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What Kind Of Ultrasound Is It When They Do The Bubble Study On Your Heart
Bubble crossing: It is called saline contrast study. Saline with a tiny amount of air is agitated and injected into the vein. This can be well seen by echo. If it crosses from the right heart chambers to the left then it is an indication of a hole in the heart which could potentially carry a blood clot from the right side to the left side of the heart and then to the brain. This is an uncommon cause for stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does it mean when your pulse beats really hard and fast on your neck? My does that some of the time. Is this serious?
See a doctor: I think you mean the arteries in the heart get plugged up or blocked. If so, they usually need to be opened by a cardiologist or cardiovascular surgeon. ...Read more
I have a avm located on the front right side of the brain and my doctor said they can do nothing to treat it is there any way that they can?
Possibly: Avms can be treated with open surgery, embolization, and / or stereotactic radiosurgery (eg gamma knife) each technique has advantages and disadvantages. Some avms may not be treatable by any means due to several factors, such as number & location of feeding vessels, area of brain involved (such as speech or brainstem). I assume you talked to a neurosurgeon. Second opinion? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I notice on my ultrasound scan at the top, it say "ga(lmp)=06w6d" what does that mean? Is that a measurement of the baby determined by the ultrasound?
Gestational age (GA): = how many weeks pregnant you are from the first day of your last menstrual period (lmp) to the date of the exam. It estimates your due date within 4-6 days. Full term gestation = 38-42 weeks. Conceptional age = time since implantation, often known when assistive reproductive techniques are used. It's 2 weeks < than gestational age. The baby center's free app, " my pregnancy today" is useful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does anyone know the name of the machine that you rub together and say clear and it brings the heart to start?
What do it mean when the placenta is in front instead of on the side? And what damage can it cause during labor?
Can anyone tell me that where is the precise location of aortic valve so that I can put the stethoscope in the right area. I find it at mid chest.
Why is it to know the workload of my aorta necessary to compare the BP in arm and feet? Or did I get that wrong?
Did a pelvic ultrasound this week the results show all the parts but no picture of the right ovary and its the part that hurts. Should I do it again?
CT: Do you still have your appendix? The ovaries dont usually hurt as much as they get blamed for. I would think more about your uterus having a spasm with pain radiating to your right side, or appendix, colon spasm, abdominal wall spasm. If a thorough physical examination can't delineate the source of the pain, you may need a ct scan, but i wouldnt have high hopes it would give a specific answer. ...Read more
Half my diaphram is paralysed what could have caused it and what is the prognosis. I have had floriscopic study, ultra sound, mri, and know the nerves next to the heart are fine ?
Paralysis: A paralyzed hemi-diaphragm is usually caused by injury: previous surgery or trauma. It doesn't usually get better. Luckily, you can get by just fine with one half of your diaphragm so forget it and move on. ...Read more
Why can you only see a hernia on a scan when there is a bulge under the skin? Do they diagnose them based solely on symptoms?
My doctor just told me that some of the arteries and veins leading out of my kidneys are really narrow, what does this mean and how is it treated?
Several thoughts: Veins from kidney are rarely "narrow" or even obstructed. Renal arterial anomalies, stenosis, atherosclerosis, fibromuscular dysplasia are known conditions. Some are symptomatic with bruit, high blood pressure, and need treatment or even surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer on the bone of strernum and on the left chest. Doctors want to remove the sternum by surgery. What do you think? Is that right?
Yes: Make sure you are being treated by a board certified thoracic surgeon. If this is malignant, treatment planning should include a medical oncologist and radiation oncologist, as many require multi modality therapy. The thoracic surgeon may need the assistance of a reconstructive plastic surgeon to close the defect created when the tumor is excised. Also, the margin of resection is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when someone has a patch of what may be blood rising to the surface on their ankle and possibly other places on the body?
Bruising?: Everyone bruises from time to time. If it is occurring often, you need to be seen. ...Read more
What to do if I am getting a heart ultrasound to look into some odd heart at the back of the heart?
No preparation: Transthoracic echocardiography (ultrasound study of the heart done from the chest) needs no preparation. It is a very safe study without significant discomfort. Transesophageal study should be done fasting. If having the latter, full discussion and explantation is needed prior to study. ...Read more
Benign: Hemangiomas are a common finding in the vertebrae and are benign. They are collections of blood vessels with a very specific appearance on mri. It is only when they are very large and expand the vertebrae or weaken it that they can be a problem. This is very rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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