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Diagnostic Tests for Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts: Diagnostic Tests

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Ovarian cysts includes:

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Ovarian cysts:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Ovarian cysts:

Ovarian Cysts: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Ovarian cysts usually are found during routine pelvic examinations. During this examination, your doctor is able to feel the swelling of the cyst on your ovary. Once a cyst is found, the doctor may perform an ultrasound, or a screening to see if the cyst is hollow or solid, determine its size and exact location, and see if it contains fluid or abnormal structures that help show its type. (Source: excerpt from Ovarian Cysts: NWHIC)

Ovarian Cysts: NWHIC (Excerpt)

To detect your risk for ovarian cancer, your doctor may want to do a blood test to measure a substance in the blood called CA-125. The amount of this protein is increased in the blood of women with ovarian cancer. However, some ovarian cancers do not produce enough CA-125 to be detected by the test, and there are other non-cancerous diseases that also increase the levels of CA-125. For these reasons, the CA-125 test is recommended mostly for women who are at high risk for the disease. (Source: excerpt from Ovarian Cysts: NWHIC)

 

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