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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
Here are some ...: The intensity and pattern of symptoms related with ovarian torsion may widely vary depending on the timing and degree of torsion, ranging from mild intermittent pain with nausea to excruciating pain with vomiting... Professional alertness & keenness is the key to timely spot and treat ovarian torsion. More? Seek timely professional attention and counseling. ...Read more
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
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
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
Pain: Severe pain sudden onset and intense seek medical atttention emergentlyquick surgical intervention is the only way to save the ovary in these circumstances. Keep in mind any sudden severe abdominal or pelc pain should be evaluated immediately. Rupture of intestine or stomach or a tubal pregnancy can be life threatening. ...Read more
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
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
Not the same: Ovarian torsion caused by twisting on blood vessels & usually fallopian tube cutting off blood supply to ovary. Partial cause could be ovarian cyst. Can be diagnosed by ultrasound & corrected laparoscopically. Ovarian rupture is ruptured corpus luteum cyst, also very painful. Possible internal hemorrhage. Temporize if minor not is severe. Both t&r conditons present with abdominal pain & vomiting. ...Read more
No, It is rare: This is a very rare condition. I've only seen it once in 20 years. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Pain in lower right quadrant, had ovarian torsion last year. Is this a fantom (my brain is making it up) pain or is this real? Please help!
Unlikely : It is unlikely to b fantom pain. Need to see ur doctor to figure it out. If pain is severe, need to go to er. ...Read more
Corpus leteum cyst that is 2.2 and was on a stalk. About a year ago I had an ovarian torsion on the right side and took ovary. Doc said wait. I'm worried?
No pain?: If no pain and your physician wants to wait, please wait. If gets worst, please f-up with the same physician ...Read more
Ruptured ovarian cyst happen often it is associated with the cycle some time is more painful than other it depend on the content of the cyst if it is clear or bloody, this how pain will vary
torsion of the ovary when the ovary turn and twisted the bloos supply now the pain is unbareable very bad pain and it required emergency surgery either to save the ovary or to eliminate the pain.
Big difference ...Read more
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?
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 there might be cyst(S) in the twisted ovary, which might rupture 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
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.?
Surgery: Ovarian torsion is a surgical emergency. The stem the ovary hangs on gets twisted cutting blood supply and outflow to the ovary. If not resolved surgically, the ovary may end up dying from gangrene. You don't wanna go that route! If you know one in this situation, drive her to er. ...Read more
Disappeared ovarian cyst. Why do I still have pain? Do I need second opinion? Just nervous if it grows again without knowing and have torsion suddenly
No second opinion: There are various causes of ovarian cysts. The most common is an ovulatory cyst which you have each month prior to ovulation. This cyst ruptures and you ovulate. Oftentimes there is a little blood that is spilled into the peritoneal cavity. This can cause pain which resolves. Other cysts can form and either torse or rupture. If you have severe pain that persists, you should be seen by your dr. ...Read more
I've had 2 ovarian torsions due to cysts forming, I've taken birth control for that. When I exercise (doing cardio) i start bleeding (spots), what/why?
Conservative surgery: For your young age pts, you should be treated conservatively with now not to remove your overy unless pathology indicated, but to carefully unreleased torsion and stabilize your ovaries to prevent its reoccurrence by larparoscopically and on BCP if fertility is not in consideration. And you need to be regulated your periods by hormone or BCP therapy. Good luck ...Read more
Fainted w strong pain after eating when I had ovarian cyst. Doc said likely torsion. Removed. Got recurrence 5cm, had strong pain after eating. Same?
Correct diagnosis?: Eating to fill stomach does nothing to do with ovarian torsion although it may occur and recur at any given time. So, focus on watching and recording to log what you eat and drink so hopefully to pin-point any food-related incompatibility. If not helpful, collect the feature, degree, and progress of all related symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, and bring those to see doc... ...Read more
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