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Follow Up Breast Ultrasound For Cyst
Should follow up breast ultrasounds after benign biopsy be done at the same facility for consistency purposes?
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
Had a breast cyst monitored every six months. now mammo say it has undefined borders. going for follow up mammo and ultrasound. cancer likelihood?
Slight discomfort: Usually you get undressed from the waist down and lay down on a table with stirrups for your heels. A long, skinny, lubricated ultrasound transducer is inserted into the vagina by the technician. Once it is in the tech will move it from place to place, taking pictures of the uterus, ovaries and other pelvic structures. When everything has been seen and recorded, the transducer is removed. ...Read more
Pelvic ultrasound revealed 3.8 cm functional, septated ovarian cyst. Dr. said no follow up is needed. Should I be concerned?
Does a breast cyst always need a needle biopsy radiology doc just suggest to do a follow up u/s and mamm in 6 months to make sure cyst has not grown?
No: A simple breast cyst or cyst with a single thin septation is very common and does not require biopsy or follow up. If it has a more suspicious feature (such a internal nodule, thick septation, etc.), then biopsy would be preferable to follow up. If a breast cyst is benign in appearance, it can still be therapeutically drained under ultrasound guidance to relieve symptoms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ultrasound showed benign cysts with debris in it.. Doctor said come back for follow up ultrasound in 6 months.. Should i be worried?
Lymph node showed up on 3 d mammogram, breast is larger then the other one, should I ask for a breast biopsy?
I had a breast mammogram and ultra sound in august 2013. Then a biopsy for a fibroadenoma which proved not cancerous. Did a follow up routine mammogram and worried cause doctor ask to see me next week?
Difficult to: speculate, it may or may not involve the area previously biopsied. If you are very worried, call your doctor and ask what he/she is concerned about. Otherwise you will get an answer at your appointment. Most of the time these recalls turn out to be nothing of concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More information: Ultrasound can better assess if the cyst is simple, has blood products in it, or is a associated with a soft tissue mass. Color doppler on ultrasound further adds information about blood flow around the cyst. You should know the great majority of ovarian cysts are benign but your doctor can better know from the ultrasound if there is anything concerning or if a followup ultrasound would be useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a 6 month breast ultrasound follow up after biopsy adequate to look for changes in the lesion? Would changes have shown?
6 to 12 months: Most centers recommend a follow up u/s 6 to 12 months after a breast biopsy which was negative for malignancy. Some experts favor 12 month follow up. I feel it should be a case by case decision between the breast surgeon , pathologist and radiologists with the breast surgeon being the final adviser for the patient. Follow up sooner than 6 months would be unusual. ...Read more
Dimple, and linear calcifications in breast. MRI set for Mon. morning. What will the MRI show, as opposed to mammogram and ultrasound?
I see: you have a history of DCIS on the right, a lump on the left, and new calcifications on the right. If you have had surgery/radiation, then post treatment scarring etc... can look suspicious on mammo/US. MRI can tell the difference. Also, MRI is better at preoperatively determining extent of disease, looking for additional suspicious areas, and evaluating the opposite breast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Almost all test and imaging studies have false positive and false negative results. Early ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect as the normal ovary often has cystic changes and varies in size during the reproductive period. Having said that, transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and perhaps the best test for detecting ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I be worried about breast cancer? Breast discharge off and on from right breast. Mammo and ultrasound clear. No lumps according to OBGYN. 26/F.
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
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