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Can A Bezoar Be Diagnosed With Abdominal Ultrasound
Bezoar: Bezoars are detectable as a mass lesion on most tests (eg, x-ray, ultrasound, ct) that may be done to evaluate upper GI symptoms. They may be mistaken for tumors; upper endoscopy is usually done. On endoscopy, bezoars have an unmistakable irregular surface and may range in color from yellow-green to gray-black. An endoscopic biopsy that yields hair or plant material is diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
A lot: Ultrasound evaluates the liver, gallbladder, spleen, aorta, inferior vena cava, kidneys and pancreas. It can detect fluid in the abdomen and often will demonstrate enlarged lymph nodes. Abnormal bowel loops from crohn's disease, appendicitis, and colonic diverticulitis can also be seen. Best results can be had when the ultrasonographer is given info about what is most suspected clinically. ...Read more
Solid Organs: An ultrasound of the abdomen is an excellent way of looking at solid-(liver, kidney, uterus, ovaries, spleen) and fluid-filled (gallbladder) organs; "not so much" for hollow ones such as the intestine. A ct scan often provides complimentary and/or corroborating information and is better for some solid organs (pancreas). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal US: What is your specific worry? Going to have it done, or something about the results? You can speak with your physician about your concerns, or post the question on HealthTap. ...Read more
See below. : Do nothing till you get the radiology report, then discuss results with your pcp. To guess the findings without seeing the study would be a grave mistake. "Black hole" would normally be felt to be cysts (or cystic) or blood vessles on end, but the size and number will need to be evaluated by the radiologist to come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more
5-7 days: 5-7 days. The earlier done, the more accurate. ...Read more
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