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Ultrasound Scan And Endometriosis
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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