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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

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


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Period was late. Bright red and lighter than normal. , but in pain and sore. 2 tests say negative. Mom had ovarian cysts.

Period was late. Bright red and lighter than normal. , but in pain and sore. 2 tests say negative. Mom had ovarian cysts.

Weird cycle: It is important to not panic just because one cycle if a little off from the others. The main issue is what is the pattern over time. If your cycles return to normal over the next few months then one abnormal cycle is not an issue. Always make sure your pregnancy test is negative. If you are not on birth control consider starting which will also give you better cycle control. ...Read more

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Had sharp abdominal pain, dr's took tests & said ruptured ovarian cyst. 2wks later, still pain (but dull), nausea, bloat. Cancer, or normal progress?

Had sharp abdominal pain, dr's took tests & said ruptured ovarian cyst. 2wks later, still pain (but dull), nausea, bloat. Cancer, or normal progress?

Tell us more!: How old? We need more details, scan, ultrasound, what tests ? It is a good sign that the pain is no longer sharp. How was the diagnosis of ruptured syst made? Go back to your dr. Nausea and persistent pain for 2 weeks are not assuring.We do not want to jump and claim it is cancer or anything else. Keep us posted. We will be glad to be of more help. ...Read more

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How do doctors test themselves for ovarian cysts?

How do doctors test themselves for ovarian cysts?

A doctor that treats: Themself has a fool for a patient. They go to their gynecologist with symptoms, and listen to their recommendations. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause a positive ovulation test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a positive ovulation test?

No: The only way for an ovarian cyst to do that would be it it was hormonally active and secreting lh hormones. That would be 1 in a million chance or less. So the cyst should not affect that. ...Read more

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How can you test the difference between an ovarian cyst and tumor?

How can you test the difference between an ovarian cyst and tumor?

Imaging & Biopsy: There are several ways in which a physician may determine the difference between a benign ovarian cyst and a tumor (neoplasm). Blood tests for some tumor markers may be helpful. In addiiton, ultrasound studies of the ovary may be helpful. Following these tests over time may be especially helpful. If needed, a tissue or cell biopsy may be necessary to exactly classify the process. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic test checks for ovarian cysts?

Does a pelvic test checks for ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cyst: A rectovaginal examination should detect ovarian cysts/tumors/masses in a thin patient. ...Read more

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If an ovarian cyst gave a false positive last yr and I've taken 3 tests last week and all r pos, could a cyst be the reason why again?

If an ovarian cyst gave a false positive last yr and I've taken 3 tests last week and all r pos, could a cyst be the reason why again?

Preg test: I assume you are referring to a positive pregnancy test. If 3 tests report positive results then you need to see a doctor and determine if you are pregnant. Do not assume it is due to a cyst. If you are sexually active at all it could be a pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more