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Dr. David Earle
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Bloody flat stools, abdominal pain, N/V, No hemorrhoids or fissures per pcp. H/o complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia & ovarian tumor. Poss dx?

Bloody flat stools, abdominal pain, N/V, No hemorrhoids or fissures per pcp. H/o complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia & ovarian tumor. Poss dx?

Need colonoscopy : The possibilities include inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis, diverticular disease and something related to the tumor to name a few. Sounds like you need a colonoscopy. Ask you doctor about a GI referral. Also ask about the appropriateness of a ct scan. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Woods
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What are types of a ovarian tumor?

What are types of a ovarian tumor?

Many types.: These are classified by the histology or cell make-up of the tumor. Surface epithelial-stromal tumor is the most common and includes serous tumour, endometrioid tumor and mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. Sex cord-stromal tumor comprise 8% of ovarian tumors and include granulosa cell, and sertoli leydig cell tumor. Germ cell tumors, like teratoma make up another 30%. Mixed tumors are another type. ...Read more

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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I have an ovarian tumor what can I do to ease the pain.

I have an ovarian tumor what can I do to ease the pain.

Ovarian Tumor: Without knowing more information about the type and extent of the tumor, it is hard to advise you. There are analgesics for pain that your doctor can order, but if the tumor has spread to other organs or bone, the choices become more complex. It is best to consult with your gynecologist/ oncologist and discuss specific pain palliation for your specific set of circumstances. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Please tell me, are you more likely to feel an ovarian tumor while standing up or laying down?

Please tell me, are you more likely to feel an ovarian tumor while standing up or laying down?

You caan not feel th: Ovarian cancers are not palpable untill they are far advanced and start producing ascites(fluid build up) in the belly which will produce swelling of the abdomen. This will show up more on standing up than in lying down position. ...Read more

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

What does ovarian tumor marker score 13 mean?

CA125: A ca125 value of 13 is normal. The trend of the ovarian tumor marker is more important over the course of few months rather than one absolute value. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

What is difference bettwen symptoms of benign and malignant ovarian tumor?

Not much: There usually aren't many symptoms to tumors on the ovary whether benign or malignant. Malignancy is associated with weight loss, night sweats and fatigue. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

No if malignent: Fundamental concept , malignancy, should be treated first, may be ovum ( egg ) could be harvested from other ovary. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

What is borderline ovarian tumor is concerous?

Near Ca/need info.: Any borderline situation regarding a tumor means that it is a step away from being cancerous. Some ovarian tumors have more malignant potential than others. Borderline ovarian tumors have cellular features of malignancy but do not invade. Thus surgery should be curative in nearly all cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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What to do about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

What to do about ovarian tumor removal surgery?

What's the question?: If you have a tumor and don't have it removed it can cause localized damage if benign, and threaten your life if malignant. If all your doctors say surgery is the route to go, then surgery is the route to go. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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How long does ovarian tumor removal surgery take?

How long does ovarian tumor removal surgery take?

Short to long time: If an ovarian malignancy arises and is contained in a cystic structure, a laparoscopic resection in about 1/2 hr. can suffice. If an epithelial tumor has metastasized to omentm and seeded serosa of bowel, debulking to 1-2 cm and omentectomy plus hysterectomy is needed which can take several hrs. ...Read more

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