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Ct Scan Vs Ultrasound Ovarian Cyst
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
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
CT always better: CT is always better than ultrasound but for screening purposes the ultrasound causes no radiation effect. If multiple CTs were performed over time the RT could be significant. The ultrasound can tell whether a lesion is solid or cystic and whether the latter is simple or complex. The CT can show detail not seen on ultraound. ...Read more
My 15 yr old daughter's CT scan & ultrasound shows a right complex ovarian cyst, septated 6cm. 1st appt Monday seeing Gyn Dr. What is usually done?
To OR to rule out ca: Unfortunately, the only reliable way to tell if her ovarian tumor is benign or malignant is through exploratory surgery, preferably performed by an experienced gyn oncologist who will be prepared to remove the least if the intraoperative findings are benign and who can adequately "stage" her if a cancer is discovered. Seek a consultation and the care from such a gyn ontologic surgeon and team. ...Read more
Had a CT scan @ ER that diagnosed a 3.6 CM ovarian cyst, followed up with gyno who did no extra tests and sent me back home, do I need a sonogram?
Yes: Ct resolution has gotten better and better, and a ct scan with IV contrast can usually identify even small ovarian cysts. But if the ovarian cyst ruptures, the ovary usually looks fairly normal on ct. If it was a small cyst that ruptured, the amount of fluid in the pelvis may overlap with normal physiologic fluid. Only if the cyst was large and/or bleeding would the ct likely be diagnostic. ...Read more
Painful 3.6 CM ovarian cyst found using a CT scan at ER, no sono so ER and gyno I guess assumed its a follicle cyst, wait it out? Scared of rupture
What are bilateral ovarian cysts? I had CT scan and dr said I have these but no cause for concern. Can this affect my ability to conceive?
It depends: More than likely you have polycystic ovaries which can be common, but may cause problems over time. You might have a higher rate of infertility, irregular cycles and other symptoms related to this finding. If the cysts enlarge that can cause other issues that your gynecologist needs to follow. Get ultrasounds instead of ct scans in the future to follow these cysts decreasing radiation exposure. ...Read more
There's blood in my urine. My CT scan just showed a "possible ruptured ovarian cyst." but now, I haven't had to go number 2 in days. Is this related?
Possibly: Sometimes blood in the urine can actually be coming from the rectum. If the doctor does a urinalysis and says there's blood in urine, then you can believe it. Blood from rectum due to constipation is way more common than blood in urine. Your ovarian cyst isn't related to possible blood in urine or rectum. I would take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to help have bowel movement, and increase your hydration. ...Read more
Ct scan showed free fluid from ruptured ovarian cyst follow up ultras showed pelvic fluild dr said no there was not a ruptured cyst how can they tell?
Ct scan showed bilateral multiple ovarian cysts with largest being 22*15mm. No irregular menses, no weight issues. What are the complications?
CT scan showed 29mm ovarian cyst likely follicular. Do I need to follow up? Is this large? (Coincidental finding, scanned for kidney stones).
No: Simple follicular cysts of this size don't need followup. ...Read more
Have a ovarian cyst 8cm, on CT scan mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes noted? Does that mean enlarge? . I'm confused. It didn't say enlarged.
Not necessarily: 8cm cyst (depending on what it looks like on the scan) does not have to be cancer in someone your age. Lymph nodes are often visible on scans and as long as they are not enlarged (greater then 1cm) they are just a normal finding. The cyst should be followed up on in a short period of time (6weeks) with a pelvic ultrasound, but if there was anything questionable about the lymph nodes then ct. ...Read more
Had CT scan of kidneys to check for stones, etc. All that was found was small ovarian cyst. If I had adrenal tumor, etc., would it also have shown up?
Ct scan abd/pelvis, can it be melanoma (had melanoma), what should be done? Mild-low attenuation/left arnexal region likely related to ovarian cyst.
Had ruptured ovarian cyst due to fluid found in pelvis from CT scan. Have been nauseous for a week & spitting constantly since then - help!
See Answer: The ovaries are dynamic organs, with developing follicles that mature, “rupture” – and release the egg at about 22-25mm, and regress. This physiology may cause “mittelschmerz” or ovulation pain that could last for a few days. This is not uncommonly accompanied by some slight fluid in the cul –de - sac or adnexal areas of the pelvis. If symptoms or concern persist please see your dr. To insure. ...Read more
Bibasilar sub CM pulmonary nodules noted on CT scan. Sclerotic focus in right and left iliac, 0.4cm and 0.5cm.1.7cm complex right ovarian cyst. Concerns?
All those items seems relatively benign, ie, not important. If it associated with abnormal labwork, or significant symptoms, then a PET scan may be more useful to identify active disease.
If this is the first time the lung nodules have been seen, then a follow up CT in 3-4 months would be recommended. ...Read more
Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned
Guessing: This is hard to call form just a description of CT, not knowing any other clinical facts. Can say: 1) the bulky uterus is 100% unrelated to the other findings, the thickened sigmoid "may" be related to the ovarian cyst or vice-versa. A doctor who knows your whole history and exam could answer these for you, can't say more online. Good wishes ...Read more
Ovarian cyst on cat scan and severe constipation with pain. Any advice tried all remedies for constipation? Why follow ups?
Alternative health: You could try an acupuncturist and chinese herbalist. ...Read more
I have ovarian cyst on left side 3.8 on cat scan. I had a pap yesterday now that side hurts worse is this normal?
It would show up if: An ovarian cyst would show up on a ct scan as long as you had a scan of your abdomen and pelvis, and the cyst was large. Very small cysts would not be obvious on ct. Ultrasound is generally considered a better imaging modality for ovarian cysts, because it exposes the patient to less radiation and is a cheaper test. ...Read more
Could s simple 2 cm ovarian cyst on ultrasound that shows up as small enhancing cyst on ct scan be malignant in a premenopausal woman? No change in yr
Low chance: If the cyst is described as simple then there is only fluid inside. So no other growths inside the cyst. Simple cysts are almost always benign. The fact that it hasn't changed in a year is also a good sign. Overall, very low chance of being malignant. Ask your doctor to monitor it every year. ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
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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