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A 37-year-old member asked:

will an ovarian cyst always show up on a ct scan?

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Dr. Kamran Janjua
Radiology 22 years experience
No: If they are small or complex cysts, they will tend to blend in with the ovarian tissue on ct scan. Ultrasound is the best way to comfirm and/or assess ovarian cysts of varying sizes. Read more here: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ultrasound-scan.Html.
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 50 years experience
See answer: Ultrasound or possibly MRI usually are used for evaluating specific ovarian pathology although ct can identify lesions of the ovary.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can a CT scan detect an ovarian cyst?

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Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
Radiology 21 years experience
yes: Yes, if it is large enough. Ct will usually detect ovarian cysts 10mm or larger, but an ultrasound is a better way to evaluate the ovaries and does not utilize radiation.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

A CT scan detected an ovarian cyst. Could this be causing my lighter than usual periods?

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Dr. Justin Brown
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can be hereditary or from hormonal changes in your body. They do not directly affect your menses, so no is the answer.

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