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What does an ultra sound that says normal uterus but very heterogeneous with a few poorly defined fibroids mean?

What does an ultra sound that says normal uterus but very heterogeneous with a few poorly defined fibroids mean?

May mean adenomyosis: Difficult to say for sure. You should discuss findings with your doctor. I often see pelvic ultrasounds describe significant heterogeneity which is due to adenomyosis but called fibroids instead. They are both benign conditions and both cause similar symptoms (and you could even have both). A pelvic MRI is a good way to answer this but first talk to your doctor to explain the results.

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What does heterogeneous appearing uterus mean?

What does heterogeneous appearing uterus mean?

Heterogeneous uterus: Heterogenous uterus is a medically sonographic terminology. It says how your uterus look under sonographic waves. That is not a pathology in itself.

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What does a heterogeneous echotexture uterus mean?

What does a heterogeneous echotexture uterus mean?

Two reasons: "The two most common causes of heterogenous uterus are uterine fibroids, which are benign muscular growths in the uterine wall, and adenomyosis, which is a proliferation of the normal uterine glands into the muscular wall of the uterus. These conditions are very common, affecting up to maybe 50% of women by middle age."

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What does the uterus is anteverted and in position measuring 9.2x6x5 CM. The uterus is regular and contour and heterogeneous in echogenicity mean?

What does the uterus is anteverted and in position measuring 9.2x6x5 CM. The uterus is regular and contour and heterogeneous in echogenicity mean?

Anteversion just: Means tilt (normal) and the size of the uterus is normal. Heterogeneity is a nonspecific term that means not all of the uterus looks the same. The report should indicate what (if any) significance there is to this finding. Uterine heterogeneity can be seen with uterine fibroids and adenomyosis (both of which can be associated with pelvic pain and other symptoms).

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My uterus is heterogeneous and anteverted. 7.4cmx5.1 cmx3.3cm. Thickness 3mm. Heterogeneous myometrium without discrete abnormality. What's this mean?

Heterogeneous uterus: You do not have any discrete uterine fibroids which are benign growths of the muscle wall of the uterus but may have a condition called adenomyosis. This is when the lining of the uterus migrates into the muscle wall and can cause a soggy, boggy uterus that can cramp and bleed. At any rate, your report has nothing worrisome.

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What does an ultra sound that says normal uterus but very heterogeneous with a few poorly defined fibroids mean?

May mean adenomyosis: Difficult to say for sure. You should discuss findings with your doctor. I often see pelvic ultrasounds describe significant heterogeneity which is due to adenomyosis but called fibroids instead. They are both benign conditions and both cause similar symptoms (and you could even have both). A pelvic MRI is a good way to answer this but first talk to your doctor to explain the results.

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I have a hypoechoic lesion in my left ovary, with peripheral vascularity, my uterus is also slightly heterogeneous. What does this mean?

I have a hypoechoic lesion in my left ovary, with peripheral vascularity, my uterus is also slightly heterogeneous. What does this mean?

Ovarian cyst: The hypoechoic lesion is an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are normal in menstruating women. They can causes problems if they get bigger than 5-6cm.

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Uterus measures 8.1 x 3.2 x 5.3 CM myometrium appears heterogeneous, 2 tiny echogenic foci seen anterior to endometrium. What's this mean?

Uterus measures 8.1 x 3.2 x 5.3 CM myometrium appears heterogeneous, 2 tiny echogenic foci seen anterior to endometrium. What's this mean?

Probable fibroids: This probably means that you have small fibroids. These are the most common tumors of the female reproductive tract and almost never are or become cancerous. You only worry about them when they cause symptoms. Adenomyosis (internal endometriosis) can cause heterogenaity but does not usually show up on ultrasound.

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My ultrasound showed a cyst on my right ovary but also said my uterus was heterogeneous. What does that mean and what causes it, if anything?

My ultrasound showed a cyst on my right ovary but also said my uterus was heterogeneous. What does that mean and what causes it, if anything?

Not unusual: "heterogeneous" just means that the uterine wall has some areas that look different from other areas on imaging (as opposed to "homogeneous, " which means that the whole uterus looks the same across the board). Sometimes it means that a woman has fibroids or adenomyosis, but it is usually not concerning. Your doc can tell you how that finding applies to you.

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A CT scan showed "mildly heterogeneous uterine enhancement." My OBGYN said this only meant I have a "gray" uterus, is that accurate?

A CT scan showed "mildly heterogeneous uterine enhancement." My OBGYN said this only meant I have a "gray" uterus, is that accurate?

"Gray" uterus?: I did not know that an "aging" uterus would have a "gray" designation. Heterogeneous uterine enhancement is usually noted in patients who have a condition called adenomyosis where there is glandular development interdigitating like fingers into the smooth muscle fibers of the uterus. You need to ask your OBGYN if that is indeed the case or not.

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Uterus normal is size, mildly heterogenous. Right ovary normal in size with 1.1cm anechoic dominant follicle with enhanced through-transmission. Mean?

Uterus normal is size, mildly heterogenous. Right ovary normal in size with 1.1cm anechoic dominant follicle with enhanced through-transmission. Mean?

Verbiage: This is all just radiology talk - I guess you are reading a report of a pelvic ultrasound? These findings are all normal in most cases - it doesn't mean anything, it's language to describe what the radiologist sees on the images.

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"Uterus is empty and anreverted. It is slightly bluky and measures 66 × 56 × 60 mm. The uterus shows an irregular outline and a heterogeneous echopatt?

"Uterus is empty and anreverted. It is slightly bluky and measures 66 × 56 × 60 mm. The uterus shows an irregular outline and a heterogeneous echopatt?

Discuss with gyn: Your GYN should go over these results and implications with you. Your US may suggest adenomyosis, but there are other clinical and sonographic findings to confirm that. Discuss with your GYN for further information Best wishes Dr M

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I had a ultra sound and it said enlarged heterogeneous uterus however no discrete myometrial lesions can be seen. Do I need more testing?

I had a ultra sound and it said enlarged heterogeneous uterus however no discrete myometrial lesions can be seen. Do I need more testing?

Ultrasound: What was the ultrasound done for? The results of the ultrasound do not demand further testing unless you are having problems. Did it give you measurements of the uterus?

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My test say, The uterus demonstrates heterogeneous myometrial echotexture most likely secondary to leiomyomatous change through a discrete mass?

My test say, The uterus demonstrates heterogeneous myometrial echotexture most likely secondary to leiomyomatous change through a discrete mass?

Fibroids: Fibroids are growths of the uterus, or womb. They are also called uterine leiomyomas or myomas. The uterus is made of muscle, and fibroids grow from the muscle. Fibroids can bulge from the inside or outside of the uterus. Fibroids are not cancerous and are not thought to be able to become cancerous. Fibroids are very common. Approximately 80% of women will have them in their lifetime.

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Can a thickened endometrium of 19 due to polyps cause a heterogeneous uterus measuring 4.1 x 5.4 x 8.7 cm & should this resolve with polypectomy?

Yes, it should: It sounds like you are talking about ultrasound results, the uterus can be enlarged because of polyps an this could give a heterogeneous (mixed) appearance. Removing the polyps, which are almost always benign, should resolve this.

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Need 2nd opinion re whether uterine biopsy is needed for post meno period. U/S results: Enlarged uterus, 9.0x4.5x6.3 cm w/ heterogeneous appearing myometrium, possible adenomyosis is considered in right clinical setting. Endometrium normal 3 mm.?

Need 2nd opinion re whether uterine biopsy is needed for post meno period. U/S results: Enlarged uterus, 9.0x4.5x6.3 cm w/ heterogeneous appearing myometrium, possible adenomyosis is considered in right clinical setting. Endometrium normal 3 mm.?

Biopsy good idea: Just because there is concern for Adenomyosis and the endometrium is 3 mm's, Endometrial or Tubal CA can easily cause post menopausal bleeding. The endometrial biopsy will tell the MD and you what NOT to consider as to the cause of the bleeding which is far more important right now then what IS causing the bleeding.

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I had a transactional ultrasound and the findings were the following : uterus measures 8.2x4.6x3.9 cm and shows heterogeneous myometrial echotexture?

I had a transactional ultrasound and the findings were the following : uterus measures 8.2x4.6x3.9 cm and shows heterogeneous myometrial echotexture?

Need details: Patient specific radiological studies should be interpreted with the full report and the clinical background at hand. It sounds like they found a uterine fibroid which is a benign noncancerous growth in the uterus. I would contact the ordering doctor and ask to go over your results.