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What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

Biopsy: The fine needle aspiration may have been indeterminate. The core biopsy will provide a better specimen for the pathologist to examine. If the fine needle showed a cancer, you would be going for surgical excision. ...Read more

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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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How long will an ultrasound guided biopsy on a mass in my throat take? They're doing it externally

How long will an ultrasound guided biopsy on a mass in my throat take? They're doing it externally

Hy: The patient is scanned to confirm and localize the abnormality - this could take 20-30 min. The preparation and biopsy another 20 minutes total - probably 45 min. To 1 hr. Including confirmation of specimen adequacy. ...Read more

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Suspicious area on u/s came back 'benign lactational changes', so i'm worried the dr biopsied the wrong area(it was ultrasound guided). What do I do?

Suspicious area on u/s came back 'benign lactational changes', so i'm worried the dr biopsied the wrong area(it was ultrasound guided). What do I do?

Ask the radiologist: It's very likely that the radiographic area was adequately biopsied. This siri i may be a focus of lactation hyperplasia. If you have a few are radiologist review the film and biopsy report he will be able to confirm that. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper back to the right of my thoracic vertebra Ive had this pain since i was little when im stressed do I have chronic back pain?

I have pain in my upper back to the right of my thoracic vertebra Ive had this pain since i was little when im stressed do I have chronic back pain?

Yes,but if you: only have it when you are stressed,, it is due to tension and should be relieved w/muscle relaxers or pain killers or antianxiety medications ...Read more

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Multiple sclerotic lesions in thoracic vertebrae , what determines if they should be biopsied?

Multiple sclerotic lesions in thoracic vertebrae , what determines if they should be biopsied?

Thoracic vertebrae: I presume your doctor has ordered images of the the thoracic vertebrae and discussed the result with a Radiologist who did the study. The possibility of biopsies will be discussed with you. If the doctor and the radiologist both agree about what should or should not be done, please follow their advice. Hope all goes well - please let me know how things went. ...Read more

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What amount force directed at the spinal region does it take to break the 10th thoracic vertebra?

What amount force directed at the spinal region does it take to break the 10th thoracic vertebra?

Thoracic vertebra: The 10th thoracic vertebra is well protected by the rib cage and spine so it would take a good deal of force to break or fracture at this level. The actual amount of force is determined by multiple variables such as age, body condition, muscle bulk among other things. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, i ve upper back pain and my third thoracic vertebra is bout 2mm deeper (sunk in)than the rest. Does my pain come from there an what is it

Dear doctor, i ve upper back pain and my third thoracic vertebra is bout 2mm deeper (sunk in)than the rest. Does my pain come from there an what is it

Difficult to tell: by this brief description, whether this is the source of your pain. Just because you can feel a depression there, it does not mean that this is cause of pain. Consult with an ortho or thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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What happens in a ultrasound guided lymph node fnab?Does it mean a high likelihood of the actual biopsy?Any bandages or scars after? What about rugby?

What happens in a ultrasound guided lymph node fnab?Does it mean a high likelihood of the actual biopsy?Any bandages or scars after? What about rugby?

Needle aspiration: Fnab usually involves aspirating some cells through a thin needle. You may need a bandage, but as there is no incision, you should not have a scar. It is not the fnab that may interfere with rugby but the reason why you are having the procedure. Need for biopsy or other procedure would be determined based on the results of fnab. ...Read more

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Going in for an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, can I return to work that same day?

Going in for an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, can I return to work that same day?

If you must: While I do not Prohibit my patients from working after an ultrasound-guided biopsy, i discourage it. We use local anesthetic that tends to wear off after a few hours, leading to dull pain in the breast. Furthermore, it helps to be able to put an ice pack on the breast, which may be difficult at work. ...Read more

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What does getting an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy done on my left breast mean?

What does getting an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy done on my left breast mean?

Something on mammo: Your mammogram or clinical exam showed something that requires further investigation. The biopsy will obtain tissue for examination. Once the tissue is examined your physician will discuss the results with you. Be calm and patient. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Ultrasound guided or CT guided biopsy of liver. Which is more accurate?

Ultrasound guided or CT guided biopsy of liver. Which is more accurate?

Both are accurate : Liver biopsies are performed for both focal liver lesions and nonfocal generalized liver disease playing a key role in the diagnosis and prognostication of various diffuse liver dysfunctions. Ct-guided procedures are generally reserved for tissue sampling of focal hepatic lesions, not accessible by ultrasound. ...Read more

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What should I expect at my ultrasound guided FNA biopsy of my lymph node behind my jaw? Why can't I eat or drink after midnight the day before?

Pretty easy: If you are going to have any sedation for a procedure we usually don't want you to eat or drink beforehand. This decreases risk associated with vomiting and being groggy. The procedure should be easy. The area will be numbed up and the ultrasound rolled over the neck. You probably won't feel the actual biopsy. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided abscess drainage?

Pus Removal!: The abscess (pus pocket) is localized with ultrasound scanning (us). The area over the abscess is cleansed and local anesthesia placed. A needle or sometimes a catheter is inserted into the abscess while watching with the us. Pus is sent for culture studies. The needle is removed. A catheter may be left in place for days or longer and allowed to drain. Less invasive than surgical drainage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

Gets tissue sample: This technique uses a non invasive ultrasound machine to see where the needle is traveling in the body in order to obtain a sample of tissue. Aspiration usually refers to obtaining fluid from a joint or a mass (cyst) in the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided chorionic villus sampling?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided chorionic villus sampling?

Looks at chomosomes: Chorionic villus sampling enables a doctor to remove a small sample of the tissue that surrounds the early sac of pregnancy. This, then, allows the study of the chomosomes - for early diagnosis of conditions such as down syndrome (an extra chromosome #21). It is done with ultrasound guidance at roughly 11 weeks of pregnancy. Amniocentesis is a procedure done later in pregnancy for the same reason. ...Read more

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How strong is enteric coated full strength. I had an ultrasound guided SI today and it's super sore ?

How strong is enteric coated full strength. I had an ultrasound guided SI today and it's super sore

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Consider ice instead: Enteric coated aspirin are 325 mg.The coating helps prevent the pill from disolving in the stomach- instead dissolving in the bowels.NSAID treatment for pain can be IBUPROFEN 400 to 800 mg (2 to 4 otc pills) every 8 hr, NAPROSYN (naproxen) 220 to 440 mg (1 to 2 aleve) every 12 hr,or ASPIRIN 325 mg(1 to 2 every 6 hrs). All should be taken with food and can be hard on your stomach,kidneys, and blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided paracentesis?

Drainage of fluid: An ultrasound is used to locate the fluid within the abdomen. Then, under guidance from the ultrasound, a needle is placed into the abdomen in order to remove the fluid. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


Vertebra (Definition)

Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated ...Read more