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A 38-year-old female asked:

Gyne ordered cbc with diff with plt, ultrasound, prolactin, tsh 3rd gen after painful internal exam. ovarian cyst rupture 6/16. what are tests for?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
A few things : Your doctor is checking your blood count and your platelets to make sure there are no signs of anemia or infection. Also checking your pituitary and your thyroid. An ultrasound is performed to look and see if there are additional cysts on the ovaries. A very thorough doctor. You should be pleased and I hope the test turn out negative for you
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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Lab test ?'s: A cbc tells about red and white cells in your blood, which indicate anemia, infection, and other parameters. An ultrasound is a picture of inner organs, and can visualize the ovaries, tubes and womb.. Prolactin tests for pituitary tumors, and TSH tests for thyroid function. Abdominal pain can arise from a number of causes which relate to what tests were ordered. Ultrasound saw the ovarian cyst
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Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Screening tests: These are screening tests. Both general and specific for uterine and ovarian problems. Seems a little excessive for just one painful exam. I anticipate that cervical cultures were done as well.
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Dr. Christine Norton
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Checking symptoms : The blood tests are related to your ovarian cyst symptoms. The CBC with diff automatically includes platelets and checks for infection especially pelvic inflammation since your exam was painful. The prolactin is a hormone related to ovulation and can be related to PCOS. TSH checks for thyroid disease which can be related to your risk for developing ovarian cysts in the future. Gyn is thorough.
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Last updated May 3, 2017

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