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Ultrasound Scan

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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Is it possible to be pregnant and not see anything on an ultrasound?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 8 weeks 2 days pregnant. But, our doctor is unable to see anything on the day of scanning. I am worried. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes, the pregnancy will be detected late on ultrasound. If she has no problem and the urine pregnancy test is positive, then repeat the ultrasound after two weeks.   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 »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have vaginal discharge after three months of delivery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months ago, I had a forceps delivery. Now, I am experiencing heavy vaginal discharge. I guess that comes from below my clitoris. I can see mucus like discharge in and around clitoris. When I sit, I feel a gush below clitoris. My doctor said there is no problem and I am normal. Bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you have pain while passing urine or in the lower abdomen? If pus or yellowish discharge per vagina, then you need to consult a gynecologist and get a speculum examination. If necessary, then get an ultrasound scan. Culture and sensitivity of the discharge will con...  Read Full »

Can a temperate pool at 98 F affect the baby during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I found out that I am pregnant, and the next day I went to a spa. Knowing that hot tub and sauna are not good for me, the lady at the spa told me to go to the temperate pool, which was 98 F. I went for five minutes, and now I am so scared. Did I do something wrong? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry, sauna is to be avoided in pregnancy, but not ones with temperature as body temperature. The lady at the spa was wise. Make sure you take your antenatal vitamins throughout pregnancy. For more information consult a doctor soon.   Read Full »

After using a penis pump, my testes are painfully red. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a strange feeling in my left testicle. I ordered a vacuum penile pump, and I used it only for two days. After that, I threw it away fearing an injury, as it turned my urine red. After five days, I went to a doctor, because I had a strange feeling in my testes, but I did not have pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. I have seen the attached ultrasound (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your ultrasound suggests that you have varicocele, which is the cause of pain and discomfort and other symptoms in your testes and base of the penis. In varicocele...  Read Full »

Please interpret my 36-week ultrasound reports.

Query: Hi doctor,My earlier ultrasound mentioned a big head in the baby. But, my present ultrasound done in 36 weeks says a big head with mild prominence of bilateral lateral ventricles. My radiosonologist did confirm a big head but on part of hydrocephalus, she was not sure. I have attached the report for...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have checked the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is the prominence of the ventricular system of the brain, if it is beyond certain dimensions then we call it hydrocephalus. This dilatation can sometimes be a normal variant, but things ...  Read Full »

I am 20 weeks pregnant with partial placenta previa. Can I travel by air?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old who, is 20 weeks pregnant, and in my last ultrasound, I was diagnosed with partial placenta previa. I want to know, can I travel by air for just 1 hour? My last ultrasound was three weeks back. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. Although I am not able to get the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you sent, I suggest you not travel by air if there is partial or complete p...  Read Full »

My wife suspects of having placenta previa. How to confirm?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is pregnant and she is feeling of placenta previa. Occasionally, she also feels the pain. How to confirm that?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For the diagnosis of placenta previa you have to do an ultrasonography. Please also let me know how many weeks she is carrying now. Send me the detailed information along with the USG (ultrasound) report.   Read Full »

Can taking cocaine two days early alter the LFT levels?

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 »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Please review my ultrasound, is normal delivery possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I am about 4 months pregnant. This is my second baby, my first kid is 6 years old and my first delivery was a normal one. Ultrasound report says anterior is asymmetrically covering the OS. Is there a possibility for normal delivery? Is there a chance for...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are 16 weeks and 3 days pregnant as of today. Placental position, if it is anterior and covering the OS, then actually it is too early to comment on placenta previa. This can be complete or incomplete. A repeat scan needs to be done at 32 weeks to finalise the po...  Read Full »

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