What are the symptoms of ovarian torsion in the third trimester of pregnancy?

Updated: Jun 27, 2017
  • Author: Erik D Schraga, MD; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Ovarian torsion in the third trimester of pregnancy is likely to present as nonspecific symptoms of lower abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting and can often be misdiagnosed as appendicitis or preterm labor. Although conservative treatment has been proposed during pregnancy, surgical intervention may be necessary if ovarian torsion is highly suspected. Ultrasonography in early pregnancy should address the cervix and the adnexa for early diagnosis and management of ovarian masses, thus avoiding later emergency situations and the possibility of preterm deliveries. [4]


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