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Ultrasound results: large gallstone present in neck of gallbladder and tumefactive sludge. What is meaning?

Ultrasound results: large gallstone present in neck of gallbladder and tumefactive sludge. What is meaning?

See below: It means a gallstone is stuck in the neck of the gallbladder and preventing biles from leaving the gallbladder, causing the biles to clump up into debris, instead of being bile fluid. I would recommend talking to your physician regarding appropriate management. ...Read more

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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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Latest abdominal ultrasound reveals well distended gallbladder, fatty liver, mild gallbladder wall thickening.But lft normal.No pain.What can this mean?

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 more

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Would an abdominal ultrasound visualise Lymphoma in the abdomin ?

Would an abdominal ultrasound visualise Lymphoma in the abdomin ?

Depends:location,siz: Ultrasound of abdomen for lymphoma is hit-or-miss. It depends on where the lymphoma is (Behind bowel gas? Forget it. Near the liver? Possible), it's size, & many other factors. Ultrasound techs don't go looking for lymphoma unless they know it's there. Any growth / tumor seen may not even be lymphoma - other possibilities exist. Scans are not necessarily the best test. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Ct scan of chest showed kidney stone and swelling of abdominal adrenal gland?

Ct scan of chest showed kidney stone and swelling of abdominal adrenal gland?

CT: A stone is a very common finding and often is not associated with symptoms. Swelling of the adrenal gland is usually benign and called adrenal hyperplasia. Some endocrine diseases can be associated with adrenal hyperplasia but they are not common. ...Read more

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GB like symptoms.US-distal dilation of CBD 7.7mm.MRCP-mild prominence of pancreatic duct.Dense adhesions between GB & abdominal wall. Pls. interprete?

GB like symptoms.US-distal dilation of CBD 7.7mm.MRCP-mild prominence of pancreatic duct.Dense adhesions between GB & abdominal wall. Pls. interprete?

Need context...: ...for which your test was ordered. Also, your question is ideally & confidentially answered in the Concierge forum of HealthTap--would suggest you consider that route to your query. ...Read more

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"the liver measures 15 cm. The gallbladder is normal. - impression: negative right upper quadrant ultrasound." good?

"the liver measures 15 cm. The gallbladder is normal. - impression: negative right upper quadrant ultrasound." good?

Yes, good: I suspect there is more to the report, since the radiologist often comments on the sonographic appearance of the liver and the size of the bile ducts, but the bottom line is the impression: Negative RUQ ultrasound. This means there was no disease identified during this exam. Follow up with the requesting physician for more advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Us of gallbladder showed lower right lobe of liver grossly normal CT scan showed mild diffuse fatty liver test where 3wks apart how could it?

Different techniques: A gallbladder us is focussed on the gallbladder, not the liver. Mild fatty liver may not be easily appreciated on us depending on the patient size and acoustic conditions. A non contrast ct allows for measurement of the actual density of the liver and compare it to the spleen to better quantify the liver fat. Also, what one radiologist feels is within normal may be mildly fatty to another. ...Read more

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In my kidney ultrasound the result is normal size of kidneys with bilateral diffuse parenchymal disease,normal sonogram of the urinary bladder.

In my kidney ultrasound the result is normal size of kidneys with bilateral diffuse parenchymal disease,normal sonogram of the urinary bladder.

Not sure: what the question is, but there are numerous potential causes for abnormal appearing kidneys on ultrasound. Best to speak with your doctor about the results. The results have to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, the appearance on ultrasound is entirely nonspecific. ...Read more

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What does this test result mean: US Abdominal, RUQ, Epigastrium date: 6/20/2015, ultrasound showed " The liver is increased in echogenicity. ?

What does this test result mean: US Abdominal, RUQ, Epigastrium date: 6/20/2015, ultrasound showed " The liver is increased in echogenicity. ?

Fatty infiltration. : Increased echoes mean a fatty liver. Further evaluation and any possible treatment should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could a Hida scan and Ct scan miss something wrong with the gallbladder? Upper right quadrant pain. Normal lab values for liver kidneys and pancreas?

Could a Hida scan and Ct scan miss something wrong with the gallbladder? Upper right quadrant pain. Normal lab values for liver kidneys and pancreas?

Unlikely: While no test is perfect; a normal HIDA essentially shows that the gallbladder is functioning well. There are " quantitative" HIDA scans that are more sensitive than a regular scan. It is more likely that your pain is not from the gallbladder ( often difficult to exactly pin down, but you are unlikely to get improvement having the gallbladder removed. ...Read more

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What causes homogeneously reduced echotexture of the liver in ultrasound?

What causes homogeneously reduced echotexture of the liver in ultrasound?

Explanation: All tests , including US, required clinical correlation. It means that Doctor, who ordered your test and know your clinical presentation can give you explanation of this finding. It may be benign accidentally finding. ...Read more

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Ct scan reveals mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver.Galbladder is contracted-post prandial status pancreas is obscured by bowl gases.whats this?

Fatty liver: Hi. What was the indication for the abdominal CT? Elevated liver enzymes? The only objective abnormality there is the mild fatty liver (aka hepatic steatosis). The empty gallbladder is not a problem. The fact the pancreas can't be visualized well is probably not a problem unless the CT was being done to look for pancreatic pathology. Do you have type 2 diabetes? ...Read more

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Could an abdomen ultrasound shows constipation?

Could an abdomen ultrasound shows constipation?

No: Ultrasound is best for solid organs like liver, spleen, and kidneys and for fluid filled structures like the gallbladder and the urinary bladder. Air impedes our ability to see organs and bowel loops usually contain air mixed with feces. An abdomen x-ray would best show bowel loops containing a large volume of feces suggesting constipation. ...Read more

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What is CT scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast?

X-ray of your belly: Ct, or computed tomography is a special was of taking x-rays that allows up to see the body in slices. We use contrast, a type of x-ray dye, to better see blood vessels (iv contrast) and the GI tract (oral contrast). The abdomen covers from the diaphragms through the kidneys, and the pelvis covers from the hip bones to your upper thighs. They are done for mahy reasons, not just cancer staging. ...Read more

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Upper quadrant pain. spleen borderline size 12.1cm, mild bilateral pelviectasis of kidneys. minimal R-side hydronephrosis. peripelvic cyst. Normal?

Upper quadrant pain. spleen borderline size 12.1cm, mild bilateral pelviectasis of kidneys. minimal R-side hydronephrosis. peripelvic cyst. Normal?

Probably: Pelviectasis is a general term used to describe dilation of the renal pelvis, or collecting system of the kidney and, generally, is clinically insignificant. Hydronephrosis also refers to dilation of the renal pelvis, But has the added connotation that the pathology was caused by an obstructive process, such as a kidney stone or in your case the peripelvic cyst of Rt kidney. Unremarkable finding. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of abdomen?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of abdomen?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound of abdomen is used to screen and diagnose many findings. A complete abdominal ultrasound will look at your liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas , aorta biliary ducts and gallbladder. ...Read more

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Hello dr can you send me ur email address so that i can send you my reports regarding serum creatinine and ultrasound of abdomen need some guidance?

Hello dr can you send me ur email address so that i can send you my reports regarding serum creatinine and ultrasound of abdomen need some guidance?

Send thru HealthTap: You should be able to send these results through HealthTap. If you don't know how to do that, try getting some assistance from support at HealthTap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of abdomen shows bull's eye?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of abdomen shows bull's eye?

Bull's eye by US: Ultrasound images can be very helpful to clinicians: they are pretty easy to obtain, not too expensive, very safe for patients and often lead to diagnosis. When the bowel telescopes on itself, aka intussuseption, it causes pain and obstruction and quickly becomes an emergency. With the walls of the bowel telescoped or folded onto themselves it looks like a target or bull's eye on ultrasound. ...Read more

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I was never told I had scoliosis as a kid or teenager; but, found out last year I have moderate levoscoliosis. I've had back pain for 3 Mos. (had ultrasound of abdomen-all normal). Could scoliosis be causing the pain & why would I have scoliosis now?

I was never told I had scoliosis as a kid or teenager; but, found out last year I have moderate levoscoliosis. I've had back pain for 3 Mos. (had ultrasound of abdomen-all normal). Could scoliosis be causing the pain & why would I have scoliosis now?

Can cause pain : It might be simplistic to say you had scoliosis when you were younger and no one looked. Still I have seen over the years patients who developed scoliosis as they aged without reason behind it. Some develop because of spinal lesions. It is always a good idea to talk to your doctor and decide if more tests are needed ...Read more

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How is ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis done?am i asked to take my clothes off?i'm 17 and will feel discomfort naked

How is ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis done?am i asked to take my clothes off?i'm 17 and will feel discomfort naked

You will probably: need to change into a hospital gown. Ultrasound requires the use of gel on the skin, and you don't want that getting all over your clothes.Also,your clothing may hinder the technologist from being able to freely evaluate your abdomen. Only the area being scanned should be exposed.If the pelvic is transvaginal(it may not be), they will use a gel covered cylindrical probe inserted into the vagina. ...Read more

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Routine ultrasound of abdomen showed a dark spot with size 1.2cm.My CT scan without contrast is non-conclusive, should I have a CT with contrast?

Depends: Too many factors involved to comment. Ask the doctor who ordered the studies, or a specialist in the field of whatever organ the dark spot is on. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Mri abd prob focal modular hyperplasia & cyst (small) on liver. If md orders ultrasound of abdomen, what will it show that the MRI didn't is us needed

Mri abd prob focal modular hyperplasia & cyst (small) on liver. If md orders ultrasound of abdomen, what will it show that the MRI didn't is us needed

See below: Us may be used to confirm the cyst if the MRI was not performed with contrast. Us does not help further characterize the focal nodular hyperplasia, although it can be used for future follow up. It may also be possible that biopsy of the "probable" focal nodular hyperplasia was recommended and us is done to see if this nodule can be seen on us for us-guided biopsy. ...Read more

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Hi I want to know if the whole CT scan of abdomen with color dye or whole ultrasound of abdomen show Colon (if there are issues in colon)?

Hi I want to know if the whole CT scan of abdomen with color dye or whole ultrasound of abdomen show Colon (if there are  issues in colon)?

Generally,: ultrasound is not very useful for evaluating the colon. Whether CT is appropriate or not depends on your clinical picture. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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ESR level 36 age 63 all blood test reports normal , ultrasound of abdomen, X-ray chest and ECG normal but prostrate 25 gms but no abnormality, Possibl?

ESR level 36 age 63 all blood test reports normal , ultrasound of abdomen, X-ray chest and ECG normal but prostrate 25 gms but no abnormality, Possibl?

Non specific ESR: Mild increased ESR is common and non specific - it can be caused by inflammation or infection of any kind, by anemia, by pregnancy, and by certain drugs (EG, Dextran, methyldopa, oral contraceptives, penicillamine, procainamide, theophylline, and vitamin A). This test is more useful as a marker that indicates improvement or worsening of a previously diagnosed condition. ...Read more

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Ultrasound of abdomen showed 1.2cm dark spot in the right lobe of liver. CT scan done without contrast, inconclusive. Do I need a CT with contrast?

Ultrasound of abdomen showed 1.2cm dark spot in the right lobe of liver. CT scan done without contrast, inconclusive. Do I need a CT with contrast?

It depends: what kind of "dark spot" it is. If it is a benign cyst, nothing more may need to be done. If it is indeterminate, you may need a contrast enhanced ct or mri for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Have chronic lower back pain spreading to pelvis Pain severe on right side. CT SCAN and ultrasound of abdomen clear. Lower back xray clear.

Have chronic lower back pain spreading to pelvis Pain severe on right side. CT SCAN and ultrasound of abdomen clear. Lower back xray clear.

Mechanical Pain: It sounds like it could be Mechanical Backache. You have had the basic and important things checked. maybe see a Physiotherapist and/or Biokinetisist to try help with a physical approach. ...Read more

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Sept ‘17 my son’s bilirubin was elevated at 1.9 Oct ‘17 abdominal sonogram: normal w/no cholelithiasis, bile duct dilatation Then, two normal results, Dec ’17 and Apr ’18 Now it’s high again at 2.6 Can skipping meals/poor diet cause fluctuations?

Sept ‘17 my son’s bilirubin was elevated at 1.9 
Oct ‘17 abdominal sonogram: normal w/no cholelithiasis, bile duct dilatation 
Then, two normal results, Dec ’17 and Apr ’18
Now it’s high again at 2.6 
Can skipping meals/poor diet cause fluctuations?

Wouldn't think so: He may have a peculiar problem called a bilirubin transport disorder. The Dubin- Johnson syndrome is a rare but benign disorder of bilirubin transport that is caused when you inherit the recessive gene from both parents. It leads to unexplained bilirubin elevations in otherwise healthy people. Other issues would need to be explored but this is a possibility. ...Read more

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I’m a alcoholic liver cirrhosis patient. Recently have ultra sonogram and the interpretations are i) Cholelithiasis; ii) Hepatomegaly with evidence of?

I’m a alcoholic liver cirrhosis patient. Recently have ultra sonogram and the interpretations are i) Cholelithiasis; ii) Hepatomegaly with evidence of?

Liver cirrhosis.: Well, the term "hepataomegaly" means your liver is enlarged, which occurs in the earlier stages of cirrhosis, before the liver scars down and contracts. Cholelithiasis is the term to describe the presence of gallstones, but also means that at the time of the ultrasound the gallbladder did not appear inflamed nor infected. ...Read more

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My mumma has gallstones when eats food feels her abdomen distend & has sting pain in abdomen & has acid problem also.Is there any need for ultrasound?

My mumma has gallstones when eats food feels her abdomen distend & has sting pain in abdomen & has acid problem also.Is there any need for ultrasound?

Abdominal pain: If you already know to have gallstones and now develop abdominal pain with food intake at the ruq, you are likely have biliary colic. No ultrasound needed. It means that you are symptomatic from the gallstones. But, if you have prolonged abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, you might have gallbladder infection from gallstone blockage (need emergent surgery to remove it). ...Read more

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An abdominal ultrasound in 2008 showed no gallstones.How long does it take for them to form and could I have them now causing problems?

An abdominal ultrasound in 2008 showed no gallstones.How long does it take for them to form and could I have them now causing problems?

Variable: Small can be immediate! Some sludge agglutinates into a soft stone Large can be years. Recheck is a consideration with ultrasound since non invasive- low risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Ultrasound Of Abdomen (Definition)

An ultrasound of abdomen is used to screen and diagnose many findings. A complete abdominal ultrasound will look at your liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas , aorta ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of ...Read more