Might dermoid cyst be confused with corpus luteum on ultrasound?

Not likely. Dermoid cysts have very interesting imaging characteristics based on their content of fat, hair, and frequently bone or teeth, corpus luteum cysts are much more routine and are cystic with surrounding hypervascularity. They may sometimes bleed and contain blood. They also tend to resolve after the period or later in pregnancy.

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Just over a week ago, I was told I had a corpus luteum cyst and my period might be late. My period just began today. Does that mean the cyst is gone?

Not necessarily. A corpus luteum occurs normally every month & is the result of ovulation. This happens every month in women who are ovulating. Sometimes fluid/blood collects within the space on the ovary where the egg was released during ovulation. This may/may not be noticed (pain). Most often than not, these cysts go away on their own & nothing needs to be done for them. Your gyn may do a sono to follow it. Read more...

If the corpus luteum cyst was broken how long till the pains is gone?

Three months, more. A corpus luteum is formed after ovulation, when the egg is released to be fertilized. It secretes estroigen and progesterone. If conception does not occur, it involutes and goes away. But it can gret filled with fluid or blood and become a cyst, which can take 3 mos to go away. It can grow and cause pain and have complications, like rupture, which causes sharp pain and need emergent treatment. Read more...

How do I know if I had a follicular cyst or a corpus luteum cyst.?

Unnecessary to know. They are two phases of the same thing. An ovarian follicle should rupture releasing an egg. If this doesn't happen, the follicle keeps enlarging turning into a cyst. The ruptured follicle is called the corpus luteum. If the escape opening seals off, fluid can accumulate causing a corpus luteum cyst. An ultrasound may determine which you have but it isn't important to know; they act the same. Read more...