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Doctor insights on: How Is An Ovarian Biopsy Performed

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Frozen section biopsy for ovarian neoplasms is accurate?

Frozen section biopsy for ovarian neoplasms is accurate?

Frozen section: It's right about whether there is cancer in 98% of cases although the exact diagnosis gets adjusted fairly often in the final reports with further analysis. ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Biopsy (Definition)

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


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What are the possible reasons for ovarian biopsy when no cyst?

What are the possible reasons for ovarian biopsy when no cyst?

Mass: Not all ovarian masses are cystic, just the majority are. You can have a solid ovarian mass such as an ovarian fibroma or accessory ovary. There are also some predominately solid ovarian tumors (some benign and others cancer) ...Read more

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How does a biopsy of an ovarian cyst happen?

How does a biopsy of an ovarian cyst happen?

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

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5 days ago i had an ovarian cyst removed...Biopsy results are not available yet. Hypoglycemia is out of control. Thoughts?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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