Ovarian Torsion

Ovarian torsion occurs when the ovary becomes twisted around the tissues that support it. Fallopian tubes also get twisted. The blood supply to these organs gets stopped. This is a medical emergency condition, and in untreated cases, loss of the ovary occurs. The symptoms are severe pelvic pain, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal bleeding. It often occurs in patients having ovarian cysts. Surgery is the only option that treats ovarian torsion. If it occurs due to a cyst, then it is removed first, and fallopian tubes and ovarian are untwisted to have proper blood flow.

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What happens when ovarian torsion is left untreated?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was admitted to the emergency because of left side abdominal or flank pain. Found out she has a mass on her ovary that caused torsion on her left ovary. About less than a month ago, she had a mild heart attack and had two stents put in. They do not want to do surgery because o...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I totally understand your concern and distress. This situation of your wife is indeed very tricky and complicated too. I see you have not mentioned the age of your wife. If mentioned, it would be really helpful for me to gauge few things. As your doctors have said, I...  Read Full »

Does emergency surgery necessary for ruptured ovarian cyst?

Query: Hello doctor, I was seen over the weekend at the ER. They did a CT scan and saw an ovarian cyst that they believed wrapped around the ovary and ruptured. They also saw liquid in the uterus. I have only one ovary as this has happened before years ago. They thought it was an emergency and were prepar...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that there is a large ovarian cyst which has invariably made the ovary bulky and the presence of acute onset of pain in the lower abdomen which if waxing and waning type may indicate a possible torsion of the ovary which is common in the presence of large cy...  Read Full »

My period is late, and I have pain on the right side. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My period is approximately 3 weeks late, and I have been having sharp lower abdominal pain on the right side. Do you have any idea of what could it be? Thank you!  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your menses have been delayed for over a week now and if it had been regular all this while, then the first thing which needs to be done is to rule out pregnancy. A urine pregnancy test will help you rule out pregnancy. If the pregnancy is ruled out, then the like...  Read Full »

I have been getting period cramps but have not got periods. What can it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. My period is delayed and I am sexually active. I have not had unprotected sex. The problem is 2 years back I was diagnosed with fibroadenoma . No biopsy was done but doctor told it was probably that. Now when my period got delayed, I started having period cramp ...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibroadenoma is a benign breast tumor but it is hormone dependent. The pain in abdomen you described seems like a premenstrual pain. At times our periods can get delayed due to hormonal imbalance. Stress, change in environment, etc., can change or trigger a hormonal im...  Read Full »

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