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Calcification in ovary? Calcification in ovary?

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Unread 02-15-2005, 07:36 AM
Calcification in ovary?

My ultrasound report shows a possible "calcification" in my right ovary. It measures 9mm. The report also says "a small dermoid cannot be ruled out."

Anybody know what this means? Anyone heard of this before?

My doc didn't say it was cancerous, but I don't know that she would if she is going in anyway. She may just determine that when she does my surgery.

I have a strong risk for breast cancer and now am rather concerned about this mass. My doc wants to leave one ovary to prevent menopause symptoms. Trouble is that my left ovary is the one that doesn't hurt, it's the right one. The ultrasound shows the right one to be normal. So why would it constantly hurt? Probably just a little stress on my part here, but the day is fast approaching and I am contemplating the surgery more. Thanks for your help here.

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Unread 02-15-2005, 08:01 AM
Calcification in ovary?

In general, calcification tends to be a sign that something is old and stable and probably not cancerous. That's not 100% but, in general, it's not a red flag.

A dermoid is a cyst that developed from stem cells that sort of got "trapped" and didn't know what they wanted to be when they grew up. Dermoids, also known as teratomas, are almost always benign. They can be made up of almost all of the kinds of tissues found in the body. That's because stem cells CAN become anything.

I had a large dermoid (10cm) that was undetectable on multiple ultrasounds. Once it was removed, it was determined to have been made up of all kinds of tissues: bone, teeth, hair, lung, fat, etc, etc, etc.

They are not all that uncommon but they are bizarre nonetheless.

Here's hoping everything turns out OK.

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