Can u still have endometriosis or ovarian cancer w/ a clear transvaginal ultrasound? My doc says my ovaries are normal and my tiny cyst is gone. I have tons of pelvic pain & my mom has the brca2 gene.

Yes and No. Yes: you could definitely have endometriosis with a clear ultrasound, but would not likely have an endometrioma of the ovary no: it would be pretty unlikely to have ovarian cancer with a clear ultrasound and even if you did have extremely early undetectable cancer, it would not cause pain.
Yes. Endometriosis does not typically show up on ultrasound (unless you have a type of ov. Cyst containing endometriosis tissue/fluid), and ovarian cancers can escape detection on imaging until they are a later stage. You should see an oncologist about getting tested for brca2, b/c if you are a carrier -there are screening recommendations (and some preventative recs, too). Endometriosis seems more likel.
PELVIC PAIN. Endometriosis causes. Lot of pelvic pain but if your ultrasound is normal , listen to your md. Take rx for pelvic pain.

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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...
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How precise is the pelvic and transvaginal ultrasound for early detection of ovarian cancer?

Limited. Ultrasound, tumor marker evaluation, history, and physical exam have not been shown to be effective in adequately screening for this disease (even when used all together). This is a disease we don't really have a handle on right now. This doesn't mean patients who have pelvic pain or risk factors shouldn't be evaluated, but the tools available have not been shown to increase life expectancy. Read more...

I had a pelvic ultrasound and it was normal. Should I still be concerned about ovarian cancer. Still have occasional pelvic pain and back pain.

Yes and no. The negative pelvic ultrasound examination is a good news . The most important piece is risk factors . What risk factors do you have . Any family member with history of ovarian or breast cancer . Any history of gene mutation like brca? If you do not have any significant risks facto , you do not need to have screening for ovarian cancer . Read more...