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Septated Ovarian Cystic Mass
I have a complex cystic ovarian mass with mural nodularity measuring 4.1 cm. Is this suspicious for malignancy?
Hi I had an episode of ovarian cyst rupture with hemorrahgic ascities on 10th oct 15 and now there no pain or any other symptom But the usg today shows minimal ascites and a cystic mass measuring 5.0✖️3.2✖️4.4 cm Can it rupture again?
Yes: See your gyne and ask about Lap oophorectomy ...Read more
3.5 CM left ovarian cyst w probable parovarian free fluid. Complex right ovarian mass w solid & cystic components & internal vascular flow. This bad?
My 11 year old had a pelvic US that found a 11cm x 7cm x 11cm ovarian mass. Report states complex cystic and solid mass with internal septation and a solid component. Solid component approx 4.4cm w/ surface nodularity. Should I assume cancer?
Mass: There are several causes for ovarian masses including benign (not cancer) and malignant (cancerous). Blood work called tumor markers can sometimes help your doctors clinical suspicion but the only definitive way to diagnose is to remove the mass and have the pathologist review the specimen. You may be referred to pediatric gynecologist or oncologist. ...Read more
Ct found ovarian cystic mass, does that mean a cyst. Can a CT scan tell the difference between a cyst and tumor? Worried about ovarian cancer.
Cystic mass by ovary and abduts to small bowel. Could this also be ovaian cancer. Seen on CT scan. 29 years old?
Women produce small cysts, called follicles, on their ovaries every month. Ovarian cysts are very common, especially women of reproductive age. The vast majority of ovarian cysts are benign.
When there is a soft tissue component (a mass that is partially cystic), it generally becomes more concerning as the soft tissue percentage increases. ...Read more
Been told I have endometriosis and poly cystic ovarian syndrome, what are the chances of my partner and I having children?
PCOS: See a high risk obstetrician to help you conceive. ...Read more
Hi Dr. Betsy, I have a huge multi-septated cystic mass arising from the left adnexa and crossing the midline to the right. It measures 18.7x11.6cm.
Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign tumors too. Do you mean 27 cm or 27 mm? The smaller one 27 mm is fairly low risk regardless; if you mean the larger (27 cm) the risk is correspondingly higher. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more
Many do: Pcos often interferes with fertility to some degree but effected women can and do have kids. It makes it a bit harder for you to control the where or when if you are not sure you are ovulating at a specific time. If you just let nature figure it out and don't worry about it it can happen (if your not using birth control). ...Read more
Many things: Melanie, a complex ovarian cyst could be many things. Most likely, it is a hemorrhagic cyst (a cyst that bled). Other possibilities could be an infection, or far less likely an ovarian tumor (these are rare). I'm sure your doctor recommended follow up scans, so just follow up as they recommend. If you develop worsening or changing symptoms, call them and let them know. Hope this helps! ...Read more
A cyst is a single "bubble" like a balloon. The outer layer consists of cells and connective tissue. The center is not solid, instead of living cells the center is soft and filled with fluid or a thick cream.
A complex cyst has dividers (septae) running through it, or can be thought of as a collection of cysts. It like a collection of balloons packed together. ...Read more
Common: You have a small cystic mass, probably in your ovary. Usually related to post egg expulsion cyst (corpus luteum cyst.) probably self limited. If it causes symptoms alert your provider. Your doctor will keep this finding in mind, and may request a follow up sonogram or exam in the future. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a 0.3x0 2x1.5 CM complex cystic mass with multiple thicken septation what does this means?
Potential Ca: I assume the cyst is ovarian in origin. Such cyst are epitherlial in origin and have potential to convert to Ca. Markers such as Ca 19.9 are only of value in monitoring and not for dx. If scans show lesion enlarging and if reaching 5 cm. Then resection indicated due to high rate of malignant transformation. ...Read more
Ovarian Mass Work Up: Ovarian mass presents a special diagnostic challenge, in part because benign etiologies greatly outnumber malignant ones. Determination of a degree of suspicion for malignancy is critical & is based largely on imaging appearance. Ultrasound is the most practical modality for initial assessment, while MRI is more accurate & can be performed when US is nondiagnostic or equivocal. ...Read more
Ovarian cystic lesion what does having 6.4x3.5 cystic lesion with internal septation on the left ovary mean?
Ovarian cyst: With septae, with a size of 6 cm across needs to be evaluated by your gayneacologist. Cysts could be benign and malignant cystic conditions. Benign cysts- hyperstimulation syndrome from clomiphene, endometriosis-ovary, pid causing tuboovarian swellings are there. Benign tumours with thin septae like in serous & mucinous cysadenoma can occur. Ovarian ca's including teratoma/dermoid cyst to be r/o. ...Read more
My right adnexal mass is at least partially cystic that demonstrates a homogenous fullness.... What does this mean?
Adenexl fullness.: Comparing what this note means is a bit like tasting wine and telling others what you taste. So you need to talk to the examiner for a translation. My guess the area feels like there is more there than normal and it feels like there are some bubble like areas that could be cysts. ...Read more
Is there a cure for poly cystic ovarian syndrome? If so, what are they? Are there any natural cures I can try at home?
No cure, but...: Often times the symptoms of pcos can be made better by weight loss if you are overweight. Symptoms such as abnormal bleeding and irregular periods can be better by losing excess body fat. This is because body fat makes estrogen which can make the symptoms worse. Some people with pcos are not overweight and this would not apply to them. ...Read more
U/s-3.6x3.3cm complex mass w/ cystic and solid components on r ov. Cystic lesion w/ internal septation, 2.3cm solid mass on l ovary. Ca? What now?
Need more info: Most pelvic cysts arise from the ovary and are benign. A simple cyst is a fluid filled sac that has very specific characteristics on ultrasound. These are always benign. However, not all "cysts" are simple. There are benign and malignant lesions that are "cystic", but are not simple cysts. Ask your doctor to clarify it for you. ...Read more
PCOS and hair loss: Even though some women have thicker than normal hair growth on their face or the rest of their bodies, many women with pcos have problems with thinning scalp hair, known as androgenic alopecia. This is usually due to the high levels of androgens which are found in up to 40 to 70% of women with pcos. Testosterone can cause a male to lose their hair, abnormally high levels in women will have same ef. ...Read more
Please talk to: Gyn, I assume your gyn has done blood work which can help differentiate benign ovarian masses form cancer and I rec you be referred to a gyn oncologist as that specialist does, benign, pre- malignant and malignant surgery, and I rec they do it through the davinci if possible. ...Read more
Need more info: Where is the mass? What organ? What symptoms or problem? What led your doctor to order an ultrasound examination? ...Read more
You did not provide enough information to answer this question.
what body part? What type of scan? What symptoms?
I would be happy to consult with you at our mutual convenience. ...Read more