Ovarian cyst rupture is a fairly self descriptive condition.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
- Sudden and severe abdominal pain
History Of Present Illness:
Onset: often can occur acutely after strenuous activity or sexual intercourse
Nature of pain: sharp/stabbing pain
Location of pain: often unilateral (on the side that has ruptured)
Abdominal exam will often reveal tenderness unilaterally in the lower abdomen (on the side that has ruptured).
Pelvic ultrasound can show the presence of the ovarian cyst, as well as free fluid in the pelvis (caused by the rupture).
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