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Why would my small ovarian dermoid cyst (1.6 cm) be causing me pain? Ultrasound showed no torsion and only trace fluid in pouch of douglas.

Why would my small ovarian dermoid cyst (1.6 cm) be causing me pain? Ultrasound showed no torsion and only trace fluid in pouch of douglas.

Inflammation...: A dermoid can form any kind of tissue in the body: teeth, hair, skin, thyroid tissue, etc. It can be painful because it is stretching the ovarian capsule or because it is causing inflammation in the ovary or other surrounding tissue. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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What is the difference between ovarian torsion and rupture? D cyst

What is the difference between ovarian torsion and rupture? D cyst

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. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ovarian torsion?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ovarian torsion?

No, It is rare: This is a very rare condition. I've only seen it once in 20 years. ...Read more

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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

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Is my ovarian torsion fixing itself?

Is my ovarian torsion fixing itself?

May be...: A twisted ovary may untwist itself just like that happening to testicles. Its diagnosis is hard, but largely based on doc's alert and professional keenness to reveal its unique clinical pictures: highly variable onset, intensity, duration, and interval, of recurrent pain over time, usually years; of course, one has to rule out common intrapelvic disorders. So, see and ask doc timely. Good luck... ...Read more

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Can an ovarian torsion correct itself?

Can an ovarian torsion correct itself?

Possible but..: Possibly, an ovarian may twist with its recurrent spontaneous untwisting, similar to that scenario in testes. But, testicular torsion with recurrent spontaneous detorsion is somewhat easier to assess than the ovarian counterpart. However, professional alertness + timely analysis the detailed Hx of onset, degree, duration, and interval of pain remain the key to suspecting its Dx. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ovarian torsion?

What is the definition or description of: 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 surgically by a gynecologist. ...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?

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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I had an ovarian torsion that enlarged the ovary to just over 11cm x 9cm and had to have that ovary removed. What hormonal side effects might I see?

None: As long as you have the other ovary functioning appropriately things should go fine until you are older and go thru menopause. ...Read more

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Had an ovarian torsion because of a large cyst. Ovary removed. What are the chances of this happening again. I have some pains in and around incision.

Had an ovarian torsion because of a large cyst. Ovary removed. What are the chances of this happening again. I have some pains in and around incision.

Not possible. ..: If the whole ovary is removed, there should be no recurrence on the same side, but not preclude a similar occurrence on the opposite. Post-surgical pain at incision may linger for a highly variable duration, and occasionally, such pain may stay... For detail, ask surgeon timely. ...Read more

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Does ovarian torsion usually cause many symptoms?

Does ovarian torsion usually cause many symptoms?

Here are some. ..: The intensity and pattern of symptoms related with ovarian torsion may widely vary depending on the timing and degree of torsion, ranging from mild intermittent pain with nausea to excruciating pain with vomiting... Professional alertness & keenness is the key to timely spot and treat ovarian torsion. More? Seek timely professional attention and counseling. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of ovarian torsion?

What are the most common symptoms of ovarian torsion?

Pain: Severe pain sudden onset and intense seek medical atttention emergentlyquick surgical intervention is the only way to save the ovary in these circumstances. Keep in mind any sudden severe abdominal or pelc pain should be evaluated immediately. Rupture of intestine or stomach or a tubal pregnancy can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right quadrant, had ovarian torsion last year. Is this a fantom (my brain is making it up) pain or is this real? Please help!

Unlikely: It is unlikely to b fantom pain. Need to see ur doctor to figure it out. If pain is severe, need to go to er. ...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