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What Does A Endometrial Mass Look Like On A Trabsvaginal Ultrasound
I just had a transvaginal ultrasound that said that there was a "5mm hyperechoic endometrial mass". Is there any chance this is a decidual reaction?
Sonohystogram: If an endometrial mass was seen on transvaginal sonogram this is typically followed up with another test that allows visualization of the area. A specialized sonogram called a sonohystogram is a simple next step. Some doctors can look at the area in question with a camera called a hysteroscope. Endometrial polyps or submucosal fibroids are the most likely cause ...Read more
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
TV Ultrasound showed 6cm solid adnexal mass but ct did not show it? Only Ct findings - fluid and/or endometrial thickening in uterus. Any explination?
Possible resolution: If there was a few days or more between tests, it is possible that whatever lesion that was seen on ultrasound resolved on its own. Ultrasound uterus and ovaries is sometimes a challenge based on intestinal issues and potentially what was seen on ultrasound could have been shadows of bowel. If you continue to have symptoms, repeat imaging in 4-6 weeks could be considered. ...Read more
Depends: Mass can mean solid, fluid filled (cystic) or something in between. Cysts look black. Solids are various shades of grey. Shapes are variable. ...Read more
A good question: For your gynecologist. Ultrasound is an appropriate test for endometrial adenocarcinoma but it will miss small tumors. A D&C may be done for therapeutic purposes, but is good for detecting adenocarcinoma if the sample is examined by a pathologist. Even so, a D&C may miss tumors because it is a blind procedure; or depending on the size and location of the tumor. ...Read more
Had D & C for 9mm endometrial thickening. Benign. Dr wants to do nothing except ultrasound in year. How likely is it that lining will thicken again.
Review pathology: I would contact your obgyn and review the pathology report from the D and C to confirm that no abnormalities were seen. Then you can discuss the various options. ...Read more
"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. ...Read more
Why would an approximately 14mm and growing subcutaneous soft tissue mass, visible and palpable not be seen on ultrasound?
US: Because it has the same echogenicity of the surrounding tissue. That means it is the same structure of the surrounding tissue ...Read more
What happens if the bleeding is only inside, I read that ultrasound can't detect, because it's not like a lump or mass. So how is it discovered?
I'm not sure: I completely understand the question. Where is the bleeding? ...Read more
Hard to be certain: Ultrasound is never 100%, but several findings are suspicious for endometrial hyperplasia or even cancer. For instance, if your lining is excessively thick for your age or if there is a suspicious mass seen within the uterine cavity on the sonogram, hyperplasia or cancer may be present. However, other findings can cause similar images on sonogram. Also, diagnosis can only be made with a biopsy. ...Read more
An ultrasound showed a my endometrial lining is only 4mm and there are benign-appearing follicular cysts. Could it be pcos?
Not likely: The diagnosis of PCOS can not be made on the basis of your ultrasound; it requires information on your personal Gyn and General health history plus some specific sonographic criteria and/ or blood hormonal tests. Your gynecologist or reproductive endocrinologist should be consulted to answer your concern. ...Read more
Hyperplasia: Technically endometrial hyperplasia can only be diagnosed by an endometrial biopsy. An ultrasound can reveal a thickened endometrium which may aid in the decision process to have a biopsy. Endometrial hyperplasia itself is not malignant but left untreated it could potentially develop into endometrial cancer. Speak with your doctor and see if you need a biopsy. ...Read more
Lipoma: A focal deposition of fat (lipoma) often does this. If your doctor thinks this is consistent with your physical exam then nothing more is required (benign diagnosis). ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the workflow of the facility. Some may have immediate interpretations, with the availability of ultrasound before the patient leaves. Others may not be able to accomodate the ultrasound right away, and might have to schedule it for another day. In any case, it is fairly standard to get an ultrasound to evaluate a mass, it is variable as to whether the US can be done immediately. ...Read more
No: If it is not hurting you, don't bother it. ...Read more
Had ultrasound an endometrial stripe thickness of 12mm was found and slight fluid in cul de sac. What does that mean?
Depends: The endometrial thickness has limited use in premenopausal women as it will fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle. The appearance is more important. Ask your doctor to interpret the sonogram in the clinical context of your unique situation to better understand if this is a normal sonogram or not. ...Read more
How would you know if the report of an ultrasound of a mass or lump description is concerning or indicates clinical correlation?
Ultrasound verbiage.: A Radiologist will often hazard at least a few potential diagnoses and/or suggest that more testing is advised in the body of the ultrasound report. But results always have to be put into their appropriate context by the doctor who ordered the test in the first place. ...Read more
I recently got an ultrasound for a mass on the midline of my upper back. But the results came back as no mass or abnormality. What is it then?
Dunno: Ask your doc what he thought he was looking for. ...Read more
Results of ultrasound showed "complex mass in the right love of liver measuring 3.5x 5.1 x 5.4 cm. What does this mean and what tests should be done?
If I had a ultrasound that came back with possible mass/polyp, repeat US at later phase in cycle. What are the chances of it being missed on repeat US?
Uterine polyp/ mass:
There is always a small possibility but that is rare. May also consider/discuss saline hysterogam for better definition.
http://www. Advancedwomensimaging. Com. Au/saline-sono-hysterogram ...Read more
Can you please help me because my last LMP was on 10th feb 2015. And in ultrasound dr did not find any sac. My weight and body mass increasing day by?
Pregnancy: You should have a gestational sac and fetal structures appearing by now, since a it's May! It's possible you may have an ectopic pregnancy. Get a HCG quantitative blood level, and repeat ultrasound of the filopian tubes. What your telling me is very concerning. Obtain another second opinion from an obstetrician. ...Read more
I went to my ob, had an intravaginal ultrasound. I have thin endometrial bleeding according to the result. What is it bleed?
Bleed?: Maybe endometrial linning. That is not a problem. ...Read more
Depends on where: From the point of view of anatomy where exactly it is will determine what it may be. Certainly a large lymph node may be a good thought. So it depends on what the doctor reading the study says compared to the throat. Best talk to you doctor. Also a CT may be needed to really see what is going on. ...Read more
```EM thickness: US is one way to look at the interior of the uterus, the endometrial lining. If it appears thickened, it can be due to both physiologic or pathologic growth. In patients over 40, pre-neoplastic or neoplastic hyperplasia becomes more likely, but other things may also be present like polyps. Usually a biopsy or curettage would be needed to sort this out. ...Read more
Hard to say: Without actually looking at the ultrasound, it is nearly impossible to say what it is you are looking at. I will presume that at this very early stage it may be the fetus. You will still need a follow up visit to see better the anatomy of the fetus ...Read more
What is a hepatic mass? Are they dangerous? My dr is sending me for an MRI cause saw one on ultrasound. I'm freaking out.
A mass in the liver:
Hepatic refers to the liver. Since you already had an ultrasound we can assume it's not a cyst. So if you have some sort of solid mass it could be something common like a hemangioma which is benign. If you have a history of taking birth control pills adenoma is also possible. All sorts of cancers can involve the liver. Definite diagnosis will likely require a needle biopsy of the liver.
Good luck. ...Read more
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