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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Enlarged Ovaries (Overview)

Enlarged ovaries are a clinical finding in which the ovaries are larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by cancer, infections, and non-cancerous cysts.


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What causes enlarged ovaries to occur?

What causes enlarged ovaries to occur?

Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
32 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Ovaries (Overview)

Enlarged ovaries are a clinical finding in which the ovaries are larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by cancer, infections, and non-cancerous cysts.


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What do enlarged ovaries mean?

What do enlarged ovaries mean?

PCOS, other causes: Enlarged ovaries are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged in the absence of cysts it can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos, a hormonal condition that affects about 1 in 10 women. An ultrasound scan of your ovaries will look for ovarian cysts, and is part of the diagnostic tests that we do to look for pcos, as well as blood testing. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for enlarged ovary?

What is the treatment for enlarged ovary?

Depends: It really completely depends on the reason for the enlarged ovary. The exact wording of the ultrasound report would be most helpful in giving an opinion about best follow-up and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is there anyway for me to be cured from having enlarged ovaries?

Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities, but you may not need a 'cure' - first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further. ...Read more

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Will the pill help prevent enlarged ovaries?

Maybe: If the enlarged ovaries are due to polycystic disease or functional cysts it may help. ...Read more

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What does enlarged ovaries mean when on fertility drugs?

What does enlarged ovaries mean when on fertility drugs?

Enlarged ovaries: Enlarged ovaries when taking fertility drugs means that your ovaries are responding to the stimulatory drugs. With careful monitoring your risk of hyperstimulation of the ovaries is low. Hopefully with a good response you will conceive. ...Read more

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Will the pill helped decrease enlarged ovaries?

Maybe: If the enlarged ovaries are due to polycystic disease or functional cysts it may help. ...Read more

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What do enlarged ovaries mean?

PCOS, other causes: Enlarged ovaries are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged in the absence of cysts it can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos, a hormonal condition that affects about 1 in 10 women. An ultrasound scan of your ovaries will look for ovarian cysts, and is part of the diagnostic tests that we do to look for pcos, as well as blood testing. ...Read more

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Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more