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What Is The Difference Between A Cyst And A Pregnancy
same ultrasound: Same ultrasound just what it is looking for and what is found is different. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Your physician: Should be able to distinguish between the two. ...Read more
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
My sister have a hypoechoic cyst of 6.81cm and she want to be pregnant can she try for pregnancy?
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
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
As far as cyst is concerned will it cause complications in havinga child? More over I was recently pregnant. And was diagnosed with a tubical pregnancy
Hard to say: Many women have small cysts that never impair their fertility, while some have multiple cysts and do. I would worry that whatever problem led to your tubal pregnancy may have injured the other tube also. A natural pregnancy may not be possible. You may need to consult with a fertility center. If the tubes are impaired, you may need to bypass them with in vitro fertilization to get pregnant. ...Read more
An ectopic pregnancy is suspected in the following setting:
1. A patient is pregnant
2. Hcg levels are rising abnormally
3. Pain is present on one side of the other
4. There is findings on ultrasound of a "mass" or cystic area near one of the ovaries
it would be easy to mistake an ectopic for an ovarian cyst if an ob/gyn was not considering an ectopic as a possibility! ...Read more
Check preg test: The easiest thing to do is head to any local pharmacy and pick up an over the counter pregnancy test. They are cheap and reliable. If you are pregnant please seek prenatal care. ...Read more
Yes: Ovarian cyst are hormone dependent. Most of the time we see growth during first stage of pregnancy when the ovary is the source of hormones for the embryo. At aprox 10 wks. The placenta takes over hormone production and the pregnancy becomes independent of the ovary and this is when we expect the cyst to shrink. Nevertheless ovarian chat should have close f/u during pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes: Any pelvic change or growth can mimic symptoms. ...Read more
1cm paraovarian cyst found on ultrasound after my pregnancy. What caused this? Should I be concerned?
Nobody knows: A 1 cm cyst in a 24 yo. Woman is not of concern assuming that it is a simple, non-complicated cyst. Paraovarian means that it is near the ovary. These types of cysts often occur without explanation and are usually of no clinical signifcance. A repeat ultrasound in three months and consultation with your physician is recommended. ...Read more
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
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