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Softball Sized Benign Ovarian Cystic Tumors
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.
May be some overlap: When a pelvic mass or tumor is diagnosed a detailed process, or workup is involved to determine whether it is benign or malignant, often culminating in surgery. It can be difficult to distinguish benign and malignant tumors of the ovaries at times, it varies depending on the type of tumor. Consultation with gynecologic oncology is usually recommended in challenging cases. ...Read more
Size is not criteria: Benign cysts could be huge , malignant ovarian tumors could be very small , so size is not the criteria . Go for regular gyn examinations , sonograms if indicated and follow your doctors advise . ...Read more
Hard to say: It would depend. Benign ovarian masses can have all types go growth rates. I suspect that you mean a cancer if malignant it's growth depends on the grade. I suspect tha this is what you mean. The higher the grade the faster the growth and the shorter the time. Your doctor can fill in the blanks and describe the growth rate for you. ...Read more
I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?
Can be: Ovarian growths can range from about grape size to more than a large watermelon. Most ovarian growths are fluid filled, related to the menstrual cycle and resolve spontaneously. Occasionally a growth may be solid or a mixture of fluid and solid- some of which need to be removed. Hope yours was ok. ...Read more
Should an ovarian mass larger than 7 CM be surgically removed if it has steadily grown. Mom had malignant tumor size of grapefriut?
Cystic and solid ovarian teratoma(2 month old girl) . Total size is 6.9x5.3x3.9cm, solid part is 3.1x2.6. AFP453(first check), is cancerous?
Would a lumbar mri show signs of ovarian or cervical tumors/cancer? Had one for back and it showed ovarian cysts (benign)
Many types.: These are classified by the histology or cell make-up of the tumor. Surface epithelial-stromal tumor is the most common and includes serous tumour, endometrioid tumor and mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. Sex cord-stromal tumor comprise 8% of ovarian tumors and include granulosa cell, and sertoli leydig cell tumor. Germ cell tumors, like teratoma make up another 30%. Mixed tumors are another type. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinicopath. correla: One of the most important clinical features is the age of the patient. Approximately one of eight ovarian tumors in patients less than 45 year of age is malignant; by contrast, in older women, the proportion is about one of three. The single most common ovarian tumor, the mature cystic teratoma, dermoid cyst-benign tumor, is encountered at all ages. Clinicopathologic correlation is important. ...Read more
Cysts are: 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
Ovarian Tumor: Without knowing more information about the type and extent of the tumor, it is hard to advise you. There are analgesics for pain that your doctor can order, but if the tumor has spread to other organs or bone, the choices become more complex. It is best to consult with your gynecologist/ oncologist and discuss specific pain palliation for your specific set of circumstances. ...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
Had tvus and impressions are "mild further enlargement of left ovarian cystic nodule" have had 3 us done since july 2017. No follow up indicated. Help?
Obgyn evaluation: "Mild further enlargement” indicates that the mass on the left ovary is slightly increasing in size. Without knowing more about the size and appearance we can not comment here. This warrants a follow up appointment with an Obgyn to evaluate the mass and determine the plan of care. ...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
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