What is a mucinous cystadenoma mean?

Good news. These tumors are most common in the ovary, where they can be huge (i've handled a few the size of basketballs or larger) but very benign. The first successful open-abdomen surgery with cure and survival was performed on the american frontier for removal of one of these by a brave surgeon.

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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...