Which clinical history findings are characteristic of ovarian cyst rupture?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Charles Nathan Webb, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Nicole W Karjane, MD  more...
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The patient often presents with an acute onset of abdominal pain, typically during strenuous physical activity, such as exercise or sexual intercourse. Given that follicular cyst rupture is more common than corpus luteal cyst rupture, the onset tends to be midcycle. Other associated symptoms include the following:

  • Vaginal bleeding

  • Nausea and/or vomiting

  • Weakness

  • Syncope

  • Shoulder tenderness

  • Circulatory collapse


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