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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

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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My dr said I have a 4cm ovarian cyst. I'm 5 months pregnant. She wants x-rays. I'm super nervous/scared. Should I be worried?

My dr said I have a 4cm ovarian cyst. I'm 5 months pregnant. She wants x-rays. I'm super nervous/scared. Should I be worried?

Ultrasound: I would recommend following the cyst with ultrasounds. Most cysts in young women are benign and can be followed during pregnancy without the concern for needing surgical intervention. What are the ultrasound characteristics of the cyst? ...Read more

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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

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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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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?

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?

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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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?

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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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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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