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Ovary (Definition)

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


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6cm septated solid mass on r ovary. Told hysterectomy is needed. How long should I wait to seek second opinion? How urgent is it to act upon?

6cm septated solid mass on r ovary. Told hysterectomy is needed. How long should I wait to seek second opinion? How urgent is it to act upon?

Seek Options: It's premature to schedule hysterectomy (removal of uterus) for a solid 6 cm ovarian mass. It may be benign (teratoma, cystadenoma, endometrioma, etc) versus malignant. Ultrasound can give info to grade these risks (nodules, septations types, etc) but cannot diagnose cancer. In fact, only tissue bx can DX cancer. Consider ovarian cystectomy vs oophorectomy, lsc vs open, & discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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My ca125 levels are slightly elevated and there is a solid mass on my ovary, should I be concerened that it is ovarian cancer?

My ca125 levels are slightly elevated and there is a solid mass on my ovary, should I be concerened that it is ovarian cancer?

Depends: Ask your gyn. A solid mass is concerning, but your age, menopausal status, and the ultrasound characteristics are important as well. Elevated ca-125 suggests ovarian cancer, but may be somewhat elevated in many benign conditions, as well, including endometriosis. All of this needs a discussion with your gyn and a possible referral to a gyn oncologist - who are the real experts in this area. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis be diagnosis solely based off 2 us w/ ruptured large septated solid mass on r ovary and 1 exam? Only options given = lupron or surgery.

Can endometriosis be diagnosis solely based off 2 us w/ ruptured large septated solid mass on r ovary and 1 exam? Only options given = lupron or surgery.

Endometriosis: Usually , endometriosis is diagnosed by pathology from a surgical biopsy. However, sometimes ultrasound findings may suggest an endometrioma which may be endometriosis which forms a cyst on the ovary. Many clinical decisions may be based on your symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What kind of tests are use to find a solid mass found in the ovary?

What kind of tests are use to find a solid mass found in the ovary?

Ovarian tumor: Mostly, solid ovarian tumors are found by pelvic ultrasound and MRI with contrast. Cat scans are not felt to be as helpful. ...Read more

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9/11 found solid mass 2.5 cm. Ovary. 2/13 now it's 4.8 solid two part mass. Dr stated if under 5 CM they do not worry. I am 52 post menopause. ?

See below.: While there are size criteria for surgery, it's not the only one. If the cyst looks suspicious and/or labs are abnormal (ca 125) surgery may be considered. Please talk to your doctor or obtain a second opinion. ...Read more

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Please help, solid mass found on my ovary. :( what is the liklihood of cancer?

Please help, solid mass found on my ovary. :( what is the liklihood of cancer?

No guess work here: A solid mass in ovary can be cancerous. So it should be removed and examined by a pathologist to determine its nature. It may be benign or could even be cancerous; only the pathologist, by doing a microscopic examination, can define its nature/cause. ...Read more

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