Whats mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

Cyst. A mucinous cystadenoma is a cyst of the ovary which is lined by cells which produce mucin, a gelatinous-type material. It is benign 80% of the time but can be borderline cancerous or malignant. Such cysts often become very large and can cause complications like torsion (twisting) of the ovary or rupture. Surgical removal is generally required.

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Symptoms of mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary?

See below. These are slow-growing tumors of the ovary that can get quite large. They might present as slowly progressive abdominal discomfort, bloating, pants not fitting, etc. They might, in fact, have no symptoms and be found on exam at time of yearly exam! Read more...

Is it safe to use HRT after removal of mucinous cystadenoma and total hysterectomy?

Yes you can. In your case, you have surgical menopause..Cystadenoma is a common benign tumor thus HRT should be reasonable if clinically needed after total resection. Having the malignant version, serous carcinoma, is a different story. I would suggest discussing your symptoms/concerns with your doc for the most appropriate treatment for you, which may or may not be hormone. Best of luck.. Read more...
Yes. Assuming you have no other medical issues preventing you from taking hormones. A mucinous cystadoma is a benign ovarian tumor and would not disqualify you from hormone therapy. Read more...

My mother is 70 year old in CT scan mucinous cystadenoma of Rt overy found in size 24/18/12 please confirm is it cancer if not shall we go for surgery is?

Benign tumor. Mutinous cystadenoma is a benign ovarian tumor. They can become large and cause symptoms due to their size. The appearance on CT can be suggestive of the diagnosis, but is not specific. For these reasons suspected cystadenomas are often surgically removed. Read more...