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Ultrasound Test (Overview)

Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that uses soundwaves to make pictures of the body. Ultrasound does not use radiation. A sonographer or ultrasound technologist uses a handheld transducer to "see" the area of interest. He/she takes pictures, which are interpreted by a radiologist. Ultrasound is widely used and is especially well-suited for pregnancies, gallbladder disease, blood vessels and more.


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Does it hurt to get an ultrasound test done?

Does it hurt to get an ultrasound test done?

No: Ultrasound exams use sound waves to produce the images, and are painless. Some ultrasounds are performed with a transducer inside the body (vagina, rectum, throat), there may be some discomfort associated with the transducer placement. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ultrasound Test (Overview)

Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that uses soundwaves to make pictures of the body. Ultrasound does not use radiation. A sonographer or ultrasound technologist uses a handheld transducer to "see" the area of interest. He/she takes pictures, which are interpreted by a radiologist. Ultrasound is widely used and is especially well-suited for pregnancies, gallbladder disease, blood vessels and more.


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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound test?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that uses soundwaves to make pictures of the body. Ultrasound does not use radiation. A sonographer or ultrasound technologist uses a handheld transducer to "see" the area of interest. He/she takes pictures, which are interpreted by a radiologist. Ultrasound is widely used and is especially well-suited for pregnancies, gallbladder disease, blood vessels and more. ...Read more

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Ultrasound test (Tip)

Gallstone pain may be felt in the right shoulder, right armpit, or in the right upper back/abdomen. ...See more

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In my ultrasound test showed echogenicity grade 2 of 3?

In my ultrasound test showed echogenicity grade 2 of 3?

Ultrasound of what: please give him more information and clarify ultrasound of what done for what ...Read more

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Ultrasound test (Tip)

Avoid fatty foods to reduce symptoms of pain after eating caused by gallstones. ...See more

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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the ultrasound test?

Not necessary: An ultrasound is a painless exam. There should be no need for an anxiolytic medication. If you have a condition that will cause you to have undue anxiety for an ultrasound, you should discuss it with your physician so that proper measures can be taken, and medication prescribed in the rare event that it is needed. ...Read more

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I have guarding on left side below ribcage. Awaiting an ultrasound test. Is it something I should be concerned about? What is guarding?

I have guarding on left side below ribcage. Awaiting an ultrasound test. Is it something I should be concerned about? What is guarding?

Guarding is protect.: ..ing. If U have a bad bruise that is very sore, U will guard it from being bumped. Same thing a sore area U will guard against someone pushing on it in an xame. It's a natural & often a response U have no control over. There is no good image, it's just U protecting Ur self. ...Read more

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Ultrasound test result says "the gallbladder is physiologically distended." What does this mean?

Ultrasound test result says "the gallbladder is physiologically distended." What does this mean?

It is normal: If abnormal might be contracted (not distended) as in chronic cholecystitis or dilated in the setting of bile duct obstruction. ...Read more

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If an ultrasound test result says " the gallbladder is physiologically distended " what does it mean?

If an ultrasound test result says " the gallbladder is physiologically distended " what does it mean?

Likely normal: That ultrasound reading may be a normal finding. If symptoms of gallbladder disease persist, further testing may be helpful. A nuclear cholangiogram can sometimes show if the gallbladder is emptying properly, or if it has signs of obstruction that are not clear on the ultrasound. ...Read more

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Living with gallstones increases the risk of complications like infection or blockage of bile ducts. ...See more

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Hello, as per my question I have two cysts that have been under a ultrasound test. One of the cysts is calcified, what does this mean? The Dr advised it shouldn't be sinister but what does calcified mean?

Hello, as per my question I have two cysts that have been under a ultrasound test. One of the cysts is calcified, what does this mean? The Dr advised it shouldn't be sinister but what does calcified mean?

Calcified cyst: ovarian cyst? Ovarian follicular/ovulatory cyst are not calcified, which means that over time, calcium minerals have begun to form in the lining of the cyst (similar to minerals forming on the lining of your shower). To give advice, we need more info because calcification can occur on both benign and malignant types of cysts. ...Read more

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Many are single stones and lower incidence of difficulties. ...See more

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I have ast level of 94 and another of 92.i have done ultrasound test came back clear what does this mean.

I have ast level of 94 and another of 92.i have done ultrasound test came back clear what does this mean.

Transaminitis: There are many reasons for you to have a slightly elevated AST level. It is even possible this is a normal variant! Common reasons includse excess alcohol, cholesterol or acetaminophen use. Less common causes include viral hepatitis and autoimmune phenomenon. ...Read more

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With gallstones-once symptoms begin, they will slowly increase in intensity, frequency and severity. ...See more

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What does it mean to have a few unenlarged lymph nodes are seen in both sides of the neck after having an ultrasound test?

Normal: Probably this means that the person getting the test had normal healthy lymph nodes. Typically, enlarged lymph nodes indicate disease, but normal size lymph nodes don't. Lymph nodes are throughout the neck, here's a nice surface diagram: http://goo.Gl/kepw2. ...Read more

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I am having shifting pain in my abdomen from 3 months, ultrasound test was normal, pain regularly from one point to another, its just a mild pain, ?

Probable Intestinal: Moving pains in the abdomen are usually due to the intestines. At your age, the most common reason is ibs, irrtable bowel syndrome which causes spasms, gas, constipation and others. Try to avoid caffeine, lots of fluids and fiber helps. Also consider using probiotics like activia or danactive yogourt, or pills like align, restora or others. ...Read more

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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