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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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An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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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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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