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If there are no visible (by ultrasound) cysts on your ovaries, can I still have pcos?

If there are no visible (by ultrasound) cysts on your ovaries, can I still have pcos?

Yes: Ovarian cysts are common, and do not mean you have pcos. Pcos is a metabolic disease characterized by Insulin resistance. It often is present without ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Pain in right waist hip and groin 2wks worried it's ovarian ca had ultrasound in sept it was good but one ovary wasn't visible or hidden that bad?

Pain in right waist hip and groin 2wks  worried it's ovarian ca had ultrasound in sept it was good but one ovary wasn't visible or hidden that bad?

Ovarian cancer ?: Why are you worried about ovarian cancer? Do you or your family have a history ? Usually cancers present as PAINLESS masses in the abdomen, not painful. Though certainly repeating the US would be a good idea. If nice normal ovaries are seen you. An look for another cause of your pain. Feel better ! ...Read more

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I had a pelvic ultrasound done and trans vag. As well. It showed a fibroid, and a cyst on my right ovary. My left ovary was not visible .Is this bad?

I had a pelvic ultrasound done  and trans vag. As well. It showed a fibroid, and a cyst on my right ovary. My left ovary  was not visible .Is this bad?

Not necessarily: The ovary may have been obscured by bowel overlying the expected position of the ovary. It is not rare to be unable to locate an ovary, especially in the woman in menopause . Sometimes obesity may be a factor. ...Read more

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6 months ago Transvaginal ultrasound said left ovary not clearly visible but no signs of adnexal tumor. I now have an 8.5cm tumor on the left ovary. Was this missed 6 months ago?

6 months ago Transvaginal ultrasound said left ovary not clearly visible but no signs of adnexal tumor. I now have an 8.5cm tumor on the left ovary. Was this missed 6 months ago?

Ovary tumor: Not likely to miss a tumor this size. Must have developed in last six months. BE sure you are followed carefully by your doctor. You may need surgery. ...Read more

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When something appears bright on ovary during ultrasound what does that mean?

When something appears bright on ovary during ultrasound what  does that mean?

Need more details: There is a wide spectrum of appearances of echogenic (bright) foci, varying in number, distribution &location, in an otherwise normal ovary. Specular reflection from walls of tiny unresolved benign cysts can appear as bright foci without shadowing. Many things appear echogenic on ultrasound including calcifications, fat, bone, gas...Echogenicity is a relative term compared to background parenchyma. ...Read more

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Just had an ultrasound and my ovaries are different sizes. Is this normal?

Usually: Variation of several millimeters is not uncommon and sometimes a technical issue on the part of the person performing the scan. If the ovaries are otherwise normal in appearance there is no reason for concern. If one ovary is twice the size of the other it may be useful to perform a followup ultrasound in a few weeks or, in some cases, evaluate with MRI depending on the clinical concern. ...Read more

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Left ovary obscured on internal ultrasound?

Left ovary obscured on internal ultrasound?

It's possible: for an ovary to not be visualized if it is positioned behind bowel loops. The ultrasound beam does not penetrate through bowel gas. If the ovary cannot be seen on transvaginal ultrasound, it can sometimes be successfully visualized on transabdominal ultrasound. If that fails, pelvic MRI is also useful. ...Read more

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What does right ovary sag mean on an ultrasound?

What does right ovary sag mean on an ultrasound?

"Sag" is: an abbreviation for sagittal, which is simply an anatomic plane synonymous with longitudinal. ...Read more

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Just had an ultrasound and my ovaries are different sizes. My right is 12.43ml while my left is 3.3ml. Is this normal? I got an ultrasound done becaus

Just had an ultrasound and my ovaries are different sizes. My right is 12.43ml while my left is 3.3ml. Is this normal? I got an ultrasound done becaus

Big difference: Were you told that the larger ovary was cystic? Are you hairy? There is a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that they may have been looking for. Frequently they suggest a wedge resection (think of an orange). ...Read more

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Had a ultrasound done and it showed free fluid in my ovary, he said it look like a snow globe with things floating but didn't seem worried, what is it?

Had a ultrasound done and it showed free fluid in my ovary, he said it look like a snow globe with things floating but didn't seem worried, what is it?

An ovarian cyst : For very specific details about your specific ultrasound report you will need to ask the doctor who did the sonogram. Otherwise we would simply be guessing. ...Read more

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The cyst on my ovary showed up dark when viewed by ultrasound, is that necessarily indicating a more serious condition as opposed to being fluid-fille?

The cyst on my ovary showed up dark when viewed by ultrasound, is that necessarily indicating a more serious condition as opposed to being fluid-fille?

Black ==> fluid: Clear fluid shows up black on ultrasound, so if it was black that is a fluid filled cyst. That is always less worrisome than solid or semi-solid. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I have been trying to have a child for years. I had an internal ultrasound done and one of my ovaries is not completely developed also my . Arent norm?

I have been trying to have a child for years. I had an internal ultrasound done and one of my ovaries is not completely developed also my . Arent norm?

Seek further input: In general, each ovary produces many follicles and therefore many viable eggs every cycle so even with only one functioning ovary, you should still be able to conceive. If you are ready to pursue pregnancy, consider making an appointment with an obstetrician to discuss your particular body issues and likelihoods of a successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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I just took a ultrasound and my right ovary is swollen?

I just took a ultrasound and my right ovary is swollen?

It depends: Generally a cyst in a woman of your age less than 5 cm in size, if it is totally water containing is of no concern. However, if there are solid elements, blood in the wall or if it is associated with pain or loss of blood flow it could be serious. Therefore the ultrasound report neds to be given to your healthcare provider to determine the significance and precise meaning of the word swelling. ...Read more

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Had gyn ultrasound today but i noticed my ovary had a dark area?

Had gyn ultrasound today but i noticed my ovary had a dark area?

Radiologist's opini?: Wait for the radiologist's opninion . Even normal tissues will show mixed echoes, and especially with ovaries, the follicles, small cysts, these need to be evluated by your radiologist and gynecologist. ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows both ovaries have multiple small immature follicles. Is that normal?

Ultrasound shows both ovaries have multiple small immature follicles. Is that normal?

Normal: Normal ovaries have multiple immature follicles. By itself, this is a normal finding. In fact, it is one way you know you are looking at an ovary when you do ultrasound. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If an ovary can not be seen on ultrasound does that mean a cancer would be hidden also?

If an ovary can not be seen on ultrasound does that mean a cancer would be hidden also?

Ovary not seen on US: This can be technique related or due to the location of the ovary
Generally if it is enlarged or abnormal it would be seen on ultrasound
Other modalities can be used including physical exam or CT
Follow up with your OB-GYN is recommended if you are having symptoms, why was the study performed? ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound and my right ovary has a cyst with a septation. What does this mean.

I had an ultrasound and my right ovary  has a cyst with a septation. What does this mean.

Depends: It could be anything from a functional cyst that will resolve to a tumor. In the tumor category, there are benign and malignant tumors. If there is a single thin septation, then it would most likely be a benign tumor. If there are thick septations or nodules, then more likely malignant. Size and your menopausal status are also important factors. ...Read more

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The results of ultrasound came back I have two large cysts on right ovary now what happens?

The results of ultrasound came back I have two large cysts on right ovary now what happens?

Depends: If you are having severe pain, the cysts probably need to be removed. If your symptoms are mild, it may be reasonable to manage with observation and recheck the sonogram in 4 to 6 weeks. An ovarian cyst up to 8 centimeters in diameter is considered in the normal range and if it is related to ovulation (most are) it will usually go away on its own. ...Read more

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Ultrasound on ovary reads dermoid or adipose what is adipose and does that exist in an ovary?

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Ultrasound on ovary reads dermoid or adipose what is adipose and does that exist in an ovary?

Yes, it does: Dermoid cyst is the most common benign ovarian tumor in young women. It is a very interesting tumor in that it can contain tissue that is found in many other organs such as thyroid, brain, skin, hair, teeth, etc. Adipose is fat and this is often seen inside a dermoid cyst. It has a characteristic appearance on ultrasound which helps to make a diagnosis of dermoid. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ovary on an ultrasound dr didn't think anything bad about it but it doesn't mean cancer right?

What does it mean when ovary on an ultrasound dr didn't think anything bad about it but it doesn't mean cancer right?

See below: It is not feasible to address your concern. Your question should be addressed to your doctor who did the ultrasound or your primary care physician. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Got an ultrasound. One ovary volume is 15.65 ml and the other 21.01ml .yet the larger one is the one with a smaller cyst. Is this normal?

Got an ultrasound. One ovary volume is 15.65 ml and the other 21.01ml .yet the larger one is the one with a smaller cyst. Is this normal?

Ovarian cysts: Almost no parts of the body are perfectly symmetrical. Breasts, hands, feet, etc. are usually different sizes. The volumes you describe are within normal limits. Ovarian cysts are common, and small ones are not usually dangerous or painful. Your healthcare provider should be consulted to determine what may be necessary if other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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Ultrasound found that each ovary is small and inactive, does that mean that I am post menopausal? Does the body still produce oestradiol?

Ultrasound found that each ovary is small and inactive, does that mean that I am post menopausal? Does the body still produce oestradiol?

Ultrasound: Doesn't determine if the ovaries are producing hormones. Ultrasound can only see size, whether there are masses, and show the blood flow to the ovaries. Blood tests determine hormone status. ...Read more

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Day 12 ultrasound, appeared to have collapsed fol. On left ovary but 2 on right appeared mature. Is it possible i didn't ovulate already?

Ovulated early.: You may have ovulated the 1st follicle. If the others are between 18mm and 22mm, you may take HCG ingection to try to get the others to release or even try and iui. Hopefully you have been trying over the past few days. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a cyst on one ovary and I am having pain and pressure on the opposite side now. My ultrasound results are normal. What could it be?

Normal function: Ovaries that are not suppressed by the pill will ovulate by taking turns on average. Month to month to ovulate! Keep track of cycles look into the App P-tracker to help. Cyst less than 5 cm and clear will go away 80-90 % of the time and only need to be followed if you're symptomatic or have abnormal cycle pattern! ...Read more

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I did an ultrasound scan and the results reviewed there is a fluid in the pouch of Douglas and my ovaries are normal so what is wrong with me?

I did an ultrasound scan and the results reviewed there is a fluid in the pouch of Douglas and my ovaries are normal so what is wrong with me?

Nothing: The pouch of Douglas or the cul-de-sac is the low point in the pelvis and any fluid will tend to collect there. A small amount is common and usually is not significant. It may represent residual from ovulation. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound and was told that egg was already released from one ovary and there is a big follicle seen in other ovary , what does that mean?

What is says: The only way to interpret this is literal. It sounds like the doctor detected that you ovulated and that there is a small follicle on the other. Further details would requre reviewing the actual sonogram. The best person to ask is the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Last month My ultrasound read that my right ovary was 15 cc and left 3 cc. 1 month later, my right ovary is now 8 cc and left 7 cc. Is this normal?

Ovarian size: The size of the ovaries by ultrasound are measured by centimeters (cms) and if an ovarian cyst is present then there can be variances in size dependent upon when they are measured in the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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If you had 2 ultrasounds showing you had a cyst in your right ovary .Then had surgery to take it out and found no cyst or evidence of it what's up ?

Unfortunate: That is unusual. Either the cyst resolved on its own between the last ultrasound and the surgery. Or the cyst was present at surgery but just not seen, or the cyst was never there and something else was appearing to be a cyst. Either way it is certainly unfortunate you had to undergo surgery with no results. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound done and it says "the right ovary was slightly enlarged with multiple follicles in different stages of development" what is that?

Sounds normal: I won't try to give you a diagnosis without seeing the ultrasound images, but that sounds like a very normal typical report. Follicles are (natural) ovarian cysts that all reproductive age women have, and should have. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more