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Doctor insights on: Ultrasound Guided Ova Aspiration

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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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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 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

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

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

Amniotic sample: Needle puncture of pregnant uterus, under ultrasound guidance, to obtain an amniotic fluid sample. Diagnostic or therapeutic. Diagnostic for fetal chromosome defects such as Down syndrome or? Neural tube defect like myelomeningocele. Rare therapeutic cases to decrease volume of amniotic fluid for xs fluid (polydramnios) or increase amniotic volume for too little fluid (oligohydramnios). ...Read more

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

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

Fluid into Uterus: Ultrasound guides needle into amniotic cavity around baby. Fluid can then be instilled into uterus. Used for definitive diagnosis of membrane rupture by instillation of Indigo Carmine dye and then observation of vaginal fluid for blue color. Also used on occasion for therapy of oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid). ...Read more

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

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

Pericardial effusion: Pericardial effusion is a collection of fluid around heart within a structure that surrounds the heart called the pericardium. Fluid may collect in this space for many reasons. Ultrasound allows you to put needle in the space and perfor diagnostic tap of fluid to make diagnosis via pathology. Additionally may be therepeutic to reduce pressure. Although more common to do pericardial window to drain. ...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?

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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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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I am having an ultrasound guided injection for my painful trochanteric bursitis. What does this procedure involve? Will I be laid up?

I am having an ultrasound guided injection for my painful trochanteric bursitis. What does this procedure involve? Will I be laid up?

Minor and no: It is a simple injection of a numbing agent (lidocaine) and a non-water soluble (e.g., not dexamethasone) injection into the inflamed sacs causing you pain. If done properly, pain relief should be immediate. ...Read more

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I got a ultrasound guided injection on my plexus brachial area. After the injection I have more pain now & its on the left side too. Is this normal?

I got a ultrasound guided injection on my plexus brachial area. After the injection I have more pain now & its on the left side too. Is this normal?

NO!!: It is very difficult procedure do and the person did who did it on you obviously did not succeed! I know a great anesthesiologist in NYC but that doesn't help you. The migration of the pain to the other side may be another process - possibly a slipped disc in the neck? Either go back the same anesthesiologist or find another one probably at UCLA or UCSF. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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I had an Ultrasound guided SI joint INJ. The numbing med wore off. I was given Hydrocode 10mg/325mg. I hate takin narcotics. Is there anything else?

I had an Ultrasound guided SI joint INJ. The numbing med wore off. I was given Hydrocode 10mg/325mg. I hate takin narcotics. Is there anything else?

Ultram: Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. ...Read more

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Having ultrasound guided pubic symphysis injection with cortazone for a sports injury, do I need to shave my pubic area? Radiologist doing injection

Having ultrasound guided pubic symphysis injection with cortazone for a sports injury, do I need to shave my pubic area? Radiologist doing injection

Yes: This is usually a very effective treatment for pubic symphysis pain. A close shave in this area will make it easier to get adequate imaging using the ultrasound ...Read more

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Abnormal cells found in breast cyst on cytology. Cannot be seen on ultrasound due to aspiration so cannot do biopsy. Would MRI help?

Abnormal cells found in breast cyst on cytology. Cannot be seen on ultrasound due to aspiration so cannot do biopsy. Would MRI help?

Yes.: If the MRI is negative the likelihood of cancer is less than 2%. If an MRI is not obtained, a follow up ultrasound examination should be obtained and, if the cyst recurs, a core needle biopsy of it may be indicated. I assume you have had a mammogram? If not, one should be obtained. ...Read more

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My 70 yrs mothers fnac report is microscopy : usg guided liver aspiration. Can you explain what this means?

My 70 yrs mothers fnac report is microscopy : usg guided liver aspiration. Can you explain what this means?

A type of liver biop: Fnac is short for: fine needle aspiration biopsy which in this case was done with ultrasound guidance. It looks like they did a biopsy of her liver. Then they would have examined it under the microscope (called microscopy). Then they give the result which is what you need to find out from her doctors. That information is currently missing and that is the meat of this whole exercise. So find report! ...Read more

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In my last ultrasound I was told that my egg count was of 4. Does that mean that I only have 4 eggs till I menopause?

No: The fertility specialists use an ultrasound view of the ovaries to count the number of "antral follicles" seen. The number is called the "egg count", and sort of estimates how her total eggs situation is in her ovaries. If a woman has an average or normal egg count, then there is a better chance of her responding to fertility treatments. If a low egg count, the treatments may not work well. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound and was told that egg was already released from one ovary and there is a big follicle seen in other ovary, what does that mean?

Had ultrasound and was told that egg was already released from one ovary and there is a big follicle seen in other ovary, what does that mean?

What is says: The only way to interpret this is literal. It sounds like the doctor detected that you ovulated and that there is a small follicle on the other. Further details would requre reviewing the actual sonogram. The best person to ask is the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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I have a nodule on my thyroid and it has a white circle around it showed on the us they did a us guided aspiration today but didn't get any cells out?

Eggshell: What you are describing is an "eggshell calcification." this was once thought to indicate a benign nodule but it is no longer so. Many malignant nodules can have this feature, especially if it's a broken eggshell with interruption of the rim calcification. If the first biopsy yielded no cells, you could do it again at a later date with a bigger gauge needle. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do ultrasound techs differentiate a cyst versus a follicle for egg retrieval?

By size: Usually the small follicles are about 10mm in size and have no findings or smaller. When they become larger than 10mm that catches their attention ...Read more

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I had my ultrasound done on 12 th day of my cycle and got to know that my egg size is 1.8 mm. Can I get to know when I would be ovulating?

I had my ultrasound done on 12 th day of my cycle and got to know that my egg size is 1.8 mm. Can I get to know when I would be ovulating?

14 days before: Ovulation occurs 14 days before you have your period. You can use your past history of determine the likely days of ovulation. You can also use a home ovulation kit if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more