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Doctor insights on: Tubo Ovarian Adhesions

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Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions is a condition in which two or more organs or organ surfaces are stuck together. Adhesions are common after surgery or infection, in which the healing response causes scar tissue to connect organs that normally should slide around freely. Adhesions can cause symptoms such as abdominal ...Read more


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Would it be true to say that salpingitis is the same thing as a tubo ovarian abscess?

Would it be true to say that salpingitis is the same thing as a tubo ovarian abscess?

Yes and No: All tubo-ovarian abscess (toa) have salpingitis (inflammation/infection of the tube) but not all salpingitis have a toa. If left untreated, most salpingitis will turn into a toa. So yes they are related but not the same. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tubo ovarian complex vs tubo ovarian abscess?

What is the difference between tubo ovarian complex vs tubo ovarian abscess?

Not quite the same: A tubo-ovarian complex can be made up of ovarian cysts involving the far end (distal) end of the adherent Fallopian tube which does not appear to be infected. A tube ovarian abscess demonstrates evidence of an obvious closed infection involving both the Fallopian tube and the ovary. A tubo ovarian complex can also appear to be a tubo ovarian abscess on ultrasound ...Read more

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How to best prevent tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep or staph.ive had 2 in last 2 years.

How to best prevent tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep or staph.ive had 2 in last 2 years.

Just say no to sex: Having unprotected sex might be the biggest risk factor. I'd recommend always using a barrier (condom, cervical cap) anytime you decide to have intercourse. A thorough consult with your physician will provide more answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I had a tubo ovarian abcess from strep last year it didnt show up on blood tests.why?even though there was a lot of pus and I needed morphine.

When I had a tubo ovarian abcess from strep last year it didnt show up on blood tests.why?even though there was a lot of pus and I needed morphine.

You should be Happy: Tubo Ovarian abscess is usually capsulated in chronic cases and the pus is not in your belly. Anything that is not acute and leaking may not show in your blood tests. Also, sometimes we get treated partially by antibiotics that we take empirically and the abscess becomes quiet for some time to allow the infection to remain silent till the abscess becomes huge or spreads to neighboring organs. ...Read more

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Can ruptured ovarian cysts cause scarring or adhesions?

Can ruptured ovarian cysts cause scarring or adhesions?

Yea: Yes it is possible butifenlarging commonly when it is associated with infection or hemorrhage. Most ruptured cysts cause pain but no adhesoons. ...Read more

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Have had 6 major laparotomies and now need to have ovarian cyst removed, have adhesions, will need another laparotomy?

Have had 6 major laparotomies and now need to have ovarian cyst removed, have adhesions, will need another laparotomy?

No simple answer : Unfortunately your abdomen has had multiple surgeries and another laparotomy may be needed. Over time the cyst may fix itself to avoid surgery. Your doctor will observe you for awhile. ...Read more

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Had remover ovarian cycst 2010 irregular Endometruim multi cycst mass in punch of Douglas no Doppler flow adhesion pls help?

Had remover ovarian cycst 2010 irregular Endometruim multi cycst mass in punch of Douglas no Doppler flow adhesion pls help?

See GYN: Ok I have to assume you are under the care of a GYN to get all this information if you are not see a GYN mean while you must have some hormonal problem to cause the irregular endometrium and can cause the multiple cyst a combination of laparoscopy to evaluate the cyst and make sure you do no have any malignancy and take samples might provide more answer good luck ...Read more