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A 28-year-old female asked:

can i have multiple ovarian cysts without having pcos?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Yes for sure: PCOS is more than just ovarian cysts it is also hormone abnormalities . irregular menses and insulin resistance.

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Are bone cysts and bone spurs the same thing?

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No: One is a cyst and one is a spur. ( a hole in the bone vs extra bone).
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What is the difference between polycystic ovaries and ovarian cysts?

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Can ovarian cysts cause pain in sex?

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A 18-year-old female asked:

Dermoid cyst in my ovary, I forget how big it is. Doctor wants me to get it removed but the surgeon said no. I still have it. Pregnancy apossibility?

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Dr. Bruce Young
Obstetrics and Gynecology 58 years experience
Yes: Dermoids do not prevent pregnancy but the diagnosis should be confirmed by sonogams. Unless they are very large they usually will not cause problems, but they can twist or rupture so removal might be advisable & can be done laparoscopically before pregnancy.
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Could an abdominal/pelvic CT scan without contrast (ordered for ureteral stones) detect ovarian cancer also?

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Sometimes: A ct scan will show the ovaries in the pelvis. Only significant and sometimes advanced changes of ovarian cancer such as excess fluid in the pelvis may be noticeable.

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