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Reasons For Liver Ultrasound
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
Ct scan showed 1cm cyst on liver. Gi ordered ultrasound in 6mnth. Do I need 2nd opinion to be sure just a cyst? Gi also said AFP but no reason why.
A benign liver cyst can be very straight forward to diagnose on a ct, if it is water density on ct measurement, uncomplicated with no internal septations and no enhancement. If so, the workup can stop there. If it not so clear cut, it should be correlated with us. It depends on the radiologists report.
Afp is a blood test that can indicate certain types of cancers. Why ordered depends on your hx. ...Read more
What could be a reason for gall bladder swelling seen via ultra sound in an advanced liver cancer patient?
Had my first ultrasound and my sac was empty didn't see no baby but the sac measured that I was 11 weeks. What could be the reason for that?
Very common: Ultrasound is often used to evaluate densities seen on a mammogram. Most often a round density on a mammogram is a benign cyst or benign breast tumor called a fibroadenoma. If the ultrasound suggests an alternative diagnosis it can be used to guide biopsy. Basically it is a second test used to provide additional information. ...Read more
What would be a reason for high creatinine and low GFR for the last 6 work up. I had an ultrasound and it was normal.
Liver and Ultrsound:
Diffuse liver disease is becoming more prevalent and there is a strong clinical need for noninvasive detection.• Portal hypertension can be best diagnosed by demonstrating porto-systemic collateral venous flow.• B-mode US is the principal US technique supplemented by portal system Doppler. • B-mode US is relied upon in Hepato Cell Carcinoma surveillance.
US Is very good for diagnosis of liver di ...Read more
Lots of things: Ultrasound is a good way to image the liver for problems without using x-rays. Things that ultrasound picks up include gall bladder problems, masses in the liver, fluid around the liver, and problems with blood flow. It is most commonly used for problems with the gall bladder and biliary tree. ...Read more
Coarse appearance?: Granular may mean a coarse appearance, instead of a smooth appearance; or an appearance containing little irregularities rather than a homogenous even appearance. The doctor can review the entire report and the summary findings with the patient, to see if there is concern of cirrhosis, fatty liver, or some other disorder. ...Read more
Fatty liver: Lose weight if overweight, cut out alcohol if using; cut out simple sugars, starches, decrease fat in diet. Get followed up. Sometimes, fatty liver leads to chronic inflammation, even scarring in the liver. Check meds with doc. Can be reversible, but needs diligence and follow up. ...Read more
Bowel contents: Eating before a liver ultrasound can increase food/gas content in your intestines which could interfere with the images. ...Read more
I have off and on pain right under liver area for months now. Ultrasound done 4 months ago was ok. What could it be?
How big should a 5 9 1/2 tall man's liver be in length? Mine is 16.7 cm on ultrasound, which states it is enlarged, but what is normal for my height?
That would be: A borderline length, but generally the length alone is not sufficient to determine whether the liver is abnormally enlarged, because there are normal anatomic variations in which the right lobe of the liver is elongated. ...Read more
Ultrasound one year ago said diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver, now it says fatty infiltration of the liver with focal fatty sparring, meaning?
Inflammation: Or irritation which may be from several causes, the two most common reasons would be elevated cholesterol/triglycerides and alcohol abuse. If you consume alcohol, stop for 1 month and repeat exam. I also suggest fasting blood tests for cholesterol, triglycerides and hepatitis. ...Read more
I feel nauseous all the time the last year and doctors can't find any reason it's not my gallbladder and nothing showed up in an ultrasound or tests?
I'd like 2 know more: Regarding the specific nature of the tests that have been done to examine your nausea. Where have you sought opinions? Did you have weight loss with this? Do you have risk factors like diabetes? Headaches? Actual vomiting? Relieved or worsened by food? What specific imaging tests? Biopsies of your stomach? There are a litany of concerns and questions. May I suggest you consider Mayo Clinic 2nd op? ...Read more
Depends: Spots in the liver detected by ultrasound are usually further characterized as anechoic, hyper-echoic, calcific, fluid filled or solid. These additional descriptive terms can help better identify the 'spots'...These areas could be cycts, benign growths, malignant growths, scars, nemangiomas or abcesses as some possibilities. Sometimes additional tests are need to figure this out. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more