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I know it's dangerous for an ovarian cyst to rupture when pregnant. Can anything be done to prevent it or reduce the risk?

I know it's dangerous for an ovarian cyst to rupture when pregnant. Can anything be done to prevent it or reduce the risk?

Not necessarily: Ovarian cysts rupture all the time and most of them cause pain without any serious consequences. Other than limiting physical activity if you have multiple cysts, there is little you can do to prevent rupture when pregnant. ...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


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How do you know when an ovarian cyst ruptures? Is it dangerous if it does?

How do you know when an ovarian cyst ruptures? Is it dangerous if it does?

Ruptured cyst: Ruptured cysts will often cause acute lower abdominal pain. Rarely if they rupture they can cause bleeding. This is really the only time when a ruptured cyst is dangerous. Even if it bleeds it usually stops on its own also. ...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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What happens when an ovarian cyst ruptures?

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 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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Can you feel or know when an ovarian cyst ruptures?

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 will it hurt after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

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

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Could you tell me what happens after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Usually nothing: Ovarian cysts are normal; we only become concerned if you have too few, too many, or if they are large and/or solid depending on the age. Cysts need to rupture each month in order to release an egg (ovulation). Depending of the quality of the cyst, you may experience bleeding and or pain. Sometimes, you will not notice it unless an ultrasound reveals suggestive findings. ...Read more

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Can you bleed after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Can you bleed after an ovarian cyst ruptures?

Sometimes: Usually not a significant amount, though it can be higher sometimes. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

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


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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