Can an ovarian cyst rupture? What are the signs and symptoms of having an ovarian cyst and what are the dangers?

Yes. Every month when a woman ovulates there will be a cyst on one of her ovaries at least 2 centimeters in diameter. That cyst will rupture to release the egg. Most women do not know this has happened, but some women will have cramps or pain around the time of ovulation. Sometimes the cyst will fill with blood and be very painfull, usually it resolves on its own - but some will require surgery.
Yes, with pain. An ovarian cyst can rupture and this can cause pain which may be significant. Another complication (much rarer) is ovarian torsion where the ovary twists on itself, causing lack of blood supply to the ovary. This, too, can cause significant pain.

Related Questions

I'm pretty sure I had an ovarian cyst rupture about 5 days ago. I've experienced it before and have the same symptoms. When should I go to the ER?

Depends. Normally if you had an ovarian cyst rupture then the pain should improve over the next several days. If the pain persists or worsens and it is after normal office hours then you should consider going to the ER. Hope this helps. Read more...

Had an ovarian cyst rupture 2mnths ago on my left side, having exact symptoms one right side! Should I go to the ER? Appendix was removed already

Give It 24 Hours. Well, look at it this way: when your ovarian cyst ruptured they did an ultrasound, right? and that must have included both ovaries, right? and it seems you survived, right? so, it's kinda interesting they didn't see another cyst on the right side--so it must be something else; so let's just say if it doesn't go away or gets worse over 24 hours, go to ER (maybe it's a kidney stone) .Better? Hooray! Read more...

Never had an ovarian cyst. Now I got bilateral cysts & 1 ruptured. Do I have pcos? They didn't diagnosis it & have no other pcos symptoms & norm weight

Probably not. Ovarian cysts and pcos are usually distinct and different clinical conditions; the confusion comes form the word 'cyst' which is i only a very general term in medicine. Weight is not at all a diagnostic criterion in pcos (or ovarian cysts for that matter.). Read more...
Probably not. Every women, every cycle will have an ovarian cyst at least 2 centimeters in diameter at the time of ovulation - whether she knows it or not. Most women have little or no symptoms from those cysts - except for the menstrual cycle. The occasional woman who does have pain will often have an ultrasound or a ct that shows the cyst. Most of them do not require treatment. Pcos presents differently. Read more...