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Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

Yes: Mainly if there is a complex cyst in the ovaries that could help prepare the plan for surgery. A negative ultrasound does not exclude the disease. ...Read more

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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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Can you detect adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Can you detect adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Adenomyosis : Unfortunately, the sonographic features of adenomyosis are variable, and may be absent. Reported sensitivity of US ranges from about 30-60%. MRI much better, sensitivity approaches 90% ...Read more

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Getting a transvaginal ultrasound due to ovarian cyst what to expect? Diagnostic Imaging Center

Getting a transvaginal ultrasound due to ovarian cyst what to expect? Diagnostic Imaging Center

Slight discomfort: Usually you get undressed from the waist down and lay down on a table with stirrups for your heels. A long, skinny, lubricated ultrasound transducer is inserted into the vagina by the technician. Once it is in the tech will move it from place to place, taking pictures of the uterus, ovaries and other pelvic structures. When everything has been seen and recorded, the transducer is removed. ...Read more

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What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

Some or: all of the things you mentioned. It depends upon the findings and practices of your doctor. You'll just have to wait and see. ...Read more

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Can doctor see if i ovulate on a transvaginal ultrasound?

Can doctor see if i ovulate on a transvaginal ultrasound?

Usually : But it usually takes more than one ultrasound to see. ...Read more

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Can the pelvic ultrasound be enough to diagnose endometriosis?

Can the pelvic ultrasound be enough to diagnose endometriosis?

In the: right clinical context, there are US findings that can support the diagnosis. However, those findings are not specific for endometriosis. Also, a normal ultrasound does not exclude endometriosis. ...Read more

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If you have late stage uterine cancer, can doctors see a mass on transvaginal ultrasound?

If you have late stage uterine cancer, can doctors see a mass on transvaginal ultrasound?

Not neccessarily: Transvaginal ultrasound does not evaluate the lymph nodes in the abdomen (iliac and paraaortic) nor the upper abdomen. So if the cancer has spread to any of these places (or lungs), it will not be seen on transvaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Doctor did a pelvic exam and ultrasound - found an enlarged ovary. What will they do next?

Doctor did a pelvic exam and ultrasound - found an enlarged ovary. What will they do next?

It depends: It depends on whether the ultrasound showed some kind of cyst or other type of growth in the ovary. A cyst is often just watched for several cycles, unless it is very large, whereas a solid growth is usually removed, to be sure it is benign. ...Read more

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How much pelvic ultrasound costs if pregnancy ultrasound?

How much pelvic ultrasound costs if pregnancy ultrasound?

Call: Doctor's office, hospital, or imaging center to find out what they charge. ...Read more

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Does ultrasound tests for ovarian cysts?

Does ultrasound tests for ovarian cysts?

An U/S of anything: Shows size, shape, and consistency of the tissue, or inconsistencies that are fluid filled (cysts) or solid filled or at least not filled with water density...This can be menstrual cycle dependent as well, and ovaries are on both sides, with the tubes are called adnexa. Fluid in the abdomen acan also be seen. None of this provides a diagnosis: need cells or tissue. ...Read more

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Do ultrasound techs see prenatal patients for pregnancy ultrasound or does the obgyn normally do them?

Do ultrasound techs see prenatal patients for pregnancy ultrasound or does the obgyn normally do them?

It depends: It depends on the setting. In some practices your OB will do your initial ultrasound. Generally, for your detailed anatomy scan around15wks - 20wks gest age, a tech will perform the scan and a radiologist will review the scan and give your OB a report. The tech has special training in this area and is usually very good at scanning. ...Read more

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Can a pelvic ultrasound miss an ovarian cyst?

Can a pelvic ultrasound miss an ovarian cyst?

Yes: Any abnormality can be missed by a diagnostic procedure, but and ultrasound missing a significant ovarian cyst is very rare. ...Read more

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What can you expect in an ultrasound for ovarian cysts?

What can you expect in an ultrasound for ovarian cysts?

Answers: When an a woman presents with pelvic pain or a pelvic mass, the doctor may suspect an ovarian cyst. Usually a pelvic ultrasound will be ordered. At the time of the ultrasound, warm gel is placed on the lower abdomen while the tech observes the screen. Vaginal ultrasound is often done too for a better view of the ovaries. ...Read more

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How does an ovarian cyst look in a transvaginal ultrasound?

Cysts,: When simple, are internally dark on ultrasound as the fluid reflects few of the sound waves. In essence, a smooth, round, black or dark, structure in the ovary is seen. Also, no internal blood flow on doppler. ...Read more

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Will a pelvic exam and pap smear detect pcos and/or endometriosis?

Will a pelvic exam and pap smear detect pcos and/or endometriosis?

No: Not really. The pelvic exam can rule out any masses or major abnormalities. Pcos is diagnosed based on clinical findings and abnormalities in blood work(hormonal). Endometriosis is diagnosed by laparoscopy. ...Read more

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Does gynecologist need to remove ovarian cyst with entire ovary for complete pathologic analysis?

Does gynecologist need to remove ovarian cyst with entire ovary for complete pathologic analysis?

Not Always: Usually the entire ovary is not removed unless there are concerns of malignancy or if the ovary is severely torsed (twisted off). A cystectomy can be performed (removal of the cyst only) leaving behind normal ovarian tissue. This can be done laparoscopically or via laparotomy if very large or encased in multiple adhesions. Discuss your options with your surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

TransVaginalUltraso: You mean Transvaginal Ultrasoundthat uses high frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs.This will detect abnormalities in uterus,fallopian tubes,ovaries and vagina.Transvaginal means through the vagina.It can see images of uterus and detect Endometrial Cancer ...Read more

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Would an ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound still miss signs of ovarian cancer?

Would an ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound still miss signs of ovarian cancer?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more