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Hematometra cervical stenosis postmenopausal Ultrasound no thickening Pelvic pain Should I wait 2C if it resolves w repeatUS 6wks or D & C now Scared?

Hematometra cervical stenosis postmenopausal Ultrasound no thickening Pelvic pain Should I wait 2C if it resolves w repeatUS 6wks or D & C now Scared?

Act Now.: Hi Debra,
If you are in pain, this would push me to recommend acting surgically sooner rather than later. At 60, you should have no accumulation of blood and very little clear fluid or mucous. Even though the Ultrasound said no thickening, I would take the opportunity to sample the lining of the uterus just to make sure. I am sure that everything will turn out fine. ...Read more

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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Right side ovary/pelvic pain but why couldn't my ovary be seen on ultrasound?

Right side ovary/pelvic pain but why couldn't my ovary be seen on ultrasound?

Relatively common: The ovary may not be visible on ultrasound because of bowel gas, excessive weight, or that there is simply nothing to make it stand out. If it were cystic or enlarged it would be easier to see. Pain in the lower right abdomen could be from many different things, and ovarian pain is only one possibility ...Read more

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Just had a pelvic ultrasound n trnsvgnl due to pelvic pain w no other symptoms dr said everything came out good so what else can the pain be from?

Just had a pelvic ultrasound n trnsvgnl due to pelvic pain w no other symptoms dr said everything came out good so what else can the pain be from?

Frustrating problem!: The list of causes of pain in the pelvis is longer than your arm! Many of them are not directly related to your uterus, tubes and ovaries. No machine can scan your body and identify the source of the pain and many of the causes do not show up on ultrasound, CT, or MRI It can be a very frustrating problem to have. You may need to see a doctor that specializes in pelvic pain. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have had serious pelvic pain since may I've had ultrasound after u/s. I want my dr to do laporoscopy how can I get him to do it? Something is wrong!

I have had serious pelvic pain since may I've had ultrasound after u/s. I want my dr to do laporoscopy how can I get him to do it? Something is wrong!

Some ways around it: If you have pain in your pelvic area, it can be investigated and treated by a good gynecologist. Besides ultrasound, MRI of the pelvic area can be more revealing and may show the cause. But Pelvic Inflammatory disease(PID) may not show on any X-
If your current doctor is not able to solve the problem, seek a second opinion from another gynecologist. Then you will find out the best course of action ...Read more

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Ovarian simple cyst identified on ultrasound has increased in size from 7 to 9 CM in 4 months. Pelvic pain present. Do benign cysts increase in size?

Ovarian simple cyst identified on ultrasound has increased in size from 7 to 9 CM in 4 months. Pelvic pain present. Do benign cysts increase in size?

Yes: They can, they all start off tiny. Even if they are benign, if they get very large they may cause symptoms based on their size alone, and may have to be removed. Speak with your doctor, yours is getting fairly big. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound scan 14mths ago due to menstrual changes, now I have gained 20 pounds in weight, have lower right, back and pelvic pain and bloated?

I had an ultrasound scan 14mths ago due to menstrual changes, now I have gained 20 pounds in weight, have lower right, back and pelvic pain and bloated?

Menstrual changes: There are numerous reasons why your periods will change. Extreme weight changes alone can make it irregular. Find out first the results of your ultrasound. You might need a blood test to check your hormone levels. Consult your gynecologist about your condition. Ask about the possibility of polycystic ovarian sndrome. ...Read more

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I have severe nausea and if I'm not nauseated I have pelvic pain daily. Had pelvic ultrasound but came back normal. Not sure what's wrong?

I have severe nausea and if I'm not nauseated I have pelvic pain daily. Had pelvic ultrasound but came back normal. Not sure what's wrong?

Lots possible...: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary ; pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat cause. ...Read more

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So im having real bad pelvic pain got s pap smear and they found a large hard mass just had an ultrasound waiting for results what can it be?

So im having real bad pelvic pain got s pap smear and they found a large hard mass just had an ultrasound waiting for results what can it be?

Many things: Certainly a hard mass would worry you about a tumor. It could be a benign tumor, like a fibroid, or something more serious cancer. You should call your doctor for the results of your pap smear as well as the ultrasound, and you might need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Had an ultrasound. Right ovary is 7.6cc and left 8.1cc. Endometrial thickness is 2.8mm what does this mean. Can this explain my pelvic pain?

Had an ultrasound. Right ovary is 7.6cc and left 8.1cc. Endometrial thickness is 2.8mm what does this mean. 
Can this explain my pelvic pain?

Pelvic Pain: This can definitely explain why you are having pelvic pain. It's important that you f/u with a GYN for this as you may need an endometrial biopsy and or a laparoscopy. Try taking an anti inflammatory and using an ice pack until you get to see the Dr for the pelvic pain. Good luck and keep an eye on this, you are young and have not had children yet ...Read more

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Previously had 10 week period &pelvic pain. Ultrasound neg. Now on Trinessa with no period but still pain? Pain occurs @ random times during month.

Previously had 10 week period &pelvic pain. Ultrasound neg. Now on Trinessa with no period but still pain? Pain occurs @ random times during month.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain for 4 months. 3 different ultrasounds came back normal. Mri showed cyst over 5cm on both ovaries. Why did they not show up on ultrasound?

Pelvic pain for 4 months. 3 different ultrasounds came back normal. Mri showed cyst over 5cm on both ovaries. Why did they not show up on ultrasound?

Intriguing question.: This is very unusual as ultrasound is excellent at noticing ovarian cysts. If there was time lapsed between u/s and MRI then the cysts could have developed. If both ovaries are situated higher in the pelvis than usual (which would be normal), and if the u/s techs failed to search well, then they could have been missed. Highly unlikely that 3 u/s exams each missed them. New pathology is likely. ...Read more

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Having some pelvic pain the blood work came out negative the bacterial swaps and some other test neg. Now having ultrasound. Should i be concerned?

PID? Partner tests?: It sounds like you might have pevlic inflammatory disease (PID). This situation is too complex for short questions and replies; your doctors can answer much better. I'll add that PID is usually due to STD, especially gonorrhea or chlamydia, but not always; and swab tests can miss them. Your sex partner(s) should be tested. Sometimes that's the only way to know the cause of PID in affected women. ...Read more

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I have had low abdominal/pelvic pain for 6 weeks. Ultrasound was clear, no uti. What could it be?

Pelviv infection: Pelvic infection is a possibility
any fever
white blood cell count?
Any constipation problem
cause could also be in bowel
any nausea vomiting. ...Read more

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Having left sided pelvic pain. Had ultrasound and have a right ovarian cyst but have no pain on right side, only left. Have spotting also?

Having left sided pelvic pain. Had ultrasound and have a right ovarian cyst but have no pain on right side, only left. Have spotting also?

See below: Without knowing a patient medical history, nor the ability to question and examine her, it's difficult to give advice as to possible causes, but the following may be helpful: for advice on spotting see: http://bit.ly/1CnC9xV for causes of pelvic pain see: http://bit.ly/1JvdCZM ...Read more

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Had pelvic pain last month ultrasound showed 2 left ovarian cysts had right sided abd pain 2 days ago showed 2 right ovarian cysts. Any suggestions?

Had pelvic pain last month ultrasound showed 2 left ovarian cysts had right sided abd pain 2 days ago showed 2 right ovarian cysts. Any suggestions?

This may be normal.: It is natural to form ovarian cysts every month. The cysts are where the eggs are being released from the ovary. If you become pregnant, this cyst supports early pregnancy. Sometimes, these cysts can get large and burst, causing pain. This can be prevented with some form of birth control. Work with your doctor to determine the right choice of management/prevention for you. ...Read more

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Having some pelvic pain & discomfort the blood work, bacteria and some other test negative. Not pregn Now having ultrasound. Should i be concerned?

Follow through/MD: Follow through with the appropriate testing by your MD to find out why the pelvic pain is present. There can be concern or not after that is completed. ...Read more

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Would you be able to see my fallopian tubes on ultrasound? I'm obese and im having extreme right sided pelvic pain

Would you be able to see my fallopian tubes on ultrasound? I'm obese and im having extreme right sided pelvic pain

Yes, if enlarged: Your Fallopian tubes will be visible if enlarged with an ectopic pregnancy or infection. The obesity may require a vaginal ultrasound probe rather than an abdominal one. ...Read more

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I 'm having pelvic pain my dr has ordered a xray of my pelvis not an ultrasound will this show why im in pain. Also, have elevated sed rate?

I 'm having pelvic pain my dr has ordered a xray of my pelvis not an ultrasound will this show why im in pain.  Also, have elevated sed rate?

Non-GYN: A xray is not good for visualizing the pelvic organs. The only gyn cause of pain it will show is (possibly)a type of ov cyst called a dermoid. Your dr may be suspecting a musculoskeletal cause — or maybe gi. But x-ray is not usually very helpful in diagnosing causes of pelvic pain. ...Read more

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On and off lower left pelvic pain for a year now. What can be the cause? Numerous ultrasounds, pelvic exams, pap smears & 1 CTscan. Becoming depressed

Could you have: Spasm of muscles in area, leading to pain. This would not necessarily be seen on testing. Have you ever tried a muscle relaxer from your Dr? It might help. ...Read more

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I have had an ultrasound, internal ultrasound, pap test. All negative. But I have intermittent pelvic pain, groin pain and slight pink blood at time?

Difficult question: You are describing a challenging problem, and what is going on with you cannot be determined without a more detailed conversation and examination. Depending on your age and risk factors, additional testing may be required. If you are not satisfied with what your doctor is telling you about your assessment, you may wish to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad pelvic pain my doctor ordered a xray of my pelvis not ultrasound will this show what is causing the pain?

I'm having really bad pelvic pain my doctor ordered a xray of my pelvis not ultrasound will this show what is causing the pain?

Maybe, but...: Xray is not very good at imaging the internal organs of the pelvis. It is better for looking at bony problems (the hip bones for example), so maybe your dr suspects a bony cause of the pain. Xray isn't great for looking at the uterus, bladder, ovaries, intestines. Keep in mind — that some causes of pain cannot be found on any imaging modalities (endometriosis, for example). ...Read more

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I had a pelvic ultrasound and it was normal. Should i still be concerned about ovarian cancer. Still, have occasional pelvic pain and back pain.

I had a pelvic ultrasound and it was normal. Should i still be concerned about ovarian cancer. Still, have occasional pelvic pain and back pain.

Yes and no: The negative pelvic ultrasound examination is good news. The most important piece is risk factors. What risk factors do you have. Any family member with history of ovarian or breast cancer. Any history of gene mutation like brca? If you do not have any significant risks facto, you do not need to have screening for ovarian cancer ...Read more

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Had dull constant lower right pelvic pain. Blood work showed no infection, ultrasound appeared normal, sed rate was 50. Any thoughts on causes?

Lower right pain: There are many possible causes of pain in that location. If it's not appendicitis and not of gynecological or bladder cause, the most common would be spasm in or near the ileo-caecal valve or of the psoas muscle that runs along the spine. If there was any previous abdominal or pelvic surgery, the cause could also be related to scar tissue (adhesions) which aren't visible on any imaging. ...Read more

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Hello there! What to do after a total hysterectomy with ovaries left In place. Now having pelvic pain and had ultrasound which showed ovarian cysts?

Hello there! What to do after a total hysterectomy with ovaries left In place. Now having pelvic pain and had ultrasound which showed ovarian cysts?

Many choices: Have a chat with your GYN MD about your choices which include everything from cyst suppression with the oral contraceptive pill to surgical extraction and hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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I have had irregular bleeding now for five months heavy intravaginal ultrasound blood in cul da sac. Pain on rgt side and pelvic pain going down leg?

I have had irregular bleeding now for five months heavy intravaginal ultrasound blood in cul da sac. Pain on rgt side and pelvic pain going down leg?

Possibilities: Could be fibroids, (which would show up on the transvaginal sono) they wouldn't cause the blood in the cul-de-sac, but could cause pain, and heavy bleeding. Could be adenomyosis or endometriosis, which would not show up on the sonogram. Both can cause pain and bleeding. Endometrial polyps could cause the bleeding. The. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing , cramping, aching, ...Read more