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Is it safe to use HRT after removal of mucinous cystadenoma and total hysterectomy ?

Is it safe to use HRT after removal of mucinous cystadenoma and total hysterectomy
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Yes: Assuming you have no other medical issues preventing you from taking hormones. A mucinous cystadoma is a benign ovarian tumor and would not disqualify you from hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Abdominal Cavity (Definition)

This is the part of the body known as the abdomen and would include parts of the pelvis. It contains the most of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary organs. It is separated from the chest or "thoracic ...Read more


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What is a mucinous cystadenoma mean?

What is a mucinous cystadenoma mean?

Good news: These tumors are most common in the ovary, where they can be huge (i've handled a few the size of basketballs or larger) but very benign. The first successful open-abdomen surgery with cure and survival was performed on the american frontier for removal of one of these by a brave surgeon. ...Read more

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Symptoms of mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

Symptoms of mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

See below: These are slow-growing tumors of the ovary that can get quite large. They might present as slowly progressive abdominal discomfort, bloating, pants not fitting, etc. They might, in fact, have no symptoms and be found on exam at time of yearly exam! ...Read more

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Whats mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

Whats mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

Cyst: A mucinous cystadenoma is a cyst of the ovary which is lined by cells which produce mucin, a gelatinous-type material. It is benign 80% of the time but can be borderline cancerous or malignant. Such cysts often become very large and can cause complications like torsion (twisting) of the ovary or rupture. Surgical removal is generally required. ...Read more

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How is the distal tube of vp shunts placed/coiled in the abdominal cavity? How long/far in does it usually go?

How is the distal tube of vp shunts placed/coiled in the abdominal cavity? How long/far in does it usually go?

Patient specific: You have all these questions about your vp shunt. Your neurosurgeon can tell you exactly how he did yours and all questions you may have about the specific model of shunt that you have. Anything else is speculation. ...Read more

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Ovary up high in abdominal cavity closer to ribs after hysterectomy , very small and not in normal position. Problem? Sorry didn't word last ? Right.

Ovary up high in abdominal cavity closer to ribs after hysterectomy , very small and not in normal position. Problem? Sorry didn't word last ? Right.

No: The actual position of the ovary after hysterectomy is not as important as whether there is good blood flow from the ovary into the general circulation to provide the necessary hormones to the patient.. ...Read more

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giant hemagioma left lobe of the liver 11.6 by 17.9 by 15.2cm is it possible this mass caused liver to move downwards in my abdominal cavity .why ?

 giant hemagioma left lobe of the liver 11.6 by 17.9 by 15.2cm is it possible this mass caused liver to move downwards in my abdominal cavity  .why ?

Liver: That's a large mass and its expanded the size of your liver. Your liver hasn't moved but it takes us more space than before. ...Read more

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Does wheat increase the amount of fat that is stored in abdominal cavity? I was curious if a primarily carb diet from wheat leads to more weight gain.

Does wheat increase the amount of fat that is stored in abdominal cavity? I was curious if a primarily carb diet from wheat leads to more weight gain.

Yes if large amounts: A diet high in sugars and starches is probably the greatest contributor to obesity. The book wheat belly makes the case that wheat is a major factor. See http://thehealingproject.Us/2012/09/22/book-summary-wheat-belly-by-william-davis-md/ for a good summary. However, there are some strong critiques http://noglutennoproblem.Blogspot.Com/2012/03/wheat-belly-busted.Html see my comments for more:. ...Read more

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Pain in abdominal cavity after vp shunt revision. What do you suggest?

CT scan: Pain in the abdominal area in patients with vp shunt may indicate a sub clinical infection of the shunt leading to cyst formation. A ct scan of the abdomen can determine if this cyst is present. ...Read more

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My mum has an infection in her abdominal cavity, petrionitis. I just want to know if she will be alright?

My mum has an infection in her abdominal cavity, petrionitis. I just want to know if she will be alright?

Hopefully: Peritonitis can be life threatening.M source of the infection has to be found and treated. ...Read more

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If pancreatic juice leaks into the abdominal cavity, does it cause organ damage?

If pancreatic juice leaks into the abdominal cavity, does it cause organ damage?

Yes it: will as it contains digestive enzymes. This would be a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Can retractile testis moves up to abdominal cavity and come down in a 5 month baby?

Can retractile testis moves up to abdominal cavity and come down in a 5 month baby?

Here are some ...: A true retractile testis can be seen and palpable in the sac while the baby sleeps, and should be just followed up to puberty - the time to become staying in the sac, as long as there is no coexisting inguinal hernia and he is comfortable. But retractile testis may become "ascending" testis in some 25% of patients, which will require timely exploration and fixation (orchiopexy). So, ask Doc for... ...Read more

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Weird ? After my hysterectomy I was told my ovary that was left is now in my abdominal cavity and not in pelvic cavity. Could that be a problem later

Weird ? After my hysterectomy I was told my ovary that was left is now in my abdominal cavity and not in pelvic cavity.  Could that be a problem later

Ovary after hysterec: Ovaries are suspended in the abdominal cavity after hysterctomy-this procedure is called 'ovariopexy".This is done to prevent discomfort with intercourse after hysterectomy.It will function just as well in the abdomen as its original location.I do not see this causing any problems later in life. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: abdominal cavity?

What is the definition or description of: abdominal cavity?

See below: This is the part of the body known as the abdomen and would include parts of the pelvis. It contains the most of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary organs. It is separated from the chest or "thoracic cavity" by the diaphragm. ...Read more

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Fluttering in my upper right abdominal cavity, what's happening?

Fluttering in my upper right abdominal cavity, what's happening?

Maybe It's Twoo Wuv: It could be transmission from your heart.As long as by "fluttering"you mean a rapid pulsation.It could also be some twitching from your diaphragm.The heart thing has more serious ramifications so when it happens check your pulse.If it is rapid,then you need to see a doctor.If not, place your palm on your upper stomach area and feel for twitching.If nothing is found,see a doc if it lasts 2 weeks ...Read more

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4 the last year experiencing discomfort in the left lower quadrant of my abdominal cavity. What could be the problem and how could I treat the issue?

4 the last year experiencing discomfort in the left lower quadrant of my abdominal cavity. What could be the problem and how could I treat the issue?

A variety of things: Within the left lower quadrant, lies the sigmoid colon (part of the large intestine), the left ovary (females), and the left kidney ureter. Evaluation and treatment will depend on associated symptoms, e.g. diarrhea, constipation, blood in urine or stool, presence of mass and nature of discomfort. See a gastroenterologist if this persists or worsens. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Cystadenoma (Definition)

By definition, this is a benign tumor of glandular origin that has one or more cavities lined with the tumor cells and containing some type of fluid. They can occur nearly anywhere and are very ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more