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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 more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sharp abdomen unsettling pain thats hits the back too. No pain killer has helped. Patieny has endometriosis but mild. Had ultrasound no stones?
Further workup : Clearly further workup is needed. Not everything shows up on an ultrasound. Even though the gallstones were not seen, the gallbladder itself could still be quite diseased and that would require a different type of scan. Please make sure that the patient is seen again and carefully re-evaluated using necessary scans such as a ct scan or an mri. Do not give up until the cause is found. ...Read more
Endometriosis, lost rt ovary 2 yrs ago, period started today 1 day late. Excruciating pain, comes in waves on rt side. Ultrasound 3 weeks ago clear. Er?
Excruciating pain: If you do not have instructions from your doctor about treating the pain then you should go to the er to see what is causing pain and get treatment. ...Read more
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