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ovarian neoplasm

hi guys..i went for my follow up with my second opinion doc..i saw him last week,he wanted to see me back in one week after he obtained my medical records from the other doc...at todays visit this is what was said..he said,the other doc is a quack for blowing me off with a complex cyst as big as mine reguardless of age..he said the report  says it looks suspicious..he immediatly in his office did a ca-125 test.said he wanted to see me back again in one wek to give the results time to come in..i was pro-hysterectomy befor all this came about.he told me last week he would do one,but at that time,he said he would like to keep in my right overy,for hormonal reasons..now today,he said depending on what the ca-125 tests show depends whether hes keeping in the right one or not..he also said he has to wait to schedule my hyst date-because,depending what these blood work he did today shows,will deoend what optioin he has to take..he said givin i have had 2 previous c-sections,and the risk of cancer,he has to do a abdominal hyst...at the end of the visit he said his diagnosis,and on my office paper work from him says my dx is ovarian neoplasm..to make a long story short...what does ovarian neoplasm mean??mickiviki??anything here...or any encouring words,cause i wasnt really that worried befor..now im just a smidge worried....thanks gals....sonie
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Hi there,

He has to put something on the diagnosis sheet for coding purposes, etc., so do not worry too much until you know what is going on for sure  But neoplasm does mean cancer.  That does not necessarily mean you have ovarian cancer, but maybe he has to put that down as the indication for surgery to submit to your insurance or whatever.

In any case it is good you are having this taken care of, so try to focus on that fact, that you did not listen to the other doctor and went to one who is more cautious.

Take care,

Lori
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hi there...i had wondered if that were the case,but just seein it on the paper does freak me out i have to say...i have medicaide,so i dont know how there paper work is,but im sure they ALWAYS have to have a dignosis do be able to approve anything!also,do you know how long it takes to get the ca-125 test back,and would they think i were a pest if call in a few days befor my appt next week and ask them if they are in??thank you for answering me!!!!sonie
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Sonie, "neoplasm" means nothing more than "new growth."  He has decided from the medical reports that you have a growth on your ovary, a growth that might be of ovarian tissue (as opposed to an endometrioma which is largely endometrial tissue, or a dermoid which is more or less an improperly formed and processed egg.)  While scary, the term is not indicative of whether the growth is benign or malignant.

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is it worse when its a complex cyst,or the same?
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hi there raven..thank you so much..you ladies are absolutly a GEM...this dr is wonderful..i didnt think they exsisted anymore,esp because im on a medical card,but this doc took me,in his private office,and hes truley wonderful...i hate the fact now that he says he may have to take the right overy as well...i didnt really wanna go on hrt,but,ill do whatever it takes....thanksgiving was wonderful this year!!my hubby and my mother helped with everything,the kids were calm(i guess because we spent the day befor int he er with brian getting a gazillioin stitches),and we just had a wonderful relaxing time..id say all in all,it was the best one ive had in some many many years....the dr wanted me back in 7 days,however,my mom wil drive me(she believes givin my track record if she dont take me,i wont go)and she cant take me till wensday,so i go in next wensday...he said we will discuss options on that day....the only thing,well a few things scare me,but he did say that this complex cyst does look suspicious,so i dont like that,but im sure its all gonna be ok.....thanks you guys...for caring so much!!!!!
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