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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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 in ...  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 »

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 Katarya

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 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 P H

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 »

What happens if you have a tumor in your pancreas?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has a problem with the abdomen. He is not able to pass stool in a normal way (doing it as vomiting). We admitted him to the hospital. After examination of the reports, the results were as given: Ultrasound- bowel loops. CECT- might be a carcinoid tumor. So please help m...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I am very much sad to hear about your father's condition. I have seen the reports you uploaded. Unfortunately, this is a tumor of the pancreas and which is an advanced stage, which means not much can be done except supportive treatment. But remember, the advanced...  Read Full »

Can you please explain my thyroid ultrasound results to me in detail, please?

Query: Hi doctor,I have done two thyroid ultrasounds before two weeks. The first one predicted tr5 while the other one shows tr4. Why do I have this discrepancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tr scoring system are used to interpret the findings of the ultrasound of the thyroid. The appearance and size of the nodule changes over a period of time and so it is captured in the report. I will not say it as a discrepancy but there is a change in the size of the th...  Read Full »

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