Do abdominal/pelvic cat scans show ovarian cancer?

Computed tomography . Can often detect abnormalities consistent with ovarian cancer, but a specific diagnosis with only imaging, except in rare circumstances, is ill advised. The analogy I use is that medical imaging is like showing a stranger a picture of your family reunion. They can distinguish young vs old, boy vs girl, etc, but won't be able to point to uncle bob or cousin sue. Diagnostic pathology is needed.

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What could lower abdomen pain? Docs already checked for ovarian cancer and did a CT scan? I have IBS but going to bathroom just fine! Thxs

Colonoscopy? how did you get to the IBS diagnosis - did you have a workup in the past? Any changes in your BMs? if gyn issues are ruled out then a visit to a gastroenterologist may be in order. may be as simple as trapped gas but you should get a full exam. Read more...
Many things! Lower abdominal pain is common. Some causes: 1.Endometriosis, which causes pain around the time of your period 2.Diverticulitis, which is inflammation of a pocket in your colon 3. Gas, which is common in everyone. 4. Musculoskeletal problems causing muscle spasm 5. Inflammatory bowel disease. See a gynecologist or GI doctor for more help! Read more...

Mom 60. Abdomen CT shows has hypo dens liver masses no hbs afp 4.46 echinococesus <1:16 ca-125 >5000 is its ovarian cancer or not & on which stage

It is likely a cance. A high ca 125 leads us to look for ovarian cancer as the most likely cause(sometimes it is due to primary perotoneal cancinoma or fallopean tube tumor). The ct scan may show some intraperitoneal disease or pelvic disease including ovarian massess. But she needs a biopsy proof of cancer and then will likely require treatment for ovarian cancer which often includes debulking surgery and chemotherapy. Read more...

Mom 60. Abdomen CT shows has hypo dens liver masses no hbs afp 4.46 echinococesus <1:16 ca-125 >5000 is its ovarian cancer or not & on which stage?

Stage IV ovarian ca. Unfortunately, it is likely that she has stage IV ovarian cancer with spread to the liver. Nothing else would give a ca125 of 5000. She should be on biopsied for a diagnosis and be on systemic chemotherapy which can be very helpful in selected cases. Read more...
Depends on imaging. An answer to that question can only be determined by reviewing the actual images (staging requires visualizing at least the abdomen and pelvis). An abdomen ct can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist.Com in the next month for an assessment that would better be able to answer your question. Read more...

After a vagina and a top pelvis ultrasound and a CT scan doctor says the sourse of my pelvic pain is a left ovary cyst. Said that it should clear up on its on. With all three test would that been able to tell if this was ovarian cancer. I am 41 years ol

Most likely Cyst. Cancer much less likely. As you know nothing in life is 100%. The most likely diagnosis based on what is described is cyst. Depending on simple vs. Complex cyst it needs to be followed for a couple of your cycles till resolves. Cancer is much less likely. Read more...
No, but not likely. Cysts are very common and almost always benign. No imaging test can completely exclude cancer but if the ultrasound test showed that the cyst was a simple cyst than nothing more needs to be done about it and will go away on its own. If the ultrasound cannot say it is a simple cyst it is still likely benign but will have to evaluated further. Read more...
Pain. No imaging tests can definitively tell you whether or not you have ovarian cancer. The only way to determine whether or not you have ovarian cancer is to remove abnormal tissue at the time of surgery. Your risk will be assessed by your gynecologist by looking at the characteristics of your ovary, your family history, your tumor markers, and other information. Read more...

Had CT of pelvis, with and without oral and IV contrast... Ovaries normal- would something have shown if ovarian cancer? Also had annual OB pelvic nml

Yes. The fact that there is no ovarian mass is reassuring. However, there are rare cancers such as primary peritoneal cancer that may exist in the absence of a pelvic mass. . Read more...
Yes, normal appearing ovaries on CT would nearly rule out ovarian carcinoma. However, ovaries are seen in better detail with transvaginal ultrasound. Read more...

Mild painx2 wks on & off left "ovary" hip area-CT abdomen and Pelvis- nml- OBGYN pelvic exam nml- 32 y/o worried about ovarian cancer? Please help!!!!

Not likely. . Not likely cancer. So you can relax. Now the pain could be cysts, or many other benign reasons. I am sure your Gyn will keep looking and also consider seeing a gen surgeon. A good history and exam may pony to a specific condition. Www.Drlugo.Com . Read more...

32 yo- periods nml 7 days & heavy. Last 2 were light and 3-5 days. Preg neg- pelvic exam & pap 1 mo ago nml. CT of ab &pelvis nml 2 mos ago. Should I be worried? Could this be ovarian cancer or uterine cancer? What should I do?

See below. Being obsessed about cancer is not helpful. Take oral iron and vitamins to prevent anemia from heavy periods. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

OVARIAN CANCER? No period for 5 months now. Normal pelvic ct and transvaginal ultrasound in October 2016. No pain. Bloated sometimes. Not pregnant!!!!

Need to examine. It is very unlikely that you have ovarian cancer. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. You have obviously consulted a doctor and she/he would be in a better position to advise. If you are even slightly overweight, it would help to lose weight. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...