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Can a 9 week or 11 week ultrasound look like 7 weeks by mistake?

No: A 9-11 week ultrasound looks different from a 7 week study. The dates are likely off, and can be off from the period time by as much as 2 weeks. This early, the ultrasound is very accurate for dating. ...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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What does my 5 week vaginal ultrasound look like?

What does my 5 week vaginal ultrasound look like?

Not much: It's very early. Usually at 5 weeks all we see is endometrial thickening and maybe a sac, but not always. ...Read more

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Please explain what does lymphoma look like on ultrasound?

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Please explain what does lymphoma look like on ultrasound?

Lymphadenopathy: you may see lymph nodes enlargement ,and /or spleen enlargement. but you can not tell what is the cause of the organ enlargement. you would need tissue biopsy to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are 4d ultrasounds an accurate indicator of what baby will look like once he/she is born?

Are 4d ultrasounds an accurate indicator of what baby will look like once he/she is born?

Hard to say: The walls of the womb provide a significant amount of pressure on baby, which has the effect of shrink wrap on the features.They can also have a hand, foot or head turned in an odd position, all of which will change when the baby is out and the distortion pressure is gone. ...Read more

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What do cysts and fibroids look like on an ultrasound?

What do cysts and fibroids look like on an ultrasound?

See below: At ultrasound cysts are typically black with a thin wall near the transducer and bright echoes away from the transducer. Fibroids almost always have internal echoes, though they may be either brighter or darker than the surrounding normal uterine tissue. ...Read more

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What does a normal trans vaginal ultrasound look like?

What does a normal trans vaginal ultrasound look like?

Normal: Looking uterus, normal looking ovaries, no excessive fluid in the pelvis. ...Read more

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What does a normal lymph nodes look like on a ultrasound color shape the inside?

What does a normal lymph nodes look like on a ultrasound color shape the inside?

Kidney bean: Normal cervical nodes are oval or flattened hypoechoic structures with varying amounts of hilar fat. The hilae are usually hypovascular. Malignant infiltration alters the features of the lymph nodes, resulting in enlarged nodes that are usually rounded and show peripheral or mixed vascularity. They may have thickened outer wall, internal echoes, cystic changes, internal nodules, and septations. ...Read more

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Had a ultrasound done and it showed free fluid in my ovary, he said it look like a snow globe with things floating but didn't seem worried, what is it?

Had a ultrasound done and it showed free fluid in my ovary, he said it look like a snow globe with things floating but didn't seem worried, what is it?

An ovarian cyst : For very specific details about your specific ultrasound report you will need to ask the doctor who did the sonogram. Otherwise we would simply be guessing. ...Read more

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Irregular heartbeat in a fetus on ultrasound? Shuoldnt it be treated?

Depends: There are some fetal cardiac arythmias that needs treatment while in utero, but not all of them. It is recommended to discuss this problem with a maternal fetal medicine specialist that will provide all the necessary info. ...Read more