Would a leaking/ruptured ovarian cyst that caused peritonitis likely show fluid on an ultrasound?

Probably would. Leaking or ruptured cysts contain fluid or sometimes blood. Ultrasound is excellent for looking for that fluid.

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Can ovarian cyst ruptures cause people to get peritonitis?

Yes. If the ruptured ovarian cyst contains blood or infected fluid it can cause irritation of the lining of your abdominal cavity and lead to peritonitis. Read more...

Peritonitis from an ovarian cyst rupture. What should I do?

Check with your OBGY. Peritonitis , may be the result of leaked ovarian cystic fluid. Typically the peritonitis is localized to the immediate area of ovaries and fallopian tubes. If the cyst is small most likely need minor treatment and observation( advil), if it is big you have to be careful .Follow doctor instruction. Read more...

How could someone get peritonitis from an ovarian cyst rupture?

Any irritation . Of the peritoneal lining of the abdominal cavity is peritonitis. An ovarian cyst can bleed when it ruptures, and blood can cause a local peritonitis. But this is way different from bacterial peritonitis, which is what results from perforated GI organ, like appendix. These are much worse, and can actually be fatal. So seriousness depends on the source and type of peritonitis. Read more...
Yes. It would be uncommon but possible to get peritonitis from ovarian cyst rupture. This is particularly when there is significant amount of internal bleeding which may irritate the peritoneum. Read more...

4cm ovarian cyst. Several sudden sharp pains over the last 2 days and clear fluid leaking from vagina...Could it have ruptured? In a lot of pain

Yes could have. Please see your gyn or go to the er an ultrasound and blood work needs to be done. Read more...
It is very possible. Would recommend seeing your ob/gyn as soon as possible or reporting to er for further workup to be safe. Best of luck and hope you feel better soon! Read more...