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How serious is a twisted ovary?

How serious is a twisted ovary?

Painful: A twisted or "torsed" ovary is usually very painful and if not surgically repaired, may lead to surgical removal if not salvageable (lack of blood flow leading to necrosis). Usually this happens if the ovary is enlarged either from fertility meds or benign tumors. If the ovary is larger than 7 cm, you may be at risk. This is usually part of your yearly exam so make sure you get screened for this. ...Read more

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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


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Can you die from a twisted ovary?

Can you die from a twisted ovary?

An emergency: It's not impossible, but death from torsion is pretty unlikely. What is not unlikely with untreated torsion is loss of the ovary with major surgery. Ovarian torsion is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to bend over when you have a twisted ovary?

Does it hurt to bend over when you have a twisted ovary?

Are you at risk?: Short answer: usually yes, but not always. Ovarian torsion (twisted ovary) is not common unless ovaries are enlarged, but not impossible. Do you have a risk factor for torsion? If not, see how the pain behaves for the next bit. If you have reason to believe ovary has torsed or if pain is severe, call your doctor or go to er right now, do not wait. Right now. ...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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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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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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Can I still get pregnant with a 14cm cyst on my ovary I know I need to get removed to avoid ovarian torsion.

Avoid pregnancy: You need to avoid pregnancy until this is taken care of. If you get pregnant, it will delay surgery, and them you would be subjecting the fetus to unnecessary anesthetic. Once it is removed, you should not have trouble getting pregnant, even if they have to remove the ovary. You can get pregnant with only one. ...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

Ovary (Definition)

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