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What is the difference between a cyst and a pregnancy

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
same ultrasound: Same ultrasound just what it is looking for and what is found is different.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
A pregnancy test: The pain associated with an ovarian cyst can be indistinguishable from an ectopic (or tubal)pregnancy. A negative pregnancy test however, effectively ... Read More
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
By ultrasound: By ultrasound and pregnancy test.
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Pregnancy test: Ectopic pregnancy should yield a positive test, and a cyst should be negative. If however there is an ongoing problem, see an ob/gyn doctor.
A 28-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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Most likely NOT: that cyst is too large and does not sound like a simple cyst you are going to need surgery because if the cyst ruptures or twists that would be very b... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No,: Really shouldn't be.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Cyst in pregnancy: No. Ultrasound can reliably distinguish between an ovarian cyst and pregnancy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Your physician: Should be able to distinguish between the two.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No, if you have: An uninfected cyst- should not have significant impact. Please have your obstetrician evaluate you.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Typically no.: Corpus luteum cysts are practically normal in pregnancy and no cause for concern if <5 cm. Larger and/or complex cysts could be related to ovarian pat... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possibly: Hopefully not, birth can cause pain and a mass, but the txment is different of course, if u have an ectopic and it is diagnosed early sometimes u can ... Read More

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