An ultrasound scan is a diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the organs and structures inside the body. It can be used to diagnose conditions affecting the bladder, kidneys, prostate, liver, testicles, ovaries, spleen, pancreas, thyroid, gallbladder, uterus, etc. As it does not use any radiation, it is mostly used to view the developing fetus during pregnancy.
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My ultrasound shows grade II fatty liver. Please advise.
Query: Hi doctor, I got my regular annual checkup done and the ultrasound scan shows grade II fatty infiltration of liver. I take alcohol over the weekends. What is your advice? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Having fatty liver grade II requires changing food habits and avoiding alcohol. It is usually day to day common problem. Just give a blood sample to know your liver status (LFT Liver function test), and you need to be concerned about prostato... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have mild pain in right testicle for a week. The nerves connecting to the right testicle are always in strain mainly in the area of epididymis and vas deference. It pains when I walk, jump, rub or masturbate. I get random swelling, irritation and pain in my right test... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your symptoms, I believe you are having one of the following: Chronic inflammation of prostate (prostatitis) with pain being referred to testis. Pelvic pain syndrome with primary involvement of testis. If it is prostatitis then treatment with antibiotics for t... Read Full »
Are there any tests available that I can do to detect PCOS since my ultrasound scan was not clear?
Query: Hi doctor,I had late periods for the past three months. Is there any blood test or hormone test that I can do to detect PCOS since my ultrasound scan was not clear due to overweight? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of delayed periods may be due to stress, anemia, or thyroid dysfunction. I suggest getting a complete blood count and a thyroid profile done and reverting with the reports. In the case of overweight, I also suggest checking the levels of LH (luteinizing hormon... Read Full »
Why am I not getting periods after taking Meprate?
Query: Hello doctor, I am facing problem of missing periods from last month. Pregnancy test is negative. I have also taken tablets of Meprate. My last period was 62 days back. Please guide. Read Full »
Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Period normally starts within a week of finishing Meprate (Medroxyprogesterone) tablets. Rarely it can take 15 days for period to start. If it has been more than 15 days since last dose, you need to visit gynecologist to get one ultrasound done, as Meprate will be effec... Read Full »
Could cocaine use two days before blood draw cause the LFTs to be elevated?
Query: Hello doctor, Could cocaine use two days before blood draw cause the LFTs (ALT=90 and AST=86) to be elevated? If so, how long of an abstinence period (not using cocaine) would be needed to get LFTs back down to normal levels? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Taking cocaine two days earlier can increase the LFTs. LFTs can also be raised due to many causes including liver infection, increased alcohol intake, intake of toxic chemicals including cocaine,... Read Full »
I have been having pain in my abdomen, and the ultrasound revealed a 0.44 cm stone in my left kidney along with a multiloculated cyst in the right adnexa. What does it mean?
Query: Hello, I have been having pain in my abdomen, and the ultrasound revealed a 0.44 cm stone in my left kidney. I was advised to drink plenty of water and was prescribed medication for one month. My ultrasound result revealed right adnexa and posterior multiloculated enhancing cyst. What does this mean... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have left-sided pain. For cysts, no size is mentioned. If an ovarian cyst is less than 5 cm and asymptomatic, it should resolve itself. But symptomatic cysts need evaluation and monitoring. So I suggest you to... Read Full »
Do lumps in the throat indicate malignancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I felt two lumps in my throat next to my thyroid, so I was sent for a thyroid and lymph node ultrasound. For over a year, my symptoms, like fatigue, sweating, lack of concentration, etc., have slowly worsened. Is there any indication of a potential malignancy? Can you please review my re... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a dark area in the right lobe of the thyroid, of which I am concerned. Usually, thyroid nodules are of different types, and cancer cannot always be predicted from an ultrasound scan. Th... Read Full »
What does the ultrasound of my 18-week fetus show?
Query: Hi doctor, My ultrasound report showed well-defined anechoic lesion measuring 3.9 cm in length and 1.6 cm width in the lower abdomen of the 18 weeks fetus. No echoes are seen within it. It is showing peristalsis. Stomach and gall bladder visualized. No evidence of ascites. Abnormal wall intact. ... Read Full »
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through the report posted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An anechoic lesion defines a lesion that is clear and simple that means, the cyst visualised is a simple cyst. There are some cysts like a mesenteric cyst, omental cyst or neuro... Read Full »
There is a drastic change in the placental position when my scans were taken at different centers. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I took an anomaly scan in week 20. I got a low-lying anterior placenta and was 3.5 cm away from internal OS. After ten days; I took another ultrasound showing a low-lying placenta just reaching internal OS and was grade 2. Both scans were taken at different scan centers. I heard the p... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Usually, the placenta is low-lying in early pregnancy and returns to normal after 28 weeks. There are many causes for the low-lying placenta. I think t... Read Full »
What does echogenic endometrium mean?
Query: Hello doctor, I underwent myomectomy surgery five months back for fibroid removal. I am planning for pregnancy now. Recently I did a follicular scan on the tenth day of my period and report showed that I have echogenic endometrium. What does it mean by echogenic endometrium? Does it mean my uterus i... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be better if you can share black images of ultrasound. It looks like a cyst in one of the ovaries (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Read Full »