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How Is An Ovarian Biopsy Performed
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Usually not: Usually biopsies are not performed on the ovary. Rather if there is a cyst or mass that is suspicious, it will usually be removed entirely, either with or without the rest of the ovary. However not all cysts need to be removed. Sometimes a cyst can be a normal finding. ...Read more
5 days ago i had an ovarian cyst removed...Biopsy results are not available yet. Hypoglycemia is out of control. Thoughts?
No: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. A glucose tolerance test (if you've had one) is not and never will be a valid diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. ...Read more
Should a GYN do a biopsy to diagnose endometriosis? My Dr didn't do a biopsy and I'm concerned my symptoms are ovarian cancer.
Clarify plan: In order to do a biopsy to confirm Endometriosis your doctor will need to perform a surgery to allow entry into your abdominal cavity. This is called a laparoscopy. An endometrial biopsy can be done in the office but this samples the lining of the uterus and is not form endometriosis. If you are concerned about ovarian cancer then please see an Obgyn to clarify the symptoms and the evaluation plan ...Read more
I have to keep being monitored for left ovarian cyst and thickened endometrium. I cannot take the pain of endometrial biopsies. First 2 were normal?
I have had my period 3 times in the last 6 weeks is this normal? Had biopsy 6 months ago for ovarian cancer. Is this related maybe?
Irergular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. This is not related to a biopsy. Are you sure it was to rule out ovarian cancer? That does not sound right. ...Read more
Hi I have. 7 CM complex ovarian cyst that has multiple thick septations with septations having grape like clusters?
Should this be biopsied
Yes: The cyst should bve surgically removed and examined by a Pathologist to rule out cancerous growth. ...Read more
Just had laproscopic removal of 5cm complex ovarian cyst, L. Biopsy of both ovaries (unplanned) as R looked 'unusual'. What could causes for this be?
You nee to find out: from your doctor , exact tissue diagnosis ( pathology ) Is it a benign cyst , or malignant cyst and the type . There nothing like ' R looked unusual ' It is not pathological diagnosis . You have to wait for the final report , some times takes few days to complete special stains and interpret . Good Luck ...Read more
From few days ago i'd surgery to clean the abdomen after rapture ovarian cyst, and the surgeon took a biopsy, should all cysts biopsisied?
It is a routine: Yes whenever the surgeons do any surgery and remove any tissue or explore any pathology they take a tissue and send it to the lab for histological eaxam and that's true for cysts as well. ...Read more
If ovarian cancer suspect and ovary & lymph removed. Is biopsy done during surgery and how long til results? Will lymph biopsy results be done first?
Frozen section,,,: What is done during surgery for this or other operations for malignancy is usually a frozen section, not a biopsy. This is taken so the doctors know if there is tumor or if they got all the tumor if there is one. The results are reported at that time but it is preliminary. The official result comes after surgical dissection and examination and takes 2-3 days. Then the dr. Tells the pt. ...Read more
Gurgling type feeling and intermittent pains in ovarian area... Gas? Abnormal pap in march squamous intraepithelial lesions atill need biopsy 25yr old
I have an ovarian cyst that won't go away... I had 3 transvaginal ultrasounds .. Now the dr says it's normal... I had an abnormal endometrial biopsy?
Complex ovarian cysts possiblity it could be cancerous...Should it be biopsied or removed? I have a paraneoplastic syndrome been in search if there is any tumors in the body causing my symptoms. A mass or complex cyst was found on my left ovary that has b
There : There are many things to consider here. One is your age, also do you have children? What was your doctor's recommendation? Have you seen a gyn/oncologist? If not you should do so for a different opinion/perspective. Honestly i can't make a recommendation based on the limited info. I have, therefore i encourage you to get a second opinion. I hope other doctor's here on avvo.Com can lend their opinion as well. Good luck. ...Read more
Mum, 64, having benign ovarian cyst(5.1cm)removed laproscopically.Ca125 -2.3.Remove ovaries & uterus? Confused as biopsy result will come after surgery
I have an enlarged liver, spleen, gallstones and an ovarian cyst. Will be going for a breast biopsy because the dr's found something. Cancer?
Office procedure: Usually done in the office, it is a probe inserted in the rectum to ultrasound your prostate. A nerve block is used to help with the pain. In about 5 minutes, your urologist will sample 10 -12 areas in a systematic fashion. Tissue is then sent to the pathologist for analysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: Endometrial biopsies do not require any preparation. Ask your doctor, but use of an anti-inflammatory medications, such as aleve, (naproxen) can help with any cramping that might occur after the biopsy - this cramping is usually similar to menstrual cramps and is short lived. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a tiny hole where the needle biopsy was performed. It's been months but the hole hasn't healed. It's really a tiny hole, its quiet strange. ?
It'll stay: Scar contracts and this is why you will have this little mark. This is common and depending on the site can be the norm. At surgery or autopsy, old biopsy sites can often be identified. It this truly bothers you and your friends, you can ask a plastic surgeon or dermatologist about a filler. I suspect instead that you're simply curious about healing -- that's a good thing. Cheers. ...Read more
Cone biopsy performed exactly one week and one day ago. No bleeding. How long should I wait to start working out after a cone biopsy? Am I to anticipa
Go ahead: It's no reason not to work out. Get a female pad if needed. Glad you got the cone -- it's saved lots of lives. Best wishes. ...Read more
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