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enlarged ovaries

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Cysts or PCOS ...: Enlarged ovaries (high ovarian volumes) are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged without large cysts it can be a sig ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Several things.: Ovaries might be naturally large, or they might be enlarged because of like ovarian cysts, or conditions like polycystic ovaries. This would have pro ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Its the follicle: It is the follicle that is enlarged during ovulation. A follicle is a cyst with an egg inside.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
They do not have to.: Ovaries might be naturally large, or they might be enlarged because of like ovarian cysts, or conditions like polycystic ovaries. This would have pro ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizebeth HARMON
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably fibroids: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. Adenomyosis can look like this as well. This is endometriosis of the uterus.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Usually not: Cysts of the ovary are very common and most are not cancerous. However, many cancers of the ovary are also cystic and any cysts that are associated w ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not necessarily.: The differential diagnosis includes ectopic pregnancy (life-threatening), miscarriage and early normal pregnancy with or without ovarian pathology (it ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
"Nonspecific": means that, based on the ultrasound, there is no specific cause that can be attributed to the cysts. There are a number of potential causes for ovari ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience in Radiology
We use more CT: Pelvic nodes that serve the ovaries are generally deep and can be hidden by bowel gas on U/S. For node biopsy, some folks do have some success with U ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
53 years experience in Radiology
Yes: Enlarged or swelled ovary could be sign of ovarian cancer. Need careful follow-up. If persist need biopsy.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
More: More info needed to answer any questions.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Yes, however it is sometimes difficult to tell a growing follicle from a cyst.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Enlarged pancreas: This is not good. It could be inflammation or a host of other causes. You must follow through with the treatments plans of your doctors.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No link: No connection between an elarged ovary and iud.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Endometriosis: Not typically.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities, but you may not need a 'cure' - first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more sp ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Graves/Thyroiditis: Most commonly this is due to graves disease or thyroiditis. In both of these cases your immune system attacks your thyroid and tries to kill it, beca ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: If the enlarged ovaries are due to polycystic disease or functional cysts it may help.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience in Radiology
Question?: This sounds like the impression from a pelvic sonogram. Let me organize it for youl 1. Anteverted uterus with thickened endometrium (usually not imp ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Enlarged ovaries: Enlarged ovaries when taking fertility drugs means that your ovaries are responding to the stimulatory drugs. With careful monitoring your risk of hyp ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: All endometrial tissue whether or not it is in the uterus or outside is hormonally active and so when you have your period, it is not unreasonable for ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A cornucopia: You have 5 major reasons for seeing a GYN MD now. This is the "horn of plenty" of symptoms that need immediate evaluation. Surgery may be in your imme ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Not necessarily : 8cm cyst ( depending on what it looks like on the scan) does not have to be cancer in someone your age. Lymph nodes are often visible on scans and as ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: If the enlarged ovaries are due to polycystic disease or functional cysts it may help.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
May or may not be!: Unless we know the size of the enlarged nodes, it is difficult to know what these nodes mean. You need to go see a specialist who can do further check ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroids: The muscle of your uterus looks irregular. While this can be due to endometriosis it is most frequently caused by small fibroids. This finding like al ... Read More
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