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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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If tight and uncomfortable during Pap test because haven't had sex. Would you suggest transvaginal ultrasound to check fibroid or something else?

If tight and uncomfortable during Pap test because haven't had sex. Would you suggest transvaginal ultrasound to check fibroid or something else?

Need more info: If you have never had sex, there would be no need for PAP. If you have had sex then your experience at a future opportunity is likely to be similar to your earlier experience. The "tightness" is more likely an emotional response as fibroids are not usually associated with "tightness" ...Read more

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I had a transvaginal ultrasound that showed a 6cm mass in lower uterus near cervix. It states that the mass is atypical of fibroid. Whats this mean?

I had a transvaginal ultrasound that showed a 6cm mass in lower uterus near cervix. It states that the mass is atypical of fibroid. Whats this mean?

Mass: The description as "atypical for a fibroid" means the mass does not look like a benign tumor commonly found in the womb. Your gynecologist can advise you on the next step in evaluation of the mass. ...Read more

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Had a CT done told I have one 22cm fibroid tumor on uterus about a month later had transvaginal ultrasound and told it was multiple tumors about 9 CM is this possible? In no pain should I do anything?

Had a CT done told I have one 22cm fibroid tumor on uterus about a month later had transvaginal ultrasound and told it was multiple tumors about 9 CM is this possible? In no pain should I do anything?

Yes possible: Some times will have multiple fibroids as seen in different way as done in your case, if a symptomatic could be left alone by regular observation , and for other diseases. Speak to your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Should i see ob/gyn about this? Yesterday i had a transvaginal ultrasound to look at a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid in my uterus. Shortly thereafter, continuing to today, i feel a vibration inside kinda near my left ovary. Should i be concerned or is th

Should i see ob/gyn about this? Yesterday i had a transvaginal ultrasound to look at a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid in my uterus. Shortly thereafter, continuing to today, i feel a vibration inside kinda near my left ovary. Should i be concerned or is th

The : The best thing to do is call your doctor and inform him/her of your symptoms. You may just be dealing with a referred pain from the probe touching your cervix and causing pain in the area you described. Try advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen and monitor for improvement. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Would transvaginal ultrasound show a tampon that was forgotten ?

Would transvaginal ultrasound show a tampon that was forgotten ?

Most likely: A sonogram would likely show a tampon but that would generally not be necessary. You can just insert your finger into the vagina to see if you feel one. If you are still uncertain your gynecologist will easily be able to tell with an exam ...Read more

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Will a regular ultrasound show something that a transvaginal ultrasound doesn't?

Will a regular ultrasound show something that a transvaginal ultrasound doesn't?

Yes: Regular ultrasound has a bigger "field of view" so may better see ovaries that are positioned higher or things that are near, but outside of uterus and ovaries. Transvag us usually obtains a more detailed view of uterus and ovaries, which is why both are usually performed together. ...Read more

Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more