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Will Ultrasound Doctor Endometriosis
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
Can u still have endometriosis or ovarian cancer w/ a clear transvaginal ultrasound? My doc says my ovaries are normal and my tiny cyst is gone. I have tons of pelvic pain & my mom has the brca2 gene.
Yes and No: Yes: you could definitely have endometriosis with a clear ultrasound, but would not likely have an endometrioma of the ovary no: it would be pretty unlikely to have ovarian cancer with a clear ultrasound and even if you did have extremely early undetectable cancer, it would not cause pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doctor suspects endometriosis or twisting of my left ovary (ultra sound shows no cysts). What are the distinct differences in those two things?
Difference: Endometriosis is the spread of endometrial tissue from beyond the inside of the uterus into different parts of the abdomen and pelvis. This tissue "menstruates" along with a typical cycle, which can causes enormous pain. Ovarian torsion is the twisting of the ovary (and its vascular supply) along its axis, which can starve the ovary of blood and cause pain. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ stage 4 endometriosis in 2010. Had a laparoscopy in 2010 & a laparotomy in 2011. My ultrasounds are clear but still have pain (sometimes debilitating). Should I have another laparoscopy?
Hormone suppression: Laparoscopy and laparotomy will be sufficient to get rid of adhesions and masses in the belly, however surgery will never get rid of the route cause of your endometriosis which is the presence and production of estrogen. You would need to remove both ovaries or be placed on medications to suppress your hormones to see effects on the endometriosis. Lupron injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: 22y female asks if endometriosis, EM, is detectable by "transvaginal ultrasound". Since EM is a theoretical clinical disease in search of a diagnostic benchmark, the answer is "probably no". Let's see what the experts have to say. Pathologists I have spoken to have not confirmed that tissue diagnosis is definitive. Be wary of invasive procedures which incite adhesions & "EM" & IBS-like symptoms. ...Read more
Sharp abdomen unsettling pain thats hits the back too. No pain killer has helped. Patieny has endometriosis but mild. Had ultrasound no stones?
Further workup : Clearly further workup is needed. Not everything shows up on an ultrasound. Even though the gallstones were not seen, the gallbladder itself could still be quite diseased and that would require a different type of scan. Please make sure that the patient is seen again and carefully re-evaluated using necessary scans such as a ct scan or an mri. Do not give up until the cause is found. ...Read more
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