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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Call surgeon: please contact the surgeon who operated on you and plced the mesh.

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A member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Concern: Pain in the abdomen can be caused by appendicitis , kidney stone, bowel obstruction or adhesions, hernias and a few others. Get examined by the surgeo ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Exam: you may have an epididymis cyst, varicocele, or a testicular inflammation. Please get a second urological expert opinion.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
A couple: Umbilical- congenital,is common. If any prior surgery in the area, incisional hernia is possible .
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Other good tests: Early colon cancer is not easily visible on Ultrasound. CT scan is under trials to find out its utility. Right now the best test is Colonoscopy where ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Some (not all): An ultrasound of the abdomen is an excellent way of looking at solid-(liver, kidney, uterus, ovaries, spleen) and fluid-filled (gallbladder) organs; " ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Possible: A month is a long time, but the later in the pregnancy the ultrasound, the farther off it can be. The most accurate dating is within the first 8 week ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe: They should do an internal exam if the external exam does NT sh what they need to see..
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Pitts
27 years experience in Family Medicine
5 weeks: This is about the earliest that a gestational sac can be seen, but it doesn't say much about the viability or placement of the pregnancy. If it isn't ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
33 years experience in Bariatrics
Yes: An ultrasound of an area can detect an abnormal mass in that area and characterize is as fluid-filled or solid. An MRI and CT scan with IV contrast c ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: They usually refer you out for an ultrasound. Internal medicine is more likely to have it.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can be: Even though hiatus hernia can be detected by mri, cat scan, ultrsonography.It does not offer any advantages over upper GI xrays and endoscopy.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not likely: Fetus inside uterus and lymph nodes in abdomen not uterus.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
X-ray can help: Hello Sean, If there is a polyp large enough to cause an obstruction or large blockage then yes, an X-ray could definitely help in making the diagnos ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Around 6weeks: Usually at around 6weeks ,trans vaginal ultrasound will be able to detect heart beat and some other parts of the fetus such as the yolk sac and fetal ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience in Radiology
Not really: On rare occasions you could but ultrasound would not be the modality of choice. A barium swallow study called an upper GI would be best.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jean Jeudy
16 years experience in Radiology
US vs MRI: Generally MR is more robust than ultrasound (US). It has better spatial resolution and is also not limited by bone or air which causes artifact and sh ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: Like any test, a ct scan is incomplete without a history and physical exam from a patient. Most of the time the story from the patient narrows the cau ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Rarely: Unless there is an endometrioma (an endometriosis cyst) is present, it is unusual to be able to see endometriosis on ultrasound.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes.: Mri is an excellent way to detect blood. Changes in the signal that occur with time can actually give an idea how old the hematoma is.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Lipman
35 years experience in Radiology
Yes: Varicocele can be detected on ultrasound or physical exam. Varicoceles can cause scrotal pain or infertility. Choices to treat varicoceles: surgery o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Immediately: If there is a suspicion of an ectopic pregnancy, an ultrasound should be ordered immediately and done the same day. This is considered a medical emerg ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
More info: Each imaging modality can be optimized to help learn more about diseases and help answer questions your for your doctor and you. For example, ultraso ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maryam Shapland
16 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: An umbilical hernia occurs when there is either fat/soft tissue/bowel that is caught in the underside of the umbilicus (navel). Typically this is see ... Read More
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