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Dr. David Holtz
Board Certified, Gynecologic Oncology
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Can you get ovarian cyst after a partial hysterectomy?I had a trans-vaginal, & trans-abdominal ultra sound, now I was told I had to get a CT scan

Dr. David Holtz
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Can you get ovarian cyst after a partial hysterectomy?I had a trans-vaginal, & trans-abdominal  ultra sound, now I was told I had to get a CT scan

Yes: About 10% of women with hysterectomy with the ovaries left in will need surgery for cysts (not always cancer). Ultrasound and MRI are best for evaluating the ovaries, but ct is sometimes used in preoperative evaluation. If that is the case, your doctor may be worried about cancer. Make sure a gynecologic oncologist is involoved before going to surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Of Abdomen (Definition)

An abdominal CT scan is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the belly area. CT ...Read more


Dr. Jaynish Patel
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Ct scan & 2 ultrasounds july '12 showed 3 ovarian cysts (10 cm)-1 mo. Later also showed cyst at "mouth" of cervix. Now dull ache in abdomen/pain in ba?

Dr. Jaynish Patel
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Ct scan & 2 ultrasounds july '12 showed 3 ovarian cysts (10 cm)-1 mo. Later also showed cyst at "mouth" of cervix. Now dull ache in abdomen/pain in ba?

Likely cyst pain: The size of your cyst(s) is large and the mouth of cervix description may indicate growth and likely is the cause of your dull ache. I would consider surgical removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Will an ovarian cyst show up on an abdominal cat scan?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Will an ovarian cyst show up on an abdominal cat scan?

Maybe: The ovaries are in the pelvis and an abdominal ct frequently will not pick up the ovaries. If there is suspicion of a problem with the ovaries in particular, the best imaging of the ovaries is with a transvaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I have an ovarian cyst on right ovary found in ct of abdomen. Measuring 6.3x5.4x4.9 cm. How large is this and should I be concerned. ?

Dr. Charles Whiting
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I have an ovarian cyst on right ovary found in ct of abdomen. Measuring 6.3x5.4x4.9 cm. How large is this and should I be concerned. ?

See your Ob/Gyn: A 6.3cm ovarian cyst is the size of a large orange. A cyst that size is an abnormal finding. What is done about it depends on your age, what the cyst looks like on ultrasound, what other ultrasound findings are present (such as fluid in the abdomen) and in some cases on labwork. You need to be seeing an Ob/Gyn about this as they are trained to know what to do next. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. George T Tsai
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Can an abdominal CT scan detect early pregnancy?

Dr. George T Tsai
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Can an abdominal CT scan detect early pregnancy?

Possibly yes but: You don't want a ct scan if your think you are pregnant. Modern us exam is much safer for the fetus and is more sensitive. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Kern
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Can an abdominal CT scan with and without contrast detect micronodular adrenal adenomas? What's the false negative possibilities?

Dr. Philip Kern
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Can an abdominal CT scan with and without contrast detect micronodular adrenal adenomas? What's the false negative possibilities?

Adrenal adenomas: With most gland problems, first figure out if the hormones are elevated. If so, THEN go looking for the tumor. This is because all glands form nodules, but these nodules often have no consequence. If you have a hormone elevation (Cushings, pheo, aldosteronoma) and the source is the adrenal, the CT will almost always find it. But this is complicated. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Can an abdominal CT scan w/o contrast detect pancreatic cancer? Or at least show tumors?

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Can an abdominal CT scan w/o contrast detect pancreatic cancer? Or at least show tumors?

Can: But better with and without contrast.

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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What can an abdominal CT scan with IV dye and barium sulfate solution find?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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What can an abdominal CT scan with IV dye and barium sulfate solution find?

Many things: In general areas of abnormal growth such as a tumor or fluid cyst, or areas of swelling such as inflammation or infection. The intravenous contrast solution and swallowed barium help the radiologist identify and separate nearby structures and organs, and help to better visualize possible abnormalities. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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How risky is an abdominal CT scan for a 34 year old male? Starting to get nervous after reading a lot of material online.

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How risky is an abdominal CT scan for a 34 year old male?  Starting to get nervous after reading a lot of material online.

Very safe: Ct of abdomen is very safe, radiation exposure is negligible, if contrasts are used , only worry is reaction to contrast material. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Robertson
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What can an abdominal CT scan see?

Dr. Gregory Robertson
Board Certified, General Surgery
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What can an abdominal CT scan see?

Too long to list: Ct scan is a form of x-ray in which the radiation source & detectors rotate around the patient as she moves through the plane of the beam. As with all x-rays, it measures different density to the radiation, but the computer takes the raw data and reconstructs cross sectional images like slices of bread. While still limited to differences in density, it can resolve to a few millimeters. ...Read more

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