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Doctor insights on: What Is An Ovarian Nodule

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What are ovarian nodules?

What are ovarian nodules?

Ovarian "bubbles": Ovarian nodules are like "bubbles" that develop below the surface that protrude to the surface most commonly from ovarian cysts an often seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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What are ovarian nodules?

What are ovarian nodules?

Nonspecific term: The term 'nodule,' no matter which site it is at, is a very nonspecific term. Most often nodules are NOT cancer. However, when a 'nodule' is noted by exam or imaging, it is often termed suspicious or not suspicious. Sometimes, more tests are required immediately or in a few months to further assess a nodule. Sometimes, no further test is necessary. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a 2.4 CM left ovarian cystic lesion with 8mm enhancing mural nodule suspicious of neoplasm.

It is suspicious: You should ask your doctor what it means in terms of future follow up. Since it is suspicious, a repeat imaging study needs to be done in 2 months. I would also advise you to find out if a ca125 test has been done or not? This might provide further guidance as to the possibility of ovarian cancer(if the ca125 is high now, removal of this lesion(cyst) should be considered sooner than later). ...Read more

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There are two solid-appearing nodules in the right ovary measuring 2.6 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm and 4.1 x 3.5 x 2.8 cm. These are isoechoic to the ovarian tissu?

Many possibilities: W/o seeing the pictures, ur description isn't sufficient 2 make diagnosis. Ultimately, u'll have 2 talk 2 ur gynecologist. Given ur age, there's a gd chance d nodules r benign; endometriosis mass (endometrioma) & dermoid cyst/tumor r likely. However, other tumors (b9 & malignant) r possible. https://iame.com/online/ovary/ovary.html for more info. Need Doppler, time. HealthTap Prime may b helpful. ...Read more

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Can mural nodules in ovarian cyst be benign?

Can mural nodules in ovarian cyst be benign?

Can be benign: Ovarian cystic mural noduls could be benign - fibroadenomas, could have borderline potential and can be malignant. Carefull pathologic/ microscopic evaluation needed.Eva. ...Read more

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I have an hypoechoic ovarian nodule 3.1 x 1.4 x 1.9 cm in my right ovarian, the radiologist said its a complicated or hemorrhagic cyst. What this mean?

I have an hypoechoic ovarian nodule 3.1 x 1.4 x 1.9 cm in my right ovarian, the radiologist said its a complicated or hemorrhagic cyst. What this mean?

Benign: Ovarian Cysts can be simple meaning uniformed, fluid filled, clear, etc. or complex meaning contains both solid and liquid parts, blood or mucous. A hemorrhagic cyst is one that bled into itself and now has liquid or clotted blood. It is a frequent occurrence and is not worrisome although it can be painful sometimes. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst with small mural nodule what is mural nodule?

Ovarian cyst with small mural nodule what is mural nodule?

Nodule/ovarian cyst: You should go to your gyn have blood drawn for cea, and referral for pelvic mri. The concern is that solid tissue within an ovarian cyst could mean a potential abnormal abonrmality. ...Read more

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I just had an ultrasound that detected a 6 CM ovarian cyst with nodule, will this need to be removed?

I just had an ultrasound that detected a 6 CM ovarian cyst with nodule, will this need to be removed?

Yes.: The fact that the cyst contains a solid nodule makes it more likely to be a tumor (either benign, or hopefully not-malignant), and make it important to have surgery to remove it. There are some lab tests that your doctor can order that can help to stratify it as higher or lower risk to be a cancer, but it should be removed. ...Read more

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13 year old daughter has an incidental finding of mildly complex cyst (ovarian) of ~3*3*3 cm containing 10*6*5 mm mural nodule. Should I be concerned?

13 year old daughter has an incidental finding of mildly complex cyst (ovarian) of  ~3*3*3 cm containing 10*6*5 mm mural nodule. Should I be concerned?

Not right now: Tell us why was her Ovary checked in the first place? Does she have any symptoms? This cyst can get bigger and the mural nodule can enlarge. This should be re- checked in 3 to 6 months time. if these show further growth then surgical intervention may be required. Find a good Gynecologist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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What exactly is a complex dermoid ovarian cyst with an enhancing mural nodule? And how serious is it?

What exactly is a complex dermoid ovarian cyst with an enhancing mural nodule? And how serious is it?

Not cancer: A dermoid cyst is a benign type of turmor containing multiple types of tissue and has a characteristic appearance under sonography. It will always have a complex appearance and the mural nodule is simply part of that. Most dermoids gradually get bigger and have to be removed at some point, but if it remains stable it could be watched. Surgery can be done day surgery with small incisions. ...Read more