3. Tubal Ligation
Women who have had a tubal ligation or had their tubes tied, often experience ovarian torsion. It may occur a short time after surgery or even several years later. It can be hard to diagnose, and although some women do experience severe pain with this condition, many women only feel slight discomfort.
Doctors may perform a laparoscopy to look at the ovaries and determine if the cause is the ovarian torsion or another issue. If they find torsion is the problem, they may go ahead and correct the issue while they are already in the body. In most cases, an ovarian torsion caused by tubal ligation is only partial, and the problem may correct itself.
Many women have a partial ovarian torsion and don’t even realize it. While it’s rare for a partial torsion to cause blood loss and tissue damage, if left untreated, the condition may worsen and lead to more serious complications.