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Doctor insights on: Ovary Torsion

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Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...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?

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?

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 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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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