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Thickened Echogenic Endometrium
Endometriosis: Although there is some variation in the sonographic appearance of endometriomas, the classic endometrioma is a homogenous, focal lesions with low level echogenic. They may be uni or multilocular, contain thin or thick septations and may contain wall nodules (a finding also found in ovarian neoplasms). If these mural nodules are hyperechoic, or thickened lining. ...Read more
My endometrium thickness is 1.9 mm. Bilateral pcos thickened echogenic endometrium. Doc advice me for curettage under GA. Bleeding 1month. Why this happen?
What does it mean by Thickened Endometrium. Echogenic material with no vascular signal noted in the endometrial and what are its effects?
Phase of cycle: The thickness of the endometrium may reflect the phase of your cycle. You didn't say how thick. As for echogenic material in the lining, it is not uncommon to have a calcification in the endometrial lining. As long as these findings are related to your cycle there maybe little effect. I would still discuss this with your doctors ...Read more
Depends on pt age: In a menstruating female this is likely normal though a 6 week f/u ultrasound should be obtained. However, in a post-menopausal female, this is abnormal regardless if they are on HRT or not and GYN consultation would be recommended. ...Read more
Endometrium is heterogeneous mildly echogenic abnormally thickened 29mm is this mean cancer is a possibility?
What does this mean? Endometrium demonstrates a thickness of 0.7 CM and is hyperechoic. Within the cervix, there is crescentic echogenicity, 1.7 cm.
What does cervical region shows echogenic endometrium with 5x5mm size irregular cystic area with mild hypervascularity mean. Is it decidual tissue.?
Doubtful: Decidual tissue is only present when you are pregnant. Assuming you are not pregnant, these findings on you ultrasound could represent a uterine polyp, a fibroid or a cancer in the uterus. You might want to consider having a biopsy of the inside of the uterus or a hysteroscopy. A hysteroscopy is a procedure where you look into the uterus with a small camera. Best wishes! ...Read more
This is a thickened: Endometrium. The endometrial thickness depends on your hormonal status during the month. This may need to be evaluated by your doctor. Things like infection can also thicken the lining so that it is best talk to your doctor. ...Read more
"Endometrium is 16mm in diameter & is quite heterogeneous & contains echogenic areas. This could be due to endometrial polyps or neoplasm". Cancer?
Maybe: You will probably get biopsied. Here's hoping it got caught early. Don't delay with the follow up your physician offers ...Read more
Is a D&C Required for an echogenic focus--endometrium polyp 1.2 x. 7 x 1 seen in transvaginal US 2 yrs. Ago, or watch & wait? No abnormal bleeding.
Probably not needed: Since most endometrial polyps in premenopausal women are benign and some small ones (like the one you may have had 2 years ago) may regress spontaneously, there is no clear or urgent need a D and C. If you are concerned or considered at high risk for endometrial hyperplasia/cancer, you may want to discuss risks/benefits of a saline sonohysterogram or an office hysteroscopy with your Gyn instead. ...Read more
I had a pelvic ultrasound that says "there are non mobile non vascular echogenic foci with some reverberation artefacts in the fundal endometrium"?
Hard to interpret: If you're not having any symptoms then this is not something I would worry about. It sounds like potential calcifications, which are likely benign. In general cancers present as thickened endometrium with vascularity. Fibroids have a more round and uniform apperance and polyps are more vascular. If these are small then that would be reassuring, but still continue follow up with your GYN. ...Read more
Uterus measures 8.1 x 3.2 x 5.3 CM myometrium appears heterogeneous, 2 tiny echogenic foci seen anterior to endometrium. What's this mean?
Probable fibroids: This probably means that you have small fibroids. These are the most common tumors of the female reproductive tract and almost never are or become cancerous. You only worry about them when they cause symptoms. Adenomyosis (internal endometriosis) can cause heterogenaity but does not usually show up on ultrasound. ...Read more
What does it mean on my ultra sound when it says that my endomtrium is poorly defined (10mm) with a small echogenic area within (4mm)?
It is normal my endomentrial stripe is heterogenously echogenic and thickened, measuring about 1.3?
Signs? Symptoms?: Are you having any signs or unusual symptoms that you think is related to the thickened endometrial stripe? If so, talk to (1) the doctor who ordered the (cervical?) ultrasound test, (2) your Gynecologist, &/or (3) a doctor on HealthTap Prime to go over these findings. Upload / bring a copy of the ultrasound report with you. 1.3 mm is a little thick for endometrium, but not wildly so. Good luck. ...Read more
Sir, my sister got Multiple small peripherally arranged follicles in both ovaries and Stroma is thickened & echogenic. It it a matter of big panic? I
Sonogram report: It is important that radiologic studies be interpreted within the clinical context. The doctor ordering the test will need to help you interpret the sonogram as they know details about her medical history. It sounds like the report describes polycystic ovarian syndrome. If she has irregular periods then this could fit. Confirm with her doctor. ...Read more
If ultrasound describes a pelvic cyst containing a little echogenic debris and some slight thickening in the wall, what does this mean?
Depends: The meaning of the ultrasound depends on quite a few other factors in your history, plus the possibilities depend on where the cyst is. If it is in the ovaries, a biopsy or surgical excision may be indicated. Talk with your doctor! ...Read more
My abdomen ultrasound shows a 2mm echogenic focus ass't w the gallbladder wall thickening and it's sludging. Constipation problems since 2012.
Gallstone.: The report sounds like gallstone (echogenic focus and sludge) with some irritation of the gallbladder (wall thickening). If you have a fever, then this could also be infected cholecystitis, which your surgeon should remove. If not infected then you may be experiencing "biliary colic", caused by the gallstone. For constipation, eat more fiber rich foods. See your PMD if symptoms worsen. ...Read more
Liver enlarged in size. Parenchyma shows increased Echogenicity this results any trouble for liver? 2.Inflammed bowel loop with thickened walls seen in lower abdomen Suggestive of? Coltitis
Small nodule.: When something is echogenic, it's brighter than the adjacent tissues or the background tissue of the organ. Technically it should be termed "hyperechoic" but "echogenic" is more commonly used. It also means that it's more likely (not always) solid than fluid. A "nodule" is small, usually less than 2 cm in size. ...Read more
EIF: If you are referring to an 'echogenic intracardiac focus', seen in a fetus during a sonogram- then it is essentially a bright white spot, seen within a chamber of the baby's heart, having the same brightness as bone. It is considered a 'soft' marker for down's syndrome. It is present in 15-30% of fetuses that have down's syndrome, and ~5% of normal fetuses. Additional testing (amnio, harmony, mat21. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Sounds like an ultrasound report maybe. It may mean that there is a mass with some solid and some cystic (fluid-filled component). It depends on the modality of the test (ultrasound or ct) and the location as to the diagnostic significance. Please discuss with the doctor who ordered the test and maybe resubmit this question and include more relevant information to get a good answer. ...Read more
Ultrasound: The term describes the sonographic characteristics of the kidney tissue. When the cortical echogenicity is increased the kidney looks brighter. This is a finding usually associated with various chronic renal parenchymal disease. When decreased can represent swelling from acute infection or renal vein obstruction. ...Read more
Mixed echo pattern: Heterogeneous echogenic means ultrasound characteristics of area examined have combination of none, low and high echogenic pattern. This is compared to diffusely homogeneous pattern where diffusely same echo pattern. Certain lesions can be diagnosed by their echo pattern. ...Read more
Not a Stone: Stones or calcifications will block the ultrasound beam and cause a sonic shadow. An echogenic focus produces more echoes and appears brighter than surrounding tissues. Small ones in the liver are typically hemangiomas but they can represent a variety of lesions. ...Read more
Follow-up...: Mixed echogenicity means there is various tissue texture consistency within this 6-mm area especially in comparison to its surrounding normal testicular tissue. For someone with the medical background as described, one has to think about if it's a small tumor. So, it's recommended to repeat palpating the testis and getting another ultrasound in 4-6 months as a close follow-up. Any doubt? Ask doc. ...Read more
Distinguish diseases: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more
That describes: Normal features of the kidney. The echogenicity is the "brightness" on US, and the cortical thickness is the width of the renal tissue. ...Read more
Depends: "echogenic" means the lesion is "bright" on u/s. A simple cyst is "hypoechoic" or dark on u/s. A cyst that has bled (hemorrhagic cyst), an endometrioma or other solid ovarian lesion can be echogenic. These usually require short term follow up u/s and/or MRI to make sure they are not something serious. Some lesions may go away on their own, others may require treatment. ...Read more
What kind: Of ultrasound did you have? What organ is being referred to as hypoechoic? ...Read more
Here are some. ..: The value of prostate US is to know its size, shape, tissue texture & zoning, any obvious tumor so to perform biopsy to the suspicious spots accurately. But the indication for Ca-P by seeing hypoechoic lesion is not infallible. Seeing variable number of stones in it is common but carries no clinical significance to suspect prostatitis or Ca-P. More detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
U/s report says: 'There's a small well defined echogenic area in upper pole of LK which has the appearances of an angiomyolipoma.' I'm scared.
While AMLs can bleed and rarely can turn to cancer, small ones are often thought of as "leave me alone" lesions. See: http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/415099_2 where it is stated: "AMLs are predominantly asymptomatic and require no treatment."
Some folks follow them with U/S. ...Read more
Pancreas Lesion: A hyper echo genic lesion can represent a cyst or a tumor, as well as a localized area of scarring or inflammation. At your age, the lesion is more than likely to be benign. Was this an incidental finding, or did you have an ultrasound because you are symptomatic? I assume your doctor is planning to follow up with you on the finding, but if not, give him a call and discuss his thoughts. ...Read more
Benign finding: An eif (echocardiogenic intracardiac focus) is a common finding on fetal ultrasound. This is a small "bright" spot in the heart muscle, meaning that the spot is reflective of the ultrasound waves. The precise cause is unclear, but this finding on fetal ultrasound is not associated with any structural or functional abnormality in the baby. ...Read more
Several things: Calcifications in the renal pyramids can cause increased echogenicity. This can be caused by abnormal calcium metabolism related to renal osteodystrophy or may be related to other diseases such as sickle cell disease or other conditions. If this is a new finding and there is no known cause, your physician may need to do a workup to find the etiology. ...Read more
Tubular Ectasia: Renal tubular ectasia aka medullary sponge kidney is a condition that has dilatation of the tubules in the medullary pyramids with an increased tendency for stones and infection. The pyramids appear very echogenic on ultrasound. ...Read more
Polyp, fibroid: I am assuming that you had an ultrasound because of a problem. The ultrasound shows an abnormality in the lining. This either represents a fibroid or a polyp, most likely. You should have also have an endometrial biopsy because of your age. The best way to evaluate this and treat it is with a procedure called a hysteroscopy. ...Read more
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