A 32-year-old member asked:
what to expect when i get my ultrasound for endometriosis?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Endometriosis: The ultrasound should let you know if you have a endometrioma (cyst from endometriosis) in your ovary. It won't help if you have scar tissue or other types of endometriosis. Those can only be identified surgically.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Maybe: Ultrasound can diagnose endometriosis only rarely. Usually the implants are too small to show up. Sometimes, a particular implant is either big enough or located in a spot that is well seen on the scan.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Does endometriosis show up on an ultrasound?
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Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Not usually: Most endometriosis can be diagnosed only be visual inspection, perhaps with a biopsy to confirm it. Endometriomas which are endometriosis cysts can be seen on ultrasound but usually indicate more advanced disease.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Can someone tell me how to prepare for an ultrasound for endometriosis?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Ultrasound: You don't need any special preparation. If they are going to do a transabdominal scan alone or in addition to transvaginal, they might want you to arrive with your bladder full.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2013
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