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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?

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. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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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?

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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Does endometriosis show up on an ultrasound?

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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Can someone tell me how to prepare for an ultrasound for endometriosis?

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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What to expect when i get my ultrasound for endometriosis?

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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How helpful is a pelvic sonogram (ultrasound) in diagnosis of endometriosis?

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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Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

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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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 more

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Can endometriosis be detected by a transvaginal ultrasound?

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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Sharp abdomen unsettling pain thats hits the back too. No pain killer has helped. Patieny has endometriosis but mild. Had ultrasound no stones?

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

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus itself. Painful condition which is usually located within the pelvis ; most ...Read more


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