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Postmenopausal Ovary Matters
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
Postmenopausal with a complex mixed solid cystic lesion measuring 27mm on my left ovary with some internal vascularity. Should I be concerned?
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?
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?
I had a polyp in my uterus removed only. I am postmenopausal and never had kids. 3.4 ovarian complex ovar cyst cyst out or ovary or hysterectomy help
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
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
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
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
Rt ovary measures 36.7x30.6x17.8mm and vol. Of 10.5cc and lt ovary measures 26.0x34.6x14.9mm and vol. 7.0cc ? Is it normal
Relatively Normal: Those measurements sound within normal range. Some of that depends upon why you were having the ultrasound done to begin with. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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