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Pelvic Ultrasound Vs Abdominal Ultrasound
Please help I'm always bloated and in pain. I wake up bloated am huge at night. I've had pelvic ultrasound and abdominal ultrasound. Both normal. Help?
GIT disorder: You are most likely experiencing nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms. You should seek an evaluation by gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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
I'm 21, female, with left pelvic pain for 8 months, clear abdominal ultrasound, no other tests performed. What tests should I request from my doctor?
Pelvic pain: Complete history and ohysical exam including pelvic, abdominal, musculoskeletal, rectal exam, neurologic and sensory. Consider trial of pain medications, oral contraceptives or other hormonal therapies. If pain persists then consider minimally invasive surgery like laparosocopy. ...Read more
Continual lower abdomen aches and sharp excruciating shooting pains. Had blood, urine tests, pelvic ultrasound all came back "normal" any thoughts?
Multiple issues: Lower abdominal aches and excruciating pains can came from the musculosketal system. If there is pain to direct pressure and relief when pressure is released that is generally the cause. The herb jasmine has jasmonic acid which can increase the genes that produce glutathione. ...Read more
Is it true that you can get a neg trans ABDOMINAL pelvic ultrasound result at 10weeks if the baby is deep in or behind the uterus or any other organ?
My abdominal/pelvic ultrasound showed up negative but I have distinct abdominal swelling and low sharp pain and flank pain. What could not show on us?
I have just had a pelvic ultrasound and abdominal ultrasound. I have two femoral hernias. I also have a prolapse. Since then I have found spots of blood. I am not sure where it is coming from.
Pelvic Ultrasound: You lie on a table. Gel is placed on your skin. A sonographer moves a device called a transducer over your pelvis. If it is transvaginal, a cylindrical probe with gel will be inserted internally. The transducer sends out sound waves, which bounce off the tissues inside your body. The transducer also captures the waves that bounce back. The ultrasound machine creates images from the sound waves. ...Read more
Ultrasound: "Black hole" could be anything from a benign cyst to a more serious abnormality. Really need more specific terminology to assess this, maybe re submit question with verbiage from the report. ...Read more
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It can: Sometimes if it was done transvaginally. Symptoms should resolve in a day or two. ...Read more
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It will be helpful: An ultrasound help determine shape size and distendibility of veins, arteries organs and see pathology. So it will be helpful in the diagnoses of the portal vein pathology if present. ...Read more
OK but why: Think of the technician who will usually do an abdominal and then put a probe in the vagina. It could get messy if you did not us a condom. ...Read more
None known.: Despite theoretical concerns, extensive clinical experience with prenatal ultrasound for the past 3 decades suggests extreme safety with medically indicated use of alara (as low as reasonably achievalbe) energy/exposure. Scandinavian study suggested increased incidence of non-righthandedness after routine prenatal ultrasounds - but larger follow-up failed to confirm this. ...Read more
Not recommended: You should avoid taking any fluid (even water) for the interval recommended before the abdominal ultrasound. Smoking and chewing gum are also to be avoided. The reason is that these activities increase gas in the bowel and that makes it harder for ultrasound to see abdominal organs. Also, we want the gallbladder to be distended with bile and even drinking water can cause it to contract. ...Read more
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
It depends: There is a small amount of normal fluid in the pelvis that is often seen on ultrasound. The answer to your question depends on how much fluid, what kind of fluid (what it looks like on us) and where the fluid is. ...Read more
Family practice: I don't know why they ordered an u/s, probably to look for gallstones. Ct would be better to look for intestinal blockage. See what your dr says. ...Read more