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Do I Need To Drink A Lot Of Water Before Abdominal Ultrasound
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
Good morning, i had an abdominal ultrasound which revealed lesions on my liver, suggesting liver hemangioma. But to be sure they want me to have a CT scan. I am scared. I am a 35 year old female, otherwise healthy, non smoker, non drinker.... The size of
No: The answer is not spicy. You should be instructed to not eat at all. There may be exceptions but i would check your specific instructions. ...Read more
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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
Standard procedure: The technicians training is focused on producing a quality study, like a photograph in focus. This may include figuring out how to get an image of an area behind a bladder or locating an elusive pancreas or gland. Though they may come to understand some of what is in the picture, their expertise is getting the picture, not recognizing all the stuff in it. The dr is trained to sort out the images. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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It will be helpful: An ultrasound help determine shape size and distendibility of veins, arteries organs and see pathology. So it will be helpful in the diagnoses of the portal vein pathology if present. ...Read more
None known.: Despite theoretical concerns, extensive clinical experience with prenatal ultrasound for the past 3 decades suggests extreme safety with medically indicated use of alara (as low as reasonably achievalbe) energy/exposure. Scandinavian study suggested increased incidence of non-righthandedness after routine prenatal ultrasounds - but larger follow-up failed to confirm this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: You should avoid taking any fluid (even water) for the interval recommended before the abdominal ultrasound. Smoking and chewing gum are also to be avoided. The reason is that these activities increase gas in the bowel and that makes it harder for ultrasound to see abdominal organs. Also, we want the gallbladder to be distended with bile and even drinking water can cause it to contract. ...Read more
Need more info: Impossible to answer accurately your question with the information provided. Data needed: 1) how big is/are the lesion(s)? 2) how long has/have it/they been there? 3) is it enlarging, and at what rate? 4) does it appear cystic or solid? 5) is it causing symptoms? 6) do you have underlying liver disease? 7) has a tissue diagnosis (biopsy) been pursued? Good luck. ...Read more
Wait it out: Babies do change positions during pregnancy so it could switch by next week. If it doesn't switch naturally, sometimes the OB can try a turning maneuver called a version to turn it., but this has some risks. If you go to full term as a breach expect a surgical delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could cause an elevated liver profile, determined by bloodwork? Having an abdominal ultrasound in 2 days, and I am scared.
Recently had an abdominal ultrasound and my liver shows the echo texture is coarsened and suggests fatty changes. Is this serious?
It can be.: In some patients, fatty liver can cause inflammation and create an illness called nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). It is possible for this to result in the liver damage. At this point, I would recommend that you try to work on losing weight if you are heavy, and see your doctor for further work up to be sure your liver is okay. Good luck. ...Read more
Could an abdominal ultrasound at 8 weeks be off by a month (month further along)? Fetus looks like a little bean & sac is still visible.
Yes: Better at 8 weeks is to have a vaginal ultrasound as they are much more accurate for dating pregnancies this early. A vaginal ultrasound should be off by at most, +/- 5 days, no more. Definitely not a month. Ultrasound is possibly more accurate at this age than is last menstrual period. If lmp and ultrasound differ by more than 5 days, doctors will use ultrasound to date pregnancy. ...Read more
Dr told me to do asap upper abdominal ultrasound 'cause basal insuline is high(38mg/dl).is my insuline level worring?which diseases increase insuline?
Insulin resistance: High insulin levels usually indicate insulin resistance, a complex abnormality seen with excessive weight. It increases the risk for diabetes. Rarely, a high insulin level can indicate a pancreatic tumor, if measured at a time when the blood glucose is LOW. in that case an abdominal ultrasound might be indicated, among other things ...Read more
I had an abdominal ultrasound today, I seen the babies heartbeat 120 but it said I was only 6wks 4d. I showed a positive test on the 27th of august???
What is the accuracy of an abdominal ultrasound in the first trimester? Possible to be off 4 weeks?
Ultrasounds: Nope. It is very unlikely that an early ultrasound is inaccurate by much, especially four weeks. The early ultrasounds are much more accurate in general. ...Read more
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