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How helpful is a pelvic sonogram (ultrasound) in diagnosis of endometriosis?

How helpful is a pelvic sonogram (ultrasound) in diagnosis of endometriosis?

Endo dx: Only of there is a mass, ultrsound is very non specific tool. Laparoscopy continues to be the gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis. ...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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Would a trans vaginal ultrasound/pelvic ultrasound detect endometriosis ?

Would a trans vaginal ultrasound/pelvic ultrasound detect endometriosis ?

Give indication: Xr, and anything without direct visualization give an indication as to what is suspected. The symptoms, the exam and the history makes a doctor arrive at a diagnosis as the most likely thing. If in doubt, then direct visualization needed. I hope that gives you reassurance. ...Read more

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I am taking bc pills continuously for endometriosis and have been having increased pelvic pain. The sonogram shows heterogenous uterus with 8mm endometrium? What is next step?

I am taking bc pills continuously for endometriosis and have been having increased pelvic pain. The sonogram  shows  heterogenous uterus with 8mm endometrium? What is next step?

Adenomyosis?: It's possible the heterogeneous uterus that was shown on ultrasound is adenomyosis. This is when there are glands in the uterus itself (similar to endometriosis inside the uterine muscle- the myometrium). Ask your doc about a "gnrh agonist" like Depo-Provera lupron (leuprolide). This would simulate menopause, but it can also help greatly with the pain of endometriosis or adenomyosis. You may need a hysterectomy if bad. ...Read more

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If I have a transvaginal ultrasound done and they still say nothing is wrong, should I push for a pelvic laprascopy? Have all the symptoms of endometriosis and have had tests done and dr's tell me see nothing wrong. Have very heavy and painful menstruatio

If I have a transvaginal ultrasound done and they still say nothing is wrong, should I push for a pelvic laprascopy? Have all the symptoms of endometriosis and have had tests done and dr's tell me see nothing wrong. Have very heavy and painful menstruatio

Hmmm, this can be : A tough one. Painful , heavy menses can be remedied with a trial of birth control pills or other forms of hormonal suppression depending on your medical history, etc. Might be best to try this before pursuing laparoscopy. Okay to ask your doctor about their opinion on surgery. Answer will depend on your particular situation. Don't be afraid to bring it up and one can also seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can u still have endometriosis or ovarian cancer w/ a clear transvaginal ultrasound? My doc says my ovaries are normal and my tiny cyst is gone. I have tons of pelvic pain & my mom has the brca2 gene.

Can u still have endometriosis or ovarian cancer w/ a clear transvaginal ultrasound? My doc says my ovaries are normal and my tiny cyst is gone. I have tons of pelvic pain & my mom has the brca2 gene.

Yes and No: Yes: you could definitely have endometriosis with a clear ultrasound, but would not likely have an endometrioma of the ovary no: it would be pretty unlikely to have ovarian cancer with a clear ultrasound and even if you did have extremely early undetectable cancer, it would not cause pain. ...Read more

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Right pelvic pain and cramping, low back pain had the exact thing last month same time with copius dischrage, pelvic ultrasound norm, so were cultures, can this be endometrosis, my mom has it?

Right pelvic pain and cramping, low back pain had the exact thing last month same time with copius dischrage, pelvic ultrasound norm, so were cultures, can this be endometrosis, my mom has it?

Yes: There is a genetic component to endometriosis. And these are typical symptoms. No guarantee that is the problem. A full eval is warranted, often by a fertility specialist (endometriosis expert). To know the exact diagnosis would require some more testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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What to expect when i get my ultrasound for endometriosis?

Endometriosis: The ultrasound should let you know if you have a endometrioma (cyst from endometriosis) in your ovary. It won't help if you have scar tissue or other types of endometriosis. Those can only be identified surgically. ...Read more

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Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Yes: Mainly if there is a complex cyst in the ovaries that could help prepare the plan for surgery. A negative ultrasound does not exclude the disease. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis show up on an ultrasound?

Does endometriosis show up on an ultrasound?

No: No. Endometriosis is diagnosed based on symptoms or during surgery. The only way to for sure know it is endometriosis is to see it at surgery and biopsy the spot. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more