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

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

Ultrasound +/- 8%: Properly performed and interpreted ultrasound examinations have a variability of 8% plus or minus the measured dating.

Given the dates in the question and assuming a high-quality ultrasound, I would suspect that last menses dating is inaccurate.

Ultrasound dating at 11 weeks 0 days should have a 95% confidence range of 9 weeks 6 days to 12 weeks 1day which is +/- 8%. ...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


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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

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What does a normal uterus ultrasound look like?

What does a normal uterus ultrasound look like?

The same throughout: The entire uterus would look the same with out any fibroid s which would look like balls. Also the lining would be thin without any masses. ...Read more

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I'm 53 yrs. Old, and impression in my ultrasound states that I have atypical renal csyt, right. Should I worry?

I'm 53 yrs. Old, and impression in my ultrasound states that I have atypical renal csyt, right. Should I worry?

What is "atypical? ": Single cysts in the kidney are not uncommon. My guess is that there was something different seen on the ultrasound or ct scan. If it were my kidney, i'd want to know what this is. Talk with your doctor about what is needed to make a firm diagnosis here. This may require re-scanning - or even a kidney biopsy. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more

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What does a endometrium look like by ultrasound that had ablation done?

MIA: There should not be any, it's been ablated! The normal endometrial stripe will be virtually absent. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured cyst look like hydrosalpinx on ultrasound?

Can a ruptured cyst look like hydrosalpinx on ultrasound?

Not likely!: But not impossible. A knowledgeable sonographer or physician should tell the difference 90% of the time. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does ovarian cancer look like on ultrasounds?

Hello doctors, what does ovarian cancer look like on ultrasounds?

Mass or cystic mass: Ultrasound, done though the abdominal wall and transvaginally is used to examine the size shape and other characteristics of ovaries. Cancer may present as a mass in the ovary or a cyst or a combination of the two. Definitive diagnosis requires examination of suspect tissue by a pathologist. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

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What does liver cancer look like on a ultrasound?

What does liver cancer look like on a ultrasound?

Increased densities: Liver cancer can look like single or multiple nodules of increased density on the ultrasound. However, ultrasound is not the best, nor is it the final test in the diagnosis of liver cancer. A ct scan with and without contrast or an MRI scan give better visualization. By ultrasound, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate a hemangioma (a benign lesion) from a liver cancer. ...Read more

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What happens if your breast ultrasound comes back abnormal?

What happens if your breast ultrasound comes back abnormal?

It depends: On the level of suspicion of the abnormality, which is based on various imaging features and (usually) correlation with mammography. If the abnormality is deemed "probably benign" (BIRADS 3, less than 2% chance of malignancy), the usual management is 6 month follow up. If it is suspicious (BIRADS 4 or 5), biopsy would be indicated. ...Read more

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What does pcos look like on an ultrasound? My gyno pointed to black circles and said something about follicles. I was too uncomfortable for questions.

What does pcos look like on an ultrasound? My gyno pointed to black circles and said something about follicles. I was too uncomfortable for questions.

Cookie: The vary looks like a chocolate chip cookie on ultrasound. It is round with multiple small 1 cm ovarian cysts (follicles). If you google the term PCOS there should be lots of images that pop up that are typical of PCOS. ...Read more

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How does a breast tumor look like in ultrasound?

How does a breast tumor look like in ultrasound?

Solid: Breast nodule with irregular edges can be a sign of concern. Benign cysts are fluid filled with well circumscribed edges. Benign fibrocystic nodules are solid with smooth edges. ...Read more

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I have hepitis c and had a abnormal ultrasound come back, can you explain something about that?

Liver problems: Hepatitis c can cause a chronic viral inflammation of the liver (hepatitis). Eventually, you can develop cirrhosis of the liver which is a kind of scarring which results in worsening liver function. Such patients are at an increased risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma. You probably will be getting a needle biopsy of the liver and referral to a gastro-enterologist. Avoid alcohol & tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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After an andominal ultrasound? Will they call u ryt away if there is an abnormal or emergency findings? Thanksss

After an andominal ultrasound? Will they call u ryt away if there is an abnormal or emergency findings? Thanksss

Usually: They should. However, sometimes things do fall through the cracks. So if it's getting worse I would follow up. ...Read more

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I had both the same day, and the mammogram come back normal, but the ultrasound came back abnormal? Which one is more accurate?

I had both the same day, and the mammogram come back normal, but the ultrasound came back abnormal? Which one is more accurate?

Different: Mammogram and ultrasound look at different qualities. Mammogram is good at seeing tissue that is more dense than surrounding tissue and for calcifications. Ultrasound is good at seeing the whether those tissues are solid or fluid-filled or both. The two together, in addition to the physician's exam, help to create a more complete picture. Trust in your doctor to interpret these findings for you. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound have conclusive findings about the embryo at 6 weeks? Is it possible to tell an embryo is abnormal so early?

Can an ultrasound have conclusive findings about the embryo at 6 weeks? Is it possible to tell an embryo is abnormal so early?

Sometimes, depends: If dates are very reliably know, US at 6 weeks can sometimes confirm that a pregnancy is abnormal. If dates are not certain the ultrasound becomes less conclusive. US can never guarantee 100% that a pregnancy at any stage is 100% normal. ...Read more

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I had 4abortions. No comp. Asked my dr if I could have Asherman's synd. He says no becuz ultrasound doesn't show anything "abnormal" is he right?

I had 4abortions. No comp. Asked my dr if I could have Asherman's synd. He says no becuz ultrasound doesn't show anything "abnormal" is he right?

Not entirely: Asherman's is scarring within the endometrial cavity. This cannot be excluded with standard ultrasound because the cavity is not distended. Hysterosalpingography would be the gold standard, sonohysterography a close second. Unless you have recurrent pregnancy loss, I wouln't worry about it or do any further imaging. ...Read more

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I have an appt for ultrasound (transvirginal) for irregular bleeding. If I have bleeding on the day, should I reschedule or doesn't matter?

I have an appt for ultrasound (transvirginal) for irregular bleeding. If I have bleeding on the day, should I reschedule or doesn't matter?

Won't matter: Don't reschedule! It will set you back days to weeks! The thingamajig - aka vaginal probe - is covered in sterile plastic. Plus, if you are actively bleeding, the timing is perfect & may help determine exactly what is causing the DUB. ...Read more

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17 cycles since oct, no abnormal pap, no polyps or cysts had mult ultrasounds. Bleeding though high does bc tried mult types. Had dnc already. Help?

17 cycles since oct, no abnormal pap, no polyps or cysts had mult ultrasounds. Bleeding though high does bc tried mult types. Had dnc already. Help?

Bleeding disorder?: Talk to your doctor about evaluating you for a bleeding disorder. Von willebrand's disease may be a possibility. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound and I am 6 weeks. They said I implanted low but the heartbeat was 122bpm. They also said that it was an abnormal embryo. What is it?

I had an ultrasound and I am 6 weeks. They said I implanted low but the heartbeat was 122bpm. They also said that it was an abnormal embryo. What is it?

Not Sure: To me, an abnormal embryos means it was genetically tested with PGD and found to have the wrong number of chromosomes. But one should not use that embryo. So maybe they mean the embryos appeared to be a lower quality embryos. You may want to ask them to clarify things. Your next ultrasound will provide more answers ...Read more

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My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?

My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?

NO: Ultrasound is not how cancer is diagnosed. Gallbladder polyps is a risk factor for cancer and is an indication for cholecystectomy especially if symtomatic. See a surgeon for an opinion. Standard of care for cancer diagnosis is tissue based. ...Read more

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Can abnormal lymph nodes be detected on an ultrasound? Neck lymph nodes

Can abnormal lymph nodes be detected on an ultrasound? Neck lymph nodes

Yes: Most neck or cervical nodes can be visualized by ultrasound with characterization of texture, determination of size, and vasculature or hyperemia. Many times simple benign nodes are differentiated from infected and metastatic nodes. ...Read more

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Have 6cm irregular ovarian adema cyst what does this mean. Going for another ultrasound 3 mths. Should I be concerned? J

Have 6cm irregular ovarian adema cyst what does this mean. Going for another ultrasound 3 mths. Should I be concerned? J

Possibly: Many ovarian cysts can be benign and resolve spontaneously. At that size that is a small risk of torsion, where the cysts twists on itself, so hopefully it will resolve over that time period if not you might need surgery to resolve the cyst. ...Read more

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My spotting is very light just a mere discharge sometimes is this a real cause of concern? An ultrasound showed no abnormal growth, but slight pain

My spotting is very light just a mere discharge sometimes is this a real cause of concern? An ultrasound showed no abnormal growth, but slight pain

See your doctor: You should discuss these findings with your doctor. You could reopen the cervix to drain the fluid, but, given the paucity of symptoms, that may not be necessary. ...Read more

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What should be my due date? 1 ultrasound report says that its 11 january But other says that its 20th january 2015 My LMP is 3rd april 2014 (irregular)

What should be my due date? 1 ultrasound report says that its 11 january But other says that its 20th january 2015 My LMP is 3rd april 2014 (irregular)

Earliest: The earliest ultrasound is the most accurate and I would rely on that since you say your periods are irregular. The margin of error (how many weeks plus or minus) for ultrasounds increases as pregnancy progresses. All 3 day embryos are pretty much the same size but babies at term can be normal and be 6-9 pounds. ...Read more

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An abnormal gland under your armpit showed on an ultrasound, can this be serious?

Usually not: Most nodules or lumps in the axilla are lymph nodes which may enlarge for many reasons.
If it is new it should be followed. Another type of lump can be a sebaceous cyst which is an enlarged oil gland in the skin. They can become inflamed or infected an may need to be excised. ...Read more

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Had LMP aug 5-8 and it's light and I'm irregular had sex aug 3, 12, 15, 21 from ultrasound I'm due may 11 from LMP may 13 can aug 3rd be the dad?

Had LMP aug 5-8 and it's light and I'm irregular had sex aug 3, 12, 15, 21 from ultrasound I'm due may 11 from LMP may 13 can aug 3rd be the dad?

DAD: There is not way to tell for sure by those dates. You are going to have to wait until the baby is born and have a paternity test done, if you need to know. ...Read more

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Just recently had a mammo and ultrasound she said that there is a adnormal spot and come back in 6months dotor was checking it from biospy 5months ago?

Just recently had a mammo and ultrasound she said that there is a adnormal spot and come back in 6months dotor was checking it from biospy 5months ago?

Code 3 mammogram: In a small percentage of mammograms, after appropriate workup with additional views and ultrasound, the findings cannot be clearly called benign, nor are they worrisome enough for biopsy. These mammograms are called "code 3". Code 1 & 2 are benign, and 4 & 5 are suspicious.

If code 3, a 6 month followup evaluation (usually repeat mammogram and ultrasound of just 1 side) is an appropriate step. ...Read more

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If you've had an abnormal urine speciman, why would they want a renal ultrasound?

To look for cause: Renal us is an easy noninvasive
way to image the kidneys and bladder to look for obstruction, stones, or tumors. All can cause abnormal renal function studies. ...Read more

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I'm having an ultrasound scan on my neck an was wondering Would an ultrasound scan be able to detect a lymphoma or an abnormal mass in my neck?

I'm having an ultrasound scan on my neck an was wondering Would an ultrasound scan be able to detect a lymphoma or an abnormal mass in my neck?

Yes: An ultrasound of an area can detect an abnormal mass in that area and characterize is as fluid-filled or solid. An MRI and CT scan with IV contrast can also be used to evaluate neck masses, and may offer additional information or image a larger area. ...Read more