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Doctor insights on: Transvaginal Ultrasound Follicle Cyst

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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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I had a transvaginal ultrasound and the result says, "normal ovaries but the right ovary has a small involuting cyst with internal hemorrhage." ?

I had a transvaginal ultrasound and the result says, "normal ovaries but the right ovary has a small involuting cyst with internal hemorrhage." ?

It sounds: like this simply represents a resolving hemorrhagic cyst or follicle, a relatively common finding. They may elect to follow up in 1-2 cycles to document resolution. ...Read more

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I recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary cyst bilateral thru my transvaginal ultrasound. Im having hotflashes for a week now, is this related?

I recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary cyst bilateral thru my transvaginal ultrasound. Im having hotflashes for a week now, is this related?

Not likely: Its not likely from ovarian hormones, you are still producing them and they don't fluctuate too much in pcos. U have 2x the risk of depression and anxiety closely behind. The diagnosis may have increased your anxiety. R u sleeping at night? A drug called an snri can help vasomotor sx's. You may have high Insulin and then get low blood sugar, this can cause ur sx's. Look up metformin and pcos. ...Read more

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Had transvaginal ultrasound for prolong period. They said everything is normal. But the results read ovaries not seen. Could cyst still be ruled out?

Had transvaginal ultrasound for prolong period. They said everything is normal. But the results read ovaries not seen. Could cyst still be ruled out?

US pelvis: If the ovaries are not visualized by ultrasound, it means that neither the ovaries nor any ovarian cysts on the ovaries were visualized. ...Read more

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How does an ovarian cyst look in a transvaginal ultrasound?

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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Transvaginal ultrasound found multiple little cysts on my left ovary and 3 large cysts on my right ovary. Do they need to be removed to reduce my pain?

Transvaginal ultrasound found multiple little cysts on my left ovary and 3 large cysts on my right ovary. Do they need to be removed to reduce my pain?

Typically not: Cysts are just bags of water. They are extremely common in young women. They typically disappear with no treatment whatsoever. When they enlarge, they can cause pain which may require pain medication. If large, the doctor may elect to follow these cysts by ultrasound, and in unusual circumstances, may need to remove a cyst surgically. Talk to your Ob/Gyn. ...Read more

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How accurate is transvaginal ultrasound in distinguishing between malignant cysts and benign cysts in PCOS? Can they be misinterpreted?

How accurate is transvaginal ultrasound in distinguishing between malignant cysts and benign cysts in PCOS? Can they be misinterpreted?

Misinterpreted, but: TVUS is helpful, but limited in distinguishing benign vs. malignant ovarian cysts. There are US features, coupled with clinical data and blood testing in select cases, that go a long way toward assessing risk. There are research protocols (e.g. MD Anderson) for ovarian cancer screening. The cyst(s) in PCOS would rarely be confused for malignancies, the look and clinical history are different. ...Read more

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Getting a transvaginal ultrasound due to ovarian cyst what to expect? Diagnostic Imaging Center

Getting a transvaginal ultrasound due to ovarian cyst what to expect? Diagnostic Imaging Center

Slight discomfort: Usually you get undressed from the waist down and lay down on a table with stirrups for your heels. A long, skinny, lubricated ultrasound transducer is inserted into the vagina by the technician. Once it is in the tech will move it from place to place, taking pictures of the uterus, ovaries and other pelvic structures. When everything has been seen and recorded, the transducer is removed. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more


Dr. Celia Dominguez
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Transvaginal Ultrasound (Definition)

An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more