CT scan

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I had a CT scan last week as my ultra sound shows I have a simple cyst about 10cms on my right side, it doesn't show any lumps or bumps, doesn't seem to have blood supply, it's round.

If anything showed up bad or serious on CT scan last Tuesday would they have contacted me by now instead of waiting for my follow

Up which is a week tomorrow but is two weeks from when I had scan done. 

I am seeing my GP this afternoon for another reason so he may have the results

But I just wanted to know if they would have contacted me if anything bad or serious showed on CT scan instead of waiting two weeks to tell me? 

I'm just worried! 

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  • Posted

    Hi Holly, If in UK they will ring you if anything serious shows, though a simple cyst of that size is nothing to worry about, sometimes they just go on their own.
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      Hi Laura, 

      Thanks for your reply! 

      Yes I'm in the UK.  I am seeing specialist on 30th to plan how they are going to operate ect. 

      So they would of called me if something else showed up apart from a cyst instead of waiting until 30th? 

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    They rang me to arrange other scans after my ultrasound showed a cyst, had CT, then MRI, of various bits, and they rang after each one with a plan.

    They did tell me at the ultrasound that I had prob had my cyst for years and would probably still be there when I died. It was followed up after three months to see if it had grown, then I was discharged. But I had a prolapse op, so opted to have the cyst removed at the same time, it was only 8 cms, they don't usually bother when they are so small, also the radiologist could tell what kind of cyst it was.

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      Thanks! I am just about to see my GP and hoping he will have the results. 

      So even though I got an appointment with specialist in the 30th January so will be 2 weeks after my CT scan they would of called me if cancer or something else had showed up ?? 

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    Being the NHS your GP probably won't have results yet.

    Why would you think it could be cancer?

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      He didn't have them but it was worth asking.

      Because they done the tumor markers blood test that came back all normal range but I know some cysts can be cancerous.

      My GP has said for me not to worry about it being cancerous at all and he thinks it's just a normal

      Cyst with having seen all my bloods and the ultra sound report. 

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    A "simple"cyst is never cancerous. The radiologists are so experienced, they do this all the time, they are almost always right as to what type of cyst it is. I wouldn't worry unless it's causing symptoms, it will probably just go on it's own.

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      I am having some symptoms - the only reason I found out I had it was because it twisted and caused me so much pain which I attended a&e for. 

      But if it simple cyst on ultra sound why send me for a ct scan. I think I'm just overthinking it all! 

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      Probably because it twisted. Even if you have it removed, it's an easy op to get over. Mine turned out to have grown around the ovary, so had both ovary and tube removed, plus lots of adhesioms from previous hysterectomy. Try not to worry, they're just checking everything out.

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      I will be having it removed. They said that 2 weeks ago when I was admitted to a ward once they found out i had a cyst that big. When I see them a week tomorrow it will be to say how they are going to do it and when. 

      am I just over thinking Thjs all with cancer? I'm only 23. 

      They done tumor markers blood tests

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    You are overthinking the cancer risk, but if course you are worrying. A twisted cyst can cut off the blood supply to the cyst, and it can then become dangerous, so surgery is the best option. They will prob use a laparoscope, and you'll recover quickly, age is on your side. Three tiny cuts that's all. 10cms isn't really enormous, don't worry, you'll be fine.

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