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Dr. Guy VanDell Dr. VanDell
Obstetrics & Gynecology
19 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Have 6cm irregular ovarian adema cyst what does this mean. Going for another ultrasound 3 mths. Should I be concerned?J

Have 6cm irregular ovarian adema cyst what does this mean. Going for another ultrasound 3 mths. Should I be concerned?J

Possibly: Many ovarian cysts can be benign and resolve spontaneously. At that size that is a small risk of torsion, where the cysts twists on itself, so hopefully it will resolve over that time period if not you might need surgery to resolve the cyst. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


Dr. Barbara Toppin Dr. Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What can you expect in an ultrasound for ovarian cysts?

What can you expect in an ultrasound for ovarian cysts?

Answers: When an a woman presents with pelvic pain or a pelvic mass, the doctor may suspect an ovarian cyst. Usually a pelvic ultrasound will be ordered. At the time of the ultrasound, warm gel is placed on the lower abdomen while the tech observes the screen. Vaginal ultrasound is often done too for a better view of the ovaries. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi Dr. Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
43 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Does ultrasound tests for ovarian cysts?

Does ultrasound tests for ovarian cysts?

An U/S of anything: Shows size, shape, and consistency of the tissue, or inconsistencies that are fluid filled (cysts) or solid filled or at least not filled with water density...This can be menstrual cycle dependent as well, and ovaries are on both sides, with the tubes are called adnexa. Fluid in the abdomen acan also be seen. None of this provides a diagnosis: need cells or tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Sheppeck Dr. Sheppeck
Surgery - Vascular
32 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Do all ovarian cysts show up on ultrasound?

Do all ovarian cysts show up on ultrasound?

Depends: Ultrasound is very sensitive to proper preparation for the test...A full bladder and no gas is important to see the ovaries adequately. If the ovaries are well seen then cysts on/in the ovaries are well seen...Need to know how well the technician felt they saw things during the test. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Bress Dr. Bress
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What does ultrasound for an ovarian cyst show ?

What does ultrasound for an ovarian cyst show ?

See below: The ultrasound can differentiate an ovary with fluid (cyst) vs solid (possible tumor). ...Read more

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Dr. Carl Decker Dr. Decker
Radiology
20 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Why would a simple small ovarian cyst show growth on ultrasound?

More fluid: Cysts can change size overtime due to production of more fluid. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Is it possible to have an ovarian cyst and it not show up on ultrasound?

Is it possible to have an ovarian cyst and it not show up on ultrasound?

Cysts are of varying: It depends on the size of the ovarian cyst. If the cyst is small(<2-3cm) , it may not show up. But anything large enough would show up on an ultrasound, provided the procedure is done by an experienced operator and the cyst is of significant size(>3-4cm). ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona Dr. Korona
Radiology - Interventional
29 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Dr. Paul Velt Dr. Velt
Diagnostic Radiology
38 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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I am 54 years old with a painful ovarian cyst for 4 years now. Ultrasounds show it is simple. Does it need to be removed? I am not menopausal yet.

I am 54 years old with a painful ovarian cyst for 4 years now.  Ultrasounds show it is simple. Does it need to be removed? I am not menopausal yet.

Maybe: You do not mention how large or small it is. A large simple cyst can be painful just as a small one. If it does not respond to treatment and it is still painful, there may not be that many options left other than take it out. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Eric Goodman Dr. Goodman
Radiology
23 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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Hello i have a ovarian cysts and said in the trasnvaginal ultrasound hipoechoic and complex and septation what all thats mean .. Thanks?

Hello i  have a ovarian cysts  and said in the trasnvaginal ultrasound hipoechoic and complex and septation what all thats mean .. Thanks?

Complex cyst: In your age group, complex cysts are typically from involuting follicles containing blood or endometriomas (benign collection of blood). There is an increased risk of cancer the larger the size of the cyst. All complex cysts should be followed with an additional ultrasound to document resolution. ...Read more

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Dr. Mazen Ghani Dr. Ghani
Radiology
20 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Can they miss ovarian cyst on ultrasound scan?

Can they miss ovarian cyst on ultrasound scan?

Not usually: Ovarian cysts and even small follicles are typically identified with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. PAUL EUN Dr. EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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What can I expect during an ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts?

What can I expect during an ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts?

It should be painles: Sometimes the study is performed wtih abdominal probe in which case a full bladder is necessary to visualize pelvic organs well. Many times, vaginal probe examination is also performed because this produces superb images as the probe can get very close to the organs being examined. You will need to empty your bladder for this part of the exam. Sometimes, 3d images of the ovary may be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew Dr. Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I just had an ultrasound that detected a 6 CM ovarian cyst with nodule, will this need to be removed?

Yes.: The fact that the cyst contains a solid nodule makes it more likely to be a tumor (either benign, or hopefully not-malignant), and make it important to have surgery to remove it. There are some lab tests that your doctor can order that can help to stratify it as higher or lower risk to be a cancer, but it should be removed. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Hill Dr. Hill
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can doctors tell what kind of ovarian cyst you have from only reading an ultrasound? I feel like other tests should be ran.

Can doctors tell what kind of ovarian cyst you have from only reading an ultrasound? I feel like other tests should be ran.

Usually: Most of the time there are characteristics which strongly favor a benign cyst on us - close followup and time will verify this. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Wht r chances I have ovarian cancer? I've had ultrasound & there was fluid where a cyst had popped but nothing else- it hurts sometimes-???

Wht r chances I have ovarian cancer? I've had ultrasound & there was fluid where a cyst had popped but nothing else- it hurts sometimes-???

Sneaky Ovarian CA: Ovarian cancer is often difficult to diagnose with very few symptoms. However, at your age and without a family history of breast, ovarian or colon cancer (genetic predisposition) it is very unlikely. The GYN or FP MD who ordered the ultrasound can offer other testing for CA if you have further concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I was diagnosed with 5.2 CM ovarian cyst. It doesn't cause me problems, i didn't even know that before the ultrasound. Is surgery necessary?

I was diagnosed with 5.2 CM ovarian cyst. It doesn't cause me problems, i didn't even know that before the ultrasound. Is surgery necessary?

Cysts will resolve: Small cysts on the ovary are very common. The overwhelming majority will resolve on their own without surgery. Although they may hurt the best treatment is to take Ibuprofen for the pain and to wait to see if it goes away. Usually obgyns will repeat the sonogram 6-8 weeks later to confirm the cyst has resolved. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Velt Dr. Velt
Diagnostic Radiology
38 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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Ovarian cyst removed 6 weeks ago. Today ultrasound &there is a 3.5x1.9x3.1 cyst on same ovary Is this possible for it to reoccur so quickly ?

Ovarian cyst removed 6 weeks ago. Today ultrasound &there is a 3.5x1.9x3.1 cyst on same ovary Is this possible for it to reoccur so quickly ?

Yes it can recur: The ovary is remarkable in that it can continue to produce cysts under hormonal stimulation. Even after one has been removed, the ovary has others. You are born with a certain number of these follicles and they can be troublesome ...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