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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Should I be concerned about the reports of my recent hip bone scan?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent a hip bone scan, and I have attached the photos for your reference. Kindly go through it and let me know if there is an issue. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. So I went through the scan reports of your hip bone, and I can see no obvious fractures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I say no obvious fractures because my observations are based solely upon the quality of the...  Read Full »

Could epididymitis gets cured by doing surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I was diagnosed with epididymitis. I have pain behind my right testicle. I took Doxycycline for ten days and I stopped it. After that, I took Ciprofloxacin for five days. I do not have changes so far and I am worried. Do I need surgery to remove my epididymis?   Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Epididymoorchitis is an inflammatory condition and it usually settles down by taking antibiotics. The response depends on the causative organism. Usually, culture gives a clear picture of the type of organism and shows the type of antibiotics that works efficiently agai...  Read Full »

My ultrasound says that I have choroid plexus cyst. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday I had my ultrasound, and there is a small cystic lesion of size approx 5.4 mm x 3.4 mm seen in the left lateral ventricle said to be choroid plexus cyst and I am anxious. What should I do? Please advise whether I should terminate or wait till next sonography.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For your information, a choroid plexus cyst is not considered a structure or functional brain abnormality. Most of these cysts are isolated and occur in otherwise low-risk pregnancies. The only association of some significance between a solitary choroid plexus cyst a...  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 S J 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 »

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 »

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 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. Ce...  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 five...  Read Full »

An ultrasound scan (USG) is attached. Please advise on what to do.

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my USG report. Please review the report and suggest what to do as I am worried.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed the attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). So yes, nothing is wrong, but a few changes need medical attention. So do not be concerned. Liver size is slightly enlarged, which can be correcte...  Read Full »

Do my ultrasound reports point towards a thyroid disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching the reports of my ultrasound. Kindly let me know if the reports are fine or is there something to worry about? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have reviewed the attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The ultrasound indicates a thyroid disease. Do you have symptoms like pain or swelling in the nec...  Read Full »

Why am I getting pain in my epididymal cyst that has been there for the last 20 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an epididymal cyst on my left testicle for 20 years. My urologist confirmed the same after a clinical examination and USG nine years back. He had advised me to leave it untreated as it was not creating a problem for me. However, I am getting pain since yesterday when I am p...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A small epididymal cyst that is left untreated does not harm the body. Your pain is due to a testicular or epididymal infection. I suggest you get an ultrasound scan and physical examination as it will confirm the presence of infection and ...  Read Full »

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