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Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. A benign hemorrhagic cyst may resemble a worrisome cystadenoca. If you are worried about an ovarian cyst, talk to your doctor. You can do an ultrasound in 4-6 weeks. If it is a cancer, it will not be the same size or have the same characteristics. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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27cm septated ovarian cyst in right ovary with possible endometrioma part to it and 4cm functional cyst in left ovary got some symptoms of ov/ca help?

27cm septated ovarian cyst in right ovary with possible endometrioma part to it and 4cm functional cyst in left ovary got some symptoms of ov/ca help?

More info needed: It would be helpful to know your age. A 27cm ovarian cyst has a low chance of being cancer in a young women in her 20s; however, in an women in her 60s it would be very worrisome for cancer. No matter what your age, you should have it surgically removed. You might consider seeing a Gyn Oncologist for this surgery as they are the most qualified to perform the surgery on ovarian cancers. ...Read more

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How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

How are an ovarian cyst and ovarian cancer different?

Benign&Malignant: Ovarian cysts are benign fluid filled sacs in the ovaries.Some custs can become cancerous ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor of ovaries and is a serious condition often with poor prognosis requiring surgery, chemotherapy and sometime radiation therapy. ...Read more

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7cm complex ovarian cyst, and complex right Ov cyst, dilated tube w/debris, pelvic fluid cause abdominal Bloating? Doctor is concern for ovarian canc.

7cm complex ovarian cyst, and complex right Ov cyst, dilated tube w/debris, pelvic fluid cause abdominal Bloating? Doctor is concern for ovarian canc.

Yes...: Tubal and ovarian masses can cause abdominal bloating. Most ovarian masses (75%), regardless of size, are benign (not cancer). There are many causes of complex tubo-ovarian masses including ectopic pregnancy, infections (abscess), normal physiological process (post ovulation bleeding), etc.; that are not cancer. It is good that you have a clinician following you. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian cysts and excersize?

Ovarian Cysts: Not all ovarian cysts undergo complications like twisting or leakage and rupture. In fact most cysts are found incidentally as part of a routing gyn examination. One has to be careful and avoid and strenuous activities if the cyst is of moderate size as they are more prone to physical complications. ...Read more

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How are an endometrioma and a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst different?

How are an endometrioma and a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst different?

See below: Hemorrhagic cysts are functional cysts, ie result from ovulation cysts that become hemorrhagic, whereas endometriomas as new growths which are typically benign. ...Read more

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My daughter diagnosed Complex Ovarian Cyst with septation and debris. 4.3 cyst. Pain and fear. Do these cyst normslly require surgery?

My daughter diagnosed Complex Ovarian Cyst with septation and debris. 4.3 cyst. Pain and fear. Do these cyst normslly require surgery?

No: Most of the time in young women these cysts are functional/hemorrhagic cysts and resolve by themselves. If they keep enlarging, or become more symptomatic, surgery may be indicated. If there are imaging features suggestive of tumor rather than just hemorrhagic cyst surgery might also be indicated. ...Read more

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Right ovary with multiple follicle cysts and dominant 1.1 cm mildly complex cyst. Can this be cancerous?

Right ovary with multiple follicle cysts and dominant 1.1 cm mildly complex cyst. Can this be cancerous?

Yes sometimes: Yes, some complex cysts can be cancerous, but most are not when they are that size. Usually doctors follow these with sequential ultrasounds until better clarified. ...Read more

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Ultrasound says complex ovarian cyst, septated, internal echos and avascular. Says could be possible haemorrhagic cyst but i'm worried of cancer?

Ultrasound says complex ovarian cyst, septated, internal echos and avascular. Says could be possible haemorrhagic cyst but i'm worried of cancer?

Follow-up required: In a patient of your age, it is likely self-limited and very well could represent a hemorrhagic cyst. However, a repeat ultrasound 6 weeks following the first is suggested to document resolution or decrease in size and to re-evaluate for patency of the ovarian artery. ...Read more

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Complex cyst on left ovary with thickened walls and increased vascularity surrounding cyst. Is this normal or malignant? Dr didn't mention finding.

Complex cyst on left ovary with thickened walls and increased vascularity surrounding cyst. Is this normal or malignant? Dr didn't mention finding.

Benign: Given your age, it is most likely to be benign. It should be followed with another ultrasound in 3-6 months. If it persists, or causes pain, or has other findings, surgical intervention may be needed. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Can a ovarian solid dermoid cyst cause pain under my armpit?

Can a ovarian solid dermoid cyst cause pain under my armpit?

NO, not likely: There is no connection between these two sites as they are so far apart from each other. ...Read more

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Is this a sign of ovarian cancer or cervical cancer MRI shows bilateral ovarian cysts and small follicles also present on right ovary and iliac node?

Is this a sign of ovarian cancer or cervical cancer MRI shows bilateral ovarian cysts and small follicles also present on right ovary and iliac node?

No: It is hard to say with the information provided, but the MRI finding sounds benign, non-cancerous. Of course the ordering physician and official radiology report are more important than someone that does not know the full story. ...Read more

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Can having an ovarian dermoid cyst cause bloating and constipation?

Can having an ovarian dermoid cyst cause bloating and constipation?

If it's very big: An ovarian dermoid cyst that is big (perhaps 10 cm or more) could cause constipation and bloating. Other types of ovarian tumors might be more likely to cause those symptoms. If those GI symptoms are significant, ovarian cancer might be something your doctor would want to rule out. Be sure you get followup. ...Read more

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Side effects of moderate abdominal free fluid from ovarian cyst rupture?

Side effects of moderate abdominal free fluid from ovarian cyst rupture?

Pain : If the cyst is actively bleeding you may need intervention, but if vitals and labs are stable you need time and pain meds to get through the time until the fluid is reabsorbed. ...Read more

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Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst. Thanks

Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst.  Thanks

Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign tumors too. Do you mean 27 cm or 27 mm? The smaller one 27 mm is fairly low risk regardless; if you mean the larger (27 cm) the risk is correspondingly higher. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more

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Can a 2-3 CM ovarian cyst on your left ovary stop ovulation?

Can a 2-3 CM ovarian cyst on your left ovary stop ovulation?

Dominant follicle?: That cyst might be your dominant follicle, in other words that cyst may well be your next ovulation. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts and dermoid cysts decrease the chances of pregnancy?

Can ovarian cysts and dermoid cysts decrease the chances of pregnancy?

Yes: Both kinds of ovarian cysts decrease the ability to spontaneously ovulate and therefore get pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more