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Enlarged Ovary, Swollen Abdomen, Pain, etc

Hi, I am 27 years old and have a long history of endo (uterus, kidneys, ureters, bladder, intestines and ovaries). I had a partial abdominal hysterectomy almost 3 years ago and have been doing well until a few months ago. I started with swelling of the abdomen, frequent urination, right sided pain, and so on. I went for an ultrasound and they found my right ovary is enlarged. The dr working ultrasound told me I needed a surgery plan and he would further discuss my situation with my surgeon.

Has any one had an enlarged ovary and if so what was your diagnosis? I know the possibilities...endometrioma, endo or ovarian cancer.

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks so much!
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Hello there....first you need to know thet 99% of all cysts/tumors are NOT cancer...they are benign.....all you know right now is that you have an enlarged ovary that propably needs to be removed....that means you need to talk with a gyn/oncologist......not a general surgeon.....these people are trained for just the type situation you are in....there is no way to  know what is going on in there without going in and biopsying tissue....PLEASE FIND A GYN/ONCOLOGIST....that is important.  Keep us posted....I will be waiting to hear from you..
Peace.
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Hi,  the dr who was there during my ultrasound is a high risk OB/GYN. His partner has followed me for 7 years now and is the one who did my hysterectomy. She also is a high risk OB/GYN.  There is a mass in the rt ovary which they believe is causing the enlargement. They just couldn't tell if it was an endometrioma or not. (Which i have had in the past, several actually) My surgeons nurse called today and said the dr will be calling me this afternoon. I was told last week I needed surgery to have the ovary removed so then I will know for sure the cause.

I am around 110 pounds and my stomach was so swollen this weekend my 4 yr old asked me if I had a baby in my tummy! The pain is not awful...tolerable..it's the constant urination and swollem abd that is more of a pain.

Well, thanks for your kind words and listening.
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I was diagnosed with an enlarged ovary yesterday.  I was wondering, were you exhausted and weak?  I can't eat and I am exhausted all day and have constipation.  I was just wondering if you also experienced these symptoms.  I have a long family history of cancer and I am scared to death.  Can you give any advice?
Thank you & take care,
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Hi, I have had similiar problems. I have pain in my abdomen as well as my right side abdomen. The nurse practioner did a physical exam and noticed my Uterus to be enlarged. The ultrasound didn't see any tumors on the ovaries or the uterus. I have now been told that she wanted me to see the OBGYN doctor. Hmmm...I thought she was the Dr. Nice of her to tell me that. I just scheduled a new appointment with my old gyno. He delivered my son 10 years ago. He was a great doctor. I will see him Friday. I have been in uncomfortable pain this past week and my stomach is huge!! I look pregnant. I am very frustrated because I KNOW that there is something wrong with me. I know. I just wish and hope that I get answers....soon!! I'm sure Friday they won't have an answer for me. Which means....miss more work for more appointments to get a diagnosis!!!!



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first i would like to say hear is my e-mail address so anyone who would like to talk who is going through same thing please email me,it's nice to havea  friend who knows what your going through,as well i hvae a very interesting hospital story so anyone interested in listening to it please e-mail me.

so heres my situation i'm 26 ears old and exactly 1 year ago today i had surgery,i had a 22cm ovarian cyst which in that case they had to remove my right ovary and tube,also they had to cut my stomach openf rom above the belly button all the way down,becuase it was a cancerious tumor i have to get check by doctor every 3 months to see if any signs of cancer come back,so i went to the onocologist this past monday and it appears to be i have a hernia which i need another surgery to fix that and they will hvae to cut me open in the same place as my first surgery which i'm not happy about at all,anywyas i also found out i have a enlarged left ovary now so i'm scared anyone know what this means i'e been very depressed with what i have been through
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Ok I have had pain about 5months now. I have always been small but I look to be 9months p .went to the doctor today he said their huge scared to death my mother has had cancer 4 times ovarian skin uterus and breast. My au t died with breast cancer another on dads Sid died of stomach grandfather with bladder. Grandmother died with skin cancer. Im scared was just letting it go said it will bust some day but I think my stomach is going to bust. Haven't been able to eat vomit all the time.  The doctor made an appointment for friday for ultra sound. Will they be able to tell me something that day.also have lots of hair loss and sweats which I haven't had before.
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