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Would An Abdominal Ultrasound Show If You Are Pregnant
A lot: Ultrasound evaluates the liver, gallbladder, spleen, aorta, inferior vena cava, kidneys and pancreas. It can detect fluid in the abdomen and often will demonstrate enlarged lymph nodes. Abnormal bowel loops from crohn's disease, appendicitis, and colonic diverticulitis can also be seen. Best results can be had when the ultrasonographer is given info about what is most suspected clinically. ...Read more
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
It may: Show abnormality related to liver, but the findings are not specific. Further testing would be needed. ...Read more
No: Ultrasound does not even attempt to evaluate bowel. The gas inside the bowel does not allow the sound waves to penetrate, causing "shadowing" which makes it near impossible to even get a look at most of the bowel. Occasionally in very thin people or children, the appendix can be seen if it is abnormal, but otherwise ultrasound is useless for evaluating bowel. ...Read more
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Recently had an abdominal ultrasound and my liver shows the echo texture is coarsened and suggests fatty changes. Is this serious?
It can be.: In some patients, fatty liver can cause inflammation and create an illness called nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). It is possible for this to result in the liver damage. At this point, I would recommend that you try to work on losing weight if you are heavy, and see your doctor for further work up to be sure your liver is okay. Good luck. ...Read more
My abdominal ultrasound shows that my liver shows increased echogenicity; what does that mean? Also shows my CBD. 40cm; what does that mean?
Abdominal ultrasound:what does the following mean? "the liver shows mildly increased echogenicity compatible with fatty infiltration. No focal hepatic
Fatty infiltration: Is also called fatty liver. This is a condition known as steatosis in medical terms. Steatosis can lead to liver damage which can result in cirrhosis. Steatosis is associated with metabolic syndrome which is a collection of problems including diabetes and high blood pressure. You need to see your doctor and possibly a gastroenterologist if you liver labs are too bad. Time to start eating healthy. ...Read more
Concerning: If you are truely 8 weeks you most likely should see a fetal pole. I suggest a hcg titer to confirm dating. A common issue here is that you may be not as far along as you think. ...Read more
When I press down in my belly, right side near belly button, it's severly painful feels like a lump. What is this and will abdominal ultrasound show?
My abdominal ultrasound scan shows something like multiple cysts in an empty uterus. What caused these?
Ultrasound: Without the report it's difficult to be certain what they are describing. It's possible that you have cysts in your cervix which are common and benign (also known as Nabothian cysts). The other possibility is tiny cysts beside the endometrium which may be seen with adenomyosis (a form of endometriosis). ...Read more
Would a doctor have to look for an AAA directly when doing an ultrasound or would it show up in a normal abdominal ultrasound, I have had ab us?
Doctor ordered abdominal ultrasound for RUQ discomfort. It came back clean. What exactly would this show the doctor? Worried about liver disease.
Gallstones: RUQ ultrasound best to look at gallbladder as source of pain. ...Read more
Are abdominal ultrasounds as accurate for dating as vaginal around 11 weeks of pregnancy? What is the margin of error for abdominal at this gestation?
Yes, if...: An abdominal ultrasound at 11 weeks is just as accurate for dating as vaginal (+\- 1 wk) if the image quality is good. You can see early fetal anatomy much better vaginally though. ...Read more
Would a chest X-ray, an abdominal ultrasound, and a CT scan with contrast likely show evidence of chronic pancreatitis?
Hello, the abdominal ultrasound at 10.6 weeks showed the NT 3.2 mm., CRL 49mm. Should I worry about it? Thanks
Nuchal Translucency: Greater than 3mm is usually considered abnormal. This is a nonspecific finding that can be associated with more generalized anomalies, so additional testing and follow up may be indicated. Talk to your OB about next steps. ...Read more
Abdominal US: What is your specific worry? Going to have it done, or something about the results? You can speak with your physician about your concerns, or post the question on HealthTap. ...Read more
See below.: Do nothing till you get the radiology report, then discuss results with your pcp. To guess the findings without seeing the study would be a grave mistake. "Black hole" would normally be felt to be cysts (or cystic) or blood vessles on end, but the size and number will need to be evaluated by the radiologist to come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more
5-7 days: 5-7 days. The earlier done, the more accurate. ...Read more
No: Any quality ultrasound in the first trimester should be accurate +\- 1 week. ...Read more
It will be helpful: An ultrasound help determine shape size and distendibility of veins, arteries organs and see pathology. So it will be helpful in the diagnoses of the portal vein pathology if present. ...Read more
None known.: Despite theoretical concerns, extensive clinical experience with prenatal ultrasound for the past 3 decades suggests extreme safety with medically indicated use of alara (as low as reasonably achievalbe) energy/exposure. Scandinavian study suggested increased incidence of non-righthandedness after routine prenatal ultrasounds - but larger follow-up failed to confirm this. ...Read more
Not recommended: You should avoid taking any fluid (even water) for the interval recommended before the abdominal ultrasound. Smoking and chewing gum are also to be avoided. The reason is that these activities increase gas in the bowel and that makes it harder for ultrasound to see abdominal organs. Also, we want the gallbladder to be distended with bile and even drinking water can cause it to contract. ...Read more
Family practice: I don't know why they ordered an u/s, probably to look for gallstones. Ct would be better to look for intestinal blockage. See what your dr says. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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