2. Long Ovarian Ligaments
Some women have longer ovarian ligaments than others. The ligaments can also be more fibrous and change with menstruation and menopause. Hormonal changes can cause the ligaments to stretch out and even be too loose. This makes it easier for the ovary to become twisted around the ligament.
While this can happen to women of any age, it is more common in women who are experiencing menopause. During this time, the ligaments may be relaxed and may allow the ovaries to move around more than normal. This gives them a chance to wrap around the ligament. This can feel like a sharp pain in the abdomen, and it may go away or become worse with movement or changing sitting positions.
Most women are quick to seek medical attention because the pain is so severe. Doctors may perform surgery to untwist the ovary and relieve the pain unless they feel it will fix itself.