2 doctors weighed in:

Let me try this again one ovary larger than other ovary only shows simple folllicular cyst on ultrasound nothing abnormal can cancer present a just an enlargrment with nothing abormal on ultrasound?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Li-Min Hwang
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not likely

Ovaries are very active organs with monthly changes, enlarging and shrinking.
Cysts come and go. Usually pelvic ultrasound is repeated after 4-6 weeks. A tumor may persist. Cancer may continue to grow. In medically literature, a size greater than 5 cm may prompt surgical intervention. Again, there are no way to rule out cancer until the ovary is removed.

In brief: Not likely

Ovaries are very active organs with monthly changes, enlarging and shrinking.
Cysts come and go. Usually pelvic ultrasound is repeated after 4-6 weeks. A tumor may persist. Cancer may continue to grow. In medically literature, a size greater than 5 cm may prompt surgical intervention. Again, there are no way to rule out cancer until the ovary is removed.
Dr. Li-Min Hwang
Dr. Li-Min Hwang
Thank
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: It can

Although generally cancers show up as complex cysts, often containing irregular material in the cysts on ultrasound.
Biopsy is the best way to determine if it is cancer.

In brief: It can

Although generally cancers show up as complex cysts, often containing irregular material in the cysts on ultrasound.
Biopsy is the best way to determine if it is cancer.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
47 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors