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I had a transvaginal ultrasound today & cysts were found on my ovaries? How serious is this? I'm 52 & only been in menopause 1 year.

I had a transvaginal ultrasound today & cysts were found on my ovaries?  How serious is this? I'm 52 & only been in menopause 1 year.

Depends: Simple cyst can occur in the menopause and are usually benign (non cancerous). Its more concerning if you have a family history of ovarian and/or breast cancer in your family or if the cyst is complex. It might be a good idea to get a blood test called a ca-125 and to clarify with your provider if the cysts are simple or complex. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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I had a transvaginal ultrasound and it was painful... What could be the cause? It hurt while checking my left ovary

I had a transvaginal ultrasound and it was painful... What could be the cause? It hurt while checking my left ovary

Variety of things: A variety of things could cause it. Vaginal dryness, lack of lubricant on the sonogram, placing too much pressure on the probe, a problem in the bladder, rectum, uterus or ovaries are all a few of the possibilities. Finding out if anything abnormal was found on the sonogram is the next step. ...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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A transvaginal ultrasound was normal and that a 2cm shading on r ovary looked benign as US did not brightly shine on it. How do tumors appear on US?

A transvaginal ultrasound was normal and that a 2cm shading on r ovary looked benign as US did not brightly shine on it. How do tumors appear on US?

Irregular mass: Most ovarian tumors in US are first seen as small cystic lesions. If the cystic component is irregular and there are densities in the cyst, especially if greater than 5 cm., then laparoscopic bx used. If lesion is an irregular mass in the ovary not consistent with the smooth ovary, then bx again is indicated. Often an irregular mass is seen on the surface of the ovary and again bx is indicated. ...Read more

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Hi, My ovaries are hurting had a ultrasound and the the transvaginal ultrasound came back normal but im still in pain why?

Hi,     My ovaries are hurting had a ultrasound and the the transvaginal ultrasound came back normal but im still in pain why?

Source Presumptive: & visualized in mind. Imaging exams do Not show pain or origin. However, ovaries are cystic (eggs develop in & are shed from cysts) & if no cysts (not likely age 19 if menstruating) then unlikely pain from ovaries. Could be related to any of many sources in area, including: small bowel, colon, appendix, bladder, endometriosis, etc. Emotions & past experiences commonly play a big yet hidden role. ...Read more

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Postmenapausal bleeding after 16 years and Transvaginal ultrasound fails to locate one ovary?

Postmenapausal bleeding after 16 years and Transvaginal ultrasound fails to locate one ovary?

PMP bleeding: The ovaries after menopause shrink to the size of what we call streak ovaries and often times aren't visible on ultrasound or CT scan. While many women with menopausal bleeding just have atrophy, you have to treat it as endometrial cancer until proven otherwise. An endometrial biopsy or D&C is warranted here. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm a little concerned with my transvaginal ultrasound, it says my right ovary measures 4.2×1.4×2.9cm and left ovary is 3.2 ×1.4×2.1a?

Hello, I'm a little concerned with my transvaginal ultrasound, it says my right ovary measures 4.2×1.4×2.9cm and left ovary is 3.2 ×1.4×2.1a?

Normal size : Those are normal size ovaries. Unless there is some other abnormality mentioned then you can relax as this is normal ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Transvaginal Ultrasound (Definition)

An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more