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How often does ovarian cyst get mistaken for ectopic pregnancy?

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In brief: Never by expert

Each has its own distinct features by sonography , trained expert will not get mistaken , besides location.

In brief: Never by expert

Each has its own distinct features by sonography , trained expert will not get mistaken , besides location.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Shouldn't be often

I don't know of clinical studies that addressed this - maybe another doctor here does - my educated guess is that it shouldn't be often.
Remember most ectopics are diagnosed by combination of abnormal quants and ultrasound, so you'd need abnormal quants plus a cyst to mis-diagnose. The reverse, mistaking an ectopic for a cyst, would be more plausible.

In brief: Shouldn't be often

I don't know of clinical studies that addressed this - maybe another doctor here does - my educated guess is that it shouldn't be often.
Remember most ectopics are diagnosed by combination of abnormal quants and ultrasound, so you'd need abnormal quants plus a cyst to mis-diagnose. The reverse, mistaking an ectopic for a cyst, would be more plausible.
Dr. Gerard Honore
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