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When the ovaries get twisted, a condition called ovarian torsion develops. It may also be caused due to the development of ovarian cysts. Persistent and debilitating pain in the abdomen is one of the main symptoms of this condition, along with bleeding in very severe cases. Nausea and vomiting may also be experienced by the patient.
HOW IS OVARIAN TORSION DIAGNOSED?
Gynecologists can diagnose the presence of an ovarian polyp with the use of several tests. Ultrasounds and x-rays are imaging tests that can provide physicians with important information about the size, shape, and type of the ovarian polyp. Regular visits to the gynecologist and pap smears are also important in the diagnosis and treatment of a polyp.
HOW IS OVARIAN TORSION TREATED?
The women with this condition are treated by performing a laparoscopy surgery which is an in-patient treatment. Urgent surgery is required to prevent ovarian necrosis.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ovarian torsion accounts for about three percent of gynaecologic emergencies