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How soon should you see a dr for borderline increased hepatic echo texture?

How soon should you see a dr for borderline increased hepatic echo texture?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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Echo (Definition)

An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more


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What does it mean for the endometrium: Normal thickness but of somewhat heterogenous echo texture and with several echgenic foci with in?

What does it mean for the endometrium: Normal thickness but of somewhat heterogenous echo texture and with several echgenic foci with in?

Endometrial contents: This means that the sonogram detected something inside of the cavity but that they were unable to determine exactly what it was. This is typically followed up with an endometrial biopsy and some method to evaluate the cavity. The two most common approaches are a sonohystogram or a hysteroscopy ...Read more

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Can hard prostate be caused due to BPH. The US G says homogeneous echo texture?

Can hard prostate be caused due to BPH. The US G says homogeneous echo texture?

Biopsy: A hard prostate should be biopsied regardless what the ultrasound says. PSA blood test should be done. You are 55.Good luck. ...Read more

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My mom's endometrium is thickened and non uniform in echo-texture. Thickness is about 14.4 mm. She is 57 yrs old. Is it harmful?

My mom's endometrium is thickened and non uniform in echo-texture. Thickness is about 14.4 mm. She is 57 yrs old. Is it harmful?

Thick endometrium: She needs to be check by a gyn. Is she post menopausal?, if so that is concerning and she may need a hysterscopy where they look under anesthesia an take sampling, as an endometrial biopsy at this age may not be adequate. Even if still premenopausal that is a thick endometrium and irregualr, Need gyn follow up soon. ...Read more

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My uncle is 56 years. His prostate weight is 42 gm. Ultra sound says homogeneous echo texture is seen. How much dangerous it is?

My uncle is 56 years. His prostate weight is 42 gm. Ultra sound says homogeneous echo texture is seen. How much dangerous it is?

Not dangerous: Homogeneous texture is normal. He may still need treatment for symptoms of the reason he had the ultrasound in the first place. ...Read more

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What course of action is typically taken when the thyroid gland has a coarse echo-texture?

What course of action is typically taken when the thyroid gland has a coarse echo-texture?

"Coarse Echo Texture: Simply means "NOT SMOOTH" and the treatment depends upon whether the thyroid is ENLARGED or not!

Hope this helps!
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My thyroid lobes measure 3.37cm and 3.33cm is that normal? And it's heterogeneous echo texture!

My thyroid lobes measure 3.37cm and 3.33cm is that normal? And it's heterogeneous echo texture!

Need more info?: Why did you have your Thyroid checked in the first place? We advise people not to do a test unless it is clearly indicated, i.e you are looking for a cause for a symptom or medical complaint. Otherwise we end up finding things (like your report) which may not matter, yet provoke much unnecessary anxiety.
Your Thyroid gland is fine....it is normal report. Your doctor should have already told you so. ...Read more

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US of thyroid diffusely heterogeneous with multiple sub-centimeter nodules, 6mm isthmus, index nodules mixed echo-texture, what does this mean?

Multinodular goiter: No undue risk of cancer. Should get blood tests to make sure not hypo or hyperthyroid.

Recheck ultrasound in ~ 1 year to make sure no change in size of nodule (s). ...Read more

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Recently had an abdominal ultrasound and my liver shows the echo texture is coarsened and suggests fatty changes. Is this serious?

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

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My doctor said I had some increased echo texture on both of my kidneys. The blood work shows they are working normal what does this mean?

My doctor said I had some increased echo texture on both of my kidneys. The blood work shows they are working normal what does this mean?

Echotexture: This is a very subjective and can be both an instrument and tech dependent thing but should be followed up. Your blood work would not change for the worse until the reserve function ran dry. ...Read more

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What is this slight heterogeneity to echo texture of thyroid parenchtma but no nodules detected. Thyroid ultrasound done 1-8-15?

What is this slight heterogeneity to echo texture of thyroid parenchtma but no nodules detected. Thyroid ultrasound done 1-8-15?

Nonspecific: But this finding can be seen in thyroid diseases such as goiter (enlarged thyroid) and thyroid inflammation (thyroiditis). It can very often just be a normal finding. The ultrasound exam has to be correlated with your clinical exam and thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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36 years male born with hep B. 2007 liver biopsy showed minimal to no inflammation. I did 2 US in 2011 and 2014 show coarse heterogeneous echo texture?

36 years male born with hep B. 2007 liver biopsy showed minimal to no inflammation. I did 2 US in 2011 and 2014 show coarse heterogeneous echo texture?

Hep B: How are your Liver function test. Might also get Hep B DNA levels as well. If all that is normal then simply monitor liver function test and repeat US after few months. Did you receive any treatment for Hep B after initial diagnosis if so for how long? Any questions see a goof hepatologist (liver doc) ...Read more

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The abd ultrasound show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and midly prominent veins in splenic hilum.?

The abd ultrasound show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and midly prominent veins in splenic hilum.?

Ultrasound report: There will always be variability in looking at abdominal ultrasounds from one person to another. The detail you provided was just language used to describe subtle differences in what was being seen in your case compared to someone else's. There was nothing in that description that was alarming. ...Read more

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The abd ultras show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and a few prominent blood vessels in splenic hives?

The abd ultras show everything normal, liver normal size but minimal heterogeneity in echo texture and a few prominent blood vessels in splenic hives?

Probably normal: Ultrasound findings. Ask the doctor who ordered the test to review the ultrasound results with you in relation to your medical history, physical exam ; blood tests. ...Read more

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Thyroid antibodies blood- 10 000 Thyroid ultrasound- right and left lobe gland slightly coarse in echo texture. Few tiny colloid cysts bilateral. Right lobe 18x14x40mm. Left lobe 16x15x53mm.

Thyroid antibodies blood- 10 000 Thyroid ultrasound- right and left lobe gland slightly coarse in echo texture. Few tiny colloid cysts bilateral. Right lobe 18x14x40mm. Left lobe 16x15x53mm.

Hashimoto's: Sounds like Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Although in the initial phase there can be fluctuation of thyroid hormone levels in this disease, over the long run, you will likely need thyroid hormone replacement. Please see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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