What are the symptoms of a twisted ovary?
Symptoms of ovarian torsion can include the following:
- an adnexal or pelvic mass.
- severe pelvic pain.
- abnormal bleeding.
Can a twisted ovary untwist itself?
Sometimes ovarian torsion resolves itself on its own, as it did with Philipps. This is called intermittent torsion, meaning that the torsed ovary twists back into place and then ceases twisting. However, experts say you shouldn’t wait to see if the ovary will twist back on its own.
How common is ovarian torsion?
Ovarian torsion is a rare but emergency condition in women. Ovarian torsion occurs in around 2%–15% of patients who have surgical treatment of adnexal masses. The main risk in ovarian torsion is an ovarian mass. The most common symptom of ovarian torsion is acute onset of pelvic pain, followed by nausea and vomiting.
Can you see a twisted ovary on ultrasound?
Ovarian torsion is usually associated with a cyst or tumor, which is typically benign; the most common is mature cystic teratoma. Ultrasonography (US) is the primary imaging modality for evaluation of ovarian torsion. Absence of flow in the twisted vascular pedicle may indicate that the ovary is not viable.