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How ovarian tumors are diagnosed Computed tomography (CT),
(MRI), and (PET). These are detailed imaging scans that the doctor can use to find ovarian tumors. They allow the doctor to determine whether and how far the ovarian tumors have spread. CA-125. This is a test to look for a protein that tends to be higher in some (but not all) women with. CA-125 isn't effective as a screening. But it can be checked in women with symptoms that might be caused by. Treatment of ovarian tumors Laparotomy. This is surgery performed through an incision into the abdomen. The surgeon will remove as much of the tumor as possible. The removal of tumor tissue is called debulking. If the tumor is cancerous and has spread, the surgeon may also remove the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, omentum (fatty tissue covering the ), and nearby lymph nodes. Laparoscopy and robotic surgery may also be used. involves drugs given through a vein (IV), by, or directly into the abdomen. The drugs kill cells. Because they kill normal cells as well, can have side effects. These can include nausea and vomiting, damage, and increased risk of infection. These side effects should go away after the treatment is stopped.

This treatment uses high-energy X-rays to kill or shrink cells. Radiation is either delivered from outside the body, or placed inside the body near the site of the tumor. This treatment also can cause side effects. These can include inflamed, nausea, diarrhea, and. Radiation is not often used to treat ovarian cancer. Every month, the lining of the uterus builds up in preparation to nourish a growing fetus. When an egg is not fertilized, that lining sheds and is released from the body via menstruation. In some women, tissue like the lining of the uterus develops elsewhere in the body. This tissue swells and bleeds each month. It has nowhere to shed, though, and may form scar tissue that can be very painful. What is endometriosis? In women with endometriosis womb lining tissue (endometrium) is found outside the womb and can cause pain and discomfort. Endometriosis is a long-term condition affecting around 2 million women in the UK. It is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 40. It is rare after menopause. Some women will have a mild form of the condition, others will experience extreme pain, heavy periods and will have difficulty becoming pregnant.

Endometriosis occurs when cells like the ones that line the endometrium (womb/uterus lining) are found elsewhere in the body, usually on the pelvic peritoneum, ovaries, bladder and bowel. What happens with endometriosis? Each month, at the end of a woman's menstrual cycle, and if pregnancy has not occurred, hormones cause the lining of the womb to break down and bleed. This is then released from the body as a period. With endometriosis cells growing outside the womb will also break apart and bleed. However, the blood will have nowhere to go. This internal bleeding can lead to irritation, inflammation, pain and scar formation. What causes endometriosis? Endometriosis is not a result of anything you have or haven't done. There are plenty of theories but no one knows for sure why some women get the condition and others don't. The most widely accepted theory is that during a period not all the womb lining leaves the body properly. Instead some passes back into the pelvic cavity and attaches to the reproductive organs.

This is known as retrograde menstruation. However, this doesn't explain all cases of endometriosis. What are the symptoms of endometriosis? Very painful cramps or, especially during periods Painful, irregular or heavy bleeding during periods The severity of symptoms depends on where the abnormal endometrial tissue is, not on how much you have. A small amount in one place could be more painful than a larger amount somewhere else in the body. Who can get endometriosis? Most women who get endometriosis are diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 40. However, the condition could start at a much younger age when a woman has her first period. It affects all races equally and is most common in women who have not had children. It occurs more often in women who have fewer than 25 days between periods, or who menstruate for more than 7 days. It is rare in women after the. You have a higher risk of developing the condition if your mother or sisters are affected. Is endometriosis cancer? Endometriosis is not and does not increase a woman's risk of uterine or other cancers. Endometriosis is also not an infection and is not contagious.

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