What to do if I have had a abdominal ultra sound. Could they find bowel cancer?

No. Ultrasound is a rough method for imaging in the abdomen. It can find well defined lesions of the liver, follow presence of cysts of the ovary or even examine large uterine fibroids. Colon ca begins within the bowel and until it has grown extensive with marked local symptoms as the lesion grows by expanding the bowel, it wont be seen for the most part by ultrasound.

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What do you suggest if I have had a abdominal ultra sound. Could they find bowel cancer?

No. Ultrasound are not made to discover colon cancer each diagnostic machine has a purpose if you want to know if you have a colon cancer or not colonoscopy is the best tool ct scan can tell you more if the cancer is outside the colon or not but by itself is not the right tool for discovering or screening colon cancer colonoscopy is the only tool. Read more...

I just got a abdominal ultra sound. Can they find bowel cancer?

NO. Ultrasound is not used to detect colon cancer. Colon cancer screening is done with "fecal occult blood tests" - checking to see if there's blood in the stool, usually part of a physical exam. Colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years in all people over 50 - earlier and more frequently if there is family history, other risk factors or worrisome clinical signs such as passing blood in the stool. Read more...