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What Is The Difference Between Ovary And Ovule
Nothing: They all mean the same thing and are different words all referring to an egg. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Cream versus Ovule: The ovule will come like a tab. You insert and it melts. The cream needs to be applied. Most products have a plastic tube that helps to insert the cream. ...Read more
Good question: Pcos is a condition which patient may have multiple cysts in the ovary, irregular period, increased male hormone production, et al. Ovarian cyst is a very common condition which means a cyst present in the ovary. There are many kind of ovarian cysts, and most of them are benign and physiological. Pcos patients may have ovarian cysts, but patients with cyst usually do not have pcos. ...Read more
Size is usaully simalr of both novaries.
Size can be alitte different occasionaly one can be small and atrophic ...Read more
None: A follicle is a cyst in the ovary. However ultrasound cannot differentiate "functional" cysts (supposed to be there) from a neoplastic one (benign or pre-malignant, or malignant one). We use ultrasound criteria and risk factors to decide if anything needs to be done, but usually a small, single, thin-walled cyst of the ovary is normal and is supposed to be there. Serial ultraounds are helpful. ...Read more
Totally different: It is normal for a small cyst to develop on the ovaries from time to time. Most resolve in 6-8 weeks on their own and the discomfort can be controlled with ibuprofen. Pcos is totally different. These are multiple tiny cysts throughout the ovary. The main problem being weight gain, lack of periods and abnormal hair growth. The ovarian cysts are a side effect of the hormonal imbalance with pcos. ...Read more
Most likely: Calcifications will be more focal, bright, and should have a fairly distinct, well defined shadow behind them. Fat will also appear somewhat bright but the shadow behind it will be less well defined, . ...Read more
My dr. Told me I had polycystic ovaries but not polycystic ovary syndrome. Is that possible? And if so, what's the difference between the two?
It's possible. ..: Pcos (the syndrome) means 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Polycystic ovaries (pco) is the ultrasound signs alone. See a fertility specialist (rei) if trying to conceive, or to get a definitive answer. ...Read more
Different cysts: Polycystic ovaries contain many very small follicles - "cysts." these are less than 1cm, and related to anovulation and hormone alterations. Ovarian cysts would normally be 2cm or larger, may happen after ovulation, or be related to some type of ovarian tumor, endometriosis, or other reasons. ...Read more
How do you tell the locational difference between appendix and ovary pain? Dull pain in lower right abdomen apprx 5in diagonal from bellyB to hip bone
"gamble" with this pain location! Get it checked out ASAP...Your GYN will be able to spot the difference!
Hope this helps
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I've been having low back/right pelvic pain (2 in. Above mons pubis/possibly where ovary is?) for a month now. I was told it could be a hip ligament issue, but I'm worried about it being an ovarian issue. How can I tell the difference between the two?
Examinations: 22yo female w. "low back/right pelvic pain" seeks differentiation as to pelvic ligament vs. Ovary pain generation. Pelvic examination, by Gynecologist, w. ovary palpation arousal of ipsilateral pain suggests ovary. Low back exam arousing ipsilateral positive Fortin, Gillette & Forward Flexion Test Signs, elicited by an Osteopath, are pathognomonic for pelvic ligament disorder/pain generation. ...Read more
I have very irregular periods and minor acne andhave been diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, not the syndrome. What's the difference between the two?
What is the difference between your pelvis & your hip x-rays? What is the difference between a hip X-ray compared to a pelvis x-rays?
Different focus: Pelvis looks at your pelvic bones and your hips are included but dedicated hip x-rays focus in with better detail on the hips themselves and you typical get more than one projection as well. ...Read more
What is the difference between your hip and your pelvis bone? I had a recent anterior cervical fusion with an autogragh. I wanted to know where the donor bone came from. .. Hip or pelvis/ or/ is there really no difference?
Most: Most likely they used your iliac crest. The part of the pelvis that your belt rests on. Here is a link to an image. ...Read more
Clues only: Appendix pain will always be on the right side. Pain from an ovary (or other gynecologic problem) can be either side, often both. Other clues include nausea, vomiting, vaginal discharge or odor, painful urination, previous history of similar pain, and so on. All new, unexplained abdominal or pelvic pain requres medical evaluation ASAP. If severe, vaginal bleeding, or fever, see a doctor right now. ...Read more
My left ovary measures 2.8 x 4.3 x 1 cm and right measures 2.6 x 4.5 x 5.7 cm in size. Should I be worried of the difference endometrium is hyperechoi?
It looks like you have a cyst on the right side, I will worry if the different in size is a solid tumor instead of a cyst.
make sure you keep in touch with your GYN ...Read more
Two: There are two main types of cysts. Normal and abnormal. "polycystic" cysts and "follicular" cysts are the same thing. They are the cysts that have eggs in them that can potentially get you pregnant. In pcos the normal follicular cysts are just more plentiful. All other cysts are considered abnormal, complex cysts, chocolate cysts, hemorrhagic cysts, tumors, cancers, benign cancers... ...Read more
There's worrisome erosion to tailbone & cyst on right ovary. Drs say nomoreMRIs so I'm not exposed to more radiation. Will one really make a difference?
MRI: What you are mentioning are incidental radiographic findings of probably no consequence. Why are you having MRI during your pregnancy? do they suspect a problem with the fetus? MRI does not produce ionizing radiation and there is no risk of exposure. Do you have pain on sitting? Was there trauma? Is there suspected Glomus tumor of coccyx? Why is this erosion "worrisome" to your doctors? ...Read more
I have a 2.6cm adnexal hypoechoic lesion on my left ovary and a 2.2cm complex adnexal cyst on my right ovary what is the difference and treatment plan?
My doctor suspects endometriosis or twisting of my left ovary (ultra sound shows no cysts). What are the distinct differences in those two things?
Difference: Endometriosis is the spread of endometrial tissue from beyond the inside of the uterus into different parts of the abdomen and pelvis. This tissue "menstruates" along with a typical cycle, which can causes enormous pain. Ovarian torsion is the twisting of the ovary (and its vascular supply) along its axis, which can starve the ovary of blood and cause pain. ...Read more
No difference: Ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image. The main difference is just the area tha is being evaluated. ...Read more
What's the difference in abscess's and large fluid collection, in pelvis, are abscess's and fluid collection the one and the same???
Not necessarily: An Abcess is a walled off area of infection. Fluid collections can be anything, they have different characteristics on the imaging and treated differently. Some fluid collections are just watched closely, an some just go away on there own. Remember our bodies are made up of water primarily and this can, in essence, collect up anywhere. ...Read more
I had a4mm cyst on ovary in feb. A different radio. Did scan in jun. & its nw 19mm. He said no worries. Who do I believe? Shud I b worried its x 4?
No worries: For such small cysts I would not be worried. Often cysts are not even reported unless over 2 cm. Ovarian cysts often go through cyclical change in size. ...Read more
A radiologist said that my left ovaries aren't positioned correctly. Could tthat make me infertile? Could it b like that because of the cyst on it? .
Ovary function: Ovation function has not much to do with location you can be evaluated by bloodworm for ovarian function. ...Read more
It is possible.: Potential side effects w emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort / cramping or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take a pregnancy test & notify your doctor if >>. ...Read more
No simple sugars: You don't want simple sugars or highly processed foods as these increase your Insulin and lead to more fat deposition. Lean protein, fresh fruits and especially vegetables. Vegetables are low in sugar, high in fiber and make you feel full without adding a lot of calories to your diet. Try to stay within your calorie range for your age. Also be active- that helps the Insulin be more effective. ...Read more
My groin hurts I think right where the ovaries r but they hurt only at night what can it b n how can I relieve the pain?
See your doctor: For an evaluation to find the cause of your pain so that it can be treated. ...Read more
I was treated for p.I.D should I have any other tests done? I read somewhere that mucus or something can form around the ovaries?
Infections: Infections travel in pack...When you are diagnosed with one, I recommend getting tested for all of the common sexually transmitted infections (syphillis, hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, and sometimes even hepatitis). You want to know everything is clear! Get your partner tested/treated as well....And be safe in the future. ...Read more
I had a full hysterectomy 3 years ago I've had fantom pains they come and go the last 3 months have been hell. My pain is my where my ovaries used b?
On nuvaring, is it normal to occasionally feel my ovaries 'pinching' like I'm ovulating? Only happens around the time i'd be ovulating. Concerning?
Nuvaring symptoms: Admittedly, I am not an expert but as I understand, the ring really has minimal side effects. If your symptoms occur around the time of ovulation, unless it changes, it can be assumed that its simply the act of ovulating. If you symptoms progress, you should see your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Depends: If the pain is intolerable then you may need to go to the ER. Otherwise let your doctor know about your symptoms. Ovarian cysts may need to be removed surgically if they are causing pain. The best management depends on the size of the cyst as well as other characteristics including pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My gynaecologist said I had polycystic ovaries, but didn't explain it as well as I'd like. What does this mean? What are the risks?
Here is a great link to learn about polycystic ovary syndrome
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-the-basics? Source=search_result&search=polycystic+ovarian+syndrome&selectedTitle=1~150
With PCOS you are at risk for high sugars, weight gain and infertility. After you read the info in the above link ask us more questions if you have them. ...Read more
Hyperstimulation: There is no such thing as a naturally occurring over active ovary. Perhaps as ovaries get older they experience the body's last attempts at fertility by being hyperstimulated by pituitary fsh to release more eggs (why twins more common with later age), but that's unlikely what you mean. Sometimes fertility md's will artificially stimulate as well, but this can be dangerous if not done carefully. ...Read more