How do doctors test themselves for ovarian cysts?

A doctor that treats. Themself has a fool for a patient. They go to their gynecologist with symptoms, and listen to their recommendations.

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Hi, I am 33 years old. I have ovarian cyst 5 cm. My doctor said it is hemorrhagic cyst. What kida test can tell the cyst is benign? Thanks.

Repeat ultrasound. Ultrasound examination usually defines cyst of ovary as fluid filled. Sometimes echogencity of lining is suggestive of hemorrhage. Repeat ultrasound exam in few weeks with disappearance of cyst is definite evidence of benign lesion. If solid components are associated with the cyst tumor can be suspected. Then either other imaging such as mr or surgical biopsy might be performed. Read more...

Doc. In my first ultrasoud the result is I have a left ovarian cyst. But the right is folicles cyst. I chect the test TSH and T4 but the result nega.

Ovarian cyst. Surely your doctor has discussed what does or does not need to be further evaluated. If you are not satisfied by the information given, or if no information is give, find another doctor. All patients should be told what the results of examination and labs etc. mean. Read more...

Why would my doctor order me to have CEA, LDH, AFP, CA125, tests done for my 7cm multi loculated ovarian cyst. They couldn't see either ovary on t/scan?

Tumor markers. These tests are tumor markers -- blood tests that help determine the risk of cancer. Based on the appearance of the complex ovarian cyst the doctor must have felt that these tests were warranted to help determine the next steps in management. Schedule a follow up visit when the results come back to go over the plan of care in detail. Read more...
These are elevated w. cancer. If they are elevated there is a strong need to have a biopsy. if they are negative less of a reason. Read more...
Tumor markers. An ultrasound is a better diagnostic tool in assessing ovarian cysts. If they saw a cyst, the next step is to see if there are any abnormal biological markers that can suggest presence of malignancy. If abnormal, this would allow you to be referred to a gynecology-oncologist for further treatment. Read more...

As a doctor, do you think I'm pregnant if I got a positive test but I have a 5 CM ovarian cyst, & no gestational sac on ultrasound??

It is very possible. A positive pregnancy test without a noted gestational sac can occur in very early pregnancies. The ovarian cyst could also be a corpus luteum cyst of pregnancy. Read more...
Yes. the pregnancy test detects human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is produced by the trophoblast, which later becomes the placenta. An ovarian cyst will not produce HCG. If you are 3 to 5 weeks, the gestational sac is easily missed. Your OB will address the possiblility of a tubal pregnancy, and can confirm that you are not having a miscarriage by documenting a rising HCG level or repeat US. Read more...