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Doctor insights on: Ultrasound White Spots

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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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Do white spots on a transvaginal ultrasound suggest cancer?

Do white spots on a transvaginal ultrasound suggest cancer?

Not necessarily : Can't render an opinion without a better description of the findings. ...Read more

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White spots on my liver ultra sound?

White spots on my liver ultra sound?

Hard to say: Usually they are hemangiomas which are benign but without seeing the picture, i can't say for sure. Check the report and see if they made any recommendations. ...Read more

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What can the dark spots on my ultrasound be?

What can the dark spots on my ultrasound be?

Need more info: Unfortunately i need more information to help. Body part examined, history, where the spots are. ...Read more

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On an ultrasound some spots and red and blue what does this mean?

Doppler signals: You are referring to color doppler. The red signals are coming from blood moving towards the ultrasound machine probe and the blue is flowing away from the probe. This can help the radiologist determine if the direction of flow is normal. Another form of doppler can tell how fast the blood is moving. ...Read more

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I was wondering are spots on liver ultrasound cancer?

I was wondering are spots on liver ultrasound cancer?

Spots?: Need to see the scan to know what you are seeing. "spots" just doesn't supply enough information for a reasonable answer. You could have seen blood vessels, cysts, or anything. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What can spots liver mean on ultrasound?

Depends: Spots in the liver detected by ultrasound are usually further characterized as anechoic, hyper-echoic, calcific, fluid filled or solid. These additional descriptive terms can help better identify the 'spots'...These areas could be cycts, benign growths, malignant growths, scars, nemangiomas or abcesses as some possibilities. Sometimes additional tests are need to figure this out. ...Read more

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Dark spots on liver were found during ultrasound. What does this mean?

Dark spots on liver were found during ultrasound. What does this mean?

Need to see image: Can't really give a definite answer without seeing the study. A round, solid black spot could be a cyst. You also might have seen blood vessels in cross section. Could be any number of things. What did the report say? You should just ask your doctor. ...Read more

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On a kidney ultrasound some spots and red and blue what does this mean?

On a kidney ultrasound some spots and red and blue what does this mean?

Doppler: A regular ultrasound shows shades of black and white to identify kidney sizes and structures. A doppler senses flow to (red) and from (blue) the probe. Doppler ultrasound is used to rule out renal artery stenosis and venous obstruction in the kidneys. ...Read more

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My psa is 10 i had an ultrasound it came back wiyh good results no hot spots no swellling. What should I do?

My psa is 10 i had an ultrasound it came back wiyh good results no hot spots no swellling. What should I do?

Psa: Ultrasound is not for cancer detection; your psa is too high. A bx should be offered to rule out cancer. Your ultrasound is meaningless. ...Read more

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7week ultrasound shows 1 baby and a possible something else. Blood flow is in 2 spots. Only 1 sac. What could it be?

7week ultrasound shows 1 baby and a possible something else. Blood flow is in 2 spots. Only 1 sac. What could it be?

Details: Only the doctor who is viewing the sonogram image would be able to accurately answer this. Without seeing it there is no way to know. Schedule a follow up visit and ask. Congratulations on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What could grey spots on an ultrasound potentially mean? They were on either my liver or kidney and there were about 10 varrying in size.

What could grey spots on an ultrasound potentially mean? They were on either my liver or kidney and there were about 10 varrying in size.

Can't answer: "Grey spots" does not provide useable information to answer your question. Significance of any ultrasound findings should be detailed by the physician (likely a radiologist) who read the exam. ...Read more

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I'm having abnormal periods for quite some time now. I'm having spots of blood after my period is over. I have had 2 ultrasounds done..both are normal?

I'm having abnormal periods for quite some time now. I'm having spots of blood after my period is over. I have had 2 ultrasounds done..both are normal?

Ultrasounds show the: ...anatomy of the ovaries, tubes and uterus very well but not the reproductive hormones that orchestrate menstrual cycles. For example, conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) cause menstrual irregularities but not always ovarian cysts. I recommend that you follow up with your gyro to check your hormone levels, including thyroid, as well as insulin and blood sugar. ...Read more

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Doctor what id your suggestion on psa. 10. Had. Ultrasound no sign of any. Hot spots or swelling.?

Doctor what id your suggestion on psa. 10.  Had. Ultrasound no sign of any. Hot spots or swelling.?

Get checked out: A psa of 10 in a healthy 51 year old should be evaluated, especially if you are a member of a high risk group (eg, african-americans). Your exam findings and prior psa levels (if any) are important factors as well. Ultrasound is not reliable in the detection of tumors, but is better utilized as a guide for needle biopsy, which is the only way to make the diagnosis. A urologist can help with this. ...Read more

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41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels. And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver. What does this mean?

41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels.  And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver.  What does this mean?

Liver "spots" are: very common, and many times they are benign but without seeing the images I cannot make a diagnosis. Having low ALT and AST levels is generally good however, since they INCREASE with liver disease. Consider HealthTap Concierge for a review of your images and more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Just had a ultrasound of the liver, gallbladder done...there were several spots (apox 7 maybe more) I could see. I know ive had gallstones since 2011 ?

Just had a ultrasound of the liver, gallbladder done...there were several spots (apox 7 maybe more) I could see. I know ive had gallstones since 2011 ?

Gallstones: Gallstones are a common finding. 1 in 10 patients have gallstones, and the gallbladder does not need to be removed unless the stones have started causing problems such as Biliary colic, cholecystitis, or pancreatitis. If you are having abdominal pain, it may be a good idea to take your test results and see a surgeon and get an expert opinion whether removal is beneficial in your circumstance. ...Read more

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My wife had a breast ultrasound done a couple of days ago.  They found 2 small dark spots on left breast.  Could it be a cyst or mass??

My wife had a breast ultrasound done a couple of days ago.  They found 2 small dark spots on left breast.  Could it be a cyst or mass??

Real report needed: Radiologist will not describe as ' dark spots ' will describe as cyst or not ( mass ) . Speak to her doctor with permission for official verson of report and next step in follow up care ...Read more

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Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?

Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?

Yes.: This is in fact common. Both liver cysts and liver enzyme abnormalities are very common. Therefore the overlap of those two is also common. It would be unlikely that a cyst alone would be responsible for liver enzyme elevations. ...Read more