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Had evaluation for irregular periods but the scan didn't show up much only that I have enlarged ovaries?

Had evaluation for irregular periods but the scan didn't show up much only that I have enlarged ovaries?

Q for REI: Imaging does not tell us gynecologists everything we need to know. I will refer it to some of our leading fertility subspecialists on healthtap. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Enlarged Ovaries (Definition)

Enlarged ovaries are a clinical finding in which the ovaries are larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by cancer, ...Read more


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Hi, I got a sonogram today and my gyno said I have enlarged ovaries but no cyst. She didn't give much of an explanation. Should I be concerned? I'm 17

Hi, I got a sonogram today and my gyno said I have enlarged ovaries but no cyst. She didn't give much of an explanation. Should I be concerned? I'm 17

Seek clarification: Contact the doctor who did your sonogram and ask for clarification. Since no treatment plan was made I suspect everything was normal but the only one who can confirm that is the doctor who did the test. It is perfectly acceptable to contact them and ask for a better understanding of your results. ...Read more

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I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect if I want to have a baby?

I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect if I want to have a baby?

Enlarged ovaries?: Maybe, maybe not - 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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Do enlarged ovaries mean cancer?

They do not have to.: Ovaries might be naturally large, or they might be enlarged because of like ovarian cysts, or conditions like polycystic ovaries. This would have problems like chronic anovulation, normal to increased testosterone, and lh/fsh ratio. But cancer should be ruled out, especially in older patients with pain, bloating, and weight gain. A ca=125, pelvic exam, and transvaginal us are initial tests. ...Read more

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I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect me if I want to have a baby or babies?

I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect me if I want to have a baby or babies?

Q for REI: The size of ovaries does not tell us everything we need to know to help those ttc. I will refer it to some of our leading fertility subspecialists on healthtap. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Do cysts and enlarged ovaries mean cancer?

Do cysts and enlarged ovaries mean cancer?

Usually not: Cysts of the ovary are very common and most are not cancerous. However, many cancers of the ovary are also cystic and any cysts that are associated with ovarian enlargement need to be investigated to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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Will having enlarged ovaries prevent me from having a baby or babies?

Will having enlarged ovaries prevent me from having a baby or babies?

Depends: If you're enlarged ovary is due to pcos or endometriosis within the ovaries then it may decrease your ability to conceive. Also tumors of the ovary and benign ovarian cysts can decrease fertility. ...Read more

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I had ultrasound done for irregular periods but the scan didn't show up much only that I have enlarged ovaries?

I  had ultrasound done for irregular periods but the scan didn't show up much only that I have enlarged ovaries?

Findings: At 47, it would be very very common to have irregular periods. Your ovaries begin to work less regularly and you ovulate less often especially after age 45. This is called the perimenopause. Your physician was probably looking for a thickened endometrium as hyperplasia is common as you approach menopause. ...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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What does 'enlarged ovaries' mean?

Cysts or PCOS ...: Enlarged ovaries (high ovarian volumes) are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged without large 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

Ovary (Definition)

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


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