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Busy Philipps shared a recent painful scare to highlight the dangerous condition to other women.

Elizabeth Jean “Busy” Philipps is an American actress, known for her supporting roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks and Dawson’s Creek.

She performed significant roles in films like The Smokers, as Karen Carter, the drama film Home Room as Alicia Browning, she appeared in White Chicks, played a supporting role in Made of Honor and appeared in He’s Just Not That Into You. She also played Laurie Keller in the TV series Cougar Town.

The mum of two shared a recent frightening experience on Instagram.

“I had a crazy excruciating pain in my lower right side and after a long time at Mass Gen, it was determined my ovary had flipped over—it’s called torsion.”

An ovarian torsion, otherwise known as a twisted ovary, occurs when an ovary flips over and rotates, cutting off its own blood supply in the process. Symptoms include lower abdominal pain, nausea, and fever.

Busy explained she was lucky as hers flipped back by itself, but sometimes if it doesn’t you have to get surgery or you can lose your ovary which she said happened to a really good friend.

“My point of posting this was I felt like an idiot for going to the hospital but ultimately, going was the right move!” she explained. “It always is! Even if they say you’re fine and send you on your way!”

Last night ended super weird. But if you listen to my podcast, you know our advice is always, don’t be a hero, go to the doctor. Anyway, I had a crazy excruciating pain in my lower right side and after a long time at Mass Gen, it was determined my ovary had flipped over- it’s called torsion. Mine flipped back by itself and I’m ok but sometimes if it doesn’t you have to get surgery or you can lose your ovary(which actually happened to a really good friend of mine) Anyway, my point of posting this was I felt like an idiot for going to the hospital but ultimately, going was the right move! It always is! Even if they say you’re fine and send you on your way! And a huge thank you to the amazing doctors and nurses who took care of me! ❤️❤️❤️

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Wow glad she is OK! I have never heard of that before.

Have you heard of an ovarian torsion?

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  • Yet another reason to take any kind of abdominal pain seriously and get it followed up promptly. So many organs that could be compromised without you knowing it down there.

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  • Yeah, I’ve heard of it, though I think it’s rare.

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  • Have never heard of this before today. Great to hear she is OK, but the right decision to go to hospital was made. All’s well that ends well.

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  • I’d never heard of this before. I agree though if you think something is wrong definitely see your local doctor or go to the hospital. Better to be safe than sorry

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  • i have never heard of this and it is amazing to it happened to her and her friend. i have heard of the same sort of thing happening to male’s bits though

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  • It’s weird all these things you have to watch out for as a woman.

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  • Wow I’ve never heard of that before- don’t women just get all the fun?

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  • That sounds just terrible, glad she got it looked at.

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  • Wow, this is an interesting and timely post. I’ve been experiencing what I would describe as right ovary pain and I’ve been ignored a couple of times. It’s recurring but not constant and I can’t quite put my finger on it to explain it in the right way. This has given me the impetus to push it further.

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  • Ouch. Sounds horrible

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  • How scary ! Sounds very painful. Glad it turned back by itself.

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  • Poor lady. I had heard of it but don’t know of anyone who has experienced it. I agree with the poster about persistence, even when you are sent away. A lot of people know their body very well and an instinct that something is wrong or abnormal for you should always be followed up on and as many opinions as you need to get to the bottom of it.

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  • I didn’t even know that could happen. The crazy things our bodies are capable of!

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  • Yet another female related thing to worry about, ovary flipping! Never would’ve imagined such a thing. I hope if mine ever flips that it behaves itself and flops right back over again.

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  • This is the first time l have heard of it,very scary indeed!

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