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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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