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How long will it take for fluid from a ruptured cyst to absorb?

I was admitted to saint johns hospital ER early monday morning from lower abdominal pain i had been feeling all night sunday night. It turned out to be a ruptured ovarian cyst on my left ovary. It is 5 cm. I had it looked at by an OBGYN. They told me the fluid would absorb on its own but I forgot to ask how long that would take. I am currently taking ROXICET 5/325 for the pain but its not quite helping the pressure. My question is how long will it take for my stomach to absorb the fluid from the ruptured cyst? Is there anything else I can do for the pressure besides the pain medication? And should I be on some kind of antibiotics to prevent infection?
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replied December 30th, 2010
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If infection was suspected, your treating gynecologist would have prescribed you antibiotics. The fluid might take 10-15 days or almost a month to get absorbed depending on the quantity and type of fluid that came out. If the pain and pressure is not controlled, then you should consider going back to your treating gynecologist for follow-up and adequate change of medication to control your symptoms.
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