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Reasons For An Ultrasound After A Mammogram
Had Hida scan for gallstones & months later multiple mammos for stereotactic biopsy (calcification-benign)-dangers to all this radiation?
The danger is tiny: The risk of induced cancer from a HIDA scan and dozens of mammogram images is incredibly small. In fact, some would claim the risk could barely be calculated reliably. See: http://www.riainvision.com/exams/hida_scan.aspx Note, we all get x ray radiation naturally every day. There is real risk with repeated studies such as CT scans. For instance, one CT study of the chest equals 100 chest x rays. ...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
Had an ultrasound breast biopsy with negative results. I'm under pressure to have followup ultrasound after a normal mammo. Good reason or just cya?
For what reasons might a doctor order an abdominal ultrasound after seeing a transvaginal ultrasound?
Guesses: I could guess many things, such as partial visualization of a structure, vascular engorgement (pelvic congestion) that may be caused by compression of proximal vessels, or a negative pelvic ultrasound that was done for symptoms that can be caused by abdominal structures. But it would be best answered by the ordering physician. ...Read more
Feeling intense pain/cramping after a transvaginal ultrasound. reason for the ultrasound was missed period and heavy dischage after leep. Ideas?
Leep: The discharge and discomfort is most likely due to the LEEP and disruption of the surgical bed and healing process due to the baginal ultrasound. The vaginal ultrasound might have disrupted the healing surgical site. Let you provider know of your symptoms and possible evaluation. ...Read more
Would a chest CT scan done for unrelated reasons have detected a ruptured silicone implant? Hoping to avoid a routine MRI. Breast Aug was 3 years ago.
Mammogram for breast tenderness results were benign gynecomastia. Received letter today saying it's time for six month repeat test. Is this normal?
The prior: mammogram report likely recommended a 6 month follow up to monitor stability. This is not unusual. However, if you think it is a mistake, call your doctor and check before having the mammo. It may not be necessary to monitor gynecomastia with serial mammograms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Additional check: Sometimes they find an abnormal finding on the mammogram which needs further evaluation before the radilogist provides a final interpretation. After additional views are done which may also need an ultrasound, the radiologist will make a recommendation whether the finding was not significant or if it may need a biopsy or a short term follow up. Please check with your provider for the final report. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Healing: A cone biopsy is a huge procedure; the specimen can be the size of my relatively small nose and it's not surprising that the blood vessels that grow into the new scar tissue are fragile and leak over the following weeks. Be thankful -- essentially every conization biopsy with a favorable pathology report afterwards represents the cure of a cancer that would otherwise have been deadly. COngrats. ...Read more
Mammogram showed macro calcifications but ultrasound is normal. Family history of bc and uterine. Is a biopsy required for further evaluation?
Had ultrasound done to check for ovarian cysts. Have 2 cysts. 2 weeks late for my period. Would this ultrasound have shown a pregnancy?
Should follow up breast ultrasounds after benign biopsy be done at the same facility for consistency purposes?
Strength of modality: Ultrasound (us) is 1st line for adnexal masses, better to say B9 or not, non-ionizing radiation. Depends if vaginal or abdominal. Ct is not as specific as us but better if non-pelvic origin, used to evaluate spread. ...Read more
Why would a fibroadenoma require followup magnified mammogram and ultrasound 6 months after diagnosis if can't become malignant?
Better Safe Than...: Rarely, what is presumed to be a fibroadenoma is a sarcoma-like tumor (phyllodes tumor). Therefore, if the tumor is growing on the 6-month follow-up study, excision will be recommended. Remember: common things happen most commonly. Chances are it will not grow and be of no concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a diagnostic mammogram & ultrasound, there is still concern from my dr.. I have a diagnostic ultrasound tomorrow. Is this normal?
Yes: Almost all test and imaging studies have false positive and false negative results. Early ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect as the normal ovary often has cystic changes and varies in size during the reproductive period. Having said that, transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and perhaps the best test for detecting ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound done @ aprox. 8 weeks, looks completely different from my 1st pregnancy ultrasound at same stage. Reasons for differences in ultrasounds?
17 year old daughter had ultrasound test after nipple discharge and blood symptoms. Nothing of concern detected. Is this ultrasound test relible ?
Mammogram shows macro calcifications but ultrasound is normal. Have a family history of bc and uterine cancer. Is biopsy needed for further evaluation?
See doctor: Did the ultrasound confirmed the diagnosis of placenta previa? If so, the bleeding is most likely due to the previa itself since the ultrasound was a transabdominal one and not transvaginal. If you have placenta previa and are having vaginal bleeding, please see or call your doctor immediately, as it may progress to preterm labor, and you will need a c-section and other emergent medical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
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