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What's the difference between cyst and pregnancy ultrasounds?

What's the difference between cyst and pregnancy ultrasounds?

same ultrasound: Same ultrasound just what it is looking for and what is found is different. ...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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How can you tell the difference between an ovarian cyst and ectopic pregnancy?

How can you tell the difference between an ovarian cyst and ectopic pregnancy?

A pregnancy test: The pain associated with an ovarian cyst can be indistinguishable from an ectopic (or tubal)pregnancy. A negative pregnancy test however, effectively rules out an ectopic pregancy. If the pregancy test is positive, an ultrasound is needed to be certain that the developing baby is located inside the uterus and not in the fallopian tube (which connects the ovaries to the uterus). ...Read more

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What's the difference between the symptoms of ovarian cysts and an ectopic pregnancy? Can I tell the difference based on symptoms?

Rarely even for MD's: Differentiating between ovarian cyst pain and ectopic pregnancy is difficult for the laymen/patient. Even trained GYN MD's have to have an "index of suspicion" to look for ectopic pregnancies. The biggest clue for you is a missed or abnormal period (lighter than normal) and intermittent pain. The urine PG test may even be negative. See a MD and obtain an ultrasound & blood PG test when that occurs ...Read more

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How best can a huge thick walld cyst of 10.7*8.2cm on my right be managd, I don't want surgery for d second time and I want pregnancies now?

How best can a huge thick walld cyst of 10.7*8.2cm on my right be managd, I don't want surgery for d second time and I want pregnancies now?

Most likely NOT: that cyst is too large and does not sound like a simple cyst you are going to need surgery because if the cyst ruptures or twists that would be very bad and you would need emergency surgery please see your gyn ...Read more

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Do Bartholin's cyst affect pregnancy?

Do Bartholin's cyst affect pregnancy?

No, if you have: An uninfected cyst- should not have significant impact. Please have your obstetrician evaluate you. ...Read more

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Does having a cyst on your ovary affect pregnancy?

Does having a cyst on your ovary affect pregnancy?

Typically no.: Corpus luteum cysts are practically normal in pregnancy and no cause for concern if <5 cm. Larger and/or complex cysts could be related to ovarian pathology (benign or malignant) and merit prospective monitoring with ultrasound and consultation with gynecology-oncology. ...Read more

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Can a tubal pregnancy be mistaken for a cyst ?

Can a tubal pregnancy be mistaken for a cyst ?

Possibly: Hopefully not, birth can cause pain and a mass, but the txment is different of course, if u have an ectopic and it is diagnosed early sometimes u can get im Methotrexate to kill the ectopic and u will not need surgery, other times u will need surgery, and with a cyst depends how big the cyst is sometimes u dont need surgery, sometimes u do. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more