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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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My sister tested 6 positive home pregnancy test.the doctor did ultrasound scan and found only endometriosis and cysts.is she preg or not?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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My sister tested 6 positive home pregnancy test.the doctor did ultrasound scan and found only endometriosis and cysts.is she preg or not?

Blood test: Did she do the tests correctly? One needs to follow the instructions for the test carefully, including the time within which it should be read. It may be useful to get a blood test for HCG. If she is more than one day past the due date of her period, the blood test would be positive, if she is pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

Endometriosis is a condition in which the cells that line the uterus grow outside of the uterus in other areas, such as the ovaries. The condition can interfere with a woman's fertility and ability to become pregnant. Endometriosis can also cause severe pelvic ...Read more


Dr. Renee Harris
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
32 years in practice
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I have severe pain on my stomach, and the ultrasound and CT scan showed a cyst on my right ovary. I also have a endometriosis. Will the cyst go away?

Dr. Renee Harris
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
32 years in practice
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I have severe pain on my stomach, and the ultrasound and CT scan showed a cyst on my right ovary. I also have a endometriosis. Will the cyst go away?

Depends: It depends on what kind of cyst it is and how big it is. An endometriotic cyst may shrink with certain medications, but usually requires surgery. Simple cysts frequently resolve on their own, especially they are not large. There are many other types of cysts and rumors of the ovary that may require surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does endometriosis show up on an ultrasound?

Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
7 years in practice
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Does endometriosis show up on an ultrasound?

No: No. Endometriosis is diagnosed based on symptoms or during surgery. The only way to for sure know it is endometriosis is to see it at surgery and biopsy the spot. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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Can someone tell me how to prepare for an ultrasound for endometriosis?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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Can someone tell me how to prepare for an ultrasound for endometriosis?

Ultrasound: You don't need any special preparation. If they are going to do a transabdominal scan alone or in addition to transvaginal, they might want you to arrive with your bladder full. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Collin Smikle
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What to expect when i get my ultrasound for endometriosis?

Dr. Collin Smikle
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
31 years in practice
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Endometriosis: The ultrasound should let you know if you have a endometrioma (cyst from endometriosis) in your ovary. It won't help if you have scar tissue or other types of endometriosis. Those can only be identified surgically. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Board Certified, Gynecology
35 years in practice
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How helpful is a pelvic sonogram (ultrasound) in diagnosis of endometriosis?

Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Board Certified, Gynecology
35 years in practice
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How helpful is a pelvic sonogram (ultrasound) in diagnosis of endometriosis?

Endo dx: Only of there is a mass, ultrsound is very non specific tool. Laparoscopy continues to be the gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Board Certified, Gynecology
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Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Board Certified, Gynecology
35 years in practice
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Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Yes: Mainly if there is a complex cyst in the ovaries that could help prepare the plan for surgery. A negative ultrasound does not exclude the disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 years in practice
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Diagnosed w/ stage 4 endometriosis in 2010. Had a laparoscopy in 2010 & a laparotomy in 2011. My ultrasounds are clear but still have pain (sometimes debilitating). Should I have another laparoscopy?

Dr. Brian Nguyen
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
6 years in practice
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Hormone suppression: Laparoscopy and laparotomy will be sufficient to get rid of adhesions and masses in the belly, however surgery will never get rid of the route cause of your endometriosis which is the presence and production of estrogen. You would need to remove both ovaries or be placed on medications to suppress your hormones to see effects on the endometriosis. Lupron injections. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Board Certified, General Practice
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Can endometriosis be detected by a transvaginal ultrasound?

Dr. Laurence Badgley
Board Certified, General Practice
48 years in practice
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Probably not: 22y female asks if endometriosis, EM, is detectable by "transvaginal ultrasound". Since EM is a theoretical clinical disease in search of a diagnostic benchmark, the answer is "probably no". Let's see what the experts have to say. Pathologists I have spoken to have not confirmed that tissue diagnosis is definitive. Be wary of invasive procedures which incite adhesions & "EM" & IBS-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
40 years in practice
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Which is the treatment options for ENDOMETRIOSIS diagnosed by pelvic ultrasound?

Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
40 years in practice
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Which is the treatment options for ENDOMETRIOSIS diagnosed by pelvic ultrasound?

Endometriosis: is often diagnosed by imaging including ultrasound. It is not definitive but can identify cysts associated with endometriosis, uterine tissue growing outside the uterus. Medications are generally used first including anti-inflammatories including ibuprofen/naproxen, but generally hormone therapy is more effective. Ultimately surgery to remove endometrial tissue or hysterectomy is often done. ...Read more

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