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What Does Endometriosis Mean
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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