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A 40-year-old member asked:

do enlarged ovaries mean cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
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 problems like chronic anovulation, normal to increased testosterone, and lh/fsh ratio. But cancer should be ruled out, especially in older patients with pain, bloating, and weight gain. A ca=125, pelvic exam, and transvaginal us are initial tests.
Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Not necessarily: Most women with enlarged ovaries don't have ovarian cancer. However, if ovaries are abnormally enlarged, a certified specialist should investigate the cause(s).

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