Re: How is a Ovarian cyst detected?
Well that would depend on many variables.
Some cysts can be detected during routine pelvic examinations while others cannot be. I have had all of my cysts missed during pelvic examination.
Some cysts can be found during vaginal or abdominal ultrasounds while others cannot be. I have had more than half of my cysts missed during ultrasound.
Most cysts can be found during CT scan or MRI, however, these studies cannot always be accurate in determining the type of cyst or number of cysts present. I have had several cysts missed during CT scan.
The only manner in which my cysts could be found, diagnosed, and eliminated was via bilateral laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy.