Ruptured ovarian cyst is also known as ruptured cyst of ovary.
The occurrence of ruptured ovarian cyst is common in women of reproductive age.
It is found that you can have ovarian cyst at any point of time throughout your life.
Ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that can be found inside or on the surface of an ovary. Cysts can take place anywhere in your body. Most of the cysts are non-cancerous, harmless and disappear on its own without any treatment.
However, a ruptured ovarian cyst is very harmful and generate serious as well as life threatening symptoms.
Ovaries are a pair of female reproductive organs that are located on either sides of the uterus. An ovary will be in the shape and size of an almond and are responsible for the production of eggs and female hormones: estrogen and progesterone that controls the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.
The most common cause for ruptured ovarian cyst on the ovaries is due to non-release of luteinizing hormone in sufficient amounts. Thus, the eggs will stay attached on top of follicles and develops into cysts and finally develops into a ruptured ovarian cyst.
The symptoms of ruptured ovarian cyst will differ from person to person. With ruptured ovarian cysts, you may have irregular menstrual cycles. Bleeding that may be heavy than usual or very little bleeding with irregular periods can occur.
You may also have pelvic pain that can be continuous. In some cases, it may be discontinuous with little pain that may lead to lower back as well as thighs.
You may also have pelvic pain during sexual intercourse, pain while passing bowel movements. Remember that pelvic pain will occur before your period start or before it ends.
With ruptured ovarian cyst, you may have breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting, stress on the bladder, and heaviness in your abdomen.
When you find any of these ruptured ovarian cyst symptoms, immediately consult your doctor for early diagnosis and treatment.
Diagnosing ruptured ovarian cyst can be done through tests. You will be suggested to have blood test in order to find several components that can help determine your condition.
Hematocrit level can help determine the volume of blood volume occupied by red blood cells. On the other hand, your doctor also observes the WBC count (White Blood Cells), which are responsible to fight against the virus or infection that enters the body.
Prothrombin time, Activated partial thromboplastin time and International normalized ratio are also observed in order to know whether the blood is able to clot normally.
You doctor may also suggest a CA 125 antigen test to identify the conditions for example malignant ovarian cyst, pelvic inflammatory disease, or endometriosis [Endometriosis Symptoms].
Depending on the ruptured ovarian cyst diagnosis, your doctor recommends one of the treatments: If the ruptured ovarian cyst is benign, your doctor will wait for a week so that your cysts disappear on its own without any treatment.
If your cysts remain and you develop ruptured ovarian cyst symptoms, then surgery will be done to remove the cyst before it turns into serious condition.