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How do you diagnose ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Ultrasound

Ovarian cysts are best evaluated by transvaginal ultrasound.
If you are young and have periods, most cysts are ok, though they may grow large and rupture and cause pain. If you have gone through menopause, ovarian cysts need to be followed more closely, since they may be cancer. Pelvic MRI is helpful in evaluating persistent cysts or cysts which may partially contain solid tissue.

In brief: Ultrasound

Ovarian cysts are best evaluated by transvaginal ultrasound.
If you are young and have periods, most cysts are ok, though they may grow large and rupture and cause pain. If you have gone through menopause, ovarian cysts need to be followed more closely, since they may be cancer. Pelvic MRI is helpful in evaluating persistent cysts or cysts which may partially contain solid tissue.
Dr. Thomas Foster
Dr. Thomas Foster
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Pelvic vs imaging

A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can learn more about cysts and their management based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc.
I will share this with subspecialists in radiology, gyn, reproductive endo and onc for additional input.

In brief: Pelvic vs imaging

A simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can learn more about cysts and their management based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc.
I will share this with subspecialists in radiology, gyn, reproductive endo and onc for additional input.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: US

Us is the easiest test to look for ovarian cysts.
The examination does not use radiation and can be done simply in any outpatient radiology office or gyn office with ultrasound equipment.

In brief: US

Us is the easiest test to look for ovarian cysts.
The examination does not use radiation and can be done simply in any outpatient radiology office or gyn office with ultrasound equipment.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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