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Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Hemorrhagic cyst: A hemorrhagic cyst is a typically benign cyst of the ovary the forms after the follicle (the cyst that contains the egg cell) fills up with blood. These usually resolve within a few months. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Is polycystic ovarian disease serious? What does hemorrhagic cyst means?

Yes and no: Pcos is a chronic condition in which you have problems with ovulation and excess testosterone. While there are risks associated with it, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, infertility and miscarriages, these risks can be managed with lifestyle changes and medicine. ...Read more

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What is unilobular kidney?

What is unilobular kidney?

Unilobular kidney: This term refers to single lobe of kidney. The kidney is round. It may be a malformation. ...Read more

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What is a heterogeneous pancreas? Does it mean pancreatic cancer?

What is a heterogeneous pancreas? Does it mean pancreatic cancer?

Pancreas: Please go online and look up "Heterogeneous pancreas". There are many articles but most, if not all, report that pancreatic cancer is very uncommon in "heterogeneous pancreas". ...Read more

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What is ovarian cancer?

What is ovarian cancer?

Cancer in ovary: Malignancy (cancer) that arises from the epithelium, stroma, or germ cells of the ovary. There can also be metastatic disease to the ovaries from cancer elsewhere. ...Read more

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What is ovarian cyst?

What is ovarian cyst?

Cyst on an ovary: Ovarian cysts can form due to an imbalance of hormones during ones menstrual periods. I would recommend a check of hormones (possibly increasing progesterone) and some iodine/potassium iodide supplement. ...Read more

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What is 49cc ovarian volume?

What is 49cc ovarian volume?

Unclear significance: Ovarian volume is not often used by most obgyns and it's significance is debatable. It is thought the a higher ovarian volume reflects a higher number of remaining eggs or oocyctes. ...Read more

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What does pancreatic parenchyma is atrophic mean?

What does pancreatic parenchyma is atrophic mean?

It means: The tissue of your pancreas has deteriorated and is shrunken down. Often seen in people with history of alcohol excess or other causes of prior pancreatic inflammation. ...Read more

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What is endometrioma?

What is endometrioma?

Mass of tissue: Endometriomas result from endometriosis, which is tissue that ordinarily lines the inside of the uterus but is growing someplace else. Every month it bleeds, and the material accumulates, usually in the ovary, to form an endometrioma. ...Read more

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What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

Borderline cancer: It is considered cancer, but is exactly borderline meaning it has some cellular features of overtly or typical ovarian cancer, but not all. It therefore also tends to behave much less aggressivley. It is often "cured" with removal of the ovary and most often a hysterectomy is recommended. Consultation with a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist would be recommended to fully counsel a patient. ...Read more

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What is coarse heterogenous liver parenchyma liver disease? What is the above condition? Thanks.

What is coarse heterogenous liver parenchyma liver disease? What is the above condition?  Thanks.

Many things: This is often how the liver is described when it is seen on an ultrasound or a ct. Any liver condition can cause it to appear this way. ...Read more

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What is echogenicity?

What  is echogenicity?

Ultrasound term: Ultrasound waves are formed in the ultrasound transducer applied to the body, and reflect from tissue interfaces that they pass through back to the same transducer.Echogenicity can be used to describe tissue in relation to another tissue, or as compared to its normal state, increased echogenicity can be caused by stones, air, etc.Decreased echogenicity can be related to fluid in cysts or abdomen. ...Read more

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What is anechoic avascular cyst?

What is anechoic avascular cyst?

Cyst: These are generally benign and of no particular consequence. They should be followed every 6-12 months for a year or so and if they do not show change (enlargement) don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Parenchymal echogenicity is coarse, what does this mean?

What Organ?: The term means that the expected uniformity of an organs' tissue texture has been degraded and the appearance has assumed a rather more coarse texture. This can be due to chronic disease but is not specific. ...Read more

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What is a multi-striated ovarian cyst?

What is a multi-striated ovarian cyst?

Hemorrhagic cyst?: It may represent a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. A unilocular thin-walled cyst in the adnexal region with internal fine interdigitating septations/fibrin-strands, which give a fine reticular appearance (multi-striated?), good through transmission, and color doppler showing no flow in these fine septations is consistent with hemorrhagic cyst. Discuss with your radiologist on what his thoughts were. ...Read more

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What exactly is polycystic ovary disease?

What exactly is polycystic ovary disease?

See below: Pcos, polycystic ovariaqn syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder, about 6-8% of reproductive age women have this condition. Women with pcos have following symptoms or signs: irregular menstrual cycle due to ovulation dysfunction, elevated male hormones, and many follicular cysts in the ovaries. Patients have increased risk of diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer if not treated. ...Read more

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U/s thyroid shows homogeneous parenchyma on left and right no mass or nodule what does this mean? So what is homogeneous parenchyma?

U/s thyroid shows homogeneous parenchyma on left and right no mass or nodule what does this mean? So what is homogeneous parenchyma?

Good!: Homogeneous parenchyma is just a fancy way for the person reading the report to say the thyroid appears to be similar in texture and color throughout the entire thyroid. This is a good thing as it implies a uniform thyroid without areas of irregularity or inflammation and most people reading these reports will tend to err on the side of caution & at least say there is some irregularity. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What is a fibrocystic ovary?

What is a fibrocystic ovary?

Not sure: Fibrocystic usually refers to a breast syndrome that is normal in up to 50% of women. Polycystic ovary is a syndrome that affects approximately 15% of women and involves hormone changes, menstrual irregularities, increased risk of infertility and insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What is a multi-cystic pancreas?

What is a multi-cystic pancreas?

Unclear, but...: It can be use to describe pancreas with multiple cysts. Cysts can be benign (usually single, located in the head and containing serous fluid in multiloculated lesions) or pre malignant (large ipmns, mutinous cysts in tail of pancreas). Or even frankly malignant (cystic cystadenocarcinomas). A pancreas cyst should always be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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What is endometrial calcification?

What is endometrial calcification?

The lining of uterus: The lining of the uterus, the part that grows and sheds each month, can develop small deposits of calcium that can be seen on ultrasound. I am assuming that you know this because you have had an ultrasound for a problem. Make sure that they do an endometrial biopsy to rule out pre-cancerous changes! ...Read more