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Why Do I Need An Ultrasound After A Mammogram
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
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
Both are helpful: Mammograms use x-ray technique and are better at detecting tiny calcium deposits that may signal an early breast cancer than ultrasound. Mammograms can also detect tumors. Ultrasound uses soundwaves, like sonar, and will help determine if a lump is solid (requiring biopsy) or a cyst (fluid filled & usually not cancer). Both tests work together to find breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly....: If you had the diagnostic mammogram for something you can feel, like a lump, then you will almost certainly need an ultrasound. If you were called back for calcifcations, you most likely will not need an ultrasound. If a mass was seen on the mammogram, that you cannot feel, you will also need an ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ultrasound: There is not enough information to answer your question. Are you having any symptoms? Are you at risk for ovarian or other pelvic problems? Best course is to ask your doctor why they are ordering the test, maybe it is just a "screening" type of exam. ...Read more
Because it's best!: Your best chance of early detection of a breast cancer is with mammography. Ultrasound is helpful for evaluating lesions detected by mammography or physical exam but not for screening. Thermography's role is less clear. So, if you are going to be screened, you should use the modality that has been shown time and time again to reduce mortality from breast cancer - mammography. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I need another ultrasound after biopsy for thyroid nodule i had an ultrasound ten days ago?
To confirm blockage: Essure is a permanent sterilization procedure in which "plugs" are inserted into each of the two fallopian tubes, by going in through the vagina-cervix-uterus. The fallopian tubes get sealed off by its inner lining growing into the "plugs". Three months after insertion, a hysterosalpingogram (dye is squirted into the uterus to see if any flows beyond the "plugs") can verify the tubes are blocked. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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Anatomy vs. function: Hi. Thyroid ultrasound only tells us things about thyroid anatomy. Blood tests can tell us things about thyroid function and autoimmune processes affecting the thyroid. Isotopic thyroid scans can tell us things about thyroid cell metabolism. They all have their roles in evaluating the thyroid gland. Ergo, your further testing. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Most hospitals require a referral through an ob/gyn. ...Read more
What to do if i had a mammogram and a breast ultrasound today, why does it take 3-5 days to know results?
Here are some ...: Testicular ultrasound usually doesn't add much practical value for making an accurate Dx if not done timely; yet, most of such test is just done to serve political correctness and cover malpractice. The most important things in evaluating testicular are still a detailed history of its onset, degree, duration, fluctuation, interval, and progress over time + physicals + UA under professional alert.. ...Read more
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If I have a pelvic/pap exam at obgyn do I still need a physical from family dr or is ob exam enough. ?
I have a cyst in my left breast and i've already had an exam and ultrasound but the ultrasound tech didn't see anything what should I do next?
Cyst unlikely: A cyst that you are aware of is easily visible on ultrasound. If there is a lump that does not show up on ultrasound it is presumed solid. If your physician and you are concerned that there is definitely a lump you should have a mammogram and, if that is negative, an MRI may be warranted to be sure that there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testicular US: I'm not sure I understand the question. If you don't know the results, call your doctor and discuss it with him/her. ...Read more
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
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