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 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
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