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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

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

I recently diagnosed with polycystic ovary cyst bilateral thru my transvaginal ultrasound. I'm 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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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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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

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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 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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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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Transvaginal ultrasound shows multiple follicles on left ovary (pcos appearance) and area with hypoechoic center and echogenic rim?

Transvaginal ultrasound shows multiple follicles on left ovary (pcos appearance) and area with hypoechoic center and echogenic rim?

Hormonal imbalances: Multiple follicles is a sign of high estrogen levels. Estrogen can be biotransformed into testosterone via the enzyme aromatase. Aromatase enzyme is increased by high Insulin levels. A high carb diet will increase both Insulin (via stimulatlon of pancreas) and estrogen (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and insulin. ...Read more

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I have pcos my dr did a transvaginal ultrasound and found 1 follicle what are the chances of it maturing to a healthy egg while on clomid (clomiphene)?

More information: If your doctor found only one follicle, then likelihood of ovulation followed by pregnancy is low. Having said that, it only takes one, right? Typically on Clomid (clomiphene) a woman is going to have multiple follicles that are moving toward maturity. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to miss an ovarian cyst on a transvaginal ultrasound and find it on a CT scan?

Is it possible to miss an ovarian cyst on a transvaginal ultrasound and find it on a CT scan?

Possibly: No test is 100% perfect and anything can be missed on any diagnostic test especially if it is small. In general ultrasound is best for imaging the female reproductive organs and is much less expenxive than a ct or mri. ...Read more

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Transvaginal Ultrasound 5mm mass, no bloodflow. 1.1cm endometrium; 1.5cm probable hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Should I worry? Very heavy menses, IV Fe.

Transvaginal Ultrasound 5mm mass, no bloodflow. 1.1cm endometrium; 1.5cm probable hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Should I worry? Very heavy menses, IV Fe.

Sono not worrisome: The findings on your transvaginal sonogram do not seem to be cause for alarm but unfortunately they do not explain why you have "very heavy menses" and need IV Fe...which are "causes to worry". It would be good to consult a hematologist to rule out a blood coagulation disorder and a Reproductive Endocrinologist to find out why you may or may not be ovulating regularly and why you bleed heavily. ...Read more

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My transvaginal ultrasound showed a large chocolate cyst on each ovary and ovaries kissing behind my uterus. What are my chances of conceiving?

My transvaginal ultrasound showed a large chocolate cyst on each ovary and ovaries kissing behind my uterus. What are my chances of conceiving?

NOT GOOD: Your doc should have told u that you will need a laparoscopy or robotic surgery as you most likely have endometriosis and after the suregery then u will know your chances which still may not be good as your tubes may be in bad shape also, you may need in vitro to get preg. ...Read more

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Should I see ob/gyn about this? Yesterday I had a transvaginal ultrasound to look at a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid in my uterus. Shortly thereafter, continuing to today, I feel a vibration inside kinda near my left ovary. Should I be concerned or is th

Should I see ob/gyn about this? Yesterday I had a transvaginal ultrasound to look at a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid in my uterus. Shortly thereafter, continuing to today, I feel a vibration inside kinda near my left ovary. Should I be concerned or is th

The: The best thing to do is call your doctor and inform him/her of your symptoms. You may just be dealing with a referred pain from the probe touching your cervix and causing pain in the area you described. Try advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen and monitor for improvement.
I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Can u still have endometriosis or ovarian cancer w/ a clear transvaginal ultrasound? My doc says my ovaries are normal and my tiny cyst is gone. I have tons of pelvic pain & my mom has the brca2 gene.

Can u still have endometriosis or ovarian cancer w/ a clear transvaginal ultrasound? My doc says my ovaries are normal and my tiny cyst is gone. I have tons of pelvic pain & my mom has the brca2 gene.

Yes and No: Yes: you could definitely have endometriosis with a clear ultrasound, but would not likely have an endometrioma of the ovary
no: it would be pretty unlikely to have ovarian cancer with a clear ultrasound and even if you did have extremely early undetectable cancer, it would not cause pain. ...Read more

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I had a transvaginal ultrasound today & cysts were found on my ovaries? How serious is this? I'm 52 & only been in menopause 1 year.

I had a transvaginal ultrasound today & cysts were found on my ovaries? How serious is this? I'm 52 & only been in menopause 1 year.

Depends: Simple cyst can occur in the menopause and are usually benign (non cancerous). Its more concerning if you have a family history of ovarian and/or breast cancer in your family or if the cyst is complex. It might be a good idea to get a blood test called a ca-125 and to clarify with your provider if the cysts are simple or complex. ...Read more

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If I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they said I am 7 weeks and 1 day, does that mean that I conceived 7 wk 1 d ago? Or 2 weeks after that?

If I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they said I am 7 weeks and 1 day, does that mean that I conceived 7 wk 1 d ago? Or 2 weeks after that?

5 weeks ago.: Conception occurs two weeks after the first day of you last menstrual period presuming a regular cycle and usual facts. So if you are 7 weeks after your LMP you likely conceived about 5 weeks ago. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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When does someone need a transvaginal ultrasound?

When does someone need a transvaginal ultrasound?

Part of complete u/s: Routine female pelvic ultrasound has two portions to the exam. The exam starts with a full bladder and scanning with a fan shaped ultrasound (u/s) probe over the lower abdomen and pubic area. Then the pt is asked to empty her bladder and then a thin long u/s probe is inserted into the vagina for additional pictures. This portion is important and significantly improves parts of the evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transvaginal ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: transvaginal ultrasound?

Ultrasound: 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 visualize pelvic organs/ structures. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a transvaginal ultrasound to be 2 weeks inaccurate?

Is it possible that a transvaginal ultrasound to be 2 weeks inaccurate?

Yes: The higher sensitivity of transvaginal ultrasound can allow better determination of more true dating parameters, and thus could be ~2 weeks inaccurate. ...Read more

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How uncomfortable is a transvaginal ultrasound?

How uncomfortable is a transvaginal ultrasound?

It depends: Transvag us exam is an excellent tool to examine pelvic and lower abdonimal organs. Depends on the target of interest (ovary, appendix...) and the disease being investigated (mass, abscess...) it can at times be uncomfortable. Don't be afraid of the instrument. If you use tampon, you can handle the probe. ...Read more

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Would transvaginal ultrasound show a tampon that was forgotten?

Would transvaginal ultrasound show a tampon that was forgotten?

Most likely: A sonogram would likely show a tampon but that would generally not be necessary. You can just insert your finger into the vagina to see if you feel one. If you are still uncertain your gynecologist will easily be able to tell with an exam ...Read more

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How are conception dates determined from transvaginal ultrasound?

How are conception dates determined from transvaginal ultrasound?

Due dates: Transvaginal ultrasounds early in pregnancy measure the crown to rump length of the fetus. It is a very accurate measure of the progress of the pregnancy and importantly, when will you be 40weeks. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic transvaginal ultrasound hurt?

Does a pelvic transvaginal ultrasound hurt?

No: A transvaginal ultrasound is done by inserting an ultrasound probe into the vagina to better evaluate the pelvic organs. Lubrication is applied to the top of the probe to ease insertion. An ultrasound should not be painful. Some women describe a "pressure" sensation but pain should not be experienced. ...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. Michael Gabor
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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