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What could cause a "fullness" in the right ovary region. Was told this during pap. Will have a transvaginal ultrasound later this month.?

What could cause a "fullness" in the right ovary region. Was told this during pap. Will have a transvaginal ultrasound later this month.?

Usually cyclic cyst: The most common reason for fullness in the right adnexae for someone your age would be a cyclic cyst that is part of your menstrual cycle. These cyst usually rupture when the ovary releases an egg in mid cycle. Other things to consider are infection, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and tumor. If you are otherwise free of symptoms if might well disappear by the time you get the sono.

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Should I see ob/gyn about this? Yesterday I had a transvaginal ultrasound to look at a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid in my uterus. Shortly thereafter, continuing to today, I feel a vibration inside kinda near my left ovary. Should I be concerned or is th

Should I see ob/gyn about this? Yesterday I had a transvaginal ultrasound to look at a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid in my uterus. Shortly thereafter, continuing to today, I feel a vibration inside kinda near my left ovary. Should I be concerned or is th

The: The best thing to do is call your doctor and inform him/her of your symptoms. You may just be dealing with a referred pain from the probe touching your cervix and causing pain in the area you described. Try advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen and monitor for improvement. I hope you feel better soon.

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Hi, My ovaries are hurting had a ultrasound and the the transvaginal ultrasound came back normal but im still in pain why?

Hi, My ovaries are hurting had a ultrasound and the the transvaginal ultrasound came back normal but im still in pain why?

Source Presumptive: & visualized in mind. Imaging exams do Not show pain or origin. However, ovaries are cystic (eggs develop in & are shed from cysts) & if no cysts (not likely age 19 if menstruating) then unlikely pain from ovaries. Could be related to any of many sources in area, including: small bowel, colon, appendix, bladder, endometriosis, etc. Emotions & past experiences commonly play a big yet hidden role.

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What's hiding my ovaries on a pelvic ultrasound? Can be seen on transvaginal ultrasound instead.

What's hiding my ovaries on a pelvic ultrasound? Can be seen on transvaginal ultrasound instead.

Normal variation: The position of the ovaries varies quite a bit from women to women within the pelvis. Secondly, gas within adjacent bowel loops will distort ultrasound images and 'hide' anything behind that loop. Thus looking from a different angle ie transvaginally, we can find the ovaries that we can see on the transabdominal portion of a scan.

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I had a transvaginal ultrasound and it was painful... What could be the cause? It hurt while checking my left ovary

I had a transvaginal ultrasound and it was painful... What could be the cause? It hurt while checking my left ovary

Variety of things: A variety of things could cause it. Vaginal dryness, lack of lubricant on the sonogram, placing too much pressure on the probe, a problem in the bladder, rectum, uterus or ovaries are all a few of the possibilities. Finding out if anything abnormal was found on the sonogram is the next step.

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A transvaginal ultrasound was normal and that a 2cm shading on r ovary looked benign as US did not brightly shine on it. How do tumors appear on US?

A transvaginal ultrasound was normal and that a 2cm shading on r ovary looked benign as US did not brightly shine on it. How do tumors appear on US?

Irregular mass: Most ovarian tumors in US are first seen as small cystic lesions. If the cystic component is irregular and there are densities in the cyst, especially if greater than 5 cm., then laparoscopic bx used. If lesion is an irregular mass in the ovary not consistent with the smooth ovary, then bx again is indicated. Often an irregular mass is seen on the surface of the ovary and again bx is indicated.

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Postmenapausal bleeding after 16 years and Transvaginal ultrasound fails to locate one ovary?

Postmenapausal bleeding after 16 years and Transvaginal ultrasound fails to locate one ovary?

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.

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I had a transvaginal ultrasound. The radiologist was easy. However that afternoon I had pain in both ovaries doubling me in pain. Why

I had a transvaginal ultrasound. The radiologist was easy. However that afternoon I had pain in both ovaries doubling me in pain. Why

Possible spasms: It's possible you are having some pelvic muscle spasms from the ultrasound. This can refer pain to the ovary region.

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How accurate is a transvaginal ultrasound? And is it really better than a regular ultrasound at finding tumors in your ovaries and uterus?

How accurate is a transvaginal ultrasound? And is it really better than a regular ultrasound at finding tumors in your ovaries and uterus?

See answer: Transvaginal us is “closer” to the target organs – the uterus and ovaries - and usually demonstrates them in better detail.

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A transvaginal ultrasound showed enlarged ovaries. I have a follow up appt in a month. I am scared to death. What can this be?

A transvaginal ultrasound showed enlarged ovaries. I have a follow up appt in a month. I am scared to death. What can this be?

Enlarged ovaries X 2: If both of the ovaries are enlarged, t generally rules out cysts as a factor unless it is PCOS syndrome. See if your MD can see you sooner than one month by setting up a Consultation with him/her for an explanation of the meaning of the ultrasound results.

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Hello, I'm a little concerned with my transvaginal ultrasound, it says my right ovary measures 4.2×1.4×2.9cm and left ovary is 3.2 ×1.4×2.1a?

Normal size: Those are normal size ovaries. Unless there is some other abnormality mentioned then you can relax as this is normal

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I recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary cyst bilateral thru my transvaginal ultrasound. I'm having hotflashes for a week now, is this related?

I recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary cyst bilateral thru my transvaginal ultrasound. I'm having hotflashes for a week now, is this related?

Not likely: Its not likely from ovarian hormones, you are still producing them and they don't fluctuate too much in pcos. U have 2x the risk of depression and anxiety closely behind. The diagnosis may have increased your anxiety. R u sleeping at night? A drug called an snri can help vasomotor sx's. You may have high Insulin and then get low blood sugar, this can cause ur sx's. Look up metformin and pcos.

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Transvaginal ultrasound found multiple little cysts on my left ovary and 3 large cysts on my right ovary. Do they need to be removed to reduce my pain?

Transvaginal ultrasound found multiple little cysts on my left ovary and 3 large cysts on my right ovary. Do they need to be removed to reduce my pain?

Typically not: Cysts are just bags of water. They are extremely common in young women. They typically disappear with no treatment whatsoever. When they enlarge, they can cause pain which may require pain medication. If large, the doctor may elect to follow these cysts by ultrasound, and in unusual circumstances, may need to remove a cyst surgically. Talk to your Ob/Gyn.

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6 months ago Transvaginal ultrasound said left ovary not clearly visible but no signs of adnexal tumor. I now have an 8.5cm tumor on the left ovary. Was this missed 6 months ago?

6 months ago Transvaginal ultrasound said left ovary not clearly visible but no signs of adnexal tumor. I now have an 8.5cm tumor on the left ovary. Was this missed 6 months ago?

Ovary tumor: Not likely to miss a tumor this size. Must have developed in last six months. BE sure you are followed carefully by your doctor. You may need surgery.

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I had a transvaginal ultrasound and the result says, "normal ovaries but the right ovary has a small involuting cyst with internal hemorrhage."?

I had a transvaginal ultrasound and the result says, "normal ovaries but the right ovary has a small involuting cyst with internal hemorrhage."?

It sounds: Like this simply represents a resolving hemorrhagic cyst or follicle, a relatively common finding. They may elect to follow up in 1-2 cycles to document resolution.

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Can a transvaginal ultrasound and/or pelvic ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes around the ovary?

Can a transvaginal ultrasound and/or pelvic ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes around the ovary?

Yes,: But not reliably. Regional bowel gas can obscure pelvic lymph nodes. Also the position of the ovaries is variable, and they may not be situated next to internal iliac nodal chains. So not seeing enlarged lymph nodes on a pelvic sonogram is not sufficient to exclude them. CT or MRI is much better.

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Transvaginal ultrasound shows multiple follicles on left ovary (pcos appearance) and area with hypoechoic center and echogenic rim?

Transvaginal ultrasound shows multiple follicles on left ovary (pcos appearance) and area with hypoechoic center and echogenic rim?

Hormonal imbalances: Multiple follicles is a sign of high estrogen levels. Estrogen can be biotransformed into testosterone via the enzyme aromatase. Aromatase enzyme is increased by high Insulin levels. A high carb diet will increase both Insulin (via stimulatlon of pancreas) and estrogen (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and insulin.

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Transvaginal Ultrasound (Definition)

An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more


Ovary (Definition)

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