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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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Enlarged Ovaries (Definition)

Enlarged ovaries. Normal ovary size is around 2 by 3 cm. An ovary is enlarged when it become bigger than normal size. Reasons can include- polycystic ovaries, follicular cyst, endometriosis, ...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

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What could cause enlarged ovaries?

What could cause enlarged ovaries?

Several things.: 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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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

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What causes enlarged ovaries to occur?

What causes enlarged ovaries to occur?

Ovarian cysts: Physiologic cysts (normal occurring) are the most common cause of enlarging ovaries. Women with pcos are also often told they have enlarged ovaries. These are the most common causes and the are both non cancerous (benign). There are many other causes both benign and malignant. ...Read more

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What are the causes for enlarged ovaries?

What are the causes for enlarged ovaries?

More info: The size of the ovaries will vary from person to person. Ovarian cysts, polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovarian tumors a a few causes of ovarian enlargement ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have enlarged ovaries?

What does it mean if you have enlarged ovaries?

Enlarged ovary: Normal ovaries vary in size from one woman to the next; cycling women the ovarian size changes at different points in the cycle, and most women the right and left ovaries are a little different. Were you told what size (s) the 'enlarged' ovaries were? Generally anything less than 5 maybe 6 cm is likely normal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged ovaries?

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged ovaries?

Enlarged ovaries: Enlarged ovaries. Normal ovary size is around 2 by 3 cm. An ovary is enlarged when it become bigger than normal size. Reasons can include- polycystic ovaries, follicular cyst, endometriosis, tumors or ovarian cancer. ...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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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?

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?

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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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 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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I have enlarged ovaries and also have chest pain. What should I do?

I have enlarged ovaries and also have chest pain. What should I do?

Get checked: You must have been to a doctor to know that you have enlarged ovaries. And chest pain also needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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I got enlarged ovaries what to do besides see gyn again?

Gyn care: When there is enlargement or over-activity of the ovaries, it is usually a sign of a hormonal imbalance. The gynecologist can help. ...Read more

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Does enlarged ovaries or big cyst stop you from conceiving?

Does enlarged ovaries or big cyst stop you from conceiving?

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

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I had an ultrasound which revealed I had a long urturus and enlarged ovaries what can this mean?

You need an ultrasou: There are a few things I need to know about you in order to give you the best answer such as, are you having regular menstrual cycles and have you ever been pregnant? It is normal to have a longer uterus after a pregnancy. Some women have longer crevices which makes their uteruses measure longer. You really need to have an ultrasound to make an accurate diagnosis about both of these issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be borne with enlarged ovaries? If so what dose that means for the one that haves it, dose it means high chance of multiple birth?

Is it possible to be borne with enlarged ovaries? If so what dose that means for the one that haves it, dose it means high chance of multiple birth?

No: Not at birth but later on ovaries can "enlargew" with multiple CYSTS (Polycystic ovaries) This usually results in DIFFICULTIES with FERTILITY!

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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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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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A transvaginal ultrasound showed enlarged ovaries. I have a follow up appt in a month. I am scared to death. What can this be?

A transvaginal ultrasound showed enlarged ovaries. I have a follow up appt in a month. I am scared to death. What can this be?

Enlarged ovaries X 2: If both of the ovaries are enlarged, t generally rules out cysts as a factor unless it is PCOS syndrome. See if your MD can see you sooner than one month by setting up a Consultation with him/her for an explanation of the meaning of the ultrasound results. ...Read more

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Hello, I was diagnosed with bilateral enlarged ovaries with a complex cyst 3.3 X 1.7 cm. Cyst cleared after a month. Does this mean I can have PCOS?

Hello, I was diagnosed with bilateral enlarged ovaries with a complex cyst 3.3 X 1.7 cm. Cyst cleared after a month. Does this mean I can have PCOS?

Maybe (not): Having a large 3.3cm cyst doesn't mean you do (or do not) have PCOS. Women sometimes form these cysts but they usually go away on their own. The diagnosis of PCOS isn't based on ultrasound alone. It involves many other factors such as are you ovulating? Do you have excess facial hair; Is the skin on the back of your neck dark; are you over weight, etc. Your gyn can help you! Best wishes! ...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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I've had clear, sticky discharge for a while. CT scan showed enlarged ovaries. I just had this discharge with two specks of blood. Any advice?

I've had clear, sticky discharge for a while. CT scan showed enlarged ovaries. I just had this discharge with two specks of blood. Any advice?

Vaginal discharge: Many things can cause changes in vaginal discharge. Enlarged ovaries on CT is a very non-specific finding (ie does not tell us very much). A good gyn exam to include culutres, analysis of your vaginal pH is a good place to start. Any other health changes/symptoms, med changes, diet changes, sex practice changes, new, partners, new condoms, lubricants all important info to review. Good luck. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

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