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"the liver measures 15 cm. The gallbladder is normal. - impression: negative right upper quadrant ultrasound." good?

"the liver measures 15 cm. The gallbladder is normal. - impression: negative right upper quadrant ultrasound." good?

Yes, good: I suspect there is more to the report, since the radiologist often comments on the sonographic appearance of the liver and the size of the bile ducts, but the bottom line is the impression: Negative RUQ ultrasound. This means there was no disease identified during this exam. Follow up with the requesting physician for more advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 a liver size of 15 CM on ultrasound enlarged for a 5'4" 138 lb 20 y old female? Ultrasound says "negative right upper quadrant ultrasound."

Is a liver size of 15 CM on ultrasound enlarged for a 5'4" 138 lb 20 y old female? Ultrasound says "negative right upper quadrant ultrasound."

Just right: That sounds about the right dimension seen of the liver. Pay attention more to things like fatty infiltration or densities. It seems there was a concentration on RUQ like for the gallbladder but it seems there is nothing to worry about. Just keep it healthy now. ...Read more

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What conditions can be diagnosed with an upper right quadrant ultrasound?

What conditions can be diagnosed with an upper right quadrant  ultrasound?

RUQ ultrasound: Pathologic conditions of the gallbladder, liver, and biliary system. The pancreas and right kidney may also be included on the scan. ...Read more

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I had a upper right quadrant ultrasound. Results said " no distinct lesions, diffusely heterogeneous liver". What does diffusely Heterogeneous mean?

I had a upper right quadrant ultrasound. Results said " no distinct lesions, diffusely heterogeneous liver". What does diffusely Heterogeneous mean?

Possibly diet: Liver is affect by what we eat. For example alcohol can cause that appearance . Fatty foods also change the texture of the liver. There are various illness that also can change the liver. It is best talk to your doctor to see if there is an underlying reason. Sometimes it is just the way it is ...Read more

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Right upper quadrant pain first in front and then in back to side and down into groin. Blood, urine, ultrasound and X-ray normal. 2 mos in pain. Why?

Right upper quadrant pain first in front and then in back to side and down into groin. Blood, urine, ultrasound and X-ray normal. 2 mos in pain. Why?

Need work up. : Possibilities: gallbladder, pancreas, kidney stones to small to visualize by X-ray, or possibly bowel. Will need to see your Dr. Will probably get ultrasound and CT. May need MRI. ...Read more

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Right upper quadrant pain radiating down right side blood tests ultra sound liver enzymes normal?

Right upper quadrant pain radiating down right side blood tests ultra sound liver enzymes normal?

Needs further eval: It's possible you still may have a gallbladder issue or even trapped gas in the right colon. A HIDA scan would be needed if your doctor felt it warranted. Sometimes gas can get trapped in the right colon as it tends to ride high and dipback down as it traverses the abdomen. ...Read more

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Upper quadrant ultrasound can still see the lungs?

Not evaluated : The lungs are not typically evaluated on an abdominal ultrasound. We will look at the posterior lower extension of the lungs (costophrenic angle) to check for pleural fluid but that is pretty much it for the lungs. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant discomfort. Hida scan and ultrasound fine. Blood work fine. Other causes?

Upper right quadrant discomfort. Hida scan and ultrasound fine. Blood work fine. Other causes?

Get a ct: could be kidney stone or a musculoskeltal issue or even pneumonia in the right lung base . the colon lives up there too diverticultis also possible ...Read more