What are the signs and symptoms of ovarian torsion?

Updated: Jun 27, 2017
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Classically, patients present with the sudden onset (commonly during exercise or other agitating movement) of severe, unilateral lower abdominal pain that worsens intermittently over many hours. Approximately 25% of patients experience bilateral lower quadrant pain described as sharp and stabbing or, less frequently, crampy. Nausea and vomiting occur in approximately 70% of patients.


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