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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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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 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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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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Why would my doctor order a lower lumbar x-Ray for an ovarian cyst (2-3in) ? I've already had a positive CT scan and ultrasound/sonogram.

Why would my doctor order a lower lumbar x-Ray for an ovarian cyst (2-3in) ? I've already had a positive CT scan and ultrasound/sonogram.

Not sure?: An X-ray of the lumbar spine is not usually necessary for the evaluation of an ovarian cyst. Perhaps you mentioned having back pain? If not, then I'm not certain why it was ordered. Best to ask your doctor. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. ...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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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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