• Ovarian Cyst Diagnosis and Tests

Diagnosis and Tests

Apart from symptoms narrated by the patient following tests are helpful to make a diagnosis of Ovarian Cyst -

  • Pelvic Examination: Routine pelvic examinations can determine the presence of Cyst in most cases. Usually, during examination swelling is noticed by the examiner.
  • Ultrasonography: USG of pelvis can determine,size, type, location, and composition of Cyst using high frequency sound waves.
  • Laparoscopy: This is a surgical procedure wherein the instrument laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen to visualize the ovaries.
  • Blood tests: Hormonal levels like estrogen and progesterone are checked. If suspected, blood can also be checked for CA-125 to screen ovarian cancer.
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