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ectopic pregnancy vs ovarian cyst symptoms

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rarely even for MD's: Differentiating between ovarian cyst pain and ectopic pregnancy is difficult for the laymen/patient. Even trained GYN MD's have to have an "index of s ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Are you pregnant?: A negative pregnancy test rules out an ectopic.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: In all normal pregnancies there is a cyst that develops in one ovary called the corpus luteum cyst. This cyst supports the early pregnancy and goes aw ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Shouldn't be often: I don't know of clinical studies that addressed this - maybe another doctor here does - my educated guess is that it shouldn't be often. Remember most ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I cannot think of any way how ovarian cysts could mimic pregnancy symptoms.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Any pelvic change or growth can mimic symptoms.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
16 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes, but rare: Only one type of cyst can cause a false pregnancy test. This is a tumor that can release hCG. It is very rare and is very unlikely causing your pregna ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
What?: 'sandpaper' ovarian cyst is not a clear indication of what you are experiencing. If you are sexually active, and are having discomfort on one side or ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Mattar
23 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Possible: It's very possible to have simple cyst in reproductive age and especially during pregnancy. Recommend to be reevaluation after delivery
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Less sensitive: Hormone levels tend to be lower with ectopic pregnancies so the home test will not turn postive as quickly. Ovarian cysts will have no effect.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian cyst: The overwhelming majority of ovarian steps resolve on their own with no treatment. If you are 16 years old hopefully pregnancy is not something you're ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: A cyst can cause pain and it can delay your period, if u are worried make sure your gyn or a gyn is following the cyst to make sure it goes away or is ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Still positive: An ectopic pregnancy still produces the human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone, so the pregnancy test will still be positive. If you are concerned about ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bardowell
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovarian cysts: Cysts on the ovary are normal with ovulation and should not prevent pregnancy. Abortions do not cause ovarian cysts. Cysts will resolve with birth c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could: The cyst is a result of ovulation. If it just happens to fill with blood then it is called a hemorrhagic cyst. The fact that the woman ovulated make ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Ovarian cysts do not cause miscarriages.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Very low: These are benign; if they are taken out by the laparoscope there's a few percent chance of their needing to be taken again by laparoscope; if laparoto ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Test: Not a reliable one. If you think you might be pregnant do a home test; they are accurate even a little before the next expected period.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
No: A septated ovarian cyst will not cause a positive ovluation test.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.

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