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What does a myometrium of heterogeneous echo pattern mean?

What does a myometrium of heterogeneous echo pattern mean?

Usually nothing: This is simply describing the echos of the soundwaves used fro the ultrasound. It generally has no clinical significance. Some radiologists believe this may suggest adenomyosis, but the association is very poor. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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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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TVS done 7thday of Period. Myometrium show heterogeneous echoes with multiple small bright spots. Color Dopler show increased vascularity in myometrium?

TVS done 7thday of Period. Myometrium show heterogeneous echoes with multiple small bright spots. Color Dopler show increased vascularity in myometrium?

Adenomyosis?: Why did you have TV ultrasound? - Pain / Heavy Bleeding? Be on results it can be due to Adenomyosis - a condition in which endometrial tissue grows into the muscle layer of your uterus. If that is what radiologist thinks, you may need an MRI to confirm it. Take Care! ...Read more

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Hello, my girlfriend diagnosed with enlarged thyroid gland with heterogeneous echo pattern consider thyroid parenchymal disease, what does that mean?

Hello, my girlfriend diagnosed with enlarged thyroid gland with heterogeneous echo pattern consider thyroid parenchymal disease, what does that mean?

Thyroid big: 24 M from Philippines states girlfriend has enlarged thyroid with echo showing scatter suggestive of thyroid disease. This means she has an enlarged thyroid. But the cause cannot be determined. She needs to see a thyroid specialist/endocrinologist to figure out what is going on. They will know what is the most likely prob in your part of the world and how to best evaluate and treat her if needed. ...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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Both lobes demonstrate a mildly heterogeneous echo pattern. Right mid love complex solid mixed echo solid nodule demonstrating calcification and increased vascularity. Measures 2.8 cm x 1.7x1.7cm Bloodwork came back with a thyroglobulin of 251 all other b

Both lobes demonstrate a mildly heterogeneous echo pattern. Right mid love complex solid mixed echo solid nodule demonstrating calcification and increased vascularity. Measures 2.8 cm x 1.7x1.7cm Bloodwork came back with a thyroglobulin of 251 all other b

Biopsy: If thyroid hormones are normal, I woulf proceed with an ultrasound guided biopsy. The growth is large so shouldn't be a difficult biopsy. Chance of cancer is approximately 5%. Low risk but should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Tsh 6.0, T4 normal, heterogeneous echo, no nodules, chronic high ANA (23 yrs no sle) thyroglob. 67, no thyroid antib., sister w/thyroid c. Next steps?

Tsh 6.0, T4 normal, heterogeneous echo, no nodules, chronic high ANA (23 yrs no sle) thyroglob. 67, no thyroid antib., sister w/thyroid c. Next steps?

Endocrinologis: If TSH is high and gland is enlarge, your doctor might want to give you treatment, with thyroid hoimone to normalize the TSH and reduce the size of the gland, the fact that you have a positive ANA, should not change the decision.. There are familial thyroid cancers that are part of syndromes called familial men for multiple endocrine neoplasia. Discuss it with md. ...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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Had a ultrasound done and my report says thAt thyroid lobes demonstrate a very heterogeneous appear. No module increased echo and is familiar to sur st?

Had a ultrasound done and my report says thAt thyroid lobes demonstrate a very heterogeneous appear. No module increased echo and is familiar to sur st?

Thyroid U/S: Hi. Why was the thyroid ultrasound done? Your gland sounds characteristic of an autoimmune gland (Usually Hashimoto's, but also seen in Graves'). Has your doc checked TPO and thyroglobulin antibodies? Not a bad idea. How is your thyroid function? Your last sentence is unclear..."familiar to sur st"? I get "module" is nodule. WTF is "sur st"? Ah, guessing...keeps medicine interesting! Good luck! ...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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Diagnosed grossly hypothyroid /hashimoto, feeling worse as weeks go by, ultrasound scan reads thyroid demonstrates a heterogenous nodular echo texture?

Diagnosed grossly hypothyroid /hashimoto, feeling worse as weeks go by, ultrasound scan reads thyroid demonstrates a heterogenous nodular echo texture?

Seek help: This could be a result of acute inflammation crisis as you may need steroids and other anti inflammatory medications it is important to seek endocrinology opinion. ...Read more

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What is an echo test?

Sounds waves: Sounds waves are bounced over the organ being studied to get the outline on the viewing screen. ...Read more

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Echo cardiograph report! 10 points!?

Echo cardiograph report! 10 points!?

Echocardiography: What is the question? Echo is noninvasive ultrasound study of the heart. It tells us about the heart valves, chamber sizes, any clots, vegetations, tumors, septal thickening, wall motion, function of the ventricles (heart failure). Also special studies can detect septal defects. ...Read more

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If I am marfanoid, should I get an echo?

If I am marfanoid, should I get an echo?

Yes: People with Marfan syndrome are at risk for serious valvular and vascular abnormalities. If you are simply "marfanoid" you need to be evaluated to determine if you may have Marfan syndrome. ...Read more

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Is LVPW thickening 24.3% normal. How is this interpreted on an echo?

Is LVPW thickening 24.3% normal. How is this interpreted on an echo?

Complex Question.: We need to see the echocardiogram report & go over any symptoms that you might be experiencing in order to interpret the echocardiogram IN CONTEXT. (An isolated number rarely means anything). The LV Posterior Wall (LVPW) % thickening is an "M-mode" measurement that compares LVPW thickness in systole vs diastole. 24% to 80% thinning is considered to be within reference. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD. ...Read more

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Is a resting cardio echo accurate?

Is a resting cardio echo accurate?

Typically: Loaded question and depends on what finding you are referring to. There are other tests that may be more accurate but not always indicated. Such as a cardiac MR. Depending on what you are looking for an echocardiogram is usually a good first test and depending on the results you may not need to perform further testing ...Read more

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What are internal echos in a cyst?

What are internal echos in a cyst?

Internal echoes: It means that the fluid is not homogenous. When the ultrasound beam passes thru fluid (or anything), a part of it bounces back or 'echoes' if it encounters something else. It is works exactly like sonar works over a body of water. So internal echoes in cyst fluid could be due to debris or blood mixed in with the fluid, or other things. ...Read more

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What is multiple echoes in the cyst?

What is multiple echoes in the cyst?

Criss-crossed: All true cysts are abnormal, epithelially-lined, closed, fluid-filled structures. Some are tumors, some are developmental problems, some have other causes. If there are multiple echoes, the cyst is crisscrossed by sometime, perhaps sheets that may make it harder to aspirate the contents all at once; it may be a group of many little cysts. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the echo showed pfo?

What does it mean if the echo showed pfo?

Patent foramen ovale: This is a congenital opening between the right and left atria of the heart. It normally closes at birth, but stay open in some patients and may need to be closed with a device by a cardiologist or closed surgically by a cardiac surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I interpret echo-cardiogram results?

How do I interpret echo-cardiogram results?

You shouldn't: To understand what echocardiographic results mean to an individual patient requires the participation of a physician who understands echocardiography and who also knows the patient. ...Read more

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What does an ef= 45-50% on an echo-cardiogram mean?

What does an ef= 45-50% on an echo-cardiogram mean?

Lower than normal: Normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ranges from 55-70%. LVEF of 65, for example, means that 65% of the total amount of blood in the left ventricle is pumped out with each heartbeat. LVEF may be lower when the heart muscle has become damaged due to a heart attack, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), or other causes. ...Read more

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I have a question about echo-cardiogram--who needs it?

I have a question about echo-cardiogram--who needs it?

Echo: An echocardiogram is a study which helps a physician see the structure of the heart and its function. It is done by applying gel on your chest and then placing a wand on the chest (just like when a woman gets an ultrasound when pregnant). It is usally performed in people in whom the physician suspects congenital heart defects, chf, or other heart abnormalities. ...Read more

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Do you need echo to evaluate mild tricuspis regurgitiation?

Do you need echo to evaluate mild tricuspis regurgitiation?

Yes: Tricuspid regurgitation is a systolic murmur that is usually not well heard on physical exam (unless it is of a severe degree). An echocardiogram is an ultrasound which allows cardiologist to view your heart structures and function. It will help determine both the degree of tricuspid regurgitation and possibly why. Of note, many people have a mild degree of physiologic tr (normal). ...Read more

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Can you please define normal velocity of blood as measured in echo test?

Can you please define normal velocity of blood as measured in echo test?

Variable: The velocity of blood through the heart is different at different locations. Velocity is affected by numerous conditions such as underlying heart function, dehydrated state, anemia, and narrowing of the heart valves.
To provide some values for more commonly measures: the velocity across the aortic valve will typically be less than 1.5-1.7 m/s and across the pulmonic valve less than 1-1.2m/s. ...Read more

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Is it compulsory to do an echo test if you know it's a Down syndrome baby?

Is it compulsory to do an echo test if you know it's a Down syndrome baby?

No but recommended: Because many babies with down's syndrome also have cardiac or other anomalies, it is recommended to screen for those abnormalities in order to be prepared for the inherent problems at the time of delivery. ...Read more

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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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What is a heterogeneous natured cyst and should I be worried that it's grown in size?

What is a heterogeneous natured cyst and should I be worried that it's grown in size?

Yeah, a concern: Regular structures are generally not problems. Uniform and regular fluid filled sacs can be due to many reasons. Cancer or infection are not likely to be included. If, however, the sac is irregular, then infection or cancer are not impossible.
Otherwise depends on the location. Even a cyst inside the skull can be fatal due to pressure on the brain. A heterogeneous cyst on the back of the hand less ...Read more

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Dias volume 53.4 cc and MV FORWARD FLOW Pk E Vel 154msec what does this mean on an echo?

Dias volume 53.4 cc and MV FORWARD FLOW Pk E Vel 154msec what does this mean on an echo?

Echocardiogram: These are two of the many measurements generated by an echo (heart ultrasound) test. The results listed here do not necessarily lead to any particular conclusion; additional information would be needed to give you advice. Think about a consultation with a cardiologist here on HealthTap or in the office. ...Read more