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Abnormal Pancreas Ultrasound
Recently blood test shows increased liver function, ultrasound showed pancreatic and liver cysts, what could this mean?
Cysts: Pancreatic cysts are of many types, some benign some with malignant potential. Liver cysts are less well understood. Increased lfts mean something--medication, alcohol, internal liver disorders--is causing liver dysfunction. Ultrasound is just a screening step for more tests, including ct, nuclear med, and other blood studies. Any cyst(s) in either organ may require a biopsy. ...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
Crp level <0.10. Likelihood of pancreatic cancer? Normal abdominal ultrasound (didnt check tail of pancreas) normal metabolic panel, cbc, abdmen xray
Gall bladder removed coz of gallstones. No alcohol. Liver function tests all normal. 2 GGT tests- 89, 124 IU/L. Bile duct disease? Need liver scan?
Latest abdominal ultrasound reveals well distended gallbladder, fatty liver, mild gallbladder wall thickening.But lft normal.No pain.What can this mean?
Why did you get US?: If lfts are normal, and no pain, why get us? Fatty liver means more fat stored in liver than normal, usually due to metabolic reasons - overweight, diabetes, alcohol overuse/abuse. Gallbladder wall thickening is a weak sign of gallbladder disease in people with pain or tenderness - in this case it probably means the gallbladder could distend even more than it was. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shadow showing on ultrasound of pancreas, all p.enyzme levels normal. liver function normal. blood results normal only high cholesterol. cyst?
Well: You must have had a doctor who ordered the scan. Call him and have him go over the results to be sure you understand the results. Have the doctor explain to you ...Read more
My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?
Elevated amylase (250) and liver enzymes (ALT, AST). Normal abdominal ultrasound & CBC. WHat could cause this if ultrasound is normal?
Thyroid ultrasound showed heterogenous echogenicity hypervascular thyroid. Thyroid labs normal. Any thoughts on what this is?
Ultrasound found mild extrahepatic biliary dilatation increased by 1 mm from last year; significance uncertain, increasing fatty infiltration of the liver, pancreas normal, doctor ordered endoscopy
Biliary dilatation: Depends on what else is going on. Need more details to be better able to help. ...Read more
Man 50 low abdomen pelvic pressure psa normal ultrasound prostate bladder kidneys liver pancreas normal .have symptoms of IBS blood urine test normal?
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 i exclude cancer?Urq disc.& floating stool.Had normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy(gerd/gastritis).
Sounds Good: But you need to discuss your concerns with your doctor/s. ...Read more
Would an abdominal ultrasound, amalyse/lipase blood test, reveal pancreatic cancer or even hints it?
Normal pancreatic enzymes, normal liver enzymes, normal CBC, normal ESR & C-RP. does this rule out pancreatic and liver cancer?
Why do you ask?: Why would you think you have this stuff at age 20? You've written about this before. You owe it to yourself and those who love you to get with someone who can help you out these thoughts out of your mind and get on with studying, getting job skills and experience, perhaps finding romance and meaningful things to enjoy. To be brave, act brave. You're anything but helpless. ...Read more
Blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.
Elevated LFT's: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (statins, Acetaminophen, etc.), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease (pancrelipase) sits.
Is a clean ultrasound of pancrease (pancrelipase) and negative enzyme test a good way of telling if the pancrease (pancrelipase) is ok?
I had an ultrasound done last week and the result was abnormalities in pancrease (pancrelipase) body. Having follow up MRI on Monday. Is this a cause for concern?
Concern: Regrettably yes. Most likely it will be OK. Hope all turns out well. ...Read more
Slightly coarse echotexture on pancrease (pancrelipase) ultrasound follow up with normal MRI results which one is more accurte had slight discomfort upper right tom?
Understand the opinion of ultrasound of a 67 years old male :theere is no hepato and mild spleno megaly .gallbladder,pancrease (pancrelipase) and kidneys are normal.
Mostly normal: The "mild splenomegaly" means a mildly enlarged spleen, which could just be normal for you. There are a huge number of reasons the spleen can be mildly enlarged and without other symptoms I wouldn't worry about it. The rest of the US sounds normal based on what you have typed. ...Read more
Would a CT with contrast diagnose a gallbladder or pancrease (pancrelipase) issue? Or are ultrasounds possibly an endoscopy better at finding problems?
US for GB, CT panc: CT is much better for pancreas evaluation because overlying bowel gas limits US visualization in most patients. Because 90% of gallstones are made of cholesterol, they don't show up on CT. Ultrasound is moderately better at detecting acute cholecystitis. CT is much better for pancreatitis or pancreatis. Routine fiber optic endoscopy has no role. Endoscopic US is not a screening exam. ...Read more
I had an ultra sound of my pancreas and it was abnormal with scar tissue. I also have a elevated alkaline phosphate level
I've never been a drinker?
Stay with your MD: Repeated mild Acute pancreatitis due to Inflammation, Infection, or other causes like oral Contraceptives/ medications, can, over time cause pancreatic scar tissue formation; aka Chronic pancreatitis which is also caused by chronic Alcohol use, Obstructive Liver/ pancreas diseases + more can all cause elevated alkaline phosphatase. Need to stay under the care of your MD to navigate to wellness. ...Read more
See answer: Ultrasound (us) certainly can identify the pancreas, particularly its head and body – the tail may often be obscured by bowel gas. Us is a good screening examination but ct or MRI are modalities that provide better delineation if your dr. Feels that they medically appropriate. ...Read more
I've had two ultrasounds done now and both times they have found a hyperechoic pancreas lesion measuring at 5 mm. Should I be concerned?
Concerned: Yes, until the doctors checked your ultrasounds and a hyper-echoic pancreas a second time, it is OK to contact your doctor and insist on more specific information and advice. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
25 year old gnawing pain in back where pancreas is located. Two ultrasounds 6 months apart showed nothing, full visualisation. Still pain, worry?
When should you ask for an endoscopy ultrasound to see if something is wrong with the tail of the pancreas?
I don't have gb attacks that come and go. Have constant pain everyday. Still gb even after ultrasound says normal? What next? HIDA scan? Pancreas?
US testing : Ask your doctor. You may need to fast. Ultrasounds often have problems seeing the pancreas. Ask your doctor how to proceed. CT scan and MRI are better tests to see the pancreas. I would not be able to tell you if that these expensive tests are needed without more information. Evaluation of the pancreas is not limited to the need to see it, for example, blood tests, stool tests or physical. ...Read more
Can pain in liver area be due to some other factor? Ultrasound of liver, spleen, and pancreas are ok.
Often when a person: experiences pain in the right upper quadrant/RUQ of the abdomen one is tempted to say it is liver pain...the liver is the largest organ in that part of the body. Pain in the RUQ can come from the skin/muscles of the abdominal wall (shingles, muscle strain), inflammation of abdom lining (peritonitis), organs (add gall bladder, colon, kidney) or "referred" from lung, ribs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an ultrasound done and the report read Pancreas is echogenic with a lobular contour.What does that mean?
Not to much: The echo texture of the pancreas can vary for many reasons. The amount of fatty tissue will cause the texture of the gland to change. As for the lobular contour, if the gland itself has no other issues, then that is the way it is. Many different things causes for the lobular contour. If the rest of the gland is ok, don't worry. ...Read more
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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