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Ultrasound And Reproductive Endocrine Infertility
Can long term use of corticosteroid cream affect your endocrine system, and reproductive hormone levels?
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
Thyroid ultrasound that showed 3 indiscreet nodules. Largest 8mm. No calcification seen norm flow. Appt August with endocrin. I am worried. Thoughts?
Most likely benign: Most likely an incidental finding. Generally, only nodules >1 cm should be evaluated, since they have a greater potential to be clinically significant. Certain sonographic appearances are highly predictive of a benign nodule. A pure cystic nodule or a "spongiform appearance", aggregation of multiple microcystic components, are highly specific for benign nodules. Discuss specifics with you Doctor. ...Read more
Some: The most obvious would be fibroids.Get a more detailed answer ›
How small follicles seen in ultrasound around overies can be treated? Is it the reason for infertility and can I go for laproscopy?
Follicles: Seeing multiple small follicles on ultrasound may mean you have pcos which is usually successfully treated with medications such as Clomid (clomiphene) or Femara to induce ovulation if you are trying to get pregnant. There are other health issues associated with pcos that may need to be looked into with blood tests however. I would ask you ob/gyn. Laparoscopy for pcos is usually done as a last resort. ...Read more
2 kids born 13&15 yrs old. 1 abortion year 06 2 miscarriages yr 06 & 13, I had ultrasound of cervix twice told everything look well. Infertile?
No...: Infertility is defined by someone who is unable to conceive. You have been pregnant so infertility does not sound like it is a problem that you have. Miscarriages are emotionally difficult; however, know that they are very common and most women that have a miscarriage are ultimately able to have a successful pregnancy. ...Read more
I am 27 yrs old & trying to conceive since 1& half year.Does laparoscopy help to find the cause of infertility?The ultrasound results are normal.
My wife has had the following tests done for infertility: hsg, day 3 ovarian reserve testing, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds, pap smears. Are there any other tests she will need to do if we go to an re? All test results have been normal.
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Before getting married i want to go for infertility and reproductive organ tests, will it affect my system when presently there is no problem? Help!
Not needed: There is generally no reason to do infertility testing before you start trying. They are designed to figure out why a couple with infertility cannot conceive, not to determine whether a couple will experience infertility. There are couples out there with abnormal tests who have no fertility issues and couples with normal testing who cannot conceive. ...Read more
Varies tremendously: Infertility has many causes and thus the reproductive system has many changes when infertile. You are 40 and decreasing egg number and quality are important causes of infertility. We need to make sure the woman is ovulating and releasing an egg. We also need to check for female anatomy and sperm number and function. You should seek the advice of a specialist if you have concerns. ...Read more
Yes: Ultrasound is operator dependent meaning the views may differ based on who is performing the test. With that being said, it may be possible to see organs other than the reproductive system when using an ultrasound. Organs such as the bladder, liver, intestines and liver can possible be visualized. ...Read more
Can a radiologist see if there is something wrong with a women's reproductive organs and conditions in the reproductive area with a pelvic ultrasound?
Will pelvic ultrasound show abnormalities in you bladder as well as in your reproductive organs? Having urinary sxs and have a cyst on ovary.
Yes: An ultrasound is the best imaging study to look at the pelvic organs (tubes, ovaries and uterus). An ultrasound can be used to evaluate bladder. A doctor wanting to evaluate the bladder, may also use cystoscopy, or putting a camera into the bladder and examining the walls of the bladder directly. A cyst on the ovary won't typically affect bladder at all unless it's cancer, worried about growth. ...Read more
What is the role of assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (ivf) and gamete intra fallopian transfer (gift) in the treatment of infertility of patients with endometriosis?
Bypass the tube: Although it is not completely understood why endometriosis causes infertility, it is commonly accepted that the endometriosis may result in pelvic adhesion, and affect the tubal function. Because ivf bypass the tube, so it will help these patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife has had the following tests done for infertility: hsg, day 3 ovarian reserve testing, pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds, pap smears. All test results were normal. My semen analysis results were normal. Will additional tests need to be done if
Yes: She will need to see what her amh level is for another test of ovarian reserve. She can do ovulation predictor kits to see if she ovulated. A Progesterone level 7 days after ovulation will help as well. She can get a TSH and prolactin level as well. Then you both can have a consult with her md about options. ...Read more
I have had PID. Can an ultra sound test to see any scarring that could have occurred? Worried about infertility.
PID and Infertility: Ultrasound cannot see scar tissue, or "adhesions". A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an X-ray procedure where dye is injected into the uterus through the cervix. It can identify scar tissue inside the uterine cavity and diagnose "blocked tubes", or "tubal occlusion". It can identify fibroids and polyps which can also contribute to problems with conceiving. Laparoscopy can identify pelvic adhesions. ...Read more