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Can a pelvic ultrasound miss an ovarian cyst?

Can a pelvic ultrasound miss an ovarian cyst?

Yes: Any abnormality can be missed by a diagnostic procedure, but and ultrasound missing a significant ovarian cyst is very rare. ...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


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Would a pelvic ultrasound show when a dermoid ovarian cyst has ruptured? What would it show?

Would a pelvic ultrasound show when a dermoid ovarian cyst has ruptured? What would it show?

Rupture is serious: Dermoids can have hair and teeth in them, so are complex on U/S, . The black stuff in the picture is hair. They often grow slowly but rarely rupture. If so, it's like appendicitis and needs immediate surgery.
U/S is a good screen for ovarian masses, but with a "surgical pelvis" CT is done. An early sign of impending rupture on U/S might be fluid in the pelvis, but this is not diagnostic. ...Read more

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I had a pelvic ultrasound which showed a blood filled ovarian cyst. How serious is this?

I had a pelvic ultrasound which showed a blood filled ovarian cyst. How serious is this?

Not very serious.: Hey blood-filled for hemorrhagic cyst is not uncommon. If it is not painful then it can be observed to see if it will resolve without treatment. If a hemorrhagic cyst causes pain or does not resolve and it may need to be removed surgically. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Pelvic ultrasound revealed 3.8 cm functional, septated ovarian cyst. Dr. said no follow up is needed. Should I be concerned?

Pelvic ultrasound revealed 3.8 cm functional, septated ovarian cyst. Dr. said no follow up is needed. Should I be concerned?

Probably not.: This finding is not concerning unless you have a family history of ovarian cancer or a genetic cancer syndrome like BRCA. If you are worried then request a repeat ultrasound in a few months to be sure that the system has resolved. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell from a pelvic ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is cancerous or benign? Or do they all look alike and need further tests?

Can a doctor tell from a pelvic ultrasound if an ovarian cyst is cancerous or benign? Or do they all look alike and need further tests?

It depends: Certain features make it highly likely that a cystic lesion is benign (e.g. a small "simple cyst"), and others make it more likely to be malignant. There is significant overlap between benign and malignant features, so at times it is impossible to tell. Other times the appearance is so characteristic that benignity/malignancy can be predicted fairly reliably. Age and other findings also factor in ...Read more

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How long does it take for ovarian cyst rupture to cure? Had pelvic ultrasound everything okay I have anxiety I keep thinking chronic appendix

How long does it take for ovarian cyst rupture to cure? Had pelvic ultrasound everything okay I have anxiety I keep thinking chronic appendix

Trust pelvic US: Every woman differs, but usually 6-8 weeks. You might want to temporarily ease off sexual activity until you are pain free. If pain worsens or fever, seek medical attention. Doubt it has connection to appendix even though pain is in same general area. Good luck, heal soon. ...Read more

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How soon can a pelvic ultrasound tell if your preganant? Can a corpus lutem be a early sign of pregenacy? Can a ovarian cyst be a very early sign?

How soon can a pelvic ultrasound tell if your preganant? Can a corpus lutem be a early sign of pregenacy? Can a ovarian cyst be a very early sign?

4 weeks: Earlier ultrasound can show signs such as thickened endometrium but pregnancy cannot be confirmed until a gestational sac is seen. A yolk sac & embryo are more diagnostic but may not be seen until later. An HCG level of 1, 000 should correlate with a gest sac. A cl or ovarian cyst occur with ovulation so are not early signs of pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello, please explain what the finds of my recent transvaginal and pelvic ultrasound found. Right ovary 4.4 x2.9x1.1 CM simple cyst and on the left 5.5 x4.8x2.9 ovarian cyst prior ultrasound measurements were 6.9x5.8x6.5 which was smaller in size but also

Hello, please explain what the finds of my recent transvaginal and pelvic ultrasound found. Right ovary 4.4 x2.9x1.1 CM simple cyst and on the left 5.5 x4.8x2.9 ovarian cyst prior ultrasound measurements were 6.9x5.8x6.5 which was smaller in size but also

Depends: It is difficult to answer your question with certainty without knowing your clinical history, laboratory findings, and detail information of the ovarian cysts. Simple cyst may be monitored over time with us but more complex cysts may require specific management. When a cyst improves in size, it's usually is a good sign but accurate measurements are not always reproducible on us. ...Read more

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Should I be worried my gyn bumped up my appointment after receiving my pelvic and transvag ultrasound results. I have History of ovarian cyst.?

Should I be worried my gyn bumped up my appointment after receiving my pelvic and transvag ultrasound results. I have History of ovarian cyst.?

No: Usually significant findings are communicated timely in order to delineate a plan as soon as possible. Sometimes a partner takes over, during unexpected leave, etc. ...Read more

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Having left sided pelvic pain. Had ultrasound and have a right ovarian cyst but have no pain on right side, only left. Have spotting also?

Having left sided pelvic pain. Had ultrasound and have a right ovarian cyst but have no pain on right side, only left. Have spotting also?

See below: Without knowing a patients medical history, nor the ability to question and examine her, it's difficult to give advice as to possible causes, but the following may be helpful: for advice on spotting see: http://bit. Ly/1CnC9xV for causes of pelvic pain see: http://bit. Ly/1JvdCZM ...Read more

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I think I may've had an ovarian cyst. I've never eaten asparagus, I drink a lot of water, yet 4 days ago I noticed my urine smells bad. What caused it?

I think I may've had an ovarian cyst. I've never eaten asparagus, I drink a lot of water, yet 4 days ago I noticed my urine smells bad. What caused it?

Ovarian cyst: This will not likely change the odor of your urine, which is most commonly related to what you have eaten, how concentrated it has been, or rarely to infection with certain organisms. Not likely to be due to an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Hello there! What to do after a total hysterectomy with ovaries left In place. Now having pelvic pain and had ultrasound which showed ovarian cysts?

Hello there! What to do after a total hysterectomy with ovaries left In place. Now having pelvic pain and had ultrasound which showed ovarian cysts?

Many choices: Have a chat with your GYN MD about your choices which include everything from cyst suppression with the oral contraceptive pill to surgical extraction and hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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Can small ovarian cysts go undetected in an external ultrasound and pelvic exam?

Can small ovarian cysts go undetected in an external ultrasound and pelvic exam?

Maybe: Small ovarian cysts may not be detected but usually are not clinically significant. Usually can detect ovarian cysts of 3-4 mm in diameter with good diagnostic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Had pelvic pain last month ultrasound showed 2 left ovarian cysts had right sided abd pain 2 days ago showed 2 right ovarian cysts. Any suggestions?

Had pelvic pain last month ultrasound showed 2 left ovarian cysts had right sided abd pain 2 days ago showed 2 right ovarian cysts. Any suggestions?

This may be normal.: It is natural to form ovarian cysts every month. The cysts are where the eggs are being released from the ovary. If you become pregnant, this cyst supports early pregnancy. Sometimes, these cysts can get large and burst, causing pain. This can be prevented with some form of birth control. Work with your doctor to determine the right choice of management/prevention for you. ...Read more

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Abd/pelvic pain once a month lasting 4 days for about a year. Had CT and ultrasound each time showed ovarian cysts. Can't take birth control, suggestions?

Abd/pelvic pain once a month lasting 4 days for about a year. Had CT and ultrasound each time showed ovarian cysts. Can't take birth control, suggestions?

I suggest: See a live doctor for an exam and an evaluation, not possible to give a worthwhile diagnosis online. Chances are excellent you can be helped. ...Read more

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Why would a simple small ovarian cyst show growth on ultrasound?

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

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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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Can an ovarian cyst be misinterpreted on the intravaginal ultrasound? I was told it's just a cyst... Not whether it's a functional, complex, etc.

Can an ovarian cyst be misinterpreted on the intravaginal ultrasound? I was told it's just a cyst... Not whether it's a functional, complex, etc.

Please call them: Back and ask them what the cyst looked like, u can usually get a good idea from the us and it also depends on the size of the cyst which they can tell u that also. ...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 had my ultrasound mc2 for IVF but my ovarian cyst at rightside 3*2.5 my dr again tell me to do ultrasound why this so is any prob in doing IVF?

I had my ultrasound mc2 for IVF but my ovarian cyst at rightside 3*2.5 my dr again tell me to do ultrasound why this so is any prob in doing IVF?

Interferes: Ovarian cysts that are large or produce estrogen may interfere with the growth and/or quality of your eggs. That is why your doc will likely wait for them to shrink before starting fertility drugs. ...Read more

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Can pelvic ultrasound detect tubo ovarian abscess?

Can pelvic ultrasound detect tubo ovarian abscess?

Yes: In fact, pelvic ultrasound in the form of a transvaginal ultrasound (ultrasound probe placed in the vagina) is usually the study of choice to detect tubo-ovarian abscess. This study has a sensitivity (likelihood of detection) of very roughly 85%...But like any ultrasound study can vary based on the experience of the sonographer. ...Read more

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How does an ovarian cyst look in a transvaginal ultrasound?

Cysts,: When simple, are internally dark on ultrasound as the fluid reflects few of the sound waves. In essence, a smooth, round, black or dark, structure in the ovary is seen. Also, no internal blood flow on doppler. ...Read more

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Would an ovarian cyst show up on a CT or do you need to have an ultrasound?

Would an ovarian cyst show up on a CT or do you need to have an ultrasound?

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

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Are follicle and corpus luteum ovarian cysts unmistakable in an ultrasound? That is, what are the chances of a cancerous cyst being mistaken for them?

Are follicle and corpus luteum ovarian cysts unmistakable in an ultrasound? That is, what are the chances of a cancerous cyst being mistaken for them?

Minimal: Cancerous tumors and normal functional cysts of the ovaries look very different and can be distinguished by ultrasound. The chance of misdiagnosis is very low but if there is any question, follow up testing would be recommended by your physician ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst after CT scan now going for ultrasound to see what?

Ovarian cyst after CT scan now going for ultrasound to see what?

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

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Will pelvic ultrasound show abnormalities in you bladder as well as in your reproductive organs? Having urinary sxs and have a cyst on ovary.

Will pelvic ultrasound show abnormalities in you bladder as well as in your reproductive organs? Having urinary sxs and have a cyst on ovary.

Yes: An ultrasound is the best imaging study to look at the pelvic organs (tubes, ovaries and uterus). An ultrasound can be used to evaluate bladder. A doctor wanting to evaluate the bladder, may also use cystoscopy, or putting a camera into the bladder and examining the walls of the bladder directly. A cyst on the ovary won't typically affect bladder at all unless it's cancer, worried about growth. ...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


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Pelvic Ultrasound (Definition)

This is an ultrasound test to examine the organs of the pelvis, typically using either a trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal approach, depending on what is suspected, such as ovarian ...Read more