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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Ultrasound pelvis: This exam technique is used primarily in the first trimester to give us a more detailed and accurate assessment of the pregnancy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience Gynecology
Vaginal ultrasound: A probe is inserted in vagina and pictures taken gives closed pictures of uterus and ovaries more details then oute side placed probe on belly.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Different probe: Pelvic ultrasound can be performed over the lower abdomen. However, there is also a vaginal "probe" which can be inserted into the outer vagina (abou ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
33 years experience Radiology
Depends: both types of pelvic ultrasound approaches are useful and which is better depends on what part of the pelvis is to be examined and often the body size ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Pelvic Ultrasound: You lie on a table. Gel is placed on your skin. A sonographer moves a device called a transducer over your pelvis. If it is transvaginal, a cylindric ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Doppler ultrasound: A doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to measure flow through vessels. When blood goes through a vessel it changes the sound waves in a way that will ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection: Endometritis is infection or inflammation in the uterus. After delivery or a D&C, this is what we call an infection, and it usually requires antib ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound : Ultrasound of the pelvic structure. This can be performed across the lower abdomen with the bladder full or using the vagina as a window to the uterus ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Mass of tissue: Endometriomas result from endometriosis, which is tissue that ordinarily lines the inside of the uterus but is growing someplace else. Every month it ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Anzalone
67 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy Hormone: Hcg or human chorionic gonadotropin, also commonly known as the pregnancy hormone. It is a hormone that is produced by the placenta of a pregnant woma ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Sheps
Specializes in Internal Medicine
A Doppler ultrasound is a noninvasive test that can be used to estimate your blood flow through blood vessels by bouncing high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) off circulating red blood cells: A regular ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images, but can't show blood flow. A Doppler ultrasound may help diagnose many conditions, including: ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Fetal health: CTG is cardiotocography , a device monitoring fetal heart rate and contractions during pregnancy. Also called electronic fetal monitor (EFM). Amnioti ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Surgical procedure that uses small incisions to insert a lighted camera and small surgical instruments to perform surgical procedures in the abdominal ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney ultrasound: It shows the shape of the kidneys but not the function. They may look normal but not work well. If normal however it makes stones, blockages (obstruct ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidneys: Both kidneys.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
"Keyhole" surgery: It is surgery done via small incisions and a camera scope. Temporary ports are placed to access the abdominal cavity. Carbon dioxide gas is used to ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Uterus: Adenomyosis refers to a disorder in which endometrial glands and stroma are present within the musculature of the uterus. The ectopic endometrial tiss ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Check terminology: "invasive" ultrasound is not a typically used term. Best to double check the terminology as well as to correlate with what question is trying to answ ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Trans =across/beyond: It is basically an ultrasound performed on the outside abdominal wall to see organs on the inside (as pictured here), thus seeing things across/beyond ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Mysterious: About 10% of women suffer from some degree of endometriosis during reproductive life. This is the material the lines the inner womb and cycles each m ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chronic Condition: Endometriosis is a chronic female condition where parts of the uterine lining (endometrium) sheds through the tubes and implants in the pelvic cavity. ... Read More
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