Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
185 Doctors are Online

Tennis ball sized cyst in ovary - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hi i have a large ovary cyst on one of my ovary's and ive had 2 scans. one said a complex ovoid mass with thick walls and the other a complicated cyst with thin confused
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   Can you explain to me why I have 2 different resluts?
User :   results*
Doctor :   it could not be , a cyst can be easily differentiated from a solid mass
User :   what is the difference between a complex cyst and a complicated cyst
Doctor :   Complex cyst is one where the cyst locules , the shape , the cyst wall , and cyst components in different locules will be different ( Not uniform in appearance and structure )
User :   meaning???
Doctor :   Where as a complicated cyst is one where a typical cyst would have undergone secondary changes due to either infection or lack of blood supply
User :   its size is 7cms apparently
User :   i dont understand ur meaning of complex
Doctor :   In simple words a typical; cyst is one where there would be a single cavity , like a tennis ball
User :   its about tennis ball size,
Doctor :   and a complex cyst is one where it may have structure like a soap bubbles ( multiple cavities with difference in the thickness of the walls of each
User :   one says vascularity noted within the thickened wall.....whats this mean?
Doctor :   Vascularity means the blood vessels
User :   so whats it mean, is that bad havin blood vessels in it? the exact conclusion on the first report says: Doctor :   yes, there could be risks of bleeding into the cyst cavity by the vascularity present in the walls causing a complicated cyst ( hemorrhagic cyst )
Doctor :   the report means there is a mass in the left ovary which is not well defined ( may have many cavities and irregular shape )
Doctor :   adnexial region means the area of the ovary
User :   should i be worried about this??? as im a mum of 3 and play sport
Doctor :   free fluid in the intraperitonium ( its a space which is created by the folds of the peritoneum ( a membrane like layer covering most of the abdominal organs )
Doctor :   I would ask you to get better imaging studies like CT scan to know the exact extent and the appearance of the mass
User :   is it bad to have free fluid there? the other one says SMALL AMOUNT OF FREE FLUID IN THE POUCH
Doctor :   and go for Biopsy or FNAC studies to know the type and nature of the growth
User :   if u were my doctor....what would u think is was
Doctor :   No fluid in the pouch is not serious , it can also be seen normally after ovulation
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   it would require the tests i advised to have a confirmed comment on the prognosis / narture of the mass
User :   i guess im concerned about it being a tumor...... cancer
Doctor :   that could be well defined if the test i advised be done
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor