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If you have neck pain over your carotid, do you need an ultrasound?

If you have neck pain over your carotid, do you need an ultrasound?

Not necessarily: Check with your physician but pain over the carotid may arise from your cervical spine. But a detailed examination is paramount and an ultrasound may be useful. ...Read more

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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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Please help! I have had neck pain now for over a year it variesdon't do ultrasounds on necks?

Please help! I have had neck pain now for over a year it variesdon't do ultrasounds on necks?

Not a good test: Neck ultrasound probably won't find the source of your pain. They are done for the following reasons: 1. To evaluate the thyroid gland if you have hormone issues or swelling 2. To check the arteries going to the brain 3. To evaluate other types of masses or swelling. ...Read more

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Had neck pain for over a year now and i want ultrasound. Where should I go?

Had neck pain for over a year now and i want ultrasound. Where should I go?

Spine specialist: Significant neck pain of a year's duration is certainly abnormal. It can be caused from arthritic conditions, though ruling out other, more serious conditions would be in order. You would best be served by seeing a spine specialist so that a good history and physical exam can be performed. X-ray and MRI imaging are usually more helpful for diagnosis than ultrasound. ...Read more

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I am having acute right shoulder and neck pain. Now taking ift and ultrasound therapy. Pain increases after strength exercises.Should i continue?

I am having acute right shoulder and neck pain. Now taking ift and ultrasound therapy. Pain increases after strength exercises.Should i continue?

Depends: It really depends on what the diagnosis is. There are some conditions in which more pain may be expected, such as in rehab for a frozen shoulder. There are other conditions therapy might inadvertently worsen such as a complete cuff tear or a cervical disc herniation. You should probably be checked. An MRI would be reasonable if it has not been done. Thank you. ...Read more

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Left breast shoulder & neck pain on and off had 2 breast ultrasounds showing swollen nodes in breast and under arm , what could be causing this ?

Left breast  shoulder & neck pain on and off  had 2 breast ultrasounds showing swollen nodes in breast and under arm ,  what could be causing this ?

Mastitis?: Infection or inflammation in the breast could cause the symptoms and ultrasound findings you describe. If they do not resolve with anti inflammatory or antibiotic treatment an outpatient needle biopsy of an abnormal node might be necessary. ...Read more

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Extreme back neck pain, lower back pain, thighs, legs pain, tiny blood after sex once i cum. Left ovary pain. What is caused? Ultrasound can't see

Pelvic congestion: This can be related to pelvic congestion syndrome. In this condition you develop varicose varicose veins in the pelvis involving the ovarian veins. It's more common on the left side. Usually the pain is worse when you're upright for a long time, and gets better when you lay down. There is also pain during intercourse and orgasm. Consult with your obgyn. ...Read more

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Extreme bloating after eated. Lower back pain, thighs, legs, back of neck pain. Left ovary pain but ultrasound can't see a cyst. What this symptoms?

Check your diet: Your symptoms are aggravated by food. Your "left ovary" pain could likely be intestinal in origin. Examining your diet with an interested health provider may point towards the right tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more