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Question by  Anonymous

What does it mean when an ovarian cyst ruptures?

My sister is in the hospital with this and I can't get any information.


Answer by  HilaryC (1382)

It means that she had a cyst on the ovary that popped. It can be quite painful but is usually fine after. I had this, did not go to the doctor, and was fine. She can start taking birth control however to start preventing cysts. Also make sure she cuts caffeine out of her diet, it makes cysts grow more


Answer by  CathSith (69)

Find out if she has Polycyctic Ovarian Syndrome. It's very common in adult women, and while problematic, it's unlikely to be too dangerous. Many women I know have PCOS. Even if not, I have friends who have had cycts rupture, and though it can be very painful, the pain doesn't usually last too long, and they're fine with some rest.


Answer by  martine (860)

When an ovarian cyst ruptures it can cause internal bleeding, scarring that can cause infertility, it can be very dangerous to a woman and is best when caught early by doctors.


Answer by  Crystal51 (118)

Ovarian cysts are very common for women, but when one ruptures, it can be very painful. When you are hospitalized for this, they will start you on antibiotics and the doctor may want to stop your ovulation temporarily and you will be given something for pain. In more severe instances, surgery may be required if fluid is in the body.

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