What is ovarian torsion?

Ovarian Torsion
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Ovarian torsion

Ovarian torsion is a condition in which an ovary twists or turns on its supporting ligament, cutting off its blood supply. It can cause pain that begins suddenly and steadily gets worse. Prompt surgical treatment of ovarian torsion is important to prevent tissue death (necrosis).

Ovarian torsion can occur during pregnancy. It is most common during the first trimester of pregnancy but may occur anytime during pregnancy.

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