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How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

Primary peritoneal : There is a disease which looks like ovarian cancer under the microscope; is treated like ovarian cancer and has the same type of symptoms. It is called primary peritoneal carcinoma. Removal of the ovaries does not decrease the risk of having this disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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I'm getting a hysterocopy done and just wondering can they tell if you have cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or any other cancer by doing that?

I'm getting a hysterocopy done and just wondering can they tell if you have cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or any other cancer by doing that?

No, No, yes: A hysteroscopy is a procedure where a camera is advanced into the uterus. It is usually performed in the setting of abnormal bleeding and also in infertility workups. It can be used to detect uterine cancer, but not cervical or ovarian. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical and ovarian cancer together?

Can you get cervical and ovarian cancer together?

Yes: Both are common -- thankfully, cervical cancer is usually caught early when it's very curable, and many ovarians cancers are caught early as well. ...Read more

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Please how can polycystic ovaries be cured? please can you conceive when you are left with only one fallopian tube and also hav polycystiv ovaries?

Please how can polycystic ovaries be cured? please can you conceive when you are left with only one fallopian tube and also hav polycystiv ovaries?

No "cure" available: There is no "cure" for polycystic ovaries, but the condition can be managed with medication, diet, and exercise. Conception is very possible with ovulation induction agents. As long as the one Fallopian tube is patent(open) "natural" conception is possible. If the tube is closed, assisted reproductive technologies like IVF (in vitro fertilization) are needed. ...Read more

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Can eggs be harvested from an ovary with multiple cysts/dermoids? If you have no ovaries but still a uterus will you have menses?

Can eggs be harvested from an ovary with multiple cysts/dermoids? If you have no ovaries but still a uterus will you have menses?

Different questions: An ovary with multiple cysts likely has functioning eggs. An ovary with a dermoid cyst may or may not have enough functional ovary to produce eggs. This will be a case by case situation. If you do not have ovaries then you will not have a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. ...Read more

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If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

If I have ovarian benign serous cystadenoma removing with ovary tugether will reduce the risk for ovarian cancer?

Yes : Removing cysadenoma of ovary will prevent that cyst tuning to cancer in future as it was removed however will not prevent getting future cancer of ovary ...Read more

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Can i live normal with polycycstic ovaries? or do i need to treat them? can this lead to ovarian cancer?

Can i live normal with polycycstic ovaries? or do i need to treat them? can this lead to ovarian cancer?

There is not: complete agreement on this, but there are some studies that suggest increased ri sk of ovarian and breast cancer(lack of ovulation, which can occur in PCOS, is linked to higher rates of breast cancer) in patients with PCOS. Discuss your options with your gyn. ...Read more

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Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts? Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them. Is there a link?

Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts?  Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them.  Is there a link?

Yes: Yes if you had a massive tubo-ovarian abscess, depending on how it was treated, it could cause ongoing issues with ovarian cyst formation. I'm so sorry you're going through this. ...Read more

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Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

Can you get uterine cancer after removal of your ovaries?

Yes: Since the uterus is still present, cancer can develop in it. Additionally, even with ovaries removed, there are sometimes ovarian cells present that may lead to ovarian or "primary peritoneal" cancer from similar cells lining the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cysts after you have a uterine ablation?

Can you get ovarian cysts after you have a uterine ablation?

Yes: Ablation can help with abnormal bleeding but doesn't help with ovarian issues like cysts. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cysts or polycystic ovaries does it mean you need regular vists to the doctor?

If you have ovarian cysts or polycystic ovaries does it mean you need regular vists to the doctor?

Yes: Every woman of reproductive age should have an annual gyn exam. If you have pco and you don't wish to be pregnant you're on bcp and should have an annual visit. If you want to conceive you're probably on Clomid (clomiphene) and should be monitored for ovulation. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant with polycystic ovary disease?

Can you still get pregnant with polycystic ovary disease?

Yes: Some women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) get pregnant easily with no help, some need only insulin-sensitizing medications like metformin. Others need tablets like Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole to induce ovulation, rarely fertility shots or in vitro fertilization. About 8-10% of women have pcos. Your age also affects your chances. See a fertility md (rei) if ttc for an individualized treatment plan. ...Read more

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Does having polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

Does having polycystic ovaries lead to cancer?

No: There are no clear or direct associations with any kind of cancer. Theoretically with the risk of ovarian cancer could even be reduced, but this is unproven. The risk from missing/skipping periods with pcos can (but not always) lead to endometrial hyperplasia, which then can (but not always) lead to endometrial cancer. Discuss cycle management with your doctor. ...Read more

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How does a gynecologist to tell if you have PID or ovarian cancer?

How does a gynecologist to tell if you have PID or ovarian cancer?

Trained to do: Gynecologist is highly trained professional in female health problems , can ' tell if you have pid or ovarian cancer " by examination and tests , just like an orange from apple. ...Read more

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Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.

Hyst?/oophorectomy: At 49 years old, you have very little use for your ovaries. If you are going to have a hysterectomy done anyway for the bleeding from your fibroids, you should seriously considering removing the fallopian tubes and the ovaries as well. They are sites for future disease. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovaries lead to ovarian cancer? I have been diagnosed with it. However i dont suffer with symptoms besides irregular menstruation. I managed to fall pregnant with fertomid should i be concerned

Can polycystic ovaries lead to ovarian cancer? I have been diagnosed with it. However i dont suffer with symptoms besides irregular menstruation. I managed to fall pregnant with fertomid should i be concerned

No: I am not aware that PCOS can activate ovarian cancer.
There is no cure and usually one will only treat the symptoms if necessary.
If your irregular menstruation does not bother you, then leave it. If it is a problem, you can always go on the Pill ...Read more

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