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What are internal echos in a cyst?

What are internal echos in a cyst?

Internal echoes: It means that the fluid is not homogenous. When the ultrasound beam passes thru fluid (or anything), a part of it bounces back or 'echoes' if it encounters something else. It is works exactly like sonar works over a body of water. So internal echoes in cyst fluid could be due to debris or blood mixed in with the fluid, or other things. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


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What is an hemorhagic cyst with internal echoes?

What is an hemorhagic cyst with internal echoes?

Hemorrhagic cyst: To present the spectrum of sonographic findings associated with hemorrhagic ovarian
cysts. Experience with making specific and correct diagnosis of hemorrhagic cysts with the
use of sonography was reviewed, and the spectrum of sonographic findings was identified. Endovaginal sonography facilitated excellent visualization of internal architectural details of an adnexal
mass, which enabled specific diagnosis of hemorrhagic cysts instead of other adnexal massesA hemorrhagic cyst is a common and important entity to recognize and diagnose correctly,
and because it can be confused with more ominous conditions, it is important to recognize its
specific diagnostic patterns ...Read more

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What does it mean in TVS it's said right ovary has cystic area filled with internal echoes measuring 1.7*1.0 cm?

What does it mean in TVS it's said right ovary has cystic area filled with internal echoes measuring 1.7*1.0 cm?

Doctor follow up: Radiologic studies must be interpreted in the proper clinical context meaning that the doctor who ordered the test and has all in the information must go over the results with you. Otherwise the interpretation is incomplete. This reports says there is a very small cyst in the right ovary that is not a simple fluid filled cyst. The clinical significance must be addressed by the ordering doctor ...Read more

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My uss report says: the right ovary has volume of 19.2cc's, there is a small complex cyst right ovary containing internal echoes. What does this mean?

My uss report says: the right ovary has volume of 19.2cc's, there is a small complex cyst right ovary containing internal echoes. What does this mean?

SUGGEST DOPPLER U/S: Altho not enough info, I would recommend having a doppler ultrasound and follow the cyst with another ultrasound after your next period. It could go away on its own, but if it doesn't, it could be a dermoid or endometrioma, both of which are benign. Although I would not be too concerned about cancer at this time, keep an eye on it. I do not think that a ca125 blood test is necessary yet. ...Read more

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5.1 complex cyst on ovary with septations and internal echos but avascular. I'm only 26 should I be scared about this? Dr mentioned blood cyst maybe?

5.1 complex cyst on ovary with septations and internal echos but avascular. I'm only 26 should I be scared about this? Dr mentioned blood cyst maybe?

Complex cyst: Some complex cysts require surgical removal. Some are simple cysts that are collapsing giving them to complex appearance. These can be monitored to confirm resolution without treatment. Ask you doctor to explain the sonogram findings and discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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I've had multiple bilateral simple renal cysts for a few years. Recent ultrasound shows internal echoes in one of them. Can simple cyst turn complex?

I've had multiple bilateral simple renal cysts for a few years. Recent ultrasound shows internal echoes in one of them. Can simple cyst turn complex?

Yes: A simple cyst can become more complex if bleeding or infection occurs within it. Rarely, intracystic malignancy can occur. If it is just some low level echoes, it is probably nothing to worry about. If there are multiple renal cysts, it is not uncommon for one or two to have some internal echoes. If there are no suspicious features, sometimes they are ignored, followed with serial US, or f/uCT ...Read more

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I consulted dr they said 3.5cm complex left ovarian cyst with low level internal echoes within it so I m worried will I get concieve without any probl?

I consulted dr they said 3.5cm complex left ovarian cyst with low level internal echoes within it so I m worried will I get concieve without any probl?

Need Fertility Exam: I would refer you to a fertility specialist. Certainly a complex ovarian cyst can be secondary to endometriosis which can adversely affect fertility. Ovarian cyst resulting from polycystic ovary syndrome – a constellation of small cysts in the ovaries, irregular periods, elevated androgens – can contribute to fertility problems. A fertility exam is required for specific answers. ...Read more

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I've got a 4cmx4cmx3cm cyst with internal echoes on right ovary. Had cervical cancer 2 year ago and had hysterectomy. Is this bad?

I've got a 4cmx4cmx3cm cyst with internal echoes on right ovary. Had cervical cancer 2 year ago and had hysterectomy. Is this bad?

Usually no: The echoes are commonly due to some bleeding into the cyst. It is reasonable to get another ultrasound in 6 months to recheck but the overwhelming likelihood is that this is not cancerous. These cysts also commonly go away on recheck. ...Read more

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I had a breast ultrasound and the results say "there is a well defined 4 by 3 by 4 mm nodule with posterior acoustic enhancement but with internal echoes" what does that mean? What's next?

I had a breast ultrasound and the results say "there is a well defined 4 by 3 by 4 mm nodule with posterior acoustic enhancement but with internal echoes" what does that mean? What's next?

Can't tell: Based on that description, it could be anything from a cyst with some internal debris (benign) to a small cancer (less likely at age 28. Options include close observation with ultrasound and needle biopsy/ aspiration. Talk with your referring md about what the radiologist advised, but do not ignore. ...Read more

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What is nodule with posterior acoustic enhancement but with internal echoes which may represent complex cyst?

What is nodule with posterior acoustic enhancement but with internal echoes which may represent complex cyst?

Ultrasound: It sounds like you had an ultrasound of your abdomen? It is difficult to give a proper answer without the full radiologic report. Cysts are common findings in the human body. ...Read more

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Larger of 2 cysts is 21x19 with internal echoes indicating that it is complex. What does that mean and does it sound or mean cancer?

Larger of 2 cysts is 21x19 with internal echoes indicating that it is complex. What does that mean and does it sound or mean cancer?

Ask your physician: The dr who ordered or did the test needs to interpret the findings for you. A specialist here might help, but you still need to ask your dr. Don't jump to the conclusion of cancer - cysts can vary in type - not only cancers. Your doctor will suggest the next steps -A full interpretation of results and a Tx plan are part of your medical care. Ask until you understand. ...Read more

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Female, 62, mild abd. Discomfort 1year. Us showes 4.7 CM mild ovarian complex cyst with internal echoes. Radiologist reprts physiologic vs hemarrog. Cyst?

Female, 62, mild abd. Discomfort 1year. Us showes 4.7 CM mild ovarian complex cyst with internal echoes. Radiologist reprts physiologic vs hemarrog. Cyst?

Yes: That would be the differential of the cyst that should be followed but doubt it is the source of the abdunal pain unless free fluid was also seen? No other information given on the us? ...Read more

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Ultrasound reports an involuting cyst in R ovary with lobulated borders and internal echoes 1.9 CM as well as simple cyst 9cm Next course of action?

Ultrasound reports an involuting cyst in R ovary with lobulated borders and internal echoes 1.9 CM as well as simple cyst 9cm Next course of action?

Abnormal cyst: I would recommend getting some information that may help to determine whether it is benign or not. The size suggests you may need surgery to remove the cyst to prevent complications later. ...Read more

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Please explain 20ml complex ovarian cyst containing internal echoes measuring 3.3 x 2.2 x 3cm also containing focal hyperechoic densities?

Please explain 20ml complex ovarian cyst containing internal echoes measuring 3.3 x 2.2 x 3cm also containing focal hyperechoic densities?

Fibrin in cyst: Ovarian cysts frequently will have stuff inside. When they do not, it is a simple cyst. When there is bleeding in to the cyst, they become complex. This causes all kinds of findings on ultrasound. Blood clots look like clumps and fibrin can cause stranding. All usually clear up ...Read more

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Complex cysts, filled with internal echoes. Cyst is thick-walled with peripheral blood flow what does that mean? On ovaries

Complex cysts, filled with internal echoes. Cyst is thick-walled with peripheral blood flow what does that mean? On ovaries

Concerning: There are several things such as endometriosis that can cause this but there is concern with any complex cyst about possible cancer. Your doctor will be checking this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a complex liver cyst with internal echoes and septal and wall calcifications mean?

What is a complex liver cyst with internal echoes and septal and wall calcifications mean?

Complex cyst: Could be an infection, infestation like hydatid cyst or necrotic mass.
You need more work up, blood test and more imaging such as mri. ...Read more

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Abd ultrasound showed 1.7x1.0x1.7 CM hypoechoic lesion in R liver lobe..."difficult to clear internal echoes to confirm simple cyst"...next step?

Abd ultrasound showed 1.7x1.0x1.7 CM hypoechoic lesion in R liver lobe..."difficult to clear internal echoes to confirm simple cyst"...next step?

See below.: Have you pcp review findings with radiologist who read study. Depending upon degree of suspicion of the area, radiologist may only request a short term follow up, pre and post contrast CT, or possibly MRI. The follow up will also depend upon any other findings or symptoms you may have. ...Read more

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2x us over 6 weeks shows complex ovarian cyst with septated internal echoes. Grown 8mm in 6 wks. Now at 59mm. Blood cancer markers neg. What is likely?

2x us over 6 weeks shows complex ovarian cyst with septated internal echoes. Grown 8mm in 6 wks. Now at 59mm. Blood cancer markers neg. What is likely?

Painful?: It looks like you have a GYN who is doing all of the right tests. So what does she/he recommend? In my practice, I recommend surgery for cysts this size that are painful. Cysts that are not can get serial ultrasounds. Most of my patients with cysts this size have opted for surgery since pain from these masses can escalate if they enlarge. Good luck to you in lovely Australia. ...Read more

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A 0.3 x 0.5 x 0.3 CM hypoechoic cystic nodule with punctate internal echo is noted in the lower pole of the right lobe of the thyroid gland.?

Small nodule: Often cystic thyroid nodules can have denser regions called "punctate foci". If the nodule is not cystic those can also be microcalcifications, a finding that increases the risk of thyroid cancer. The key though is that the nodule is very small and therefore requires monitoring only, no matter what its nature may be. ...Read more

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62 female. Mildly complex ovarian cyst.4.6cm. Ovary measures 25cc. Hypoechoic with internal echoes. Radiologist wants to repeat us 6wks. Going crazy! Help!

62 female. Mildly complex ovarian cyst.4.6cm. Ovary measures 25cc. Hypoechoic with internal echoes. Radiologist wants to repeat us 6wks. Going crazy! Help!

Deep breath: Take a deep breath, no need to panic yet. It is 100% appropriate to follow a 62 Y.O. W/ a complex cyst, some turn out to be cancers but many do not. Follow-up ultrasound is critical, but may turn out to be nothing. Blood testing tumor markers is sometimes helpful but not always, and should only be done with a doctor who understands markers and what they mean. Please don't panic and best wishes! ...Read more

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US shows 1 cm rounded hypoechoic mass w/ internal echoes, debris filled cyst or solid. CT says either a solid enhanicing or complicated cystic. Cance?

US shows 1 cm rounded hypoechoic mass w/ internal echoes, debris filled cyst or solid. CT says either a solid enhanicing or complicated cystic. Cance?

Can be either: A 1 cm. Or less than 1/2 inch is rarely identified as a malignant lesion. On US too difficult to define the origin of the hypoechoic signal. One questions the symptoms that might have let the lesion be defined and where is this nodule. Is it superficial, in the abdominal cavity, palpated on neck exam or where else was the lesion defined. If there is suspicion of malignancy then bx. ...Read more

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Benign duct ectasia left >right and bilateral axillary lymphademopaty. Focal dilated lactiferous duct note in the left is 0.52 cm and right is 0.30 cm. However there are no internal echoes or sift tissue masses in the duct. And no cyst or abscess?

Benign duct ectasia left >right and bilateral axillary lymphademopaty. Focal dilated lactiferous duct note in the left is 0.52 cm and right is 0.30 cm. However there are no internal echoes or sift tissue masses in the duct. And no cyst or abscess?

Duct ectasia: Is a benign process, it means the ducts are dilated. It looks like they measured one duct on each side as representative. The bilateral adenopathy is unrelated to the ducts and likely unrelated to the breasts, it is likely due to a systemic cause, of which there are a multitude, from innocuous to serious. Talk to your doc about the significance in your case. ...Read more