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By November 6, 2010 - 3:21pm
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I have read that ovarian cysts and twisted ovaries can be a complication from taking clomid...this past week right before I ovulated I had very bad pelvic pain in the middle of the night. could this be twisted ovaries. the pain slowly got better as the week went on and just thought it was due to ovulation on clomid. how will i know if i have twisted ovaries?

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Thank you for your response. The information is very helpful. I guess what I am also wondering is if I had pain earlier in the week and feel good now and the pain got less & less as time went on if it's possible I still have a cyst/twisted ovaries....would the pain have gotten better or worse.

I will also call the doctor in am....


November 7, 2010 - 6:03pm
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Hi Shamy - Thanks for your question, which I see you have also posted to Fertility Gal.

Many women have ovarian cysts at some time during their lives and most present little or no discomfort and are harmless. The majority of ovarian cysts disappear without treatment within a few months.

With Clomid, according to the manufacturer, ovarian enlargement can occur during or shortly after use. Patients are advised to inform their physicians of any abdominal or pelvic pain, weight gain, discomfort, or distention after taking Clomid. You should therefore get in touch with your doctor tomorrow when the office opens.

In addition to ovarian enlargement, Clomid can cause a condition known as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). This is an extremely serious complication, you can learn more about it here: http://www.drugs.com/pro/clomid.html

The following page provides broad data on ovarian cysts and includes information on what happens if an ovarian cyst becomes twisted: If a cyst becomes twisted, the woman may experience spasmodic pain. Sudden or sharp pain may mean a cyst has ruptured. The twisting or rupture of a cyst may increase the likelihood of an infection. If the woman is experiencing abdominal pain, fever, vomiting and symptoms of shock such as cold, clammy skin and rapid breathing, get help immediately. http://www.healthscout.com/ency/68/725/main.html

We are not able to diagnose what you experienced or tell you the cause of your pain. You need to follow up with your doctor and also be sure to get information on how you will know when you are in a possible emergency situation and in need of immediate attention.

Take care,

November 7, 2010 - 4:49pm
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