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How can ovarian remnant syndrome lead to ovarian pain?

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In rare cases, a small piece of the ovary may accidentally be left behind from surgery to remove it. The remnant can grow and cause painful cysts. This condition is called ovarian remnant syndrome.

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: "Endometriosis."

CDC: "Pelvic Inflammatory Disease."

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Pelvic Pain."

"Ovary." Katz, VL, Lentz, GM, Lobo, RA, Gershenson, DM. Comprehensive Gynecology. 5th ed. Mosby Elsevier, 2007.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on October 16, 2020

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: "Endometriosis."

CDC: "Pelvic Inflammatory Disease."

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Pelvic Pain."

"Ovary." Katz, VL, Lentz, GM, Lobo, RA, Gershenson, DM. Comprehensive Gynecology. 5th ed. Mosby Elsevier, 2007.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on October 16, 2020

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