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Vaginal ultrasound, involuted cyst on right ovary, free fluid. History of ruptured cyst. Meaning of scan?

I just had an vaginal ultrasound done today and was given a paper with measurements of both my ovaries. I was told I have a involuted cyst on my right ovary with free fluid...can you please tell me what exactly this is and if its normal for my right ovary to have a vol of 11.1 cm3 my left one having 3.95 cm3. Last month I had ruptured cyst on my left ovary and this month it s my right.
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

The vaginal ultrasound describes both the ovaries.
One of the ovaries undergo a cyclic change under the influenze of hormones.

During the cycle, a number of follicles develop in the ovary. One of the follicles enlarges and ruptures to release an ovum or egg.
After release of the egg/ ovum, the follicle shrivells up and this process is called involution.

So, there is nothing abnormal. This signifies that the ovaries are functioning properly.

I hope my answer is of help to you.
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Thanks and take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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