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Had a ultrasound done and it showed free fluid in my ovary, he said it look like a snow globe with things floating but didn't seem worried, what is it?

Had a ultrasound done and it showed free fluid in my ovary, he said it look like a snow globe with things floating but didn't seem worried, what is it?

An ovarian cyst : For very specific details about your specific ultrasound report you will need to ask the doctor who did the sonogram. Otherwise we would simply be guessing. ...Read more

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Sonogram (Definition)

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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Just had an ultrasound and my ovaries are different sizes. Is this normal?

Just had an ultrasound and my ovaries are different sizes. Is this normal?

Usually: Variation of several millimeters is not uncommon and sometimes a technical issue on the part of the person performing the scan. If the ovaries are otherwise normal in appearance there is no reason for concern. If one ovary is twice the size of the other it may be useful to perform a followup ultrasound in a few weeks or, in some cases, evaluate with MRI depending on the clinical concern. ...Read more

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Just had an ultrasound and my ovaries are different sizes. My right is 12.43ml while my left is 3.3ml. Is this normal? I got an ultrasound done becaus

Just had an ultrasound and my ovaries are different sizes. My right is 12.43ml while my left is 3.3ml. Is this normal? I got an ultrasound done becaus

Big difference: Were you told that the larger ovary was cystic? Are you hairy? There is a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that they may have been looking for. Frequently they suggest a wedge resection (think of an orange). ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows both ovaries have multiple small immature follicles. Is that normal?

Ultrasound shows both ovaries have multiple small immature follicles. Is that normal?

Normal: Normal ovaries have multiple immature follicles. By itself, this is a normal finding. In fact, it is one way you know you are looking at an ovary when you do ultrasound. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Got an ultrasound. One ovary volume is 15.65 ml and the other 21.01ml .yet the larger one is the one with a smaller cyst. Is this normal?

Got an ultrasound. One ovary volume is 15.65 ml and the other 21.01ml .yet the larger one is the one with a smaller cyst. Is this normal?

Ovarian cysts: Almost no parts of the body are perfectly symmetrical. Breasts, hands, feet, etc. are usually different sizes. The volumes you describe are within normal limits. Ovarian cysts are common, and small ones are not usually dangerous or painful. Your healthcare provider should be consulted to determine what may be necessary if other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on one ovary and I am having pain and pressure on the opposite side now. My ultrasound results are normal. What could it be?

I have a cyst on one ovary and I am having pain and pressure on the opposite side now. My ultrasound results are normal.  What could it be?

Normal function: Ovaries that are not suppressed by the pill will ovulate by taking turns on average. Month to month to ovulate! Keep track of cycles look into the App P-tracker to help. Cyst less than 5 cm and clear will go away 80-90 % of the time and only need to be followed if you're symptomatic or have abnormal cycle pattern! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Ovary (Definition)

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