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Can you see ovarian cysts on an xray?

Can you see ovarian cysts on an xray?

No: On a plain xray, definitely not. On ct, mri, or us, yes. Ultrasound is best for characterizing ovarian cysts. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can you see an ovarian cyst on a regular x-ray?

Can you see an ovarian cyst on a regular x-ray?

Not usually: It should not be visible on routine xrays, but could appear on a ct scan (specialized xrays), or ideally an ultrasound (or mri). ...Read more

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Can you see a ovarian. Cyst on x ray?

Can you see a ovarian. Cyst on x ray?

See answer: Ovarian cysts are filled with fluid and are soft tissue density – and are not seen routinely on regular xrays unless they contain calcification (which is unusual). Ultrasound (or possibly mri) of the pelvis is the preferred imaging modality although cysts can be identified with ct. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst be seen by xray?

Could ovarian cyst be seen by xray?

Not usually: Not usually seen unless extremely large. Ultrasound exam is best method of detecting ovarian cysts. Cysts can also be seen on CT exam of pelvis. ...Read more

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27cm septated ovarian cyst, what percentage would it be cancerous? I've got all the typical symptoms of ovarian cancer See gyno on wed help please

27cm septated ovarian cyst, what percentage would it be cancerous? I've got all the typical symptoms of ovarian cancer See gyno on wed help please

Not likely cancer: Simple ovarian cysts (1) are rarely malignant, and (2) especially a huge ovarian cyst, such as this, is rarely malignant. The symptoms you call typical of ovarian cancer are simply the symptoms of a pelvic mass, not specific for cancer. ...Read more

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Think I had ovarian cyst rupture 32 hrs ago. Symptoms improved @8hrs but am now bleeding moderately again and feeling pain/unwell. ER or see Dr in am?

Think I had ovarian cyst rupture 32 hrs ago. Symptoms improved @8hrs but am now bleeding moderately again and feeling pain/unwell. ER or see Dr in am?

Obgyn visit: If you are feeling better and do not feel that you are in an emergency situation then it is likely to be more productive to see an Obgyn. The ER will manage the acute issue and then if you are stable they will refer you for an outpatient visit to the appropriate specialist. In this case that is an Obgyn. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts are beginning to ruin my life. After months I found someone to see me-but my ins is taking forever. Lots of shooting awful pain. Advice?

So sorry: I am sorry for your pain problem. However, there is really not much you can do until you do see a doctor. There IS help for you, but it must be done by a physician. ...Read more

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28yo w history of ovarian cysts. Have 1.6cm 'minimally complex w/thin septation' cyst. Is septation cause for alarm? See conflicting opinions online.

28yo w history of ovarian cysts. Have 1.6cm 'minimally complex w/thin septation' cyst. Is septation cause for alarm? See conflicting opinions online.

No alarm: At 1.6cm cyst in a women who is 28 years of age is probably not a big deal. First of all, 1.6cm is very small. This cyst is probably a functional cyst, meaning part of the ovulatory function of the ovary. As such it will usually go away on its own in a few weeks. If you repeat an u/s in a couple of months, you can prove it is gone. Ovarian Cancer is uncommon at your age. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Know ovarian cysts how do I know when to see dr. Pain has been there every month for a year. Have seen dr several times. Do I continue to ignore the pain?

Why ignore?: Why ignore the pain? Pain occuring monthly sounds more like endometriosis than ovarian cysts. An ovarian cyst is easy to diagnose by sonogram. Endometriosis can be harder to diagnosis. In severe pain cases a diagnostic procedure called a laparoscopy is often warranted. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a doctor to wait and see if my complex ovarian cyst bursts?

No: Get a 2nd opinion, as most GYN MD's would prefer to "act" on the problem then "react" to ignoring it. ...Read more

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I'm taking birth control for an ovarian cyst and I'm going back in 4 months to check and see if it's gone. Will it make it go away?

I'm taking birth control for an ovarian cyst and I'm going back in 4 months to check and see if it's gone. Will it make it go away?

Ovarian Cyst: Ovarian cysts are actually quite common in premenopausal women. (The function of the ovary by nature is to produce cysts each month). BCPs do not make the cysts go away. They prevent ovulation, which allows the ovaries to "rest" while the cyst resolves on its own, and no further ones develop. Should be gone by this time. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a ovarian cyst that ruputred a couple of days ago. Well I am still in a lot of pain. Is this normal or should I go see a doctor?

I have a ovarian cyst that ruputred a couple of days ago. Well I am still in a lot of pain. Is this normal or should I go see a doctor?

Please see a gyn or: Go to the er as u need a CBC to make sure it is not actively bleeding and a pelvic ultrasound and once the doc knows what I going on, you can get on some pain meds for relief if u don't need surgery. ...Read more

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4.7cm mildly complex ovarian cyst in postmenopausal woman mild discomfort. Going to see gyn/onc for a consult. How high are the chances it's bad? Worry

4.7cm mildly complex ovarian cyst in postmenopausal woman mild discomfort. Going to see gyn/onc for a consult. How high are the chances it's bad? Worry

Need futher evaluati: Large cysts, especially complex cysts in postmenopausal women are always of some concern and need to be evaluated further. Suggest you followup with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat ovarian cyst B4 I see a Doc again. Because I went to the ER & they didn't prescribed anything after they diagnosed me? In pain

What can I use to treat ovarian cyst B4 I see a Doc again. Because I went to the ER & they didn't prescribed anything after they diagnosed me? In pain

Berberine: Berberine is an herb that will belp polycystic ovary syndrome--may help with ovarian cysts. 500 mg three-four times daily.

Also, try over-the-counter natural progesterone cream 20-60 mg per day, on days 10-24 of your cycle. ...Read more

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I believe I have an ovarian cyst, but I am not able to see my doctor for three weeks. I was curious if there was any way to ease the pain until then, or if I should go to an urgent care?

I believe I have an ovarian cyst, but I am not able to see my doctor for three weeks. I was curious if there was any way to ease the pain until then, or if I should go to an urgent care?

Yes, need eval: If you are having continuing pelvic or abdominal pain, lasting a day or more, it is best to have a doctor evaluate what is going on. You may be correct, that it is an ovarian cyst, but if might be something else that requires more urgent treatment. You may be given a pain killer in the end, but the correct diagnosis needs to be made first. Go on in! ...Read more

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I think I have a ovarian cyst that's bleeding internally, I can only see my doctor in a week, should I go to a Hospital? Not sure how serious this is?

I think I have a ovarian cyst that's bleeding internally, I can only see my doctor in a week, should I go to a Hospital? Not sure how serious this is?

Only if it worsens: Have you had problems with this in the past? It can be quite painful but will usually subside in a few days. You need a diagnosis from MD. If pain or symptoms change go to Emergency Room. Which side is it on? If on right do you have your appendix? ...Read more

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I just had a precancerous polyp removed from a colonoscopy that doc said he does not see at my age39.The pain led me to find ovarian cyst is it cancer?

I just had a precancerous polyp removed from a colonoscopy that doc said he does not see at my age39.The pain led me to find ovarian cyst is it cancer?

Unlikely: Ovarian cysts are very common. 3 cm or less is considered a normal functional follicular cyst related to normal ovulation cycles. A cyst greater than 5 cm in a premenopausal patient should be followed and managed by an OB GYN doctor. A pelvic ultrasound will show if the cyst is simple (no solid parts) or complex (internal solid components). Vast majority of ovarian cysts are benign. ...Read more

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Diagnosed ovarian cyst a month ago & now having full-length periods every 2 weeks. Localized stabbing pain still. Can't see OBGYN (bc $).Will ER help?

ER will cost: The ER will be much more expensive than seeing a doctor in their office. Most likely the ER will refer you back to your Obgyn after treating you. Considering scheduling a follow up with the doctor who diagnosed your cyst. They can repeat the exam due to your worsening pain and determine if further treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst, told to wait & see if it goes away. Now having pain in right ovary area that worsens with walking & sexual intercourse. What should I do?

Ovarian cysts: Most small (physiologic) cysts go away with time. If the pain worsens, then the first step is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. If this is unable to be tolerated or taken, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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If my roma test is negative why do I still have to see a gynocologist/oncologist for removal of a 7.1 complex ovarian cyst may be serous or municous. I am postmenopausal so the test is 100% right.?

If my roma test is negative why do I still have to see a gynocologist/oncologist for removal of a 7.1 complex ovarian cyst may be serous or municous. I am postmenopausal so the test is 100% right.?

Ovarian cyst: Correct me if I am wrong. I think you are referring to ova-1 test. The test is designed to evaluate the possibility of benign vs malignant cyst. It is not 100% right. The purpose of the test is trying to designate who should be your surgeon, your gynecologist who usaully treat benign disease or your oncologist. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst after CT scan now going for ultrasound to see what?

Ovarian cyst after CT scan now going for ultrasound to see what?

More information: Ultrasound can better assess if the cyst is simple, has blood products in it, or is a associated with a soft tissue mass. Color doppler on ultrasound further adds information about blood flow around the cyst. You should know the great majority of ovarian cysts are benign but your doctor can better know from the ultrasound if there is anything concerning or if a followup ultrasound would be useful. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more