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Endoscopic Ultrasound Side Effects
For about 8 months, the day after my period ends I get tenderness to the left side of my belly button, I had a CT and endoscopic ultrasound, normal.
GI related: It may be GI related , it happens with period related hormonal changes....food habit. ...Read more
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
Endo = inside: Ultrasound=sonogram=using sound waves to form a picture. Endo=inside, thus endoscopic ultrasound means performing an ultrasound from the inside, typically your stomach/gut, vagina, or even inside blood vessel, using an endoscope. It is a fascinating procedure. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On Monday I am due for an Endoscopic Ultrasound. However, today I was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Will this be a problem?
No, it is unusual.: Presumably, from the question, there is some disorder of the upper gastrointestinal tract. An upper GI series shows x-rays of the swallowing structures, stomach, beginning of small intestine. Upper endoscopy is passing a tube with a camera and seeing down to stomach, duodenum. If that tube can go into bile and pancreas ducts, ercp. If can also do ultrasound, it is endoscopic ultrasound (eus). ...Read more
Check it out: Ask your doc as may bay based on the particles of your disease. ...Read more
Both are the same: Both procedures require sedation and passing an endoscope(a thin flexible tube)through your mouth and esophagus in upper endoscopy and through the anus in lower endoscopy which is called a colonoscope.The difference is one is without doing ultrasound. Imaging and other with.Risks are 1infection 2bleeding 3(perforation) tearing of gastrointestinal tract 4reaction to sedation. ...Read more
How likely is it that I would have a perforation 6 days after an endoscopic ultrasound procedure?
Perforation: What symptoms do you have for you to raise that question? A small perforation is still a possibility. If you're experiencing any abdominal distress or any other questionable symptoms, notify the endoscopist who performed your procedure. ...Read more
Ultrasound=sonogram=using sound waves to form a picture. Endo=inside, thus endoscopic ultrasound means performing an ultrasound from the inside, typically your stomach/gut, vagina, or even inside blood vessel, using an endoscope. It is a fascinating procedure. Have ...Read more