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both of my ovaries are enlarged?

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For about 3 years I have experienced pain in my left ovary every time I ovulate. I gave birth 9 months ago to twin boys and just before my pregnancy I was told my left ovary was enlaged and that it had a volume of 14cc and the right ovary 7cc. Three months ago I started having lower back pain in my left side that I attributed to lifting my boys. I am accostumed to back pain but this new pain never goes away, it also extended to my leg and have had trouble walking sometimes, with pain in my abdomen. Also last week I had a blood clog and spotting. I went to my Dr and she told me that I may also have a urine infection, she ordered some test and a pelvic sonogram. The results of the sonogram came back normal exept that both of my ovaries were enlarged, left 24.9 cc and right 16.4cc, there were no cysts seen an normal lining. The urine test shows that I have elevated white cells, bacteria is present and many squamous cells.What is cousing the enlargement? Why does it hurt so much?

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replied November 6th, 2011
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A28253
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It is difficult to comment on the cause for the ovarian enlargement and your symptoms without examining you and going through your investigation results carefully. You should consider visiting your gynecologist for further evaluation at the earliest. The pain radiating down the legs could be due to the nerve compression resulting from the enlarging ovaries. A laparoscopic examination done would be helpful in visualizing the texture and nature of enlargement (along with taking biopsy if needed for further confirmation). Treatment as appropriate (based on the examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you to control the symptoms. Consider being in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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