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Extraspinal soft tissues demonstrates min prominence of L ovarian vein meas 6-7mm which can b seen in setting of ovarian venous incompetency.Meaning?

Extraspinal soft tissues demonstrates min prominence of L ovarian vein meas 6-7mm which can b seen in setting of ovarian venous incompetency.Meaning?

Possible vein reflux: Most veins have one way valves. When the heart contracts blood through these valves, but when heart is relaxes the valve closes so blood does not move backwards with gravity. The left ovarian vein connects with ovary veins around uterus. If vein is dilated it may reflect incompetence of that valve, with sluggish flow of blood through pelvis. Should talk to Dr. ordering MRI with f/u questions. ...Read more

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What is ovarian vein thrombosis?

What is ovarian vein thrombosis?

Ovarian veins.: A thrombus or thrombosis is a clot in a vein so an ovarian vein thrombosis is a clot in the ovarian vein which drains the ovary. On the left side the ovarian vein drains into the left renal (kidney) vein and on the right side the ovarian vein drains into the inferior vena cava. ...Read more

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Are varicose veins a sign of ovarian cancer?

Are varicose veins a sign of ovarian cancer?

No: Absolutely not. Varicose vein are not a sign of ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer it typically diagnosed late after it has spread. When the lymph nodes in the pelvis are involved, this can cause leg swelling. Leg swelling from other causes, however, is much more common. ...Read more

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Blue veins on pelvis sign of ovarian cancer?

Blue veins on pelvis sign of ovarian cancer?

Usually not.: Although a pelvic or abdominal tumor can lead to an increase in pelvic veins seen on the skin, there are more frequent causes such as malfunctioning (refluxing) valves in the saphenous system or even in the ovarian veins (pelvic congestion syndrome).A ct of the abdomen and pelvis as well as a leg venous ultrasound will help to make the diagnosis. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with dilated pelvic veins and right ovarian cyst. I have sharp stabbing pains where my ovary is . Should I worry?

I've been diagnosed with dilated pelvic veins and right ovarian cyst. I have sharp stabbing pains where my ovary is . Should I worry?

Yes: if the cyst is causing pain your doctor needs to know and consider taking it out. Also you should ask whether this is the reason for the dilated pelvic veins or whether something else is causing them. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with varicose veins on my ovaries could this lead to ovarian cancer if it isn't gotten rid of? And how can I get rid of them

I've been diagnosed with varicose veins on my ovaries could this lead to ovarian cancer if it isn't gotten rid of? And how can I get rid of them

Ovarian veins.: Varicose veins of the ovaries are usually a sign of pelvic congestion syndrome but could also be a normal variant. There is no association between ovarian veins and cancer. See you gynecologist for further info. ...Read more

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My doc said just yesterday that i could be having polycyctis ovarian syndrome. How serious is it?

Did you not ask your: Your doctor who gave you this diagnosis is the best person to address your question. If you have not yet asked, he/she should have explained what this diagnosis means for the long hall. As far as i know it is a chronic disorder which often can be managed medically and it is not life threatening. Yet it can be a cause of infertility and it is often associated with metabolic syndrome which may need. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hormone imbalance: Pcos is an imbalance in hormones that can cause irregular periods, acne, excess hair, and infertility. Blood tests can determine if your pcos is from an imbalance in pituitary hormones (lh & fsh), adrenal hormones (dheas), or Insulin resistance. Some doctors recommend a pelvic ultrasound to assess the ovaries to look for cysts. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Insulin resistance: May cause over-secretion of insulin, called Insulin resistance; may cause vascular, early cardiac signs, and hyperandronization (hirsutism, acne and hair ,loss), thereby also causing increased appetite for carbohydrates and obesity. ...Read more

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Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Irregular cycles ...: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Weight control: Metformin is a good drug for pcos. Birth control med, Aldactone (spironolactone) can also be used. Best treatment is to keep weight as normal as possible. ...Read more

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How long does polycystic ovarian syndrome last?

How long does polycystic ovarian syndrome last?

Lifetime: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a genetic predisposition, it's progressive and does not resolve itself. On the other hand, symptoms due to pcos may worsen or improve. For some women weight loss improves menstrual irregularity, for example. Some cases of pcos also increase lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which it seems may be modified with drug treatment. ...Read more

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Characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome ?

Characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome ?

In general: In general, characteristics include irregular or absent menstruation, unwanted male hormone excess like acne or hair growth, weight gain, and little cysts on the ovaries seen on ultrasound scan. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What exactly is polycystic ovarian syndrome like?

What exactly is polycystic ovarian syndrome like?

Insulin and ovaries: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more

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How long can polycystic ovarian syndrome last for?

How long can polycystic ovarian syndrome last for?

Long Time: Pcos is not a transient diagnosis. It can last for as longs you are in childbearing years. There are medications and lifestyle changes that may help your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

How to know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

See doctor: Women with pcos often have irregular periods. There are also some hormonal imbalances, that would require a blood test. Most women with pcos live relatively normal lives, if you are concerned about a specific symptom or are trying to get pregnant you should see a doctor at that point. ...Read more