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Has anyone out there done surgery for ovarian torsion?

Has anyone out there done surgery for ovarian torsion?

Yes: Treatment for an ovarian torsion requires untwisting the ovary restoring the blood flow to the ovary. If the blood supply has been cut off or too long the ovary may be dead. Which would require it to be removed. Can usually be done laparoscopically. ...Read more

Dr. Yonatan Mahller
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Ovarian Torsion (Definition)

Ovarian torsion is a condition in which a woman's ovary twists upon its arterial supply, thus depriving it of oxygenated blood. Untreated, this will cause pain and may lead to loss of the ovary. This condition is managed ...Read more


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What is the recovery time after ovarian torsion surgery?

What is the recovery time after ovarian torsion surgery?

Depends..: Recovery time depends on a couple of factors. Was your surgery minimally invasive? Did they do it the old fashioned way with a big cut? Did they have to remove the ovary? Depending on these answers recovery could range from 1-4 weeks or more... ...Read more

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Can ovarian torsion make you sterile?

Can ovarian torsion make you sterile?

Here are some ...: Ovarian torsion leading to the loss of the affected ovary will negatively impact the odd to conceive, which is similar to that after testicular torsion in men, but the studies on ovarian torsion have been not as thorough as that for testes due to their difference in accessibility with ovaries being inside and testes being outside. ...Read more

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Details about twisted ovary. Is that ovarian torsion?

Pain severity?: Many patients with twisted ovaries note that the pain makes it difficult to "laugh, talk, walk, breathe, or be touched in the abdomen". Ruptured cyst patients note a "moment of severe pain" which often passes after a few hours.A twised ovary requires immediate surgery 100% of the time and a ruptured cyst often does not. Ovarian torsion and twisted ovary are the same. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs after you have an operation for an ovarian torsion?

I'm curious what occurs after you have an operation for an ovarian torsion?

Mild discomfort: usually procedure is done laparoscopically. the torsed overy may have to be removed due its demised. the ovary usually dies when torsed due to lack of blood supply. fertility should be unaffected if the opposite ovary is normal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ovarian torsion and rupture? Is it the same thing?

What is the difference between ovarian torsion and rupture? Is it the same thing?

Not the same: Ovarian torsion caused by twisting on blood vessels & usually fallopian tube cutting off blood supply to ovary. Partial cause could be ovarian cyst. Can be diagnosed by ultrasound & corrected laparoscopically. Ovarian rupture is ruptured corpus luteum cyst, also very painful.Possible internal hemorrhage. Temporize if minor not if severe. Both t&r conditons present with abdominal pain & vomiting. ...Read more

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Will ovarian torsion happen even after laparascopy? what are measures to be taken to avoid them?

Will ovarian torsion happen even after laparascopy? what are measures to be taken to avoid them?

Torsion of the ovary: is an uncommon complication of ovarian cysts. Vigorous activity should be avoided as a precaution. Laparoscopy has no effect on torsion unless of course the cyst is drained or the ovary is removed. Most of the time ovarian cysts resolve without intervention. ...Read more

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What is ovarian torsion?

What is ovarian torsion?

Twisted ovary: Torsion means twisting. Very rarely, an ovary can twist about on its base. It causes very severe pain, and you would definitely seek medical help for this. The same sort of thing happens in males involving the testicle, and it is not uncommon. But in females, it is a pretty rare condition. ...Read more

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What causes ovarian torsion?

What causes ovarian torsion?

An unbalanced ovary: Often times if an ovary or fallopian tube are unbalanced due to a cyst in either structure, the ovary or tube can twist on its blood supply, causing ovarian torsion. This can be detected with a pelvic ultrasound. Ovarian torsion usually occurs with abdominal and pelvic pain. ...Read more