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My aunt (dad's sis) and grt-grandma (pat grandma's mom) both died of ovarian cancer. How likely is it hereditary? Would genetic testing be good idea?

My aunt (dad's sis) and grt-grandma (pat grandma's mom) both died of ovarian cancer.  How likely is it hereditary? Would genetic testing be good idea?

Possibly: Two family members with ovarian cancer is not that common. There are a few inherited conditions that increase ovarian cancer risk. I would suggest that you gather all family info you can get hold of (all family with or without cancer) and visit with your gyn or family doc. They will decide of you need to be seen by a specialist in hereditary cancer. ...Read more

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What is an ovarian lesion?

What is an ovarian lesion?

It is: an as yet undefined abnormality of the ovary which may require further imaging or biopsy to diagnose accurately, ...Read more

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What is ovarian new growth?

Can't answer: Not aware of any such thing. Perhaps you misunderstood what someone said? ...Read more

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What is 49cc ovarian volume?

What is 49cc ovarian volume?

Unclear significance: Ovarian volume is not often used by most obgyns and it's significance is debatable. It is thought the a higher ovarian volume reflects a higher number of remaining eggs or oocyctes. ...Read more

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How does an ovarian new growth form?

How does an ovarian new growth form?

It is difficult to p: One can not tell how and why but it just does in some cases. I guess it is bad luck. It is like any growth in the body...Largely not in our control. So you have to live a healthy life style to keep our bodies from catching ailments like new growths(cancers). ...Read more

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What is the meaning of ovarian reserve?

What is the meaning of ovarian reserve?

Ovarina reserve : Ovarian reserve refers to the potential of a woman's ovaries to release mature eggs at her age. This directly relates to the chance to become pregnant. Those women will lower ovarian reserve have less of a chance to conceive either naturally or by ivf. ...Read more

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How do we diagnose a poor ovarian reserve ?

How do we diagnose a poor ovarian reserve ?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean but premature ovarian failure and be diagnosed with hormone levels and sometimes antibodies against the ovaries can give a clue but if you are looking to see how many follicles or eggs are present that is something to discuss with and ob-gyn. ...Read more

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What tests can be done to measure ovarian reserve?

What tests can be done to measure ovarian reserve?

Multiple tests: There is no perfect test: ultrasound for ovarian volumes and antral follicle counts (afc) is very helpful, also antimullerian hormone (amh) blood test, day 2/3 Estradiol and follicle stimulating hormone (fsh) levels, and the Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test, where we check the fsh level on day 10 after 5 days of Clomid (clomiphene) at 100 mg/day. The Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test is best validated, with ultrasound coming in #2. ...Read more