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What do enlarged ovaries mean?

What do enlarged ovaries mean?

PCOS, other causes: Enlarged ovaries are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged in the absence of 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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Enlarged Ovaries (Definition)

Enlarged ovaries. Normal ovary size is around 2 by 3 cm. An ovary is enlarged when it become bigger than normal size. Reasons can include- polycystic ovaries, follicular cyst, endometriosis, ...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 it mean if you have enlarged ovaries?

What does it mean if you have enlarged ovaries?

Enlarged ovary: Normal ovaries vary in size from one woman to the next; cycling women the ovarian size changes at different points in the cycle, and most women the right and left ovaries are a little different. Were you told what size(s) the 'enlarged' ovaries were? Generally anything less than 5 maybe 6 cm is likely normal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged ovaries?

What is the definition or description of: Enlarged ovaries?

Enlarged ovaries: Enlarged ovaries. Normal ovary size is around 2 by 3 cm. An ovary is enlarged when it become bigger than normal size. Reasons can include- polycystic ovaries, follicular cyst, endometriosis, tumors or ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Do enlarged ovaries mean cancer?

Do enlarged ovaries mean cancer?

They do not have to.: Ovaries might be naturally large, or they might be enlarged because of like ovarian cysts, or conditions like polycystic ovaries. This would have problems like chronic anovulation, normal to increased testosterone, and lh/fsh ratio. But cancer should be ruled out, especially in older patients with pain, bloating, and weight gain. A ca=125, pelvic exam, and transvaginal us are initial tests. ...Read more

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I got enlarged ovaries what to do besides see gyn again?

Gyn care: When there is enlargement or over-activity of the ovaries, it is usually a sign of a hormonal imbalance. The gynecologist can help. ...Read more

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I have enlarged ovaries and also have chest pain. What should I do?

I have enlarged ovaries and also have chest pain. What should I do?

Get checked: You must have been to a doctor to know that you have enlarged ovaries. And chest pain also needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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I have enlarged ovaries. Will this effect me if I want to have a baby or babies?

Q for REI: The size of ovaries does not tell us everything we need to know to help those ttc. I will refer it to some of our leading fertility subspecialists on healthtap. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

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