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Can A Transvaginal Or Pelvic Ultrasound Pick Up Cervical Cancer
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
Only if large: Cervical cancer can be microscopic (very early) or large with a tumor that you can feel on pelvic examination as well as see on ultrasound. So, it can miss a lot in between. It is NOT a good tool to use for screening for cervical cancer. But sometimes it can help to evaluate or look at the upper cervix to see if it is enlarged. The lower cervix a doctor can seen clearly when you get a pelvic exam ...Read more
Only if advanced: A pap smear is the best way to screen for cervical cancer. A biopsy of the cervix is the way to diagnose cervical cancer or precancerous cells. Most abnormal cells on the cervix are precancerous, only a few are actual cancer when found. Most cervical cancers are early and small, so aren't seen by an ultrasound. An ultrasound could only see cervical cancer if it was causing a large mass. ...Read more
How long does it take 4 abnormal cells to turn into cervical cancer? 22, had ultrasound 1 yr agopap every 6mnths nothing there just abnormal cells.
Possibly.: A pelvic ultrasound could give valuable information regarding anatomic abnormalities in the ovaries (changes in size / shape and cystic versus solid nature of mass lesions). Us is a common test in the initial workup of gynecologic tumors. In order to prove a diagnosis of malignancy, cells or fluid or tissue would need to be sampled from the ovary or pelvis or abdomen and then studied in a lab. ...Read more
Usually yes: Uterine fibroids are overwhelmingly benign growths that arise from the uterus (there is a very rare possibility of these changing into cancer). Ultrasound can usually differentiate these from cancer of the ovary or of the uterine cavity. Sometimes MRI is used when there is a question. ...Read more
My 77yr old mom had a pelvic ultrasound & they found fluid & referred her to a gyno. Doc mentioned cancer. What are they looking for? Is it treatable?
Waiting on Medicine: I understand it is frustrating to wait, but there is nothing to comment on here until the tests are completed and the diagnosis is known. And, of course until the diagnosis is known there is no way to predict what treatment will be needed. I would imagine the doctor is looking for all kinds of cancers and also liver issues, and other organ problems. The doctor will have her full medical history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a pelvic ultrasound and it was normal. Should i still be concerned about ovarian cancer. Still have occasional pelvic pain and back pain.
Yes and no: The negative pelvic ultrasound examination is a good news . The most important piece is risk factors . What risk factors do you have . Any family member with history of ovarian or breast cancer . Any history of gene mutation like brca? If you do not have any significant risks facto , you do not need to have screening for ovarian cancer ...Read more
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