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In Ovarian torsion, which is also referred to as adnexal torsion, the ovaries tend to turn at an extreme angle, which leads to chronic lower abdominal pain. Women suffering from the same also suffer from issues like reduced venous return and considering that both the ovaries and fallopian tubes are involved, it also means irregular periods and related issues.
HOW IS OVARIAN TORSION DIAGNOSED?
Your gynaecologist would do a stomach examination and also ask for an ultrasound and Doppler sonography to check the extent of the turn or rotation of ovaries.
HOW IS OVARIAN TORSION TREATED?
Treatment for this issue is surgical where the ovaries are operating and then uncoiled so that they are back into the position they should be. Additionally, there are also procedures like oophoropexy carried out to ensure that the problem does not repeat - because ovaries may rotate again. In some cases ovaries can be removed too.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ovarian torsion accounts for about three percent of gynaecologic emergencies