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"Chocolate" ovarian tumor? "Chocolate" ovarian tumor?

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Unread 08-25-2009, 09:55 AM
"Chocolate" ovarian tumor?

Just a question, my doctor said I had a "chocolate" tumor on an ovary too. Do you know what that means or what it is?
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Unread 08-25-2009, 10:14 AM
Re: "Chocolate" ovarian tumor?

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Originally Posted by vlp4252 View Post
Just a question, my doctor said I had a "chocolate" tumor on an ovary too. Do you know what that means or what it is?
Hey VLP - I have my visit tomorrow. I'll put that on my list of questions and post the answer unless someone here posts the response first.

Hugs,
Rie
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Unread 08-25-2009, 11:06 AM
Re: "Chocolate" ovarian tumor?

A 'chocolate' tumor is a cyst in the ovary formed by endometrial tissue. They are usually filled with old, brown blood, hence the name...
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Unread 08-25-2009, 12:52 PM
Re: "Chocolate" ovarian tumor?



Do you mean an endometrioma, sometimes referred to as a "chocolate cyst?" These can occur in women who have endometriosis. They occur when the endometrial tissue goes into the ovary.

Hope this helps!

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Unread 08-25-2009, 02:36 PM
Re: "Chocolate" ovarian tumor?

This is what I had. It is a type of endometrioma that bleeds on a consitant basis and therefore has dried blood in it that resembles chocolate. When I googled it I came up with a video where the surgeon poked it and it bleed all over like chocolate syrup. I'm glad it's gone!
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Unread 08-25-2009, 04:54 PM
Re: "Chocolate" ovarian tumor?

thank you all for the explanation!
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