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Doctor insights on: Ultrasound Breast Unilateral

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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


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Should follow up breast ultrasounds after benign biopsy be done at the same facility for consistency purposes?

Should follow up breast ultrasounds after benign biopsy be done at the same facility for consistency purposes?

Yes : It is usually helpful to have your mammograms and ultrasounds done at the same facility. It is easier for radiologist to compare results. Take care! ...Read more

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My right breast has some thickening that i can visualy see when i lean back. It is like a hump. I have had an ultrasound and it was ok still worry?

My right breast has some thickening that i can visualy see when i lean back. It is like a hump. I have had an ultrasound and it was ok still worry?

Likely okay: At 39, an ultrasound is the best detection for lesions that are precursors to breast cancer. Mammograms can help, but ultrasound is likely better. If you're worried about the interpretation, you could always seek a second opinion from another breast expert and has him/her to read your film, or ask for a digital mammogram. If you have a strong family history or other risk factors, good idea. ...Read more

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I just got an ultrasound for my breasts. They didn't saw anything. But sometimes still feel pained. Could it be stress,that's why it hurts?

I just got an ultrasound for my breasts. They didn't saw anything. But sometimes still feel pained. Could it be stress,that's why it hurts?

Normsl: Your hormones cyclically affect your breast with your cycle may take Advil (ibuprofen) and or Motrin if not allergic and follow up with tour doctor if it persist . ...Read more

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How is a breast ultrasound done?

Jelly; probe: Ultrasound operator places some aqueous jelly on the breast ; then scans using ultrasound probe, about size of a cany bar. Probe is moved back ; forth whilst operator watches a video screen. Jelly is wiped off at end of study. Operator is either a dr/radiologist, dr/gynecologist (if trained) or an ultrasound technician ; study is reviewed by a dr. ...Read more

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Does a breast ultrasound have any risks?

Does a breast ultrasound have any risks?

There: are no known risks after more than 40 years of clinical experience. ...Read more

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How long does a breast ultrasound take to do?

How long does a breast ultrasound take to do?

Not too long: A breast ultrasound usually only takes between 20-40 minutes, but is somewhat operator dependent. An experienced ultrasonographer can be fairly rapid. However it is more important for them to be thorough and experienced rather than quick. ...Read more

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What is the general cost of breast ultrasound?

Varies: Unfortunately, this is difficult to answer. Costs vary based on city, site/location, practice. Best way to figure that out is either call your insurance agent, or if no insurance- call around and find out who might be the best choice for you. Talk to your physician; at times, they may have information to help you here. ...Read more

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Bilateral breast ultrasound. What does this mean?

Bilateral breast ultrasound. What does this mean?

Means: They will do an ultrasound study of both breasts, please ask the doc who ordered yoru test if you have any questions about what is being done or what anything means it is yoru doc's job to explain that to u. ...Read more

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