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Ovarian torsion is a condition in which an ovary twists or turns on
its supporting ligament, cutting off its blood supply. Women with this
condition have pain that begins suddenly and steadily gets worse.
Ovarian torsion can occur during pregnancy. It is most common
during the first trimester of pregnancy but may occur anytime during pregnancy.
Prompt surgical treatment of ovarian torsion is especially important during
pregnancy to prevent tissue death (necrosis) or preterm labor.
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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