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Doctor insights on: Postmenopausal Ovary Matters

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Postmenopausal woman has complex ovar cyst. If need ovary removed should I have a hysterectomy due to my age of 59 gynoncologist stated ca risk is low?

Postmenopausal woman has complex ovar cyst. If need ovary removed should I have a hysterectomy due to my age of 59 gynoncologist stated ca risk is low?

Depends: If your uterus is not causing any problems it is difficult to recommend removing it. When the ovary is the problem, certainly that should be addressed. There can be reasons to remove the uterus concurrent with other procedures, but your doctor would have to discuss that with you. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

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


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Postmenopausal with a complex mixed solid cystic lesion measuring 27mm on my left ovary with some internal vascularity. Should I be concerned?

Postmenopausal with a complex mixed solid cystic lesion measuring 27mm on my left ovary with some internal vascularity. Should I be concerned?

Very concerning : Please get evaluation to rule out ovarian cancer. If this is ovarian cancer I recommend follow up and treatment at a University Medical Center, instead of a community hospital. ...Read more

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I have a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst and am postmenopausal. It grew onehalf cm. If I have to have surgery for ovary out will i experience menopausal symptoms?

I have a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst and am postmenopausal. It grew onehalf cm. If I have to have surgery for ovary out will i experience menopausal symptoms?

Not likely: Since you are already postmenopausal, it is not likely you will change status with this surgery. Your indication for surgery has more to do with making sure the large ovary/cyst is not cancerous. ...Read more

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Am 54, postmenopausal. Had a CT scan and was told i had scarring on an ovary but i've never had surgery. How would this happen?

Am 54, postmenopausal. Had a CT scan and was told i had scarring on an ovary but i've never had surgery.  How would this happen?

Scarred ovary: This could represent a ruptured follicle or scarring from inflammation, such as pelvic inflammatory disease. Unless you are symptomatic, no treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Postmenapausal bleeding after 16 years and Transvaginal ultrasound fails to locate one ovary?

Postmenapausal bleeding after 16 years and Transvaginal ultrasound fails to locate one ovary?

PMP bleeding: The ovaries after menopause shrink to the size of what we call streak ovaries and often times aren't visible on ultrasound or CT scan. While many women with menopausal bleeding just have atrophy, you have to treat it as endometrial cancer until proven otherwise. An endometrial biopsy or D&C is warranted here. ...Read more

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My ovarian cyst grew half cm. I am postmenopausal.If surgery will i need both ovaries out. Increase in heart disease and kybf ca if ovaries removed?

My ovarian cyst grew half cm. I am postmenopausal.If surgery will i need both ovaries out. Increase in heart disease and kybf ca  if ovaries removed?

Analyse risk/benefit: Best take family, talk with your gyn surgeon. The risk of leaving a growing ovarian mass/cyst in place is, could be cancer. Okay to ask about the blood tests and other risk factors. If your surgeon is recommending surgery it is likely to get a pathology exam of the mass and make sure it's not cancer. There will be surgical risk, and the analysis to benefit is important for your decision. Be well. ...Read more

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How big is ovary?

How big is ovary?

Depends: It depends on you age, the younger the larger but about 3-3.5cm. ...Read more

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Can pollycystic ovary be cured ?

Can pollycystic ovary be cured ?

In conditions such : As pcos, we call it management. Say u weight, pcos improved, ovulating. If cured, you gain weight back, no pcos; not the case, that is the difference. Consider metformin if fasting Insulin level high or fam. Hx type 2 dm. In many it helps weight and ovulate, you r at 2x risk of mood problem, buproprion can help mood, esp w/ metformin, go low and slow, ocp good, make sure sleep at night, . ...Read more

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Why is there pain near my ovary?

Why is there pain near my ovary?

Ovulation?: If you are mid cycle and expect your period in 2weeks, this could be pain with ovulation. If pain on your right side, the appendix is a possibility. If pain on your left side, could be caused by constipation. See your doctor if worsening or not resolving in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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What is the.nowmal.size.of ovary?

What is the.nowmal.size.of ovary?

It depends: The ovary is not round but ellicptical and decreases with age. Before menopause it is approximately 1.5x1.5x3 cm. ...Read more

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How does it feel if your ovary bursts?

How does it feel if your ovary bursts?

Cyst can "burst": When an ovarian cyst "bursts' you will feel a sudden, sharp pain which can b excruciating and then wanes over the next hour or 2. You may feel a vague pain over the next 2 days. ...Read more

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What are some causes of pains in ovary?

Cyst, growth,: Most common cause of pain is a cyst. Other growths can also be painful, as can an infection. An ultrasound is important in diagnosing the cause of ovarian pain. A pregnancy outside the uterus can ba a life threatening cause of pain in the area of the ovary. ...Read more

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Umm. Are overactive ovarys hereditary? And if so what are the symtoms?

Umm. Are overactive ovarys hereditary?  And if so what are the symtoms?

Umm...: I have never heard of a condition called 'overactive ovaries'. Why don't you tell me what the symptoms are and perhaps we can put a proper name/diagnosis to it. ...Read more

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Cýts on ovaries?

What is U question ?: Most cysts r harmless , but some can cause complication , pain , blood and can rupture. ...Read more

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Where are the ovaries?

Lower abdomen: The ovaries are located in the lower abdomen on the right and left sides (just lateral to the uterus). ...Read more

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Pain in my left ovary?

Origin of pain: Pain originating from an ovary can be slight or severe depending on the cause.. Also other areas of the abdominal area e.g. Colon can cause pain similar to ovarian pain.
Best to see your doctor to find out what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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What is a cyst on ovary?

What is a cyst on ovary?

Ovary is CysticOrgan: Each egg which develops is surrounded by a sphere of follicular cells which support the egg cell ; secrete fluid inward resulting in cysts, typically no symptoms; occasionally cysts become very large (no egg release; ∴ infertile). Sometimes one, or several follicles will become much larger than usual ; easier to see on ultrasound. In metabolic syndrome ; diabetes cysts ; infertility ↑↑; ∴ ↓carb. ...Read more

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Can ovaries have spasms?

No: Ovaries don't spasm. They can hurt if the ovarian capsule is stretched or they become irritated but they don't spasm. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are ovaries made of?

Follicles and stroma: The ovaries contain eggs or oocytes, which develop inside spherical structures called follicles. Most follicles are found in the outer part of the ovary. The follicles contain only thin layers of cells at first, but later on they become fluid-filled. With regular periods 1-2 follicles release an egg each month. Around the follicles is ovarian stroma, which contains some hormone-producing cells. ...Read more

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What is a fibrocystic ovary?

What is a fibrocystic ovary?

Not sure: Fibrocystic usually refers to a breast syndrome that is normal in up to 50% of women. Polycystic ovary is a syndrome that affects approximately 15% of women and involves hormone changes, menstrual irregularities, increased risk of infertility and insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What can cause small ovaries?

What can cause small ovaries?

Aging : Aging or premature menopause can cause small ovaries or sometimes you are borne like that ...Read more

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Why does my right ovary hurt?

Why does my right ovary hurt?

Many other causes: First of all there are many other possible causes of pain in that pain. Do not assume it is an ovary. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why would my right ovary hurt?

You may have a cyst: Or other problems or it may not be your ovary see your gyn for a pelvic ultrasound, and make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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How serious is a twisted ovary?

Painful: A twisted or "torsed" ovary is usually very painful and if not surgically repaired, may lead to surgical removal if not salvageable (lack of blood flow leading to necrosis). Usually this happens if the ovary is enlarged either from fertility meds or benign tumors. If the ovary is larger than 7 cm, you may be at risk. This is usually part of your yearly exam so make sure you get screened for this. ...Read more

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How can the egg exit the ovary?

Ovulation: at ovulation the egg breaks through the surface of the ovary and is swept up by the fimbria off the fallopian tube ...Read more

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Can ovaries be felt externally?

Possible: The ovaries are usually palpable with the bi-manual exam (hand on the abdomen and one or two fingers in the vagina). That is considered and "external" exam even though the examiner performs part of the exam from inside the vagina. ...Read more

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Can a person have three ovaries?

Not normally: Ovaries come in pairs and that is the usual pattern. Rarely one doesn't develop and you will find only one. Three is only possible in rare conditions in which a tumor develops which has ovarian elements. But three normal ovaries does not occur. ...Read more