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Dr. Mark Gujer
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Serial Ultrasound (Overview)

Used to monitor progression or resolution of pathology such as size of a cyst or a mass.. For instance to see if a cyst is enlarging or getting smaller, or in others response to chemotherapy.


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What is the definition or description of: serial ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: serial ultrasound?

Repeat ultrasounds: Used to monitor progression or resolution of pathology such as size of a cyst or a mass.. For instance to see if a cyst is enlarging or getting smaller, or in others response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Gujer
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Serial Ultrasound (Overview)

Used to monitor progression or resolution of pathology such as size of a cyst or a mass.. For instance to see if a cyst is enlarging or getting smaller, or in others response to chemotherapy.


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Why is my doctor requiring me to have serial ultrasounds?

Good question: Yes, your doctor may be monitoring growth if he/she is concerned about your baby being overly large or small, or if *you* are overly large and measurements of your abdomen are felt not to be reliable. You should ask your doctor why so many ultrasounds are being done. I have seen cases where ultrasounds were being done way more often than needed. ...Read more

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Mammogram indicates bi-rads 3, and being followed every 6 months due to fibrocystic breasts. Do you have to repeat ultrasound also?

Mammogram indicates bi-rads 3, and being followed every 6 months due to fibrocystic breasts. Do you have to repeat ultrasound also?

It depends.: The 6 month follow up recommendation could mean mammogram or mammogram/ultrasound. The report should specify. Either one could conceivably be appropriate depending on the circumstances. If the lesion was seen on ultrasound, chances are ultrasound will also be done as follow up. ...Read more

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Breast biopsy came back completely benign fatty tissue. Dr said to have a repeat ultrasound in three months. Is she lying about the results?

Unlikely: It would be unlikely for your doctor to lie about your report. But for your assurance you can ask for a copy of your pathology report. In addition i suggest you follow with the recommended follow up. There may be concerns that the biopsy may not have shown the exact problem and they like to recheck you to make sure a more serious pathology is not missed. If you have any doubt, get another opinion. ...Read more

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Got PE 5 weeks ago put on blood thinners then 2 weeks ago got new clots DVT in arm next to picc repeat ultrasound they got bigger how this possible?

Got PE 5 weeks ago put on blood thinners then 2 weeks ago got new clots DVT in arm next to picc repeat ultrasound they got bigger how this possible?

DVT: DVT can re-occur in the presence of predisposing factoors like the PICC line, fractures/ immobilization and hereditary anticoagulant factors deficiency or malgnancy or use of contraceptive with smoking. Expansion of the Thrombus may likely be due inadequate thrombolysis. Use of blood thinners may be inadequate. If coumadin (warfarin) will need to be in therapeutic range to be effective. See a Hematologist ...Read more

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Hashimito's plus thyroid nodule. FNA benign 1 year ago. repeat ultrasound shows thickened isthmus from what was 4 MM to 6MM. is this same as goiter?

Hashimito's plus thyroid nodule. FNA benign 1 year ago. repeat ultrasound shows thickened isthmus from what was  4 MM to 6MM. is this same as goiter?

Possibly: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis based on autoimmunity. On gross examination, there is often a hard goitre, not painful . Goiter is an abnormal swelling of thyroid resulting in a lump in the neck. It arises from many causes, including under- or overactive thyroid, iodine deficiency and, rarely, thyroid cancer If nodule enlarges and is cold may need bx again ...Read more

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1/23/14 diag w non occlusive dvt. Put on xarelto had repeat ultrasound. No change in clot. Why? Medical options? Vascular surgeon? More xarelto?

Pharmacomech lysis: Xarelto doesn't dissolve dvt. Its goal is prevention of clot extension. It requires your body to heal the clot. Thrombolytic drugs e.g. Tpa (alteplase) dissolve clot. Xarelto is not a thrombolytic drug. Pharmacomechanical methods can both dissolve clot and remove the obstruction of blood flow that they cause. These methods are performed by endovascular specialists, typically interventional radiologists. ...Read more

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Why didn't my endometrial adenocarcinoma show up on an ultrasound and just after d and c?

Why didn't my endometrial adenocarcinoma show up on an ultrasound and just after d and c?

A good question: for your gynecologist. Ultrasound is an appropriate test for endometrial adenocarcinoma but it will miss small tumors. A D&C may be done for therapeutic purposes, but is good for detecting adenocarcinoma if the sample is examined by a pathologist. Even so, a D&C may miss tumors because it is a blind procedure; or depending on the size and location of the tumor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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