I was admitted into the ER 3 days ago for unbearable flank pain and blood in urine,I was assuming an infection. My backgrounds healthy in only 18. My grandma on my dads side is in remission for ovarian cancer. They gave me a cat scan and came out to be i have a Calcified growth on my ovary. They gave me a referal to my gyno for 1-2 days and sent me home with a pain medicine. Should I be worried?
at 18 years old, the most common tumor is a benign tumor called a dermoid or mature teratoma. These benign tumors can contain all the normal tissues of the body including teeth and bone. So you can see calcium on an x ray. The next step is surgical removal
It is possible that you have a kidney stone and the x ray shows the calcium of the stone superimposed over an ovary (remember x rays are just 2 dimensional pictures and not the final diagnosis.)
There are also other ovarian tumors that can produce calcium such as fibroids, borderline ovarian tumors and some malignancies. These are less common at your age
please let us know how things go
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