Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Earl Garcia
Andexal tumors are tumors and cysts that grow on some organs including the eyes, skin and uterus. According to the News Medical Life Sciences website, the condition commonly refers to tumor growths around the uterus, ligaments, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Other forms of andexal tumors include dermoid cysts and cystadenomas. The article notes that the cause of the disease remains unknown.
However, the entry adds that age and gender are primary risk factors in developing the condition. The article reveals that the disease is more prevalent among middle-aged women. Symptoms of ovarian adnexal tumor include lower abdominal bloating or pressure, nausea and vomiting and frequent urination. In addition, symptoms of uterine lining tumors or endometriomas include pain during menstruation, urination and sexual intercourse as well as chronic fatigue, diarrhea and constipation.
A Health Line article cautions that adnexal tumors are known to grow excessively large, and may subsequently rupture when not given immediate medical attention. A ruptured cyst may lead to unwanted complications such as severe abdominal pain, fever, dizziness and weakness as well as rapid breathing and bleeding. Likewise, an entry posted on the Health Foxx website reveals that the tumors can cause severe back pain, constipation and pressure in the pelvic region.
Health experts warn that while most adnexal masses are benign, some masses turn out to be malignant. Malignant adnexal tumors are classified into three groups: Teens and early adults, middle-aged adults and seniors. The entry stresses that 90 percent of malignant tumors are usually addressed among teens and young adults after undergoing chemotherapy.
The article also reveals that advanced tumor is commonly seen in 50 percent of middle-aged females aged 40 to 60 years old. However, only 10 percent to 40 percent of patients are known to survive after chemotherapy. In addition, ovarian epithelial malignancies, sex-cord stromal tumors and metastatic malignancies are found to be prevalent among seniors older than 60 years old.
Adnexal tumors can be surgically removed. However, undergoing surgery may result in unwanted side effects such as blood loss, pelvic vein thrombosis and infections of the urinary tract, wound or lungs.
Adnexal tumors are notoriously detrimental to the female reproductive system. Likewise, the tumors may negatively impact the digestive system and both the urinary and respiratory tracts.
Excessive consumption of red meat and cheese may significantly increase the risk of developing adnexal tumors such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to an article posted on the Live Strong website. However, the condition can be mitigated by consuming green leafy vegetables, fruits and whole grains as well as beans, nuts and seeds.
Adnexal tumors can be diagnosed by running an ultrasound and a series of blood tests. A Medscape entry notes that adnexal tumors can be surgically removed.
Adnexal tumors cause ovarian epithelial malignancies, sex-cord stromal tumors and metastatic malignancies.
Adnexal tumors trigger blood loss, pelvic vein thrombosis and infections of the urinary tract, wound or lungs.
Adnexal tumors lead to severe abdominal pain, fever and dizziness as well as general weakness and rapid breathing.
Adnexal tumors are notoriously detrimental to the female reproductive system.
Adnexal tumors may negatively impact the digestive system and the urinary and respiratory tracts.
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