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debmidge

Sonograms/ultra Sound Tests

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I haven't been feeling well due to gallbladder and you know when you're sick you imagine you have every dread disease. Anyway I was wondering if during an abdomenal ultrasound does test pick up tumors in other organs such as stomach and intestines?

I haven't been on board lately as I am too sick with this gallbladder stuff. I am see surgeon on Tuesday and might have the surgery Friday - if he can fit me in.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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I don't know about the abdominal ultrasound, but I just wanted to wish you much luck with the surgeon on Tuesday--is that tomorrow or next week?

It's understandable that you're worried and imaginating the worst--I do that, too :) Try and relax until you know what you're actually dealing with--I'll keep positive thoughts for you that it's simply your gallbladder and that it gets taken care of quickly and smoothly.

Please keep us posted.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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It may show a shadow or an irregular area, so you would have to do a CT Scan to clarify what it is they see. Hope this helps.

Good Luck! You are in my thoughts.


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so if there's no shadow then there's nothing to investigate?

Do you know how far down into the abdominal area the sonogram goes?


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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my daughter had an MRI once that showed she had multi-cystic ovaries. the MRI was being done for hip pain, but it picked up the ovary problem because it was nearby. and----the ovary problem was not a problem, we discovered, after being referred to a gyno. i agree with blue-eyed-mamma---the ultra sound is likely to show something irregular if it is in the general area of the gall bladder. you could always mention to the tech that you are concerned about this and he might be a little more thorough with his ultra sound.

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I think it may also depend on what the dr. writes on the script, as to what they look for. That has been the case with my procedures.

Best of luck, Deb, and I hope you find some answers and you start to feel better. Please keep us updated.

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I recently had an ultrasound and a CT scan related to my gallbladder. Both reports included information on the other organs near my gallbladder, including my liver, pancreas and kidneys.

I hope the you feel better soon.


Phyllis

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so if there's no shadow then there's nothing to investigate?

Do you know how far down into the abdominal area the sonogram goes?

It usually depends on what the doctor has written for as in how far it goes. So it will show the entire area around that organ but it the tech is going to concentrate on what the doctor is looking for. Sometimes if they don't see a shadow and you are still experiencing problems they may order additional tests.


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