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Ovary symptoms Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Ovary symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the ovary symptoms?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. What particular ovary symptoms do you have?

    Why: e.g irregular periods, pain around the ovaries, infertility, absence of periods.

  3. Age of menarche (when first got menstrual period)?
  4. Duration of the menstrual period

    Why: i.e. how many days do you bleed for?

  5. Is the menstrual interval regular?

    Why: i.e. from Day 1 of menstruation to the onset of the next period. "Metrorrhagia" is menstrual bleeding that is irregular in quantity, acyclical in nature and often prolonged in nature. The condition is usually due to a pathological condition in the uterus or other internal genital organs. It's presence demands that the doctor investigate further.

  6. What is the interval of your menstrual cycle?

    Why: i.e. from day 1 of menstruation to the onset of the next menstrual period. Average interval is 28 days.

  7. Does the female have normal symptoms of ovulation?

    Why: e.g. mid-cycle egg-white-like stretchy mucous, abdominal discomfort or breast tenderness.

  8. Body weight history?

    Why: e.g. history of anorexia nervosa or obesity may cause failure to ovulate.

  9. Previous contraception history?

    Why: e.g. oral contraceptive pill, intra-muscular progesterone depot injection, progesterone implant.

  10. Past history of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) or pelvic infection in the female?
  11. Past surgical history?

    Why: e.g. previous abdominal or pelvic surgery increases the risk of pelvic adhesions which may be the cause of painful periods, pelvic pain, infertility and intestinal pain.

  12. Family history?

    Why: e.g. endometriosis, ovarian tumors.

  13. Infertility?

    Why: may suggest endometriosis, elevated prolactin, polycystic ovaries or pelvic adhesions.

  14. Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)?

    Why: may suggest endometriosis, benign ovarian cyst or malignant ovarian tumor.

  15. Menorrhagia (heavy periods)?

    Why: may suggest endometriosis or dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

  16. Milky nipple discharge (galactorrhea)?

    Why: must consider elevated prolactin hormone levels due to pituitary tumor or various drugs. Elevated prolactin hormone may cause failure to ovulate and reduced fertility.

  17. One sided pelvic pain in the middle of the menstrual cycle (i.e. Day 14)?

    Why: suggests a ruptured ovarian follicle called "mittelschmerz".

  18. Symptoms of endometriosis?

    Why: e.g. pelvic pain which may start 1-2 weeks before the period and then reduces with the onset of the period, pain with intercourse, infertility or subfertility, heavy periods and non-specific pelvic pain. May be complicated by failure to ovulate.

  19. Symptoms of malignant ovarian tumor?

    Why: e.g. ache or discomfort in lower abdomen or pelvis with a sensation of pelvic heaviness. May be associated with menstrual period dysfunction, pain with intercourse and pain with menstruation.

  20. Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

    Why: e.g. obesity, hirsuitism (excess hairiness), acne, irregular or absent menstrual periods.

  21. Symptoms of prolactinoma (pituitary gland tumor producing too much prolactin hormone)?

    Why: e.g. headache, visual field loss, menstrual disturbance (usually absence or missed periods), reduced fertility, bilateral milky nipple discharge.

  22. Symptoms of McCune-Albright syndrome?

    Why: e.g. mainly affect girls, skin pigmentation (isolated dark brown to light brown patches which tend to remain on one side of the midline), early puberty, ultimate short stature, localized bone pain, deformities or fractures, headache, seizures, hearing loss and sometimes Cushing-like symptoms. Girls with this syndrome often have ovarian cysts.

  23. Symptoms of ruptured ovarian follicle (mittelschmerz)?

    Why: e.g. onset of deep pain in one or the other sides of the pelvis in the middle of the menstrual cycle (around Day 14). Pain is relieved by sitting or supporting the lower abdomen and the pain lasts from a few minutes to hours. It is due to a small amount of blood being released into the pelvic cavity when the ovarian follicle ruptures.

  24. Symptoms of a ruptured ovarian cyst?

    Why: e.g. sudden onset of pain in one or the other sides of the pelvis. Usually occurring just prior to ovulation (just prior to day 14) or following sexual intercourse. There may be associated nausea and vomiting. The pain usually settles within a few hours.

  25. Symptoms of an acute torsion of a dermoid ovarian cyst?

    Why: e.g. diffuse severe cramping lower abdominal pain that may radiate to the loin or thigh. Associated with repeated vomiting. Lower abdomen is very tender.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ovary symptoms:

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