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Abdominal ultrasound informed there appears to be vascularity associated with a mass on the midportion of my left renal cortex. What does this mean?

Abdominal ultrasound informed there appears to be vascularity associated with a mass on the midportion of my left renal cortex. What does this mean?

Mass: The best person to give you advice and answers to your test results is the doctor who ordered the test as he can use the results in combination with your history and examination ...Read more

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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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Is it normal for techs not to give you the results of an abdominal ultrasound scan?

Is it normal for techs not to give you the results of an abdominal ultrasound scan?

Standard procedure: The technicians training is focused on producing a quality study, like a photograph in focus. This may include figuring out how to get an image of an area behind a bladder or locating an elusive pancreas or gland. Though they may come to understand some of what is in the picture, their expertise is getting the picture, not recognizing all the stuff in it. The dr is trained to sort out the images. ...Read more

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I saw spots on my abdominal ultrasound, is that normal? (i think it was my liver)

I saw spots on my abdominal ultrasound, is that normal? (i think it was my liver)

Need more info: Impossible to answer accurately your question with the information provided. Data needed: 1) how big is/are the lesion (s)? 2) how long has/have it/they been there? 3) is it enlarging, and at what rate? 4) does it appear cystic or solid? 5) is it causing symptoms? 6) do you have underlying liver disease? 7) has a tissue diagnosis (biopsy) been pursued? Good luck. ...Read more

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Abdominal ultrasound at 7w3d showed empty sac. Hcg rising normally, is there any chance that the embryo was "hiding"?

Abdominal ultrasound at 7w3d showed empty sac. Hcg rising normally, is there any chance that the embryo was "hiding"?

Sounds odd: Usually by 7 weeks you should see something but is it a 7 weeks sized sac or is that based on your lmp. If its a smaller sac, maybe your dates are off a bit and then there's a chance. Next would want to make sure that the sac definitely satisfies criteria for an intrauterine pregnancy or else an ectopic pregnancy needs to be at least thought about. ...Read more

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How good is a abdominal ultrasound to evaluate RUQ pain? If it's normal what's the next step? Blood test normal also....

How good is a abdominal ultrasound to evaluate RUQ pain? If it's normal what's the next step? Blood test normal also....

Its a good workup: You have had a pretty good evaluation for your upper abdominal pain. One possibility is "Hepatic Flexure Syndrome" the collection of bowel gas at the "top" of the "bend" your colon or large bowel takes under your liver (see picture) This is hard to confirm but you might ask your doctor about gas absorbent medication and a low gas producing diet. This is a benign condition (and a little known one) ...Read more

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How is a pheochromocytoma diagnosed? I've had abdominal ultrasound in december-clear, routine blood work is normal should I proceed with further tests?

How is a pheochromocytoma diagnosed? I've had abdominal ultrasound in december-clear, routine blood work is normal should I proceed with further tests?

Pheochromocytoma: If you have symptoms of a pheochromcytoma (p), computed tomography (ct) scanning and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have higher sensitivity in detecting p's than does nuclear medicine scanning. Ask your physician to order on of those tests for you and you may arrive a a diagnosis of a p. This will allow you to have a treatment plan for it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Latest abdominal ultrasound reveals well distended gallbladder, fatty liver, mild gallbladder wall thickening. But lft normal. No pain. What can this mean?

Latest abdominal ultrasound reveals well distended gallbladder, fatty liver, mild gallbladder wall thickening. But lft normal. No pain. What can this mean?

Why did you get US?: If lfts are normal, and no pain, why get us?

Fatty liver means more fat stored in liver than normal, usually due to metabolic reasons - overweight, diabetes, alcohol overuse/abuse.

Gallbladder wall thickening is a weak sign of gallbladder disease in people with pain or tenderness - in this case it probably means the gallbladder could distend even more than it was. ...Read more

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Full panel of bloodwork normal, abdominal ultrasound and CT scan normal. Still loosing un intended weight.

Full panel of bloodwork normal, abdominal ultrasound and CT scan normal. Still loosing un intended weight.

Total T3 (liothyronine) level? I: He is on Armour thyroid,
Could it be that his dose is higher
Than what he needs depending of course on his free T4 and total t3
Level. Sometimes people lose weight because they are extremely careful with food they eat-no fat, no sugar or any fattening food. Is he symptomatic? ...Read more

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Elevated amylase (250) and liver enzymes (ALT, AST). Normal abdominal ultrasound & CBC. WHat could cause this if ultrasound is normal?

Elevated amylase (250) and liver enzymes (ALT, AST). Normal abdominal ultrasound & CBC. WHat could cause this if ultrasound is normal?

See below: Why were these tests ordered? There are many causes of elevated amylase and it would require in person evaluation to ascertain the cause. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003464.htm ...Read more

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Why would I have intermittently only slightly elevated lipase levels? Normal abdominal ultrasound and ct scan with contrast?

Why would I have intermittently only slightly elevated lipase levels? Normal abdominal ultrasound and ct scan with contrast?

Many possibilities: Do you drink alcohol? There are other possibilities bayou seem to be under the care if a doctor. Give him a good history and see what your doctor tells you ...Read more

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Mild urq pain just below rib cage. Ast & ALT 15. Normal abdominal ultrasound even though it state mildly enlgd liver 18cm. Should I be worried? Can an ultrasound be normal with mildly enlarged liver?

Mild urq pain just below rib cage. Ast & ALT 15. Normal abdominal ultrasound even though it state mildly enlgd liver 18cm. Should I be worried? Can an ultrasound be normal with mildly enlarged liver?

Need more eval: May be liver, gallbladder, rib, kidney, pancreas problem. An enlarged liver may be from fatty changes. A ct may show fatty liver better. A hida scan may show gallbladder problems. Other labs needed. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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Is an abdominal ultrasound a good test to detect RUQ pain? I had a normal Ct scan 6 months ago. I have untreated GERD and esophogitis? Pain from that?

Is an abdominal ultrasound a good test to detect RUQ pain? I had a normal Ct scan 6 months ago. I have untreated GERD and esophogitis? Pain from that?

Treat esophagitis: Esophagitis is often associated with gastritis which can cause your abdominal pain You should take medications for esophagitis. A right upper quarant ultrasound shows changes in liver, gall stones and sludge (if stones not calcified won't see on CT. Bile ducts are visualized as well as pancreas, possible pancreatitis. Right kidney seen as well. ...Read more

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Can I smoke two hours before an abdominal ultrasound?

Can I smoke two hours before an abdominal ultrasound?

Consult your dr: Why would you want to? If you're having an ultrasound- there must be a reason. I don't think smoking added to that scenario is a good idea. However, consult with your physician who knows the reason for the ultrasound and your particular history. ...Read more

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When will I be able to see my baby on an abdominal ultrasound?

When will I be able to see my baby on an abdominal ultrasound?

Very early, depends: This really depends on what you want to see. Some need an ultrasound early, like at week 8, to confirm a viable pregnancy. At that point, you may see a teeny "walnut" as my wife calls it, with a beating heart. The classic ultrasound is done at 20 weeks, with most parts present. That's when they typically tell the sex of the baby. ...Read more

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What do the abbreviations on the right side of an abdominal ultrasound mean?

A few include...: Reports are not always standardized so there is local variation.

In general, a few of the abbreviations used for the type of ultrasound you describe are:

us or u/s: ultrasound
ruq: right upper quadrant (of abdomen)
cbd: common bile duct
gb: gall bladder
abd: abdomen
wnl: within normal limits
cd or cdi: color doppler or color doppler images

i hope that helps... ...Read more

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Can a bezoar be diagnosed with abdominal ultrasound?

Can a bezoar be diagnosed with abdominal ultrasound?

Bezoar: Bezoars are detectable as a mass lesion on most tests (eg, x-ray, ultrasound, ct) that may be done to evaluate upper GI symptoms. They may be mistaken for tumors; upper endoscopy is usually done. On endoscopy, bezoars have an unmistakable irregular surface and may range in color from yellow-green to gray-black. An endoscopic biopsy that yields hair or plant material is diagnostic. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal ultrasound rule out portal hypertension?

Can an abdominal ultrasound rule out portal hypertension?

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

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Do I need to drink a lot of water before abdominal ultrasound?

Do I need to drink a lot of water before abdominal ultrasound?

Unsure: If it is for gb no but for the lower abdomen yes since your bladder may be used as a window. This should be in your instructions. ...Read more

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What can I do if my abdominal ultrasound shows that my baby is in the breech position?

Wait it out: Babies do change positions during pregnancy so it could switch by next week. If it doesn't switch naturally, sometimes the OB can try a turning maneuver called a version to turn it., but this has some risks. If you go to full term as a breach expect a surgical delivery. ...Read more

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Can you see heart ventricles with abdominal ultrasound?

Yes: It is possible to see a portion of the ventricles, but there is very limited ability to specifically assess the ventricles on an abdominal US. Assessing the heart is, generally, not within the scope of an abdominal ultrasound. The heart will not be commented on, or imaged, unless a gross abnormality is noticed incidentally during the exam. ...Read more

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Can an hiatal hernia be seen in an abdominal ultrasound? What else can be seen thru it? Thnks

Can an hiatal hernia be seen in an abdominal ultrasound? What else can be seen thru it? Thnks

Maybe: An ultrasound may be able to see a large hiatal hernia, but it's not a reliable test for that diagnosis. Ultrasound can see most organs in the abdomen, and help determine blood flow to some organs. Upper GI contrast study is better for hiatal hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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8 week with abdominal ultrasound show only Yolk sac but no fetal pole.

8 week with abdominal ultrasound show only Yolk sac but no fetal pole.

Concerning: If you are truely 8 weeks you most likely should see a fetal pole. I suggest a hcg titer to confirm dating. A common issue here is that you may be not as far along as you think. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for a chest xray and full abdominal ultrasound?

Too many to list: There are almost innumerable reasons to prompt these exams. You should ask the provider who requested that these exams be done. The clinical concerns that prompted the request should be specified on the referral slip. ...Read more

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Would an abdominal ultrasound show a tumor in the colon? Does it even check the intestines?

Would an abdominal ultrasound show a tumor in the colon? Does it even check the intestines?

No: Ultrasound does not even attempt to evaluate bowel. The gas inside the bowel does not allow the sound waves to penetrate, causing "shadowing" which makes it near impossible to even get a look at most of the bowel. Occasionally in very thin people or children, the appendix can be seen if it is abnormal, but otherwise ultrasound is useless for evaluating bowel. ...Read more

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A year ago I had abdominal ultrasound and the results were belly sludge vs. Shadow gallstones. What does that mean?

A year ago I had abdominal ultrasound and the results were belly sludge vs. Shadow gallstones. What does that mean?

Gallstones: It just means you have gallstones and some thickened bile fluid in your gall ladder. If you have been having pain in your abdomen on the upper right side those stones may be causing it. If not then you have asymptomatic gallstones which are very common and are nothing to worry about. If you are having pain I would see your pcp about it so they can refer you to a surgeon to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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At 9w6d unable to find heartbeat with Doppler or abdominal ultrasound. Is there any hope of has my baby died? She said size looked fine.

At 9w6d unable to find heartbeat with Doppler or abdominal ultrasound. Is there any hope of has my baby died? She said size looked fine.

Maybe: Just trouble finding the heart rate. The size of appropriate for your dates would be reassuring. Have the ultrasound repeated next week. You can also have your blood tested to see if your hormone level is right. It would help to reassure you. All the best. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Abdominal Ultrasound (Definition)

An abdominal ultrasound will reveal the position of the baby and determine if the baby is presenting head first (normal presentation) or ...Read more