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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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The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...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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Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

Complex ovarian cyst after menopause?

See MD: A complex mass at any time is concerning-but more so after menopause. It may have been there for years and be totally benign, but most mds will be worried about a complex mass. A ca125 and he4 test can help decide whether to go to surgery now or closely watching with follow up ultrasound. If it is more than 5 cm or there are other worrisome looking signs on ultrasound, surgery will be necessary. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst cause sciatica?

Ovarian cyst cause sciatica?

No: Generally its not related or any causal relationship. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst post menopause?

Ovarian cyst post menopause?

Depends: Depends on the size and appearance. Though no radiographic test is perfect. The only way to know what it is for sure is to take it out. See a gyn to determine if this is necessary. ...Read more

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Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

Could polycystic ovarian syndrome without ovarian cysts?

No.: Ovaries having cysts is part of the syndrome. There are some medical conditions that can mimic some of the symptoms of PCOS, such as metabolic syndrome. A complete history and workup would aid in identifying this. ...Read more

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Pelvic ultrasound(trans-veg.)shows-acutely anteverted smallish uterus-47X32X46 mm. right ovary looks endometriotic& a haemorrhagic cyst18mm-is it bad?

Pelvic ultrasound(trans-veg.)shows-acutely anteverted smallish uterus-47X32X46 mm. right ovary looks endometriotic& a haemorrhagic cyst18mm-is it bad?

See your provider: This sounds like a normal size uterus and normal size ovary. Endometriomas are ovarian cysts which contain old blood in them. 18 mm is pretty small. If you haven't had it, you might still benefit from a laparoscopy to look for and treat endometriosis especially if you have 4 years of infertility. You might also need reproductive endocrinologist (infertility specialist) if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis ovarian cyst swell during menses?

Does endometriosis ovarian cyst swell during menses?

Probably: All endometrial tissue whether or not it is in the uterus or outside is hormonally active and so when you have your period, it is not unreasonable for your endometriosis to become more active and cause pain due to shedding related inflammation. Take nsaids or start a hormonal birth control method. ...Read more

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Corpus luteum cyst related to conceiving?

Corpus luteum cyst related to conceiving?

Not conceiving.: A corpus luteum is formed after ovulation, when the egg is released to be fertilized. It secretes estroigen and progesterone. If conception does not occur, it involutes and goes away. But it can gret filled with fluid or blood and become a cyst, which can grow and cause pain and have complications, like rupture and torsion (twisting) which can cause the ovarian blood flow to be cut off. ...Read more

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Cyst can an ovary untwist by itself?

Ovarian torsion: Ovarian torsion its a surgical emergency. Ovaries can twist and untwist at any moment causing severe symptoms and possible permanent damage to the ovary involved. It can also create an embolus due to this twisting and untwisting. Please see you obgyn asap for follow up. ...Read more

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Is my ovarian torsion fixing itself?

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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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Pelvic ultrasound(trans-veg.)shows-acutely anteverted smallish uterus-47 X 32X46 mm. right ovary endometriotic & a haemorrhagic cyst18mm-is it bad?



Pelvic ultrasound(trans-veg.)shows-acutely anteverted smallish uterus-47 X 32X46 mm. right ovary  endometriotic & a haemorrhagic cyst18mm-is it bad?

Cyst may resolve: The ultrasound is not bad. The hemorrhagic cyst may actually be what they are confusing for endometriosis. Best to repeat the ultrasound in 3 months to see if it resolves. ...Read more

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Right side pelvic pain post ovary removal and tubal ligation?

Right side pelvic pain post ovary removal and tubal ligation?

When: If it is immediately post op that is to be expected as post op pain, but, you will need to make sure there is no infection. If it is much later scar tissue is a possibility. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is total hysterectomy required on complex septated ovary cysts? Right=12cm Left=5cm Fibroid=5cm

Is total hysterectomy required on complex septated ovary cysts? Right=12cm Left=5cm Fibroid=5cm

No: Episodic surgical management of both of these problems can include ovarian cystic resection/biopsy and myomectomy for the fibroid. At age 44 and finished with childbearing, hysterectomy is an option but not required. ...Read more

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Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

No: Dermoid is caused by stem cells which have been present in your body since you were an embryo. These stem cells grow and form a tumor. It is not a baby and never will be a baby. ...Read more

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What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

What causes ovarian dermoid cysts?

Not known!: Hello, we don't know why ovaries make their cysts. Seems that they are a very active organ, what with making eggs and hormones, and sometimes the egg-making cells just overgrow and become a dermoid cyst, complete with hair, skin, and other cells that the 'germ cell' (egg producing cell) has in it's potential. Wierd, huh! they are benign, but don't go away without surgery, and can be recurrent. ...Read more

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Uterus retroverted, endometrium hyperechoic, right ovary posterolateral, left ovary lateral. What could this mean doc???

Uterus retroverted, endometrium hyperechoic, right ovary posterolateral, left ovary lateral. What could this mean doc???

It is just: describing the positions of your uterus and ovaries, and the appearance of your endometrium, which is likely hyperechoic due to the phase of your cycle. It sounds normal unless there are other findings you don't mention. ...Read more

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Are spermatic cord torsion and testicular torsion the same thing?

Are spermatic cord torsion and testicular torsion the same thing?

Different in...: Spermatic cord torsion is extravaginal with its twisting hinge inside inguinal canal in prenatal or newboens; the commonly discussed testicular torsion is intravaginal with its twisting hinge below external inguinal ring in adolescents and adults with its peak around 15-19. ...Read more

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I have got laparoscopy done for ovary torsion four months ago.Ovary not removed.but i feel mild pain at operated area inside. scan report is normal. ?

I have got laparoscopy done for ovary torsion four months ago.Ovary not removed.but i feel mild pain at operated area inside. scan report is normal. ?

Prob normal: The mild discomfort is probably normal. However, if it changes, worsens, then it would be best to be seen by your health care provider ...Read more

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I had an ovary torsion on my right ovary about 7 or 8 months ago. I had a partial hysterectomy done 3 years ago. I only have my left ovary left. Extreme pain on my left ovary area. Nausea and vomiting. Pain with sex. ?

I had an ovary torsion on my right ovary about 7 or 8 months ago. I had a partial hysterectomy done 3 years ago.  I only have my left ovary left.  Extreme pain on my left ovary area.  Nausea and vomiting.  Pain with sex. ?

Need Laparoscopy now: There is a small percentage of patients who experience ovarian torsion bilaterally. Because of your previous history you need to have your GYN MD perform Laparoscopy to assess the remaining ovary for torsion or abnormality. Sometimes the ovary can be salvaged. ...Read more

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Lost left ovary to torsion. Found cyst on right side at 2cm b/c of pain. Doc didn't say anything about it during pelvic exam during pap.Should I worry?

Here are some ...: Finding right ovarian cyst on US for pain may be just an incidental finding, which still carries uncertain clinical significance; but as time goes by, its importance will unfold and reveal. Thus, I would not waste time to think and worry about it since nothing done will change how your condition should be handled. More? Seek timely professional attention and counseling. ...Read more

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1 week post lap for ovarian torsion. Ovary ballooned/ruptured/filled abd w/over 1 ltr blood. 48yr old. Expected recovery b4 back to teaching h.S.?

1 week post lap for ovarian torsion.  Ovary ballooned/ruptured/filled abd w/over 1 ltr blood.  48yr old. Expected recovery b4 back to teaching h.S.?

Depends: Most health adults can return to work relatively soon. Some as soon as two weeks as long as work does not require a lot of strenuous activity and there is no longer a need for narcotic pain medications. ...Read more

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Is a 70 cc enlarged ovary at risk for torsion?

Is a 70 cc enlarged ovary at risk for torsion?

Unnecessary...: The odd to develop ovarian torsion hinges on how its anatomical fixation to its supposedly location and relation of the surrounding just like that for an testis to develop testicular torsion. Physically, a 70-cc ovary may affect its supposed orientation and impair its fixation; together, the odd to have ovarian torsion may enhance but still low. So, just wait and see to copy with life reality... ...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 had right ovary removed after ovarian torsion 7 days ago. Is it normal to have my periods today?

I had right ovary removed after ovarian torsion 7 days ago. Is it normal to have my periods today?

Surgery: Surgery is a traumatic experience for the human body. It is not unusual to have some menstrual irregularity after gynecologic surgery. Without knowing where you were in your menstrual cycle at the time of surgery it is hard to comment further. Monitor your cycles over the next few months and discuss with your surgeon at your post op visit ...Read more

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I went to doc in May and found cyst.Went back in Aug.for pap and doc didn't say anything about cyst. Lost right ovary b/c of torsion.afraid about left?

I went to doc in May and found cyst.Went back in Aug.for pap and doc didn't say anything about cyst. Lost right ovary b/c of torsion.afraid about left?

Cyst: If there was no changes Dr. May just have not elected to discuss it with you. As it is a concern to you ask Dr. About it . ...Read more

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I had Lt ovary removed due ovarian torsion 11 mo.ago. first 2 mo. my period was light then after heavy with clots and goes for 2 wks. Is this normal?

I had Lt ovary removed due ovarian torsion  11 mo.ago. first 2 mo. my period was light then after heavy with clots and goes for 2 wks. Is this normal?

Not normal: A change in periods for a few months after that surgery is very common. That it has continued for eleven months is not common. You should check with your doctor to find out why. ...Read more

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After having a 18cm cyst removed, pathology said that it had precancerous cells. My right ovary was already removed due to torsion. Should I worry?

After having a  18cm cyst removed, pathology said that it had precancerous cells. My right ovary was already removed due to torsion. Should I worry?

Probably not: Any cyst of the ovary over 5 cm. has to be considered as one that has or will possibly undergo malignant transformation. If removing an 18 cm cyst showed premalignant cells, the removal if complete should be curative. To make sure, follow up should periodically have a CA125 which while not diagnostic does have monitoring value. If that marker elevates than do a CAT scan. ...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.

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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.

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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I had my right ovary and fellopian tube before 1 year due to dermoid cyst torsion.will it come again.what will the symptoms.

NO: You are born with it once removed completely removed will noy come back , still possible to get pregnant with one tube and ovary. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy almost a year ago, my dr only left my right ovary in. Last month i was in the ER and I have possible torsion I have a fever?

See a doctor: You should be seen by the ob?Gyn doctor who performed the surgery and make sure that there are not any secondary complications. You may get good care in an er but that is not the best place in which to address this problem. If you have fever you should definitely be seen asap. Good luck and get better soon. ...Read more

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28y, hstry of ovarian torsion twice due to large cyst.Left ovary fixed, right is lost.Iui done on 6 april.Modrte bleedng after 12 days, can I be prgnant?

Pregnant?: Yes it is possible you are pregnant and therefore you should have a blood test. If you are pregnant and actually miscarrying this is very important information to get while you are trying to conceive. I hope you are not miscarrying. ...Read more

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i went to the ER. Ovarian torsion. It ruptured. Pain shot to right shoulder. Shoulder still hurts. Ovary hurts again. No med prescribed. mass on panc?

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 i went to the ER. Ovarian torsion. It ruptured. Pain shot to right shoulder. Shoulder still hurts. Ovary hurts again. No med prescribed. mass on panc?

Here are some ...: The specifics of the Q is not quite clear, but I assumed ther might be cyst(S) in the twisted ovary, which might ruptured resulting from necrosis of twisted ovary. All the necrotic tissue from its twisting and expelled cystic fluid became the waste of the body, which will be "digested" by healing process, which in turn leads to inflammation over a variable duration so the pain lingers until... ...Read more