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Abnormal Mamo And Ultrasound
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure sm masses Birads 2 breasts no suspicious masses dr wanting ultrasound report said annual mammo ?
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
Mammogram shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure small masses Birads 2 both breast no suspicious masses why is my dr sending me for a ultrasound?
Mammogram showed macro calcifications but ultrasound is normal. Family history of bc and uterine. Is a biopsy required for further evaluation?
Have fibrocystic breast disease. Ultrasound shows 1cm well circumscribed breast nodule and doc wants biopsy? Normal procedure?
Yes: Core needle biopsy is routine procedure for any mass found on mammography or ultrasound. It doesn't sound like it is cancer, but the reason you had the ultrasound in the first place is to see if there were anything that your doctor can't feel on exam, right? Now that they see something, you need to find out what it is. By doing a biopsy, you will know for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently had a mammo and sonocine. Sono came back normal but mammo cam back that I needed diagnostic mammo. Isn't the sono more reliable?
Get the mammo: If there was a mammographic abnormality for which they recommended diagnostic mammogram, please follow through. Ultrasound cannot always show what is on a mammogram especially if there are micro calcifications which are sometimes due to breast malignancy. Ultrasound is more helpful for palpable abnormalities and mammography densities, but does not substitute mammogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Almost all test and imaging studies have false positive and false negative results. Early ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect as the normal ovary often has cystic changes and varies in size during the reproductive period. Having said that, transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and perhaps the best test for detecting ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap smears: Pap smears allow pathologists to evaluate cells from the cervix (the outside or ectocervix and inside or endocervix). Most of the time we do not find cells from the endometrial cavity in the test slide because the pap smear collection brush should not go into the endometrium. Additional biopsies are required to evaluate endometrial pathology. ...Read more
Had transvaginal ultrasound. everything ok except of enlarged uterus and potentially growing fibroid (2cm).could doc misinterpret fibroid for cancer?
Mammogram shows macro calcifications but ultrasound is normal. Have a family history of bc and uterine cancer. Is biopsy needed for further evaluation?
Got letter Mammo and breast ultrasound normal benign and letter said return to ur normal routine screening mammo schedule means yearly?yes or no?
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense breasts Birads 2 Benign finding what does Heterogeneously dense breast mean? my dr wants a ultrasound is it needed?
Uniform dense breast: In the young female the breast is extremely dense and consists of mostly breast tissue. With age, the breast tissue is dispersed with fatty tissue so that over 35yo mammo can be performed and one can visualize breast tissue. In some patients over 50 the mammo shows only sheets of dense breast tissue with no fat spread interstitially. Here a small lesion can only be detected by ultrasound. ...Read more
Which is better for detecting ovarian tumors ultrasound or cat scan, my pelvic ultrasound said solid mass, CT said no mass?
Complimentary: Ct ; ultasound are complimentary imaging modalities. For smaller masses in appropriate location ultrasound may have an advantage especially if done transvaginally. For larger masses ct may have the advantage of not being blocked by bowel gas and being less degraded by large body habitus. More specific info in your case would be helpful. Size of mass? How was the sono done? Ct with oral and IV cont. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells with pap smear. I amscheduled for further mamo and another pap. The 2 togethter worrisome or coincident?
Mammogram/Pap: They are most likely coincidental. A suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells in pap are findings on these screening tests, and they don't confirm the presence of cancer. But rarely certain types of breast cancer can metastasize to the uterine cervix. You definitely do need to follow up and find out what these findings really are. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ultrasound findings , abnormal bleeding for 5 weeks..Endometrium thickness was 0.7cm uterus is diffusley heterogeneous calcifications both ovaries?
Dysfunctional Bleed: Abnormal bleeding could be caused by an endometrial abnormality such as a polyp or tumor. A hysterosonogram, in which saline is instilled into the uterine cavity during ultrasound may provide more information. An endometrial biopsy will likely be needed to better define the problem. Irregular bleeding may also be experienced in the perimenopausal period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a transvaginal ultrasound and/or pelvic ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes around the ovary?
Yes,: but not reliably. Regional bowel gas can obscure pelvic lymph nodes. Also the position of the ovaries is variable, and they may not be situated next to internal iliac nodal chains. So not seeing enlarged lymph nodes on a pelvic sonogram is not sufficient to exclude them. CT or MRI is much better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound on lump done. Report says birad1, tissue looks fibrocystic. what does that mean? ultrasound done 3x in 2 mths. Change of missing cancer?
Not necessarily.: The differential diagnosis includes ectopic pregnancy (life-threatening), miscarriage and early normal pregnancy with or without ovarian pathology (it could be a corpus luteum normal cyst). Serial beta HCG testing and a follow-up sonogram should help your ob/gyn reach the correct diagnosis for you soon. Best of luck! ...Read more
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