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I have severe pain on my stomach, and the ultrasound and CT scan showed a cyst on my right ovary. I also have a endometriosis. Will the cyst go away?

I have severe pain on my stomach, and the ultrasound and CT scan showed a cyst on my right ovary. I also have a endometriosis. Will the cyst go away?

Depends: It depends on what kind of cyst it is and how big it is. An endometriotic cyst may shrink with certain medications, but usually requires surgery. Simple cysts frequently resolve on their own, especially they are not large. There are many other types of cysts and rumors of the ovary that may require surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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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


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Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Yes: Mainly if there is a complex cyst in the ovaries that could help prepare the plan for surgery. A negative ultrasound does not exclude the disease. ...Read more

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Managing Endometriosis (Checklist)

Be seen by endometriosis surgeon that performs complete excision
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Know estrogen decreases in the mid 30's and will need replacement
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Ask your doc about increasing period pain in mid 30's (adenomyosis)
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For severe period pain, consider presacral neurectomy surgery
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How helpful is a pelvic sonogram (ultrasound) in diagnosis of endometriosis?

How helpful is a pelvic sonogram (ultrasound) in diagnosis of endometriosis?

Endo dx: Only of there is a mass, ultrsound is very non specific tool. Laparoscopy continues to be the gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis be detected by a transvaginal ultrasound?

Probably not: 22y female asks if endometriosis, EM, is detectable by "transvaginal ultrasound". Since EM is a theoretical clinical disease in search of a diagnostic benchmark, the answer is "probably no". Let's see what the experts have to say. Pathologists I have spoken to have not confirmed that tissue diagnosis is definitive. Be wary of invasive procedures which incite adhesions & "EM" & IBS-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Sharp abdomen unsettling pain thats hits the back too. No pain killer has helped. Patieny has endometriosis but mild. Had ultrasound no stones?

Sharp abdomen unsettling pain thats hits the back too. No pain killer has helped. Patieny has endometriosis but mild. Had ultrasound no stones?

Further workup : Clearly further workup is needed. Not everything shows up on an ultrasound. Even though the gallstones were not seen, the gallbladder itself could still be quite diseased and that would require a different type of scan. Please make sure that the patient is seen again and carefully re-evaluated using necessary scans such as a ct scan or an mri. Do not give up until the cause is found. ...Read more

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Endometriosis, lost rt ovary 2 yrs ago, period started today 1 day late. Excruciating pain, comes in waves on rt side. Ultrasound 3 weeks ago clear. Er?

Endometriosis, lost rt ovary 2 yrs ago, period started today 1 day late. Excruciating pain, comes in waves on rt side. Ultrasound 3 weeks ago clear. Er?

Excruciating pain: If you do not have instructions from your doctor about treating the pain then you should go to the er to see what is causing pain and get treatment. ...Read more

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Had ovarian cyst rupture on 9/9. Latest transvag ultrasound & sonogram show no more fluid.No endometriosis.Why do I have pain especially when driving?

Had ovarian cyst rupture on 9/9. Latest transvag ultrasound & sonogram show no more fluid.No endometriosis.Why do I have pain especially when driving?

Endo & Ultrasound: Ultrasound can not diagnose endometriosis, only laparoscopic verification. You might have endometriosis. See videos on www.Mdv1.Com. ...Read more

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If I have a transvaginal ultrasound done and they still say nothing is wrong, should I push for a pelvic laprascopy? Have all the symptoms of endometriosis and have had tests done and dr's tell me see nothing wrong. Have very heavy and painful menstruatio

If I have a transvaginal ultrasound done and they still say nothing is wrong, should I push for a pelvic laprascopy? Have all the symptoms of endometriosis and have had tests done and dr's tell me see nothing wrong. Have very heavy and painful menstruatio

Hmmm, this can be : A tough one. Painful , heavy menses can be remedied with a trial of birth control pills or other forms of hormonal suppression depending on your medical history, etc. Might be best to try this before pursuing laparoscopy. Okay to ask your doctor about their opinion on surgery. Answer will depend on your particular situation. Don't be afraid to bring it up and one can also seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus itself. Painful condition which is usually located within the pelvis ; most ...Read more


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