Can Adnexal Cyst Be an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Q: I am a female of 20. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 5 days back. Today I got a CT scan of the whole abdomen done. The reports say that there is a small cyst in the right adnexa measuring 14.3 mm and a dominant follicle. Is there any chance that it is not a cyst but the growing fetus? I am extremely worried. Please help.


Though it is very unlikely for the cyst to be a growing fetus, the possibility cannot be ruled out.

You may go for pregnancy tests to assure whether you are pregnant or not!

If a fertilized egg gets implanted somewhere else, other than the uterine cavity, such a condition is called ectopic pregnancy.

It may get implanted in the adnexa- the fallopian tube or outside it.

As in all cases of pregnancies, the body would start secreting pregnancy hormones as soon as pregnancy is established. So, you may get your blood levels checked for human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), the pregnancy hormone.

This test is very objective. If the levels of the hormones are not high, you can be rest assured that you are not pregnant.

Read here about the possible causes of adnexal lump  in your age group. You may also go through the details of follicular and luteal cyst of adnexa.

Take Care,

Buddy M.D.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Can a Cystic Swelling in Adnexa Be Pregnancy?

  1. YALWA

    I had an ultrasound scan and the result shows left adnexa cysts measuring about 2.3mm what should i do because am about getting married.


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