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My abdominal/pelvic ultrasound showed up negative but I have distinct abdominal swelling and low sharp pain and flank pain. What could not show on us?

My abdominal/pelvic ultrasound showed up negative but I have distinct abdominal swelling and low sharp pain and flank pain. What could not show on us?

Lots: It looks pretty well at the solid organs. Liver, spleen, kidneys etc. Not good at a lot of the other stuff like intestines. If get a ct scan. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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If an abdominal & pelvic Ultrasound did not detect a hernia, should I have a CT scan? (Physical exam was clear) ..I still have "hernia like" symptoms

If an abdominal & pelvic Ultrasound did not detect a hernia,  should I have a CT scan? (Physical exam was clear) ..I still have "hernia like" symptoms

Where?: Can your doctor feel it? That is still diagnostic for many umbilical, inguinal, incisional or femoral hernias, independent of any imaging?? Hiatal hernias are identified by esophagoscope, CT scan commonly. ...Read more

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Abdominal/pelvic ultrasound/ct negative exept small cyst on left ovary pain on my right side of my stomach nausea constipation/diarhea headache hurt every time I eat what's next?

Abdominal/pelvic ultrasound/ct  negative exept  small cyst on left ovary  pain on my right side of my stomach nausea  constipation/diarhea headache  hurt every time I eat what's next?

I agree with GI, but: A treatable GI problem is not out of the question. The headache though...Are you sleeping well? Do you clinch teeth when sleeping? Do you have panic attacks? If GI workup unremarkable, and they often are, then must consider"top down" approach. Anxiety and bowel function can be linked and called irritable bowel. Look up this and sleep bruxism. It's easy to treat if GI finds nothing i see it alo. ...Read more

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Would an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound at possible 5-5.5 weeks detect if a women is pregnant?

Would an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound at possible 5-5.5 weeks detect if a women is pregnant?

Possible: However, better to proceed first with a pregnancy test. If positive and patient is feeling well, and there is no past untoward history, defer ultrasound until 5.5-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pelvic & abdominal ultrasound?

What is the difference between a pelvic & abdominal ultrasound?

Location: Abdominal sono looks below diaphragm and above pelvic brim, sees liver, gallbladder, kidneys, pancreas, lymph nodes, blood vessels. Pelvic sono looks at gyn organs, bladder, nodes, vessels. ...Read more

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Continual lower abdomen aches and sharp excruciating shooting pains. Had blood, urine tests, pelvic ultrasound all came back "normal" any thoughts?

Continual lower abdomen aches and sharp excruciating shooting pains. Had blood, urine tests, pelvic ultrasound all came back "normal" any thoughts?

Multiple issues: Lower abdominal aches and excruciating pains can came from the musculosketal system. If there is pain to direct pressure and relief when pressure is released that is generally the cause. The herb jasmine has jasmonic acid which can increase the genes that produce glutathione. ...Read more

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Could a pelvic/abdominal ultrasound show something that was not seen on a pelvic/abdominal CT scan?

Could a pelvic/abdominal ultrasound show  something that was not seen on a pelvic/abdominal CT scan?

Yes: As dr. Macaron pointed out, ultrasounds are more sensitive than cts for finding gallstones. Also, pelvic ultrasounds (especially when done transvaginally) are more sensitive than cts for looking at the uterus and ovaries. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pelvic Ultrasound (Definition)

This is an ultrasound test to examine the organs of the pelvis, typically using either a trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal approach, depending on what is suspected, such as ovarian ...Read more