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What Does Hypoechoic Mean
Many causes: Hypoechoic lesions are abnormal areas that appear as darker areas on an ultrasound. They can occur in any part of the body and for a range of reasons. It may be harmless, or may need treatment. The radiologist may be able to determine the cause, or additional tests may be done. ...Read more
It means: You have multiple fluid-filled of minimally cellular nodules and cysts, which are present in approx 50% of healthy normal individuals. Discuss the full findings with your doctor. ...Read more
What does multiple hypoechoic focus nodules mean on my thyroid? What is parenchymal inhomogeneity?
Varying appearance: Inhomogeneous means areas of different echogenicity or density rather than homogeneous where entire gland has same density. Hypoechoic means areas with decreased density or less echoes which often are cystic. As long as any nodular areas are not larger than 1 cm in diameter they usually do not require biopsy. ...Read more
Picture descriptor: WELL-DEFINED means the borders are sharply seen on the picture. Complex means that there is stuff (echoes) inside the cyst or nodule. The echoes are not as bright as the echoes outside the nodule (hypoechoic). What this means depends on why the ultrasound was originally ordered and what part of the body was scanned. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test. Good luck. ...Read more
What does this mean?: The term hypoechoic means that the amount of sound wave sent through the liver during ultrasound that bounced back to the transmitter was less than that of the surrounding tissue. So it is less dense. Without more information about what was seen further comment can't be made about what this finding could be. I suggest you discuss with the doctor who ordered the test. They are best suited to answer ...Read more
Not enough info: Too little information was provided to answer. Please reform you question, or you can consult with me. The consult should not take to long. ...Read more
What does the endometrial stripe is markedly thickened measuring 24mm mean? Within the endometrial stripe there is an ill-defined hypoechoic area
A few things: In a 24 year old it may simply reflect you being late in your menstrual cycle. It could represent overgrowth of tissue. It could represent an endometrial polyp or small uterine fibroid. Your doctor who knows your specific clinical history can likely analyze the result for you in more detail. ...Read more
Nothing: Ovaries are fomed from cysts. It is a normal structure as long as it is less than 4-5 cm and, are hypoechoic, and are not growing constantly. What you describe it s a simple and normal ovarian structure. ...Read more
Likely nothing: Sometimes, after ovulation occurs, the follicle which contained the egg fills with blood and then slowly gets reabsorbed. This finding is likely a resolving hemorrhagic follicular cyst. I would not recommend any followup for this finding unless it was identified because of symptoms (pain?), and only if the symptoms persist. ...Read more
? liver: If this was an ultrasound of the liver, it is not an uncommon finding and would be benign. However it is important to know whether the radiologist is recommending a repeat study in the near future to assure stability and rule out more serious pathology. ...Read more
My ultrasound scan shows that appendix appears hypoechoic, pls can you advice me what this means?, which conditions can cause this appearance on scan?
The outer: Muscular wall of the appendix is normally hypoechoic, so it may not mean anything. Whether the appendix is abnormal or not depends on other features, such as wall thickening. ...Read more
Echo is bounce back: From an aesthetic standpoint, the echoic appearance of a filler has no consequence other than to inform your new physician what was used in the past especially if there are issues related to the filler. Some fillers will show a whitish appearance, others a cloudy haze and some a blackish area. If getting x-rays/scans of your face, let your dentist, md or radiologist know what you have had done. ...Read more
Need more info: Where is the mass? What organ? What symptoms or problem? What led your doctor to order an ultrasound examination? ...Read more
What really does it mean to have: "portal hepatic hypoechoic structure lymph nodes in sizes 2.5 cm, 1.5 CM and 1.7cm"?
Something is wrong: Those are large lymph nodes (we use <1 cm in most areas for normal). Without knowing your history, it could mean many things, ranging from infection to more serious issues. You need to speak to your gi, and/or primary doctor. ...Read more
Thyroid measure 4.6 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm. There are several subcentimeter hypoechoic foci in the right. What does this all mean?
Thyroid ultrasound: You should take this U/S report to an endocrinologist, who will examine you, perhaps do blood tests and repeat the U/S, and determine the significance of this. Sub cm hypoechoic foci are usually of little/no significance, but they need the eye of someone who knows what to look for. ...Read more
What does this mean? Questionable right ovary seen. Hypoechoic structure seen measuring 1.5 x 1.6x 1.6 cm? Subcentimeter follicles seen.
It sounds: Like they saw a structure which they think is the right ovary (those measurements would be normal size) but are not completely sure. Talk to your doc. If you only had a transabdominal pelvic US, a transvaginal US might be useful. Also sometimes it can be cleared up simply with a follow up US, the ovaries can be mobile and shift into better visualized positions. ...Read more
What does this statement mean in lay terms.....Adnexa: 4.0 x5.7 x3.2 cm lobulated hypoechoic mas with small amount of flow on color doppler?
Adnexa is Ovary/mass: You have a mass in or around your Ovary. Your Gynecologist can help you in terms of future monitoring or removal of this mass. Most such masses are Ovarian cysts. Surgical removal is sometimes recommended when the size is getting over 5CM...your's is nearly-5 CM, so get it checked by your gynecologist who ordered this test for you. ...Read more
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