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Why is my doctor requiring me to have serial ultrasounds?

Why is my doctor requiring me to have serial ultrasounds?

Monitoring growth: I would assume that he is concerned with the growth of the fetus and thus serial ultrasounds will convince him either that the fetus is growing normally or that there is fetal growth retardation. If the latter, he might advise early delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Gujer
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Serial Ultrasound (Definition)

Used to monitor progression or resolution of pathology such as size of a cyst or a mass.. For instance to see if a cyst is enlarging or getting smaller, or in ...Read more


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Why would the ob say my baby needs to have a renal ultrasound?

Why would the ob say my baby needs to have a renal ultrasound?

Followup ultrasound: Prenatal ultrasounds are pretty routine now to verify dates/fetal growth/placental location, etc. One common finding is some studies is a bit of extra space (dilated collection system) within kidney scan that may or may not represent a problem for baby. Babies don't make much pee in the womb but after 2 wks of age a followup study will tell me if it is a real issue.Ask your OB if its another issue. ...Read more

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Biopsy on bleeding-ulcer showed problem w/parathyroid gland. Dr said that i need to go for further testing&that my wife should to. Why her too?

Biopsy on bleeding-ulcer showed problem w/parathyroid gland. Dr said that i need to go for further testing&that my wife should to. Why her too?

Unclear: Talk with your doctor. Parathyroid disease is not contagious, and if your doctor thought you both should get further testing, there is likely part of the story missing. So, just ask. ...Read more

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We spoke to neurologist secretary and she said it's a notochord BNCT. I will need follow up MRI's as Chordoma could develop. Do you think biopsy is required? Thank for your help.

We spoke to neurologist secretary and she said it's a notochord BNCT. I will need follow up MRI's as Chordoma could develop. Do you think biopsy is required? Thank for your help.

Complex question: This condition is complex, so I hope the advice is coming from a neurologist, not his/her secretary. Benign Notochord Cell Tumor (BNCT) & chordoma are very similar in origin. The main difference in them is how much contrast is taken up during an MRI. More contrast uptake suggests chondroma, a condition requiring biopsy & surgery. BNCT may progress to chordoma. See nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212531/ ...Read more

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I have seen a doctor, i did a scan but the report shows nothing is wrong with my womb. What other check up do I need to go for to be pregnant?

I have seen a doctor, i did a scan but the report shows nothing is wrong with my womb. What other check up do I need to go for to be pregnant?

You need a work up: You should seek out a fertility specialist or a gyn who will start a whole work up on to try and find out why you are not getting pregnant. They may test to see if your tubes are open, your husbands's sperm is normal, your eggs are not ageing too much and if you are ovulating, among other things. ...Read more

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My pth:84 , calcium:10.46 vitd:27 i have done my ultrasound and it seemed to be normal now my Doc suggested to do a nuclear scan. is it important? Why

My pth:84 , calcium:10.46 vitd:27 i have done my ultrasound and it seemed to be normal now my Doc suggested to do a nuclear scan. is it important? Why

Parathyroid gland: You may have a small parathyroid adenoma with mild elevation of serum calcium. These mild cases are often watched and not surgically treated. However it's important to be sure of the diagnosis and collaboration of the endocrinologist,radiologist, and a skilled neck SURGEON offer you the best advice and care. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my mother was adviced to have ck-nac test, can any one tell me please what's the siginifiance of this test and why it is done ?

Should i be concerned if my mother was adviced to have ck-nac test, can any one tell me please what's the siginifiance of this test and why it is done ?

Screening: I would suggest that once the results are known, a follow up appt on Healthtap.com or with the staff at your doctor's office should be made. The test is used as a screening blood test for skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle injury/inflammation. There are different types of CK and your doctor may order additional testing if it is abnormal. ...Read more

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Is it normal for doctors to make you wait to know what your lab results and pelcvic ultrasound results are ? I have to wait almost two weeks to know..

Is it normal for doctors to make you wait to know what your lab results and pelcvic ultrasound results are ? I have to wait almost two weeks to know..

LAB &XRAY: Final lab and XRAY reports may take 1-2 was to be received in the mail. If there is a critical result patients are usually called on 24-48 hour period. To be safe ask your doctor to mail or email final copies for your records after the 2 week window. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had an ultrasound today and the tech couldn't tell me anything for liability reasons?

What do you suggest if i had an ultrasound today and the tech couldn't tell me anything for liability reasons?

US technologist: It would not be appropriate for the tech to render a diagnosis, that is up to the interpreting physician. You should discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more

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My ENT said i need to have nrs done what is that ?

My ENT said i need to have nrs done what is that ?

Unsure: I am an otolaryngologist and I am not sure what you are referring to. You have a right as a patient to have your physician explain in a way that you understand all which is being done to you. Maybe if you explain what is the problem then I have some context with which to guide you. ...Read more

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Blood tests ultrasounds and a cat scan a 2 yrsago doctor won't give me a MRI for my daily minor headaches what do I do? Is dr right no need to worry?

Blood tests ultrasounds and a cat scan a 2 yrsago doctor won't give me a MRI for my daily minor headaches what do I do? Is dr right no need to worry?

Enough tests: The cat scan and your evaluation should be enough. An MRI is unlikely to add any value. If you continue to have headaches, ask for a referral to a neurologist who may be able to help you bring the headaches under control. Another consideration is to consider the amount of stress you are under. A thorough assessment of head and neck structures may also undercover the cause of your headaches. ...Read more

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My hemoglobin is 8.3 and my platelets are 573. I have an appointment to see a hematologist but want to know what to expect when I see him. ?

My hemoglobin is 8.3 and my platelets are 573. I have an appointment to see a hematologist but want to know what to expect when I see him. ?

A good workup: I'm betting you're iron-deficient. This is the commonest cause of platelets being high like this and you're anemic. I hope that no one is forcing a non-supplementing vegetarian lifestyle on you. You may be checked for stomach cancer, bleeding ulcers, colon cancer; expect to be asked about your monthly blood loss. You may get other tests and perhaps an iron infusion. It'll be a good thing. ...Read more

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Is it cause for alarm that my doctor tells me I have breast calcifications that need further investigation. I am 37 and in good health?

Is it cause for alarm that my doctor tells me I have breast calcifications that need further investigation. I am 37 and in good health?

Yes if recommended: Breast microcalcifications on mammogram may or may not be clinically important. If the radiologist read the mammogram as a category 4 and "suspicious" you should proceed with further investigation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no problems with my pregnancy but my doctor still booked an induction for 41 weeks (i'm 40+3) what if I refuse to have it done?

What to do if I have no problems with my pregnancy but my doctor still booked an induction for 41 weeks (i'm 40+3) what if I refuse to have it done?

Your choice: but the standard of care is to deliver the baby by 41 weeks. You should either trust your doctor or find one you trust. It appears he is giving proper care. Complications for the baby have been shown to increase after 41 weeks gestation. If you think you know how to better care for your pregnancy (you don't), then refuse his good advice. ...Read more