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How Much Does A Ovarian Cystadenoma Scare Me
Very little: Cystadenomas are benign and do not develop into cancer. If they are larger than 5 cm, they can twist and damage the ovary, or they can rupture causing pain. Furthermore, until they are removed, the fact that they are benign rather than borderline malignant or malignant, is hard to tell with certainty. For the above reasons, removal is recommended. But once removed, no worries! ...Read more
See below: Depending on the size and complexity, most resorb within one cycle. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the size of the cyst, some patients are asymptomatic. If a cyst recently bled it may cause pain. Rarely an ovarian cyst can precipitate torsion of the ovary which results in pain. Some of these cyst come and go but some may require surgery to remove, if really necessary. ...Read more
Treatable!: Ovarian cancer is almost always treated first with surgery. The goal is to remove every bit of ovarian cancer, including the tiny nodules you see in the picture. This might involve removing the ovaries and uterus, parts of the bowel or bladder, etc. Chemotherapy may be given after surgery to decrease the risk of ovarian cancer returning. It's curable if all the cancer can be removed! ...Read more
What does dominant follicle mean? Will it stop me from having kids? what treatment for ovarian cyst?
About $300/session: The treatment of choice for dyschromia (brown spots) is intense pulse light or photofacial. It is normally completed as a series of three and in the midwest will run about $300 per session. It is important for you to know that there is no cure, only temporary improvement. Without good sun protection, the brown spots will come back. ...Read more
Common finding: Many young women have ovarian cysts and many will experience a spontaneous rupture. The cyst ruptures not the ovary, and may release a small amount of blood into the abdomen triggering some discomfort. Natural ovulation is just the release of an egg through much the same process, the cyst doesn't release an egg. ...Read more
It's complicated: And takes many years if school/ residency and then fellowship training to be an expert in such matters. The answer is beyond the realm of health tap. ...Read more
Early menopause-like: Loss of normal ovarian function under the age of 40. Usually your ovaries have run out of eggs early or something is keeping them from developing properly and therefore the hormones they usually produce. Can be genetic, related to toxins, immune system problems or unknown causes. Need a thorough workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm scared about getting a rectal exam. Can you tell me exactly what it involves and how much it hurts?
Rectal exam: It usually means a finger placed in the anus. It is usually part of a gyn exam. It is uncomfortable , but usually not more. I take it that is what you are asking. If there is an intestinal problem no vaginal exam may be involved. ...Read more
It depends: Pain after a hysterectomy is related to the type of incision(s) as well as the underlying condition. A large abdominal incision will be more painful than minimally invasive surgery ("bandaid incisions"). However, pain after a hysterectomy should be manageable with medications ...Read more
Why do you ask?: It all depends on whether the overlying bone breaks. If you have such a lesion and are offered the opportunity to have it removed, I'd do it. If I've misunderstood, please forgive me and ask again. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on the specific test - there isn't one price to mention ...Read more
I DO!!!: I have performed many thyroid fine-needle biopsies and have had more than a few biopsies of my own thyroid. To be honest, it hurt more than i expected when i had my first biopsy because i didn't anticipate that the thyroid has pain fibers (it does). However, the pain is very short-lasting and, as a typical low-pain threshold man/doctor, if i can handle it... ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Pineal cyst: Most pineal cysts are not removed unless they are causing symptoms. There are several treatments which most included various surgical approaches to drain the cyst - it depends on your anatomy and the complexity of the cyst as to how the cyst would be drained or removed. ...Read more
I live in Phoenix. Someone (not a doctor) told me that everyone here will get skin cancer eventually. Is that really true? I don't buy it.
Not true: Not everyone will get skin cancer. Even some people who don't follow any of the rules don't get cancer. Just like some smokers never get cancer. However, to minimize your risk use sunscreen, wear a hat, avoid the sun during the peak hours of 10 am to 2 pm. Avoid tanning beds. Don't get sunburned to get the basis of a "good tan." Certainly some people are at greater risk than others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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