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What exactly does bilateral ovarian endometreosis mean?

What exactly does bilateral ovarian endometreosis mean?

Biltateral: It means that endometrial (lining of the uterus) tissue is present in both your ovaries. This can cause you pain. See your gyn for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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What does it mean to have multicystic ovary?

What does it mean to have multicystic ovary?

Many cysts: It simply means there are multiple cysts on your ovary. If cysts are small, it can be a normal finding. It can also be seen with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). By itself, it doesn't mean too much but may have significance in the context of another diagnosis such as PCOS. If the cysts are grapefruit sized, surgery may be necessary. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does infertility mean?

What does infertility mean?

It depends: For younger women (younger than 35), we can use the traditional definition of 1 year or trying to conceive. For women 35-40, 6 months is enough time to consider seeing a specialist for an evaluation. And for women older than 40, it is important to seek help as soon as you are ready! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an ovarian cyst?

What exactly does it mean to have an ovarian cyst?

Larger Cyst in Ovary: By nature, the ovary is a cystic organ, follicular cells around egg cells begin secreting fluid into space around egg creating a cyst, several every cycle. Mid-cycle, the cysts rupture releasing the egg, called ovulation. If 1 or more cysts become larger, without shedding egg, can more easily be seen on ultrasound, ct, etc and termed an ovarian cyst. More common in people with ?body fat & diabetes. ...Read more

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What does ENDOSALPINGOSIS mean?

What does ENDOSALPINGOSIS mean?

Pelvic Pain: This means that the cells which line the tube through which the eggs flow into the uterus are growing OUTSIDE the tubes and this is though to be a cause for CHRONIC pelvic pain. Hope this helps!! Dr Z ...Read more

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What does it mean lt.Side adnexal cyst?

What does it mean lt.Side adnexal cyst?

Left Side: Adnexa refers to structures beside an organ. The tubes and ovaries are the adnexa of the uterus. Lt.Side adnexal cyst refers to a cyst on the left side. Possibly a cyst of the tube or ovary. Cysts are typically fluid filled structures. ...Read more

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What does 'enlarged ovaries' mean?

Cysts or PCOS ...: Enlarged ovaries (high ovarian volumes) are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged without large cysts it can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos, a hormonal condition that affects about 1 in 10 women. An ultrasound scan of your ovaries will look for ovarian cysts, and is part of the diagnostic tests that we do to look for pcos, as well as blood testing. ...Read more

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What does ttc mean?

What does ttc mean?

Trying To Conceive: People use TTC to say they are trying to get pregnant and have a baby. (TTC stands for Trying To Conceive) ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have polycystic ovary syndrome?

What exactly does it mean to have polycystic ovary syndrome?

A syndrome: Pcos is a syndrome where you have some combination of ovulation problems, symptoms of excess male hormone and large numbers of small follicles on the ovaries on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have endometrial hyperplasia?

What does it mean to have endometrial hyperplasia?

Overgrown lining: The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. When it is too thick and/or overgrown, it is called hyperplasia. Frequently this is just a benign thickening but it can be atypical (abnormal) or even cancerous. Thickened lining in older women is more worrisome and should be biopsied. It is a diagnosis made by ultrasound, so it is typically found when evaluating abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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What does infertile mean?

What does infertile mean?

Infertility: Inability to conceive within a year (or 6 months if over 35) after unprotected intercourse. See a fertility specialist if it is taking longer! ...Read more

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What does having polycystic ovaries mean?

What does having polycystic ovaries mean?

A syndrome: Pcos is a syndrome in which there is a problem with ovulation and an excess of male hormones. The ovaries typically show lots of "cysts" which are follicles that fail to develop properly which is where the name comes from. Pcos is a metabolic disease and increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease , uterine cancer and other problems. ...Read more

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What does transvaginal mean?

What does transvaginal mean?

It means: Through the vagina. A transvaginal ultrasound uses a probe that goes into the vagina and sees the pelvic organs through the vaginal wall. A transabdominal ultrasound is done with a probe on the skin surface and sees the organs through the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Does goiter recur? What does that mean?

Does goiter recur? What does that mean?

Usually not: Hi. Usually once you have a goiter, it's there to stay. However, if the goiter is due to Graves' disease and you get treated with radioactive iodine, that'll using shrink the goiter. Hashimoto's goiters and non-toxic nodular goiters usually stay as-is. Nodular goiters need to be considered for possibility of thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What does having elephantiasis mean?

What does having elephantiasis mean?

Lymph obstruction: Elephantiasis refers to massive swelling of a limb due to blockage of tiny channels in the soft tissues called lymphactics. These channels usually help circulate white blood cells throughout the body and help filter certain waste products. Parasites and certain developmental diseases can cause elephantiasis. Lymphatic swelling caused by tumors or operations is usually called lymphedema. ...Read more

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What does ovulation mean .. and fertilition?

What does ovulation mean .. and fertilition?

Definitions: Ovulation is when an egg is released by the ovaries, which usually happens in women each month. Fertilization is when that released egg meets sperm from a male, causing a series of events to occur which, barring any problems, typically results in a baby about nine months later. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have duodenitis?

What does it mean to have duodenitis?

Inflammation: Duodenitis means inflammation of the first part of the small intestine, where your stomach empties. This is common and can be acid related, due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, etc), infection or celiac disease to name a few. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have polycystic ovaries?

PCOSOVARIAN: This is a biochemical diagnosis. It is associated with high androgen ie male hormone levels, weight gain and Insulin resistance, irregular menses. The androgens cause hirsutism, acne, allopecia. Insulin resistance predisposes to type 2 diabetes mellitis. ...Read more