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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

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I accidently cut myself with scissors for nailcutting. What to do to keep it clean?

I accidently cut myself with scissors for nailcutting. What to do to keep it clean?

Soap: and water Cover with loose dry sterile bandage Check it daily..change dressing if it gets wet Be well Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 62 yr old woman to have mild twinges of pain in the ovarian area?

Is it normal for a 62 yr old woman to have mild twinges of pain in the ovarian area?

Never "normal": No age would have a normal pain or twinge expected in the ovary area. Best for you to get an evaluation by a health care provider (preferably a gyn dr.). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ovarian cycts comes and goes the one on my left side is 5cm and the one on my right is 3 cm the left side hurts?

Ovarian cycts comes and goes the one on my left side is 5cm and the one on my right is 3 cm the left side hurts?

Ovarian cysts: Have you spoken to your GYN or MD about them? Do they hurt frequently or only once a month? Did they say this was polycystic ovarian disease? Changes in diet may help with pain. Surgery sometimes is needed. Consult with us to help decrease pain with diet choices. ...Read more

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Is there a term for someone who cuts everything with scissors? Like a pyro but for cutting stuff up? Google wasn't helpful

Is there a term for someone who cuts everything with scissors? Like a pyro but for cutting stuff up? Google wasn't helpful

Scissoromania: Not really a true, well known and documented fetish/condition, but the word, when placed together in the filed of medicine denote an abnormal fascination with scissors, etc. ...Read more

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What are ovarian nodules?

Ovarian "bubbles": Ovarian nodules are like "bubbles" that develop below the surface that protrude to the surface most commonly from ovarian cysts an often seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are ovarian nodules?

Nonspecific term: The term 'nodule,' no matter which site it is at, is a very nonspecific term. Most often nodules are NOT cancer. However, when a 'nodule' is noted by exam or imaging, it is often termed suspicious or not suspicious. Sometimes, more tests are required immediately or in a few months to further assess a nodule. Sometimes, no further test is necessary. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Causes of ovarian pain?

Well, a few things: Can cause pain. An ovarian cyst that expands the ovary rapidly causes discomfort. Severe pain, an emergency, is called ovarian torsion where a heavy cysts twist on the blood supply causing what we call an "acute abdomen". Lower abdominal pain is more broad. Make sure not pregnant, otherwise pain may or may not be from the ovaries. Gdluc. ...Read more

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What is pre ovarian failure?

What is pre ovarian failure?

Ovaries stop workin: At 48 your ovaries can stop producing hormones as the average age of menopause is approx 51 yo, it is often but not always associated with hot flashes, some women will can try herbal meds or you may need hormones and often the vagina needs vaginal estrogen. ...Read more