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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is the swelling of the appendix, which is a small pouch attached to the first part of the large intestine. The first symptom is often pain around the belly button, which begins mildly but becomes more severe. Surgical removal of ...Read more


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Can chronic appendicities cause pelvic pain ? Or can that be due to my ovarian cyst rupture a month ago & late period ?

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Can chronic appendicities cause pelvic pain ? Or can that be due to my ovarian cyst rupture a month ago & late period ?

Either possible: This needs to be examined and diagnosed by an experienced clinician. See a gynecologist or general surgeon, or perhaps your family doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

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What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

Corpus luteum: The most common would be the corpus luteum cyst, that which can develop in an ovary after egg delivery. However, any cyst which ruptures into the abdominal cavity can cause irritation of the pelvis and right lower quadrant, and is in the differential diagnosis of rlq pain in a female. Good luck. ...Read more

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If i did have an ovarian cyst rupture, how long does the pain last? I am completing 2 days. Appendicitis and kidney stones were ruled out.

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If i did have an ovarian cyst rupture, how long does the pain last? I am completing 2 days. Appendicitis and kidney stones were ruled out.

3-5days: 3-5 days is typical. But the pain should always be gradually getting better. If it gets worse at any time, you should seek care again. Also it is 100% important that pregnancy is not a possible cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Ever since my ovarian cyst rupture i can't seem to feel better from my abdomen it makes me think it's appendicities but ER said it's not what it is ?

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Ovarian cyst rupture: Pain after a cyst rupture is usually from the fluid or blood irritating the lining of the abdominal wall (called peritoneum). Pain can sometimes persist until the fluid or blood is absorbed, but generally fades over 3-7 days. Workup should include a sonogram of the ovaries and pelvis, as well as a ctscan. If the pain perists, a diagnostic laparoscopy (a surgical procedure) can be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Had a pain on my rt side went to ER cause I couldn't stand it any longer turned out to be an ovarian cyst it ruptured 3mos later am having same pain?

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Had a pain on my rt side went to ER cause I couldn't stand it any longer turned out to be an ovarian cyst it ruptured 3mos later am having same pain?

Cyst Vs. appendix: Since it's at your right side do not assume its an ovarian cyst again. It may be another ovarian cyst, or appendicitis or something else. Do not wait , see your doctor, get ct scan and urine test. ...Read more

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What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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What can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Like a balloon: An ovarian cyst can rupture when it reaches a certain size, when the wall thins out, when the cyst ages, with change in hormones or with a minor trauma. Many times the rupture is without symptoms, however sometimes it can be very painful, can bleed, can require emergency or urgent health care. Your doc can monitor your cyst with ultrasound and exam. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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What causes an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Menstruation: Cysts are a normal part of the menstrual cycle. The ovary forms a "corpus luteum cyst" which ruptures near the time of menstruation if no fertilization occurs. It is thought that this may be one cause of benign ovarian cysts that keep growing. ...Read more

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Besides sex, what external factors can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Besides sex, what external factors can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

Trauma: External?, ...Not much, other than trauma to the area. ...Read more

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What external factors can cause an ovarian cyst to rupture?

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Sex: It is not easy to force a cyst to rupture. It often just happens spontaneously when the cyst reaches a size and pressure that the cyst wall cannot hold. But i would have to say that intercourse is the most common external cause of cyst rupture. ...Read more

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