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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
What does this mean? The nodule is predominantly echogenic with a hypoechoic center. A thin cortical rim of hypoechogenicity surrounds the nodule.
Your Doctor: Interpretation of tests, whether radiological, blood tests or procedures. Interpretation is best done within the context of the clinical picture. So your doctor is the best to explain that to you and if you are not convinced, you can always get a second opinion, . ...Read more
What does "very hypoechoic nodules with increased vascularity" mean? Is that indicative of cancer? Nodules are not 1cm. The larger one is 0.40cm x 19cm
Nodule: Hypoechoic generally means that the lesion is more likely to be cystic (contains fluid), however, increased vascularity is concerning. Depending on the history, location and presence of other symptoms fine needle aspiration for cytological analysis or a biopsy should be considered. Watch for alternative points of view from other physicians ...Read more
I have a hypoechoic thyroid on my left, measuring 0.413 x 0.546cm. The left thyroid is markedly reduce un size without mass. What does this mean? Worrie
Your nodule: Is fairly small, and many physicians wouldn't even biopsy it unless it enlarged or there were other factors noted on ultrasound or lab. If your blood levels are normal, don't worry about the left lobe. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Cyst: A Baker's cyst is a common finding in cases with a mass behind the knee and could be described as mentioned above. These are benign and are usually referred to an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
It showed I had hypervascular throid glands with 2 tiny hypoechoic nodules with associated vascularity. What does that mean?
Thyroid: It shows minimal non specific abnormalities of no clinical significance ...Read more
Left lateral neck hypoechoic lymph node 18x24mm. Hyperaemic with effacement of fatty hilum. What exactly does this mean? Thanks
A completely normal lymph node will be less than 15mm and have a fatty center. When it enlarges and loses the fatty portion with increased blood flow (hyperemic), it should be sampled with a needle to make sure there is no infection or malignancy within it.
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.endometrial lining is diffusely heterogeneous with 0.2 mc hypoechoic density centrally, cannot exclude a polyp. Adenomyosis? What this mean?
My recent u/s showed 1.0 cm hypoechoic nodule in my liver. What does that mean? What's the cause of it? I had hep b 10years ago is this connected?
My kidney sonogram shows the parenchymal echogenicity appears slightly hypoechoic unjformly, what is that means?
Renal echogenicity: Renal echogenicity is a sign of scaring or increased density of the kidney and implies underlying medical kidney disease. You should see a Nephrologist (Internest specializing in kidney disease) as soon as possible for a kidney workup. This will include urine and blood tests to ascertain whether you have a medical condition causing this. ...Read more
Hypoechoic ovarian cysts. 8cm (left) 4cm (right) Endometrioma and endometriosis not excluded. What does this mean? I'm worried.
Refer back to Sympto: You have to interpret these findings in the context of your symptoms. It's too complex to answer here, so consider HealthTap Prime or discussing with whoever ordered the test. You have two cysts, the relevance of which is debatable. Endometriosis is uterine tissue outside the uterus. Endometrioma is growth of uterine smooth muscle ...Read more
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