Got an ultrasound report, but my doctor wont see me for a couple of weeks.
I have many questions about it, and many concerns. Anyone who can give me answers to anything- please do.
What I'm really wondering about though, is my ovary size. Are they enlarged? The thickness seems much more than the other figures I've been coming up with when searching:
Right ovary measures 4.1 x 2.5 x 3.0 cm with the largest follicular-type cyst 6 mm in diameter.
Left ovary has a maximum dimension of 3.8 x 2.9 x 4.7 cm with numerous follicular cysts. Associated with the left ovary is 1.8 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm heterogeneously hypoechoic lesion with good acoustic through transmission. Color flow is not assessed.
Also wondering if this is something they'll just likely want to monitor or do surgery on. (By the way I'm in my early 30s).
Your ovaries are slightly enlarged, but I don't think you need to be too concerned. Your scan report looks good in that you only have small cysts and they don't seem to be complex. It it doubtful that you will be facing surgery based on the above scan results.
Your doctor may choose to monitor the larger cyst on your left ovary to be sure it isn't growing large. But, the smaller one on the right is common with normal menstruation and will likely resolve on its own. Ovarian cysts are very common and most of them are benign and do not require surgery. If you get increased pain, urinary urgency or other symptoms, be sure to let your doctor know because cysts can change over time.
I'm sure your doctor will go over all of the results with you and will determine if follow-up is needed. In the meantime, I think you can relax and not worry about it being anything serious at this point. Welcome to the forum!
I was a bit worried about having cysts all over both ovaries, because I have read a lot in this forum, in the pcos forum, and on other sites. Really the only posters I have found that had "numerous" cycsts on the ovaries were women diagnosed with PCOS. I am 31 and have not had children yet, so obviously the prospect of PCOS makes me nervous.
My husband is telling me I need to quit reading about it it until I see my doctor, but the two week wait is just nervewrecking!!! I was happy to read your post and have things put into perspective by someone who obviously has knowledge on this subject.
Thank you again, and I'd love more info about multiple cysts if anyone has it.
Before my cancer dx, I was plagued by ovarian cysts for years (not related to cancer..so no worries there). I was told I had multiple cysts on several occasions and did not have PCOS. I went on to have two healthy kids after having many cysts and a laparotomy to remove a benign complex one. I have heard of other women have multiple cysts as well. Of course, PCOS is something you may discuss with your doctor if you have other symptoms. Even with PCOS, most women can have healthy pregnancies. Good luck to you!
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