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A 40-year-old member asked:

what does a black mass from ultrasound mean?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
"Black mass": Does not provide any information with regard to the possibilities. In ultrasound we don't use the word "black". We use different language such as solid, hypoechoic, etc. To describe masses and possibilities depend on the specific ultrasound appearance, organ being studied, patient history, lab tests, and whether or not there is vascular flow associated with the mass.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What does an endovaginal ultrasound feel like and how does it make you feel?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Mildly uncomfortable: Endovaginal ultrasound is performed with a long but narrow probe that is slowly inserted after lubrication and barrier protection is applied. It is invaluable for assess early pregnancy and pelvic pathology in a minimally invasive, safe, cost-effective and reproducible way that has transformed obstetrics and gynecology. It should not hurt, nor last more than a few minutes.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Shouldn't ultrasound deep heat therapy feel kinda hot?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: It depends on the tissue density. The denser the tissue, the more heat is generated.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How much fluid should I drink right before my ultrasound?

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Dr. Steven Greenberg
Radiology 32 years experience
32 ounces: For bladder ultrasound and for transabdominal pelvic ultrasound; drink 32 ounces of water and be finished drinking one hour prior to exam. Cannot urinate until after exam.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How accurate are portable ultrasound systems?

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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Some are very...: Some of the newer portable ultrasound units have excellent resolution. Accuracy of diagnosis requires good resolution and the skill of the operator. This is becominga very important part of medicine as it is non invasive and able to be performed at the bedside.
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What are sonograms?

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Dr. Robert Phillips
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Ultrasound: A way to look at baby inside the uterus.

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