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What are ovarian nodules?

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Dr. Anderson Bauer
19 years experience
Nonspecific term: The term 'nodule,' no matter which site it is at, is a very nonspecific term. Most often nodules are NOT cancer. However, when a 'nodule' is noted by exam or imaging, it is often termed suspicious or not suspicious. Sometimes, more tests are required immediately or in a few months to further assess a nodule. Sometimes, no further test is necessary. Be sure to follow up with your doctor.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian "bubbles": Ovarian nodules are like "bubbles" that develop below the surface that protrude to the surface most commonly from ovarian cysts an often seen on ultrasound.
Last updated Mar 3, 2020
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