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Is it possible to have a breast tumor causing upper back pain deep in right shoulder for over 2 years? Mamagram ok. Ultrasound right breast ok? Spine

Is it possible to have a breast tumor causing upper back pain deep in right shoulder for over 2 years? Mamagram ok. Ultrasound right breast ok? Spine

Other causes too: It is difficult to provide an answer only with the information provided. If you have chronic back pain, my advise is to make an appointment with a physician. Certain tumors can metastatize to the spine. If you have no history of cancer, there are more common explanations for your pain. A history of tumor would require additional investigations (mri, others, depending on the clinical circumstance). ...Read more

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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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I had an ultrasound done at 18 w 2d in which the spine was fully seen with no concerns, would a sacrococcygeal open nueral tube defect show on that?

I had an ultrasound done at 18 w 2d in which the spine was fully seen with no concerns, would a sacrococcygeal open nueral tube defect show on that?

Probably: Ask your OB-GYN for his/her opinion (after seeing the Ultrasound directly the question is best directed to him/her!!!!!!) (Why do you MENTION "sacrococcygeal open neural defect" That SOUNDS LIKE AN OFFICIAL READING!) Dr Z ...Read more

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Random chills up my spine, up to 5 a day normal? I suffer from chronic epididymitis. Urine test and ultrasound normal. Chills last a couple second.

Random chills up my spine, up to 5 a day normal? I suffer from chronic epididymitis. Urine test and ultrasound normal. Chills last a couple second.

Unclear: Your chills up the spine are likely not related to your chronic epididymitis. Random, recurring 'chills up the spine' an unusual symptom, possibly suggestive of some overstimulation of the autonomic nervous system. ...Read more

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I have a possible deep lipoma on lower back near spine. It is palpable, but it did not show up on an ultrasound. Is it safe to say it isn't cancerous?

I have a possible deep lipoma on lower back near spine. It is palpable, but it did not show up on an ultrasound. Is it safe to say it isn't cancerous?

No: An ultrasound can not differentiate the fat that makes up a lipoma from the surrounding fatty tissues under the skin and will not definitively be able to differentiate a cancer from a non-cancer. If the lump is hurting then have it removed and it should be sent for pathological analysis. That will tell you if it is a cancer (Malignancy) or not. A true lipoma is not typically dangerous. ...Read more

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If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

Not necessarily: Maternal and paternal genetics have a greater bearing on eventual fetal height then the ultrasound especially when th growth spurt starts in adolescence. ...Read more

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Cone shaped bruise close to spine in lower right back. Firm feeling in right lower abd and pain into groin on & off. Xray & Ultrasound show 0. Causes?

Cone shaped bruise close to spine in lower right back. Firm feeling in right lower abd and pain into groin on & off. Xray & Ultrasound show 0. Causes?

RLQ pain: You need a good diagnostician to get a good history and do a good physical exam on you first of all! If there is a University hospital near you that is where I would go. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound be done on back of shoulder blade right of spine show tumor in rt breast?

Can ultrasound be done on back of shoulder blade right of spine show tumor in rt breast?

No: The shoulder blade, chest wall and lung are in the way and the breast is unlikely to be seen at all. ...Read more

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My doctor tells me that I need an MRI on my back because of my constant back pain. He checked my nerves and said they they were OK. An ultrasound was also done. He found a slight curve in my spine. Are there any side effects of an MRI and what else other

My doctor tells me that I need an MRI on my back because of my constant back  pain. He checked my nerves and said they they were OK. An ultrasound was also done. He found a slight curve in my spine. Are there any side effects of an MRI and what else other

No side wffects: The MRI is a safe test that uses a magnet instead of X-rays. Because of this there is no radiation exposure. It is one of the best tests for deteriorated or herniated disk problems. Tests to get an answer are not always necessary. The MRI is usually done only if surgery is being considered , if your symptoms don't fit a specific pattern, or if the treatment isn't working. ...Read more

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Having mid-back pain to right of spine for hours after eating. Hida scan and gb ultrasound=normal. Ejection fraction=91%. Any ideas about the cause?

Having mid-back pain to right of spine for hours after eating.  Hida scan and gb ultrasound=normal. Ejection fraction=91%.  Any ideas about the cause?

Possibly not gb: Most symptoms related to gall bladder occur in right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Your symptoms sound like other portions of the gastrointestinal tract may be involved, endoscopy, blood tests, and other imaging testing will examine large bowel and small bowel for possible contribution to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Had deep ache in up back in one spot for over 2 yrs, i have had right breast ultrasound it was ok, mam ok. Spine MRI ok. Shoud i get MRI of breast?

Had deep ache in up back in one spot for over 2 yrs, i have had right breast ultrasound it was ok, mam ok. Spine MRI ok. Shoud i get MRI of breast?

Not necessary: It is unlikely the pain in your back is related to your breasts as long as other tests were normal. Hope the MRI of the spine was your neck. If not you might consider that. But you should talk to your doctors ad always to help find the cause ...Read more

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At my 20 weeks ultrasound my dr told my everything is great legs arms spine, fingers, toes, head but there is fluid around heart should I b worried?

At my 20 weeks ultrasound my dr told my everything is great legs arms spine, fingers, toes, head but there is  fluid around heart should I b worried?

Yes: A pericardial effusion is not normal in fetuses at any stage of gestation. What it means is not clear based on the information you supplied. You need the study repeated by a neonatologist. ...Read more

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My ultrasound dates back to april is this when i conceived?

My ultrasound dates back to april is this when i conceived?

Not usually: The ultrasound derived dating usually refers to the estimated last menstrual period. Conception would typically be around 2 weeks later. ...Read more

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Is my ultrasound supposed to date back to the first day of my LMP?

Is my ultrasound supposed to date back to the first day of my LMP?

Yes: Your question is somewhat unclear. If you are asking about a dating ultrasound to date your pregnancy, yes the dating is done from the first day of your last menstrual period ...Read more

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What does it mean when ultrasound comes back arthrosclerotic aorta?

What does it mean when ultrasound comes back arthrosclerotic aorta?

Calcified thick wall: U/s findings show wall to be thickened, with possible calcification. Diameter of aorta may be narrow with lumen compromise, and sometimes, wall involvement associated with widening of the aorta. If one is symptomatic with abdominal, buttock, leg complaints, may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Do you think it's endometriosis as my ultrasound came back negative ?

Do you think it's endometriosis as my ultrasound came back negative 
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No context;can't say: An ultrasound (US) is NOT the test of choice to diagnose endometriosis. US is used to diagnose uterine fibroids and/or cysts, & its accuracy depends on the size of the fibroid/cyst under question. Endometriosis (uterine tissue outside the uterus) may only be a few cell layers thin, so ultrasound frequently will not detect it. Discuss symptoms on HealthTap Prime or TTYD. Meanwhile, upload US report ...Read more

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