Ovarian Cancer Community
Does Transvaginal Ultrasound Rule Out Cancer
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to ovarian cancer, biopsy, chemotherapy, clinical trials, genetics, hysterectomy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, screening, and staging.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Does Transvaginal Ultrasound Rule Out Cancer


I have had a transvaginal ultrasound and been diagnosed with a 3 cm simple cyst on my right ovary.No free fluid was detected and two echo poor areas suggestive of two small fibroids were noted. I have had persistent gas and abdominal pain with change in bowel movements and irregular menstrual periods. My doctor is referring me to a Gastro consultant as she said the cyst wouldn't cause these problems. I'm concerned that i could have ovarian cancer. Is the transvaginal ultrasound reliable? I'm 38 and childless.
Related Discussions
1 Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
An ultrasound cannot determine if something is/isn'tcancer. The only way that can be confirmed is a biopsy, or pathology of the cyst when it is surgically removed.  That being said, your cyst is small and, if it is a simple cyst, it's likely a normal functional cyst that may well resolve on its own. The vast majority of ovarian cysts are benign. Given your other symptoms, a follow-up with a gastro doctor is probably a good idea. It would also be a good idea to have a pelvic & transvaginal ultrasound repeated in a few months to see if the cyst has resolved or , if not, has it gotten any larger or become a complex cyst. Even a larger complex cyst doesn't necessarly mean cancer, but may warrant closer follow-up.  Let us know how things go.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Ovarian Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Ovarian Cancer Answerers
667078_tn?1316004535
Blank
HVAC
Durham, NC