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What types of things are they looking for on an intravaginal ultrasound?

What types of things are they looking for on an intravaginal ultrasound?

Details: The transvaginal ultrasound exam can offer a more detailed assessment of the ovaries, ovarian cysts, the endometrium, endometrial polyps, and fibroids to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 are they looking for on an ecg?

What are they looking for on an ecg?

ECG: The e electrocardiogram (ecg or ekg) is a noninvasive test that is used to reflect underlying heart conditions by measuring the electrical activity of the heart. By positioning leads (electrical sensing devices) on the body in standardized locations, information about many heart conditions can be learned by looking for characteristic patterns on ecg. ...Read more

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What are the colors on a pelvic ultrasound?

What are the colors on a pelvic ultrasound?

Movement: Color on ultrasound monitor screen represents movement, mostly due to blood vessels but not always. For instance, one can see urine flowing into the bladder from the ureter because it represents movement. The red and blue color represents the direction of flow. ...Read more

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What are some things doctors look for in a brca test and what are its ramifications?

What are some things doctors look for in a brca test and what are its ramifications?

Mutation=cancer risk: People with mutations in the brca1 or brca2 gene are at higher risk of developing certain cancers. With a mutation, the lifetime risk of breast cancer is 41 to 90%, and ovarian cancer is 8 to 62%. Pancreatic and prostate cancer are more common as well. If you are a woman and test positive, you will have to consider having your ovaries and breasts removed. Genetic counseling is key! ...Read more

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What causes a nodular melanoma as opposed to a superficial. I know how they are different but looking for the differences in why the start different.

What causes a nodular melanoma as opposed to a superficial.  I know how they are different but looking for the differences in why the start different.

Structural only: The difference is structural only, how the melanoma cells rise up above the level of the surrounding skin or not. The causes are no different. Nor is the treatment. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of brain tuberculosis? What tests are used to confirm it?

What are some of the symptoms of brain tuberculosis? What tests are used to confirm it?

May be severe: If a solitary tuberculoma, might act like a local tumor and compress local tissue, and cause stroke like weakness and imbalance. But the big issue is if the lesion ruptures and causes TBC meningitis which causes fever, stiff neck, coma, dilated pupils and high mortality. MRI and lumbar puncture seem best tools to diagnose. ...Read more

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How many different strains of yeast infections are there? What are they called. What type of tests should I have my gyn run?

How many different strains of yeast infections are there? What are they called. What type of tests should I have my gyn run?

Ask gynecologist: Your gynecologist will know what types of tests to run, if he/she knows your symptoms and questions. First rule of thumb is to be as honest as possible with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any kinds of pacifiers that are better for a baby's teeth than others? There are all kinds of pacifiers of different designs, shapes and materials. I'd like to know if there is anything in particular we should be looking out for in order to get

Are there any kinds of pacifiers that are better for a baby's teeth than others? There are all kinds of pacifiers of different designs, shapes and materials. I'd like to know if there is anything in particular we should be looking out for in order to get

I : I agree that no pacifier is best. However, if you are going to use one, chose one that is flat as it passes through the upper and lower teeth and soft. Since your child's teeth will tend to shape themselves around the shaft of the pacifier the flat kind will cause less distortion especially if it is soft enough to collapse even flatter. ...Read more

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What are the different types of ultrasound? I've heard about level 2 ultrasound and seen some friends 3d ultrasound photos. What should I ask my ultrasound tech so i can get the best ultrasound pic of by baby?

3D : Level 2 ultrasound is the full anatomy scan of your fetus. To get the best picture you would ask for 3d us. Not too beneficial for diagnostic purposes but gives better pictures of the outside surfaces such as a face. ...Read more

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What are some recommended locations or labs to do non-invasive paternity testing in texas (dfw) area. What are your thoughts on the tests accuracy?

What are some recommended locations or labs to do non-invasive paternity testing in texas (dfw) area. What are your thoughts on the tests accuracy?

The most accurate: Test is a blood test. Physician-ordered comparative genomic hybridization, costs ~ $2, 000/person. Each putative father usually pays for his own & shares the cost of the newborn's test. Saliva testing by proprietary labs (e.g., 1-800-whosyourdaddy) are often inaccurate. If either putative father has a family history of an inheritable genetic disorder, his insurance may cover part of the cost. ...Read more

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What kinds of things are considered artifacts that would effect a heart monitor and what's seen on the screen for the heart rate?

What kinds of things are considered artifacts that would effect a heart monitor and what's seen on the screen for the heart rate?

Artifacts : Any source of electrical input other than the signal coming from the heart can cause artifact. Examples are skin contact, electrical line interference, poor electrode contact, external current induction, electrical line flux and others. ...Read more

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Are there different types of surface echoes for your heart or do they all look at the same things and measure the same things?

Are there different types of surface echoes for your heart or do they all look at the same things and measure the same things?

Heart sounds: There are 4 heart chambers and 4 valves and according to the defect and its nature and location we can have diferent sounds. Sometimes we have insignificant sounds called innocent murmurs. ...Read more

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What kind of book or website would have a very in depth explanation of how t cells are made? Most places tell what they do, but not how they are made.

What kind of book or website would have a very in depth explanation of how t cells are made? Most places tell what they do, but not how they are made.

Immunology: these are basic immunology books that doctors use for training and learning and may be too technical for a non medical person. Janeway's Immunobiology is one. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a yeast infection for men and women? Are they different?

What are the consequences of a yeast infection for men and women? Are they different?

Yeast: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. In women Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or sex. ...Read more

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What are all the reasons for having a liver ultrasound?

What are all the reasons for having a liver ultrasound?

There are many: But common ones include abdominal pain (in the right upper quadrant where the gallbladder is located) or for evaluation of elevated liver enzymes. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and limitations of mammograms and are there any alternative screening processes that you would recommend ?

What are the dangers and limitations of mammograms and are there any alternative screening processes that you would recommend ?

See below: Mammograms have not been associated with dangers. In conjunction with self-examination and health care examination, this is the best screen for breast cancer. Not all cancers are found on mammogram, and, if a lump is present and not seen on mammogram, additional evaluation will be necessary. ...Read more

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What type of physcial exam happens during examining of the knee joint? The test that are preformed if they hurt are they positive? Please help

What type of physcial exam happens during examining of the knee joint? The test that are preformed if they hurt are they positive? Please help

Knee Exam: A thorough knee exam involves palpating the ligaments and bursae, examine the patella, and by grasping on the lower leg, putting the knee joint through a routine of movements to determine the integrity of the ligaments and menisci. Depending on what you did to your knee and the condition it is in, this may hurt, and your orthopedist can explain the implications of any positive sign. ...Read more

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What kind of books and i mean the real books that are used to become an interventional cardiologist.

What kind of books and i mean the real books that are used to become an interventional cardiologist.

Try Braunwalds: if you are 16 years old start by reading internal medicine, then cardiology and then interventional cardiology. You need a solid foundation before targeting more advanced subjects ...Read more

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Are Transcranial Doppler (TCD) and Brain Ultrasound the same? If not how are they different and which is better for what?

Are Transcranial Doppler (TCD) and Brain Ultrasound the same? If not how are they different and which is better for what?

Yes and no: "Brain ultrasound" is a nonspecific term, like "automobile." TCD is a specific term, like "Toyota Camry." "Ultrasound" by itself refers only to imaging technology. It doesn't tell you anything about how you're using it or what you're looking AT. ...Read more