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Doctor insights on: White Spots Found During Ultrasound

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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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Do white spots on a transvaginal ultrasound suggest cancer?

Do white spots on a transvaginal ultrasound suggest cancer?

Not necessarily : Can't render an opinion without a better description of the findings. ...Read more

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White spots on my liver ultra sound?

White spots on my liver ultra sound?

Hard to say: Usually they are hemangiomas which are benign but without seeing the picture, i can't say for sure. Check the report and see if they made any recommendations. ...Read more

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Dark spots on liver were found during ultrasound. What does this mean?

Dark spots on liver were found during ultrasound. What does this mean?

Need to see image: Can't really give a definite answer without seeing the study. A round, solid black spot could be a cyst. You also might have seen blood vessels in cross section. Could be any number of things. What did the report say? You should just ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?

Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?

Yes.: This is in fact common. Both liver cysts and liver enzyme abnormalities are very common. Therefore the overlap of those two is also common. It would be unlikely that a cyst alone would be responsible for liver enzyme elevations. ...Read more

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Is a liver spot found during an ultrasound anything to worry about?

Is a liver spot found during an ultrasound anything to worry about?

It depends: 'liver spot' is an old-fashioned term which refers to sun spots or sun damage on the skin. They have nothing to do with the liver. Sun spots or lentigos are usually benign, but if the pigment is very dark, they can be malignant and should be examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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A white spot was found on my baby's abdomen during a ultrasound. What could it be?

Did the doc comment : How old is the pregnancy, what is the radiologist's impression, possible artefacts /while doing the usg or film development is possible. Get the reassurance from the radiologist. May be repetition of the scan after few weeks will help to give you more peace of mind. Check with your obstetrician too. ...Read more

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What if there is small (0.5cm) whitish spot in liver during ultrasound ?? Everything else in norm

What if there is small (0.5cm) whitish spot in liver during ultrasound  ?? Everything else in norm

Nothing serious: A "spot" of this size is rarely significant especially at your age. I am wondering why the Ultrasound was ordered? ...Read more

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I saw a large grey/white spot on my liver during an ultrasound. What are some of the possible causes?

I saw a large grey/white spot on my liver during an ultrasound. What are some of the possible causes?

Not possible: To say without seeing the images and knowing history/symptoms. The report should describe abnormal findings and provide a presumptive cause for any abnormalities seen. ...Read more