Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

Definition - What does Ruptured Ovarian Cyst mean?

A ruptured ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac, that forms on or in the ovary, that opens, releasing its fluid to the surrounding area. The release of fluid may cause no symptoms, or it can cause pain or bleeding.

FertilitySmarts explains Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

While a ruptured cyst may be very painful, ruptured ovarian cysts are commonly asymptomatic and require no intervention beyond pain control. Complications are rare, however, and severe internal bleeding can occur. If not treated quickly, these complications can lead to serious problems. Ovarian torsion, in particular, can lead to loss of the ovary if it is not treated emergently.

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