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Would An Abdominal X Ray Show An Ovarian Tumor
"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
Is no ovarian blood: menstrual bleeding occurs due to sloughing of lining of uterus secondary to hormonal changes on a monthly basis. Ovarian tumors do not bleed. They can spread to uterus but that is in the metastatic phase of disease when spread has probably involved omental fat pad and is secondarily associated with peritoneal ascites.. ...Read more
I had a borderline malignant ovarian tumor that was mucinous. Would that mean it was pre-cancerous?
Resect if possible: If the ovarian lesion is associated with a pelvic mass they are probably related and require biopsy. Once cancer is defined it does require surgical debulking totally or to a minimal lesion less than 1 cm. to allow for the proper response to chemo. Omentectomy always follows with a debulking procedure. ...Read more
Can a small, solid, ovarian tumor still rupture or twist? I'm experiencing pelvic pain and am wondering if this is the cause.
Bleeding and tumor: You need a complete work up including: history, physical, ultrasound and tumor markers. The size of the mass is key. ...Read more