If an ovarian cyst twists can they save your ovary? I've been having bad pain, bloating & vaginal cramps.

YES, very often. "Twisting" can be partial or complete; intermittent or persistent. If surgery by laparoscopy or laparotomy has to be performed, there is a very good chance that your ovary can be saved. The recommendation now is not to remove the ovary even if it does not look very "viable"; it will frequently retain good ovarian tissue and remain functional.

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I have ovarian cysts on the left side and right side of ovary and it feels like menstrual cramps is that a bad sign?

Ruptured cyst. It is very common for ovarian cysts to rupture, and at that time, you can have abdominal cramping that feels like a period. This is nothing to worry about. If your pain is difficult to bear, however, or if you have a fever, or nausea/vomiting, then see your doctor. Best wishes. Read more...

I have been experiencing shooting vaginal pains for three days. I'm 64, radical hysterectomy in 1983, one ovary saved. Could this be an ovarian cyst?

Broad differential. The differential diagnosis is broad. The cause of your pain could indeed be ovarian in etiology. However, it is not uncommon for other disease processes (such as kidney stones) to refer to groin area as well. More history, exam, and possible imaging studies may be needed to give you a good answer. Hope this helps! Read more...

How long could bloating from an ovarian cyst take to go away?

Quickly. Usually within 48-72 hours depending upon the size of the cyst, use of anti-inflammatories, and whether or not a procedure was performed. Read more...

I have had ovarian cysts before --but along with the pain this time I have bloating & cramping. Do I need to see my OB or can I let it run its course?

See your Ob , . If the cyst is leaking blood and starts bleeding more profusely , it may require surgical intervention.Once you have symptoms , it's time to check in. Read more...

When does bloating go away from having an ovarian cyst?

When removed. If ovarian cyst is causing bloating as a symptom. Only way the bloating will go away is if the cyst is removed. Bloating with ovarian cyst happens if the cyst is rather large in size and there may be other symptoms like pelvic pain, pain during bowel movements, pain during sexual intercourse and before/after periods. Read more...