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What does free fluid mean on pelvic ultrasound?

What does free fluid mean on pelvic ultrasound?

Depends: Some small amounts of fluid in the female pelvis is physiologic. Larger amounts can be associated with ruptured ovarian cyst. Pelvic inflammatory disease can produce pelvic fluid. In the case of acute appendicitis free fluid can occur as well. Inflammatory bowel disease is another cause of fluid production. ...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 this Mean on an ultrasound results if it says No free fluid in the pelvic cul-de-sac?

What does this Mean on an ultrasound results if it says No free fluid in the pelvic cul-de-sac?

Sometimes: free fluid in the pelvis can be a sign of a pathologic process. If there is no free fluid, it is normal. ...Read more

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What does Iner stroma mean on transvaginal ultrasound mean? Thanks

What does Iner stroma mean on transvaginal ultrasound mean? Thanks

Connective tissue: Stroma refers to connective tissue. Without more context we can not elaborate on your specific sonographic findings. ...Read more

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What does it mean on results of CT scan no abdominopelvic lymphadenopathy. No free fluid or pneumoeritoneum mean is it that it wasnt checked?

What does it mean on results of CT scan no abdominopelvic lymphadenopathy. No free fluid or pneumoeritoneum mean is it that it wasnt checked?

Not at all: It means you don't have those findings. And you should want to have them. Also it sounds like whatever your doctors were looking for wasn't there. Don't worry about those findings. Discuss the report with your doctor ...Read more

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What does right ovary sag mean on an ultrasound?

What does right ovary sag mean on an ultrasound?

"Sag" is: an abbreviation for sagittal, which is simply an anatomic plane synonymous with longitudinal. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed fluid in my endometrium. What does this mean?

Ultrasound showed fluid in my endometrium. What does this mean?

Depends: Fluid in the endometrial canal can be normal such as during your period. If are not having periods then it can abnormal. ...Read more

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What does increased hepatic echogenicity mean on a ultrasound?

What does increased hepatic echogenicity mean on a ultrasound?

Fatty infiltration: Most commonly it means there is increased fat in the liver. This can be a result of increased body fat or may be associated with certain medications. Increased fat can also be seen in diabetics or in patients with cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What does increased hepatic echogenicity mean on a ultrasound?

It means the: liver looks brighter(increased echogenicity) than normal on US. Usually this is due to benign fatty infiltration, but there are other potential etiologies. ...Read more

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Does echotexture mean solid on a ultrasound?

Does echotexture mean solid on a ultrasound?

No: Echotexture, followed by descriptive terms, just tells what the anatomy being evaluated looks like. The main criterion for saying something is solid on ultrasound is the presence of vascular flow within the structure. Cysts, even those with somewhat complex internal fluid, don't show internal flow on color doppler ultrasound. The kicker is not all solid masses show internal flow. ...Read more

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What does low level internel echos inside cysts on the ovaries mean

What does low level internel echos inside cysts on the ovaries mean

Not simple: Simple cysts have no echoes and complicated cysts have high level echoes. Low level echoes means cysts that are less complex but not simple. These cysts need more aggressive treatment and confirmation that they resolve. ...Read more

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What does the measurement mean on a baby sonogram?

What does the measurement mean on a baby sonogram?

How baby is: These measurements tell the obstetrician how the baby is doing. They check the baby's anatomy to make sure everything is in the right place ...Read more

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Chest epidermoid cysts doesn't show on ultrasound. What does this mean?

Chest epidermoid cysts doesn't show on ultrasound. What does this mean?

Unclear: Are you referring to a child or adult? Most adult chest masses are poorly evaluated with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed a "small amount of free fluid within the right adnexa". What does this mean?

Ultrasound showed a "small amount of free fluid within the right adnexa". What does this mean?

It is normal: For premenopausal females to have a small amount of simple, free fluid in the pelvis/adnexal area. Free means that is it free floating and not contained in any structure such as an abscess. ...Read more

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What does congestion on a transvaginal ultrasound mean?

What does congestion on a transvaginal ultrasound mean?

Venous: It usually means that the veins in the pelvis are full or "backed up." this can result in pain, a condition called pelvic congestion syndrome which is treated in interventional radiology. ...Read more

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My ultra sound results read " hyperemic solid mass on the back of my thigh, what does that mean??

My ultra sound results read " hyperemic solid mass on the back of my thigh,  what does that mean??

Depends: That is just a description of what the radiographer sees. All it means is that there is increased resonance (can be seen better) and could be due to blood flow, clot, infection, mass. Hard to interpret without more clinical background. ...Read more

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What does nabothian cysts mean on abdominal ultrasound?

What does nabothian cysts mean on abdominal ultrasound?

No worries: Nabothian cysts are benign cysts associated with the cervix and are often incidentally noted. They are filled with cervical mucus. Unless large, they usually are incidentally noted and require no treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean for me when my carotids are 95% occluded on ultrasound?

95% Blocked: Ultrasound is a great way to determine how blocked the carotid arteries are. It turns out that the more blocked they are the greater the risk for a stroke. Even if you are not having a symptoms (mini-stroke or actual stroke), a blockage of 80% or greater is enough to warrant a carotid endarterectomy. If you are having symptoms, then a blockage of 50% or greater is enough to warrant surgery. ...Read more

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What does hypo mean on thyroid ultrasound?

What does hypo mean on thyroid ultrasound?

Fewer echoes on US: Hypoechoic describes the appearance of a nodule on ultrasound (us). It refers to a nodule that reflects back fewer sound waves compared to the normal thyroid tissue around it. While most thyroid cancers are hypoechoic, most hypoechoic nodules are not cancers. But a hypoechoic nodule may have a slightly higher risk of being a cancer than other nodules. ...Read more

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What do the colors mean on an ultrasound?

See answer: Color doppler identifies moving velocities – usually hues of red in one direction with respect to the transducer , blue in the other – usually used for identifying blood vessel flow. ...Read more

Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more