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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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I have a swollen lymph node on my neck. Is it something serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I have swollen lymph node on the left back side of the neck. I am not sure from when I have it but I start noticing it from two months. It is not hurting me and my CBC report is normal. I do not have any other symptoms like fever, night sweat or weight loss. I wanted to know is it pos...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These are subcentimeter lymph nodes which usually are benign and harmless. However, if you develop fever, joint pains, rash, change in appetite, weight loss or night sweats this should be investigated further by biopsy or FNAC (fine .needle aspiration cytology). You ...  Read Full »

My 13 years old daughter has heavy periods. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 13 years old. She has been developing some symptoms that worries me. I think she may have endometriosis. She got her first periods in her fifth grade and the symptoms started when she began her sixth grade. She is having extremely heavy periods with painful cramping, nause...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As she is just 13 there are menses which are anovulatory in the initial two years and the hormones are not matured at all. Endometriosis in adolescents is fairly uncommon unless they have been sexually active. An endometriosis pain is typically only during menses and...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicine for the swelling present in my daughter's leg.

Query: Hi doctor, My 4-year-old daughter had dropped a heavy toy on her leg, and there was swelling. I took an ultrasound, and the report stated that it is a hypoechoic region, which is fluid surrounding the bone. Though it has reduced in size, it is not entirely gone. Is there any medicine to make it van...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, that is a ganglion, which would have been already there before the injury, but you would not have noticed it. The injury was just a coincidence. There is no need to worry about it because most ganglion regresses on its own with time. If not, they are completely as...  Read Full »

Why is there brown discharge while emptying the bowel after prostate biopsy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a transperineal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy approximately four weeks ago. As a result of the biopsy, I have been getting a discharge of fluid from my penis when I empty my bowels. This happens usually with a hard stool. The color of the discharge is brownish. Is this a no...  Read Full »

Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anatomically prostate is located just in front of the rectum. The biopsy procedure would have caused some micro trauma with resultant bleeding. So, when a hard stool passes through the rectum, it puts pressure on the rectum thus causing the collected old blood to com...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have irregular periods with pain in a 52-year-old female?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is facing pain at periodical time since 6 months and period facing two times in a month and it remains for 4 to 6 days. Although she never faced this situation before. My mother's age is 52 years now. What should she do now. Already visited two gynecologist and they advised u...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it is obvious that your mother definitely has to go through the operation and remove the uterus. However, one thing is that there is nothing I found like ovarian tumor or something like that in USG (attachment removed to protect patient identity). ...  Read Full »

I have dull tight pain in testicles and spermatic cord all the time. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male and have been experiencing a dull, tight pain on the back of my testicles and in the spermatic cord. Sometimes it feels like a rough scraping inside my scrotum. The pain is debilitating, and I have had it for about six months now. It started on the backside of my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandip Pramanik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your history and clinical symptoms are suggestive of epididymo-orchitis of both testes. You told that you have undergone a number of investigations. It would have been convenient for me if you had uploaded the same. Anyway, you need a clinical examination too. So you need...  Read Full »

Does my ultrasound result mean I am pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,I have my pictures and ultrasound results but can you help me to read it and say if I am pregnant or not?  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us about your health. I have gone through your history and understand your concern (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As your pelvic ultrasound showed some changes which are suggesting pregnancy, get your blood beta hCG levels to rule ...  Read Full »

I have 6 mm non-obstructing kidney stones. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,My nephrologist checked me for a hernia and it was absent. Then he suspected I had kidney stones. So I went for an ultrasound, which reported a 6 mm nonobstructing stone at midpole in the right kidney and a bunch of small ones on the left. Despite this finding, my nephrologist suggested...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.I would like to know the following:What are your symptoms?For how long have you experienced those symptoms?Is there any pain?Is it associated with nausea or vomiting?If there is hematuria, is the whole urine red or is it initial or terminal?Is i...  Read Full »

After taking Duphaston, I noticed brown discharge. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 24 years old and trying to get conceived. But my periods are irregular. I consulted a gynecologist. She advised me to take Duphaston. After taking it for five days, I got my periods. I followed the same for the next month. After taking my second dose, I consulted her again. She advise...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Zachariah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) is given to correct hormone levels. They help in having a pregnancy. In your case, it is difficult to predict pregnancy from your history alone. If there is no pregnancy, there is an initiation of bleeding after stopping Duphaston within one t...  Read Full »

Is steroid infusion the correct line of treatment for low platelets in a stable 3-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My nephew is 3 years old. He got blood spots on his body so when we did CBC we found his Platelets were only 5000. Doctors decided to give him steroids as he was stable. After 48 hours it came down to 4500. But clinically he is stable. So what should we do now? He is in ICU right now ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to the I have seen the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The platelets count is very low. So he is having severe thrombocytopenia. The dengue is negative. So in such case it could be an acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura. He is on r...  Read Full »

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