting. ...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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What happens when an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Fluid leaks: The egg, fluid, and a small amount of blood are released into the abdomen. Sometimes the blood is irritating to the abdomen causing pain. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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How do you rupture a ovarian cyst by yourself?

How do you rupture a ovarian cyst by yourself?

You don't: Most ovarian cysts are functional type cysts which will go away on their own in 1-2 months, though sometimes going on birth control pills will help them to resolve faster. A cyst that is a benign growth needs to be removed surgically to go away. Occasionally cysts will rupture but that is quite painful. It is not necessary to rupture a functional cyst to make it go away. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What should u expect when a ovarian cyst ruptures.?

What should u expect when a ovarian cyst ruptures.?

Ov. Cyst rupture: If you have a ruptured ovarian cyst, you may have no symptoms at all or possibly the sudden onset of lower abdominal pain on one side. It is common for the pain to begin during strenuous physical activity, such as exercise or sex. You may have some light vaginal bleeding as well. ...Read more

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Can you feel or know when an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Sometimes: Some women are more sensitive to that pain, and experience a pain in the mid-point of their menstrual cycle when an egg is released. Usually if they do note something it is mild. Occasionally, a cyst can rupture through a more vascularized area and cause internal bleeding, and this does result in severe pain. ...Read more

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How long to wait for sex after ovarian cyst rupture?

When pain free: You cannot reliably diagnose if you have a ruptured ovarian cyst. You should be able to resume intercourse when you are not having any pain. ...Read more

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How long will it hurt after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

It varies: But sometimes a number of weeks. Make sure you are under the care of a physician. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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