Ultrasound is a diagnostic image obtained with the help of sound waves. An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound used to diagnose heart disorder. A probe is used to pass high-frequency sound waves that create echoes when they bounce off different parts of the body. These waves are converted into images.

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Why do I suffer from menstrual cramps from the age of thirteen?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from severe menstrual cramps since the age of thirteen. I feel cramps on the first three days of my period every month. A doctor suggested Fertiova medicine before the arrival of periods to permanently get rid of cramps. I did the same for the last month, but cramps a...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would like you to upload your USG (ultrasonography), blood reports, thyroid reports that you have done, and a new thyroid report. I suggest doing your blood CBC (complete blood count) to know if you are anemic. Do not worry. Pain during peri...  Read Full »

Does fluid in the pouch of Douglas mean I have a pelvic infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently found out that I am pregnant. It has been five weeks since my last period. I got a pelvic and abdominal ultrasound done, and they said there were some abnormal findings. I am currently in a foreign country, so I did not understand the results or the doctor's explanation. They ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, there is no abnormal finding. Most of the time, pregnancy is not seen on pelvis ultrasound. The endometrium appears thick. Your blood tests (attachments removed to protect patient's identity) for hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) are in range for ...  Read Full »

What does parenchyma fatty echotexture of the liver mean?

Query: Hello doctor,I have fatty liver disease. In my ultrasound, it says the parenchyma has fatty echotexture. What does it mean? And also, tell me, is it a first-stage liver disease? I have attached my reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The liver metabolizes the fat in our body. And if due to some reason, there is excess fat beyond which the liver cannot metabolize or if there is a certain degree of liver damage that hampers its normal ability to metabolize fat. then the excess fat accumulates i...  Read Full »

Will the strap of innerwear, mobile, or smartwatch affect cystoscopy and ultrasound of the kidney?

Query: Hi doctor,Today I had a cystoscopy as I have blood in my urine. Nothing was found, so I have been referred for an ultrasound on my kidneys. I have had cancer twice and worry a lot. I was told to remove my trousers and underwear but keep my top and innerwear on. I realized after the scan that my inne...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gross hematuria should be investigated thoroughly. Investigations include urine analysis and culture urine for cytology with three samples, one sample each day, flexible cystoscopy, and CT-IVU (computed tomography with intravenous urogram). In some centers, by the time ...  Read Full »

Does CSP of around 11 mm indicate an anomaly in the child?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently 34 weeks pregnant, and my recent scan reported a low weight and mildly prominent CSP with a width measuring 11.3 mm. We had a specialist scan after this (images not received yet). But in that report, they have written not to worry about CSP. But we would like to take an ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Varun Chaudhry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the difficult situation you are in, considering it is the last few weeks of your query and having to undergo multiple scans does add to the stress. Looking at the static images provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), some s...  Read Full »

Can kidney stones be dissolved with medicine when there is hydronephrosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19-year-old. I had an enormous pain in my stomach two days back. In ultrasound, I came to know that I have two kidney stones, 4.4 mm in the left kidney 6.5 mm in the left ureter. And I have hydronephrosis in the left kidney. Would they come out on their own? Please give your opinion...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kidney stones are very painful, and depending on their size, their treatment is planned. The size of the stones is not small; hence the pain is extreme. Have you consulted a nephrologist or urologist regarding this? If not, I suggest you do it as soon as possible...  Read Full »

Is mild fever during periods indicative of endometrial cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Some months I have a fever of around 39 degrees on the second day of my period. It may happen three months and may not in one month and again in the fourth month. It is on and off for eight months now. I got an ultrasound, and my doctor wants a biopsy now and will do it without anes...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thirty-nine degrees is a very mild grade fever, and it is normal to have this spike during your periods. You need not worry at all. You can take any medicine for fever or tablet Ibuprofen, and even if you do not take it is not going to harm you. Your ultrasound repor...  Read Full »

Will abdominal ultrasound help to diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysm by Marfan's syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Marfan's syndrome and abnormal tachycardia in the ECG report, but my echocardiogram (echo) report is normal. I want to know whether the size of the abdominal aorta is detected in the echocardiogram report or any special ultrasound of the abdomen is done for that? Marfan's syndrome...  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of connective tissue. It can damage the blood vessels, heart, eyes, skin, lungs, and bones. It is caused by the mutation of the FBN1 (fibrillin-1) gene. The cardiac features of Marfan syndrome are aortic valve dilation, mit...  Read Full »

Is decreased hCG levels indicative of a problem in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am five weeks and one day pregnant (not confirmed yet with ultrasound). My hCG levels have gone from 34 on last month twenty-first to 227 on last month twenty-sixth, then 514 on last month twenty-eighth. My GP is worried that this is not a normal progression. And my levels with my daug...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have said, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels vary from woman to woman. If you usually have mild irregular periods, then hCG levels may not correspond to the level of what we expect. Your levels are a bit less, but certain pregnancies have lower levels, bu...  Read Full »

How are adrenal tumors diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor,The doctor prescribed me a CT scan with contrast, but I have thyroid disease, and I have already done several CT scans this year in connection with COVID-19. Is there any difference in diagnosing adrenal tumors if I undergo an MRI scan without contrast on a modern, powerful machine?  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For the adrenal gland, first is to do the hormone tests, and if these suggest any abnormalities, then to go for imaging. There are numerous imaging modalities, including CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) imaging, ultrasonography (US), and nuclea...  Read Full »

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