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Doctor insights on: Full Bladder Ultrasound Procedure For Ovarian Cyst

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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


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Recently had a full spine MRI which incidentally showed follicular ovarian cysts could it have showed any problem with cervix, bladder or uterus as we?

Recently had a full spine MRI which incidentally showed follicular ovarian cysts could it have showed any problem with cervix, bladder or uterus as we?

Yes. An MRI of the-: Spine could very well show abnormalities, but on a spine MRI scan,it is an incidental finding. This can not B relied on for diagnosing cervical, bladder or uterine abnormalities to any degree. If indicated an MRI of the abdomen would B needed. ...Read more

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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

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Had an ultrasound in July confirmed 6cm ovarian cyst. Had surgery oct 11th no cyst found. Why surgery? Why did they not check b4? Unnessesary surgery?

Had an ultrasound in July confirmed 6cm ovarian cyst. Had surgery oct 11th no cyst found. Why surgery? Why did they not check b4? Unnessesary surgery?

Most likely: Ovarian cysts are common findings. Most cysts are 'simple' (benign appearing). Studies show than most cysts will resolve with time and surgery is not necessary, even for cysts as large as 10 cm. Unless a woman is having symptoms such as pain suggestive of ovarian torsion, most cyst may be manage with serial ultrasound every 3-6 months to evaluate for resolution or increase in size. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause bladder infections?

Can ovarian cysts cause bladder infections?

No: There should not be any correlation. Bladder infections usually occur as bacteria enter the urethra and ascend into the bladder. There should not be an association with ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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Had an ultrasound, my ovarian cyst has a slight septum and calcium what does this mean?

Had an ultrasound, my ovarian cyst has a slight septum and calcium what does this mean?

Ovarian cyst: The two most common reasons would be that you have a dermoid cyst (benign cystic teratoma) or a serous cyst with psammoma bodies (calcified cells). With those findings, i presume your gynecologist will suggest a laparoscopy to remove the cyst. ...Read more

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The ultrasound results show that I have fibroid and ovarian cyst. How common is this problem?

The ultrasound results show that I have fibroid and ovarian cyst. How common is this problem?

Very common.: probably at least 50% of women have fibroids by age 50, and most women have had an ovarian cyst at one time or another. ...Read more

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How will i know by my own that my ovarian cysts(5-8mm) are getting ruptured, before i go for an ultrasound?

How will i know by my own that my ovarian cysts(5-8mm) are getting ruptured, before i go for an ultrasound?

You won't: I wouldn't be too excited about 5-8mm simple cysts. If they had atypical characteristics you might want them followed but most of the time they would be either developing or regressing follicles. There would be no way for you to be aware of their status without an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I got tested for bladder infection but it was negative, I am having all the symptoms. Could it be my ovarian cysts causing this?

I got tested for bladder infection but it was negative, I am having all the symptoms. Could it be my ovarian cysts causing this?

Many possibilities: Could be a number of things including non-infectious interstitial cystitis, endometriosis or a long list of other possibilities. See a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...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