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Ovarian Cystic Neoplastic Process
Cysts are: Women produce small cysts, called follicles, on their ovaries every month. Ovarian cysts are very common, especially women of reproductive age. The vast majority of ovarian cysts are benign. When there is a soft tissue component (a mass that is partially cystic), it generally becomes more concerning as the soft tissue percentage increases. ...Read more
Been told I have endometriosis and poly cystic ovarian syndrome, what are the chances of my partner and i having children?
PCOS: See a high risk obstetrician to help you conceive. ...Read more
Many do: Pcos often interferes with fertility to some degree but effected women can and do have kids. It makes it a bit harder for you to control the where or when if you are not sure you are ovulating at a specific time. If you just let nature figure it out and don't worry about it it can happen (if your not using birth control). ...Read more
Many things: Melanie, a complex ovarian cyst could be many things. Most likely, it is a hemorrhagic cyst (a cyst that bled). Other possibilities could be an infection, or far less likely an ovarian tumor (these are rare). I'm sure your doctor recommended follow up scans, so just follow up as they recommend. If you develop worsening or changing symptoms, call them and let them know. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Possibly: Hypothyroidism can cause swelling and fluid retention. Pcos causes weight gain, but not fluid swelling. However, if your thyroid levels are normal, i would look for a different cause for the swelling. In your age group, the most common causes would be varicose veins, weight related swelling, and/or excess salt intake. ...Read more
Ovarian cystic lesion
what does having 6.4x3.5 cystic lesion with internal septation on the left ovary mean?
Ovarian cyst: With septae , with a size of 6 cm across needs to be evaluated by your gayneacologist.Cysts could be benign and malignant cystic conditions .Benign cysts- hyperstimulation syndrome from clomiphene, endometriosis-ovary , pid causing tuboovarian swellings are there. Benign tumours with thin septae like in serous & mucinous cysadenoma can occur.Ovarian ca's including teratoma/dermoid cyst to be r/o. ...Read more
Is there a cure for poly cystic ovarian syndrome? If so, what are they? Are there any natural cures i can try at home?
No cure, but...: Often times the symptoms of pcos can be made better by weight loss if you are overweight. Symptoms such as abnormal bleeding and irregular periods can be better by losing excess body fat. This is because body fat makes estrogen which can make the symptoms worse. Some people with pcos are not overweight and this would not apply to them. ...Read more
Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign tumors too. Do you mean 27 cm or 27 mm? The smaller one 27 mm is fairly low risk regardless; if you mean the larger (27 cm) the risk is correspondingly higher. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more
PCOS and hair loss: Even though some women have thicker than normal hair growth on their face or the rest of their bodies, many women with pcos have problems with thinning scalp hair, known as androgenic alopecia. This is usually due to the high levels of androgens which are found in up to 40 to 70% of women with pcos. Testosterone can cause a male to lose their hair, abnormally high levels in women will have same ef. ...Read more
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