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what are ovarian nodules?

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Dr. Anderson Bauer
Radiation Oncology 18 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.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is there any evidence linking ovarian cancer to hrt?

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Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Yes, ERT does: Unopposed estrogen therapy (ert) does increase the risk of ovarian cancer. The jury is still out on HRT although the women health institute study did find that continuous combined HRT may increase the risk of ovarian cancer slightly. Keep in mind that ovarian cancer is rare, much rarer than breast cancer. See your doc for a frank talk on this.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a leaking ovarian cyst?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Pain: Most ovarian cysts resolve on their own or with treatment. Occasionally, they leak the cyst fluid within (ruptured cyst) or twist (ovarian torsion). When that happens there is usually some degree of pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Embryonic cells: Ectodermal embryonic cells enclosed into the ovary at early formation "get activated" later in life producing dermoid cysts, that can contain hair and teeth when surgically removed and opened.
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A 42-year-old female asked:

Can you tell me what a 2.4 CM left ovarian cystic lesion with 8mm enhancing mural nodule suspicious of neoplasm.

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is suspicious: You should ask your doctor what it means in terms of future follow up. Since it is suspicious, a repeat imaging study needs to be done in 2 months. I would also advise you to find out if a ca125 test has been done or not? This might provide further guidance as to the possibility of ovarian cancer(if the ca125 is high now, removal of this lesion(cyst) should be considered sooner than later).
Dr. Hermilando Payen
Pathology 56 years experience
It is important to know your family history, how old you are and the time of your period when this was discovered. This could be a serous or mucous cyst with early proliferation of its lining cells producing a nodule. Follow-up with your Gyne physician.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

I have an hypoechoic ovarian nodule 3.1 x 1.4 x 1.9 cm in my right ovarian, the radiologist said its a complicated or hemorrhagic cyst. What this mean?

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Dr. Yvette Westford
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Benign: Ovarian Cysts can be simple meaning uniformed, fluid filled, clear, etc. or complex meaning contains both solid and liquid parts, blood or mucous. A hemorrhagic cyst is one that bled into itself and now has liquid or clotted blood. It is a frequent occurrence and is not worrisome although it can be painful sometimes.

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