Ovarian Cyst Symptoms
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Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

Many women during their lifetime will have cysts on ovaries. A ruptured ovarian cyst can occur in any woman who has cysts on ovaries. Cysts on ovaries are pouches or sacs that form inside or on the surface of ovaries. Sometimes these cysts will fill with fluids or tissues and continue to expand in size. If nothing is done about them they will grow too large and ovarian cyst rupture can occur. In some women a cyst on ovary or the ovary itself will become rotated or torqued. This may also result in a twisted or ruptured ovarian cyst.

Ovarian cyst rupture can become a dangerous health condition for a woman. Excessive bleeding, infection, and other serious complications can and do happen. The best prevention and treatment starts with paying attention to your symptoms and doing something about them as soon as possible.

Ruptured Ovarian Cyst Symptoms

The most common symptom of ovarian cyst rupture is pelvic pain. Pelvic pain can be felt in the area from the stomach down to the upper legs. Many women experience pain that feels dull or constantly aches in the back or abdomen. Some women may feel sharp, intense pain in the abdominal area or shooting pain that radiates to the legs. Pain may also be felt during or after a woman has sexual intercourse. A woman may also feel pain while moving her bowels or urinating. Other activities that may cause pelvic pain or other symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst include reaching or bending, lifting heavy objects and exercising.

One problem in detecting when a cyst has ruptured is that for some women the symptoms before and after the cyst rupture can be very similar. This can make detecting the point at which a cyst has ruptured very difficult. In many women however, the first sign of ovarian cyst rupture is an increase in pain. The pain felt may be gradual over a period of time leading up to the rupture, and it may culminate in more intense pain at the end. Some women will have no pain prior to ovarian cyst rupture and then may suddenly experience sharp, shooting pelvic pain.

Menstrual problems or irregularities are common ruptured ovarian cyst symptoms. Late periods, missed periods, and a constantly changing cycle have been reported by women with a ruptured cyst. Sometimes her period may be very brief and other times it may seem to longer than usual. The amount of flow may be irregular too. Many women with ruptured ovarian cysts experience heavy menstrual bleeding while others may have only a little bleeding every now and then during her cycle. Pelvic pain may increase just prior to the beginning of a period or right before the end.

Other symptoms a woman with a ruptured ovarian cyst may have include abdominal bloating (distention), anemia, and signs of a fever. Abdominal bloating and soreness can occur prior to rupture but is often more obvious right after cyst rupture. A ruptured ovarian cyst that bleeds excessively (hemorrhaging) can cause significant blood loss and lead to anemia. The signs and symptoms of anemia often include a feeling of tiredness all the time and inability to do much physically because of muscle weakness. Fever, chills and light-headedness are other common symptoms of anemia associated with ovarian cyst rupture.

Only a small number of women will have none of the symptoms of ruptured ovarian cysts. In such cases the symptoms may be present but not enough to be very noticeable or cause concern. Ovarian cyst rupture may cause only slight discomfort or a vague feeling that something is not right in the belly.

A friend of mine who recenlty had a ruptured ovarian cyst reported her symptoms to me as "...my body and especially my bowels just shut down. It felt as if I was parlayzed down there and I couldn't feel the urge to go. Also, when I pressed on the lower area of my abdomen near my hip it hurt when I released my hand. I also had very high white blood cell counts, indicating my body was fighting something (the ruptured cyst). The treatment was not complicated as they did the laproscopy surgery quickly and I was back on my feet again in a few days but still felt tired and had to sleep longer for a little while."

Ruptured Cyst Symptoms:

  • pelvic pain (abdomen, back, upper legs)
  • pain with sexual intercourse
  • pain with bowel movements
  • pain with urination
  • abdominal bloating
  • fatigue, muscle weakness and other signs of anemia
  • fever and chills
  • nausea and/or light-headedness

Ruptured Ovarian Cyst Treatment

Treatment of ovarian cyst rupture varies with the amount of injury caused and health risk for the patient. In situations of emergency where damage to internal organs may have occurred, the first priority is to remove life threatening conditions such as hemorhaging and infection. This step may involve ovarian cyst removal by surgery. Antibiotics, penicillin and other stronger drugs may be prescribed to manage and prevent infection.

Most women will have less serious cases of ovarian cyst rupture than my friend whose experience I described above. Fortunately for them treatment options can include less invasive, more natural and holistic options. One such option for women with ovarian cysts of any kind is a treatment that can reverse and eliminate all Ovarian cysts within 2 months without surgery or drugs.

No matter what your situation, if you have any of the ruptured cyst symptoms as described above do something about them! Remember, a ruptured ovarian cyst can cause serious injury and even threaten your life. Take action now!

Ovarian Cyst Symptoms Treatment