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Ultra Sound

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  • Posted By: children11
  • January 21, 2008
  • 00:31 AM

I had an Pelvic ultra sound done to see why my periods were so heavy. I got the results back yesterday but haven't talked to my doctor yet. Does anyone know what this means?

1. Left adnexal cyst (3.9 cm in maximal dimension)
2. Submucosal leiomyoma (1.4 cm in greastest dimension)
3. Small anechoic right ovarian cyst.

Does anyone know how big a 3.9 cyst is? Is it a size of a grapefruit? Plum? Orange? Grape? I can't find anything on the internet about it.

Thank You

Bernice

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  • a adnexal cyst is over your bladder and it is about the size of a quarter or dollar coin.submucosal leiomyoma Such smooth muscle tumors of the myometrium are very common, perhaps 1 in 5 women has one.It is triggered by irregular bleedingYou should phone your Dr. up and get more information on itgoogle search submucosal leimyoma and the small cyst is really nothing to worry about; cysts tend to resolve themselves; your body noturally makes cysts during ovulation.
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
    • 03:54 PM
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  • Thank you for replying. Is the adnexal cyst anything to worry about? I'm going to my doctor tomorrow. I had 2 abnormal periods. My periods were heavy (for 3 days) and lasted about 10 days (very light). My whole period was bright red. I'm nervous now that you said the submucosal leimyoma and the small cyst is nothing to worry about. But you didn't say that about the adnexal cyst. Should I be worried? Bernice
    children11 14 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • im not sure if the Submucosal leiomyoma is any thing to worry about I dont know much about it so you need to talk to your Dr. about that.The anechoic cyst is a fluid filled mass with a thin wall which is much better then a solid cyst and I am pretty sure that they usually just resolve themselves and your doctor will check up on that to make sure that it dosnt turn into anything abnormal. also the anechoic cyst is classified as a simple ovarian cyst, so at this point either way it is really nothing to worry about. The left adnexal cyst sounds like it could be a problem just cause of the size that it is but your dr is going to give you another ultrasound to see if it is starting to fade away. Don't worry about your cysts just cause they are removed quite easily and wont cause long term problems How are you feeling are you still having cramping do you have the urge to urinate often do you feel weak tierd?You should also ask your dr if he found any fibroids.(sorry about my last post I forgot to put a period after Submucosal leiomyoma) Fibroid tumorsUterine fibroidshover_boxes.hoverize_link('term_1372704_1', 'highlight_term')
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • I have mild cramping even after my period. I do get tired. I had bloodwork which showed I'm alittle anemic. I'm on iron pills for that but I heard it can take a couple months for it to work. I thought submucosal leiomyoma means fibroids? Bernice
    children11 14 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • yes it does me fribroids my mistake sorry and I did a surgery to remove fibroids before and it is a quite simple procedure have you been to a GYN
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
    • 08:42 PM
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  • the cramping is normal with the fibroids and being anemic is the reason your so tired
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • Last month I went to my primary doctor who said the bleeding was slowing down but if it doesn't stop, she was going to put me on birth control pills to help it stop. It did stop on the 10th day. She didn't send me for bloodwork (to see if I was an anemic) or a pelvic ultrasound. This month, my period was abnormal again. Heavy bright red bleeding for 8 days. Lots of clots. I got a referral to go to a OBGYN (went to them for abnormal cells and a colposcopy once before), she's the one who sent me for bloodwork and a pelvic ultrasound. So, you don't think any of this is anything to worry about? Or maybe just the adnexal cyst because of the size (3.9 cm)? Could this cyst possibly go away on it's own or is it the anechoic cyst that might go away on it's own? Or is it both cyst that might go away on it's own? Do fibroids go away on it's own? I'm thinking she might put me on birth control pills and maybe keep a watch on the cysts. Do you think that's what she'll want to do? Will iron pills make your stools dark green? Bernice
    children11 14 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • fibroids dont alway need to be treated cause they usually shrink after menopaouse but they are causing you pain and you would have to have a very simple prcedure done to remove them.the Dr will go through your cervix to remove them the cysts are a different story they would be removed if they would have to be but they do usually just shrink down. also i dont know if they are fluid filled or solid i havnt seen them.everything will be fine tho and it is really nothing to worry about to much cause your GYN will take care of it.When is your next ultrasound going to be?
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • and yes it is normal for your stool to change colour just cause your body is getting used to the iron that you are taking in now
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • I'm 43. I have a long way before menopause. LOL With the precedure to remove the fibroids, would I be awake for that? I was never put under so I'm nervous about that. According to the report I have. The last line says "There is no evidence of free fluid within the cul-de-sac". I don't know what that means. If you want, I can post the whole report so you can see what else it says and to see if there's more information you can give me. I have to go to my OBGYN tomorrow. She will probably tell me when to get another ultrasound. Are you in the medical field? You seem to know a lot about this. Bernice
    children11 14 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
    • 10:26 PM
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  • ya post the full report then I can have all the information, that would be great.
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • and you would be put under for the procedure nothing to worry about its a relitivly short procedure depending on how high your uterus is and where on the uterus the fibroids are.
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • sorry I keep answering all the questions seperatly lol but im in medical school and planning to specialize in OB/GYN so I do knoe alot about this kind of stuff
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • OK, this is what the report says: Findings: The uterus measures 8.5 x 3.6 x 4.4 cm in dimension. The endometrial stripe measures 8.6 mm in thickness and is unremarkable in appearance. There is a mixed hyper and hypoechoic lesion within the ventral aspect of the uterine corpus measuring 1.3 x 1.3 x 1.4 cm in dimension most consistent with a submucosal leiomyoma. The right ovary measures 2.6 x 1.4 x 2.2 cm in dimension and contains an anechoic cyst measuring 2x 9 x 1.9 cm in dimension. The left ovary is not very well visualized. There is a left adnexal cyst meeasuring 3.6 x 3.9 x 3.5 cm in dimension. There is no evidence of free fluid within the cul-de-sac. Impression: 1. Left adnexal cyst (3.9 cm in maximal dimension)2. Submucosal leiomyoma (1.4 cm in greatest dimension)3. Small anechoie right ovarian cyst What do you make of all this? What does "unremarkable in appearance" mean? Bernice
    children11 14 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
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  • they see no free fluid in the cul-de-sac meaning that they are in normal state and have not ruptured. (The cul-de-sac is the space in the lower pelvis below the tubes and ovaries.)a normal uterus weighs around 100 Gm. and measures about 11 X 5 X 5 Cm.Your uterus is a bit smaller then normal and that may be what they mean by unremarkable appearence, but I would have to see the ultrasound photos to see exactly what they mean by unremarkable appearence.Did you have a external or internal ultrasound? just cause they couldn't get a good veiw of your left ovary.let me know what your Dr. says tomorrow.
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 22, 2008
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  • They did a external and internal ultrasound. What does everything else mean in the findings? Bernice
    children11 14 Replies
    • January 22, 2008
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  • I went to my doctor. She said everything is fine. She said 9.5 out of 10 times, the cysts go away on it's own. Because I'm a worrywort, she's going to have me get another ultrasound in a couple months to prove that they went away. She said the cysts didn't enlarge my ovaries. The 3.9 cyst is as big as a golfball. The fibroid is very small. Nothing to worry about. She said there's 2 options. Endometrial Ablation or an IUD. I asked about birth control pills. She said no, because even though it would be a low dose, there's some dangers using them with women my age and the risk for some things increases. She said endometrial ablation is safe but there's aways a risk when they knock you out. I never been put under before. She said the IUD is fast and I'm awake for that. She said, my periods will start getting lighter and in about 6 months, I won't get a period anymore. She said an IUD last about 5-7 years and this is the only one I would get because then I'll probably start menopause. She said the cramps I get is probably from my bowels pressing on my uterus. She doesn't think it's coming from my cyst or fibroids. I'm getting the IUD put in next month but before I do, does anyone know about this? Bernice
    children11 14 Replies
    • January 22, 2008
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  • thats good that she said everything is fine, I figured everything was cysts are rarely ever a problem.I got to help do Endometrial Ablation on a couple of patients it is a very quick and its really, mainly it consists of burning the Endmetrial going through the cervix with a camera.what IUD are you getting? I have the Merina and it's awesome; my periods stopped when I had it in for 14 months which is great. lol I didn't find it to be painful at all when it was getting put in but I had a baby 8 weeks before I got it in. Its very fast only took my Dr. like 2 mins. after you get it put in it will be normal to have spotting.
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 22, 2008
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  • I think it's the Merina IUD. She said my periods will be light the 1st month and keep getting lighter and in about 6 months, my periods will stop. Do you get cramps, bloated or PMS? Or does that stop too? In other words, do you get the same stuff every month due to your period except the bleeding? My doctor said to take some advils before I go there because I will have cramps and some women's cramps hurts more than others when it's inserted. She said I will probably cramp the 1st day. She didn't say anything about spotting. I read that you have to check every month to see if the "string" is still there. Is that with the Merina IUD or the other IUD? Do you have to keep checking to make sure it didn't come out? How long have you had this in? My doctor said it last 5-7 years. Do you have any side effct? Any information on the Merina will be appreciated. Thank YOu Bernice
    children11 14 Replies
    • January 22, 2008
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  • With the Mirena you can spot iregularly for up to 3 months thats because of all the hormones that you are taking in.I barley spotted just a couple of days.when i was working with an OB/GYN one of the patients were still bleeding after a year, but that is very rare.I check my string once and a while It is only critical for the first three months cause your body can reject the IUD; that for any IUD. But you should check it once a month as long as you have it.you will have cramping after you get it inserted because an IUD goes through your cervix into your uterus, so the Dr. is slightly openeing (dialating) your cervix. so the cramping is your cervix resuming normal state.My bloating and PMS all went away when my periods stopped my only complaint is that it makes sex painful sometimes, depending on the location of the cervix.
    rachel125 112 Replies
    • January 22, 2008
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