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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?

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 don't need surgery, sometimes u do. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my ovary that is 7cm if it ruptures how will it affect Me and my pregnancy?

Likely no effect: Most simple cysts can be monitored via ultrasound throughout the pregnancy and typically do not cause problems. Occasionally ovarian torsion occurs and surgery is needed. Discuss with your doctor if this is the type of cyst that can simply be monitored. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have nomal pregnancy yet I have ovarian cyst?

Is it possible for me to have nomal pregnancy yet I have ovarian cyst?

Cyst in pregnancy: Yes. Ovarian cysts may resolve in pregnancy. Some will persist.
They rarely cause problems.
Ultrasound can distinguish between cysts to worry about and cysts to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Can a cyst and fibroid prevent pregnancy?

Can a cyst and fibroid prevent pregnancy?

Yes depends: What kind of cyst and how big the cyst is and the fibroid is, most of the time a small cyst and fibroid will not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can cervical cyst stop someone from getting pregnancy?

Can cervical cyst stop someone from getting pregnancy?

I assume you mean: A nabothian cyst, assuming that is what it is, it should not cause a problem, on the other hand a cervical fibroid could cause a problem, please discuss with your obgyn as your obgyn knows exactly what u have and how big it is. ...Read more

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Help! There's a cyst on ovary during pregnancy, is this bad?

Help! There's a cyst on ovary during pregnancy, is this bad?

Probably not: Most ovarian cysts to not affect the outcome of pregnancy. Very rarely, a cyst will get very large and need to be removed surgically during pregnancy but even then the pregnancy outcome is still just fine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between ovulation, cyst, or early pregnancy symptoms?

How can I distinguish between ovulation, cyst, or early pregnancy symptoms?

By the time: That you have pregnancy symptoms - you should also be able to accurately take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My sister have a hypoechoic cyst of 6.81cm and she want to be pregnant can she try for pregnancy?

My sister have a hypoechoic cyst of 6.81cm and she want to be pregnant can she try for pregnancy?

Cyst: Get the cyst checked out first. This is quite big. It could be just a a good old fashion cyst, where is it located in the ovaries? If so she could have trouble with ovulation. ...Read more

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Does a baby feed off a hormonal cyst for the first twelve weeks of pregnancy or does it feed off of you?

Does a baby feed off a hormonal cyst for the first twelve weeks of pregnancy or does it feed off of you?

Off the mother: Humans don't have an egg like a chicken lays an egg, so the embryo does not feed off of any stored food. The embryo gets its nutrients through the mother. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy be mistaken for a cyst? On 5/4 I was 4 wk preg, the 6th I started bleeding and 5/21they said I had a cyst and no baby now I have + test?

Can pregnancy be mistaken for a cyst? On 5/4 I was 4 wk preg, the 6th I started bleeding and 5/21they said I had a cyst and no baby now I have + test?

Yes: This is complicated. An early pregnancy will have a cyst called the corpus luteum cyst that maintains the early pregnancy. Therefore the cyst is usually not the pregnancy. However, you can get a pregnancy on the ovary or tube, called an ectopic pregnancy and that can be confused for a cyst. Furthermore, certain ovarian tumors can produce pregnancy hormones and be confused for a pregnancy. See ob. ...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