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I have just been told I have calcification on left side

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I have just been told I have calcification on left side ovary which is concerning I had hysterectomy 15 years ago and believed ovaries had been removed. What does this mean I am in a lot of pain

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Had pain for 4 months which is getting worse nothing seems to work

Submitted: 28 days ago.Category: OB GYN
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I​ wouldn't be too concerned about the calcifications. The ovaries and pelvic area are not like the breasts, where certain types of calcification can signify breast cancer. In the ovaries, uterus and blood vessels, calcification generally means that the process has been going on for some time, and is not an indication of cancer.

I suspect that the calcification has nothing to do with your pain. It's strange that the calcium seems to be in an ovary, since your ovaries were removed years ago. Sometimes what may look like an ovary on a scan may turn out to be something else. And it's also possible that both ovaries weren't completely removed at the time of surgery. It's unusual, but it can happen.

The way to figure it out may well be by laparoscopy, where a scope is inserted through the abdomen under anesthesia. Then the calcification can be viewed directly and removed if needed. Laparoscopy is often the best way we have to diagnose the cause of pelvic pain. I would see a good O/GYN doctor to discuss it. Best wishes.

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