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When Would I Need A Transabdominal And A Transvaginal Ultrasound Scan
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
Would an ultrasound of the uterus and a transvaginal ultrasound see a fetus without doing a stomach ultrasound? Just curious
For what reasons might a doctor order an abdominal ultrasound after seeing a transvaginal ultrasound?
Guesses: I could guess many things, such as partial visualization of a structure, vascular engorgement (pelvic congestion) that may be caused by compression of proximal vessels, or a negative pelvic ultrasound that was done for symptoms that can be caused by abdominal structures. But it would be best answered by the ordering physician. ...Read more
Can I have a uterine mass and it not be detected at all by ultrasound transvaginal ultrasound Cray or ct scan?
When should I get a CT scan vs. Ultrasound? I had an ultrasound done and the doctor said it showed a pancreatic head mass. However, a CT scan was done by another doctor and he said it showed nothing. So i had another ultrasound done and the doctor said
A : A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis with intravenous contrast is generally the best way to evaluate the pancreas. It would be unusual for an ultrasound to detect a pancreatic mass that cannot be seen on ct. Generally, i would trust the ct scan over the ultrasound findings, but it sounds like your pancreas has a very unusual appearance on ultrasound. Someone needs to take the ct scan images to the radiologist who evaluated the ultrasound studies and have him/her compare both studies and explain why the mass is not seen on the ct images. It is extremely important that radiologists have comparison studies available to them so that the most accurate diagnosis is achieved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a doctor have to look for an AAA directly when doing an ultrasound or would it show up in a normal abdominal ultrasound, I have had ab us?
Would it be weird if I passed up a CT scan and requested a sonogram instead to check for kidney stones?
Not necessarily...: Ct is the most sensitive test to look for kidney stones. Very small stones or stones outside the kidney (i.e., in the ureters or pelvis) can be missed by ultrasound. If worried about radiation, there is a low dose protocol for ct that can be used to look for stones. The amount of radiation exposure for low dose ct is about the same as a plain x-ray. Ask the imaging center if they perform this. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Part of complete u/s: Routine female pelvic ultrasound has two portions to the exam. The exam starts with a full bladder and scanning with a fan shaped ultrasound (u/s) probe over the lower abdomen and pubic area. Then the pt is asked to empty her bladder and then a thin long u/s probe is inserted into the vagina for additional pictures. This portion is important and significantly improves parts of the evaluation. ...Read more
Different view: An ultrasound is commonly added to mammogram in women with young, dense breast tissue. The ultrasound can give a different view of the breast tissue. It can determine if a solid mass or cyst is present. The radiologist usually comes in to speak with you during the exam and answers questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi I had a pelvic ultrasound done, it wasn't a transvaginal, it was a normal pelvic ultrasound. If I was 9 weeks preg, would they be able to see it?
Ambivalent: At 9 weeks gestation by last menstrual period a transabdominal ultrasound should pick up the pregnancy. If it doesn't, it should be followed immediately by a transvaginal ultrasound. The rationale for first trimester ultrasound is to determine, whether there is one or more embryo's, whether there is a heart beat or not, and whether the pregnancy is in the uterus or outside. ...Read more
No: Fetal pole is seen on trans vaginal ultrasound starting from week 6 ...Read more
I took a pelvic ultrasound and also a transvaginal ultrasound they both picked up a right adnexal cyst and i missed my period could the be a pregnancy?
Does a pelvic ultrasound have to be transvaginal to show a 13 weeks pregnancy? Or can it be a normal pelvic ultrasound
Depends: If your uterus is tilted backwards and your doctor wishes to do a detailed anatomy look specially at the nuchal translucency area, than a transvaginal ultrasound will give more details. If it is just to check heart beat or placenta or just of remeasuring growth than a normal pelvic ultrasound should suffice. Discuss with your doctor. Good Luck and have an easy pregnancy and childbirth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a complete pelvic ultrasound yesterday... The tech asked me if I had a tampon in. I didn't. What would look like a tampon on an ultrasound?
Was it: transvaginal or transabdominal ? If the former, possibly some difficulty inserting the probe. If the latter, possibly air in the vagina. Or, it could simply be a standard question. ...Read more
Yes: Almost all test and imaging studies have false positive and false negative results. Early ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect as the normal ovary often has cystic changes and varies in size during the reproductive period. Having said that, transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and perhaps the best test for detecting ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a pelvic ultrasound see if your pregnant? (and no it wasn't a trans vaginal pelvic ultrasound)
If an abdominal & pelvic Ultrasound did not detect a hernia, should I have a CT scan? (Physical exam was clear) ..I still have "hernia like" symptoms
6-7 weeks from LMP: Transvaginal ultrasound can detect fetal heartbeat earlier than transabdominal ultrasound (5-6 weeks after lmp). Transabdominal ultrasound varies a bit more primarily due to differences in maternal size. In general, the fetal heartbeat should be visible transabdominally by 7 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more
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