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Ultrasound Shadows? Ultrasound Shadows?

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Unread 09-13-2005, 07:35 PM
Ultrasound Shadows?

As a precaution, my sisters have gone for checkups to make sure they don't have OVCA.

My one sister had a tranvaginal ultrasound, which her doctor told her showed a problem with both ovaries. Later she was told that it was nothing, just shadows on the ultrasound. Is that possible? I could see maybe if it was one shadow, but both ovaries?

Has anyone heard of this? I think she should be asking to have the ultrasound re-done, or a CTscan done, just to ease her mind. Am I wrong?
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Unread 09-13-2005, 10:41 PM
Ultrasound Shadows?

Ultrasounds can be difficult to interpret sometimes... think about it... it's basically sound waves bouncing off tissue that the computer helps to interpret into a fuzzy image.

Transvaginal ultrasounds are usually a pretty good first step to look at things. If you're not happy with the interpretation, especially given your concerns with the family history, perhaps a second opinon or another ultrasound or even a CT might be useful. Even if it turns out being nothing, more for the peace of mind. So I probably would discuss with the provider and maybe consider a second opinion.

Also, if you're concerned about family history/genetic cause, you could see a genetic counselor- there are some blood tests, like the BRCA gene that could be tested for. BRCA gene is associated with breast and gyn cancers... but then the question is once you find out, what do you do with the information? Have prophylactic surgery or take your chances? These are tough questions.

I wish you all the best.
millie
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Unread 09-14-2005, 06:14 AM
Ultrasound Shadows?

Hi Number9,

If I were your sister i'd want to have further tests to confirm that this, indeed, is "nothing".

Hopefully it will turn out to be nothing, but she (or you) probably won't rest until this has been confirmed.

In my opinion, it just isn't worth the risk. I think it's better to be over cautious than to find a potential problem further down the line.

Just my opinion, though.

Best wishes

Geraldine
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