Patient Comments: Ultrasound - Diagnosis

What type of ultrasound did you have and what was the diagnosis?

Comment from: Julie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

Preparation for colonoscopy was limited roughage 2 days before, liquid diet 1 day before. I started drinking preparation at 3:30 pm the day before. I didn't like the taste or the amount but it worked quickly and thoroughly. I reported to the hospital at 8:30 am. Very caring doctors and nurses. I remember being wheeled into the procedure room, talking to a person I knew and then woke up in recovery. No pain, no memories. Due to a kink the doctor couldn't get past, and I ended up having a barium enema with x-rays. Not pleasant but caring technicians made it bearable. This was my second colonoscopy. I was out for the first one also. No problems. Will do it again if needed.

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Comment from: BB, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I had a vaginal ultrasound and a pelvic one. They found a mass and immediately told me it was cancer; but could not determine if it was ovarian or bowel. I am waiting for CT appointment now.

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Comment from: Jen, 25-34 Female Published: November 06

I lived on Maui and I strongly believe I had bird flu. It started after the island had an earthquake. In the next few days I became sick. For two days I was vomiting and had a fever. The throwing up stopped because I had nothing to throw up anymore. After that I had body aches, chills, and jaw clenching, I was literally chewing on a wet wash cloth. I was coughing on and on and could not sleep lying down until I was so exhausted I would pass out. I was very weak, I could not eat solid foods; I tried, I just couldn't. I literally survived on water and those emergency mix packets. I was sick for over a week and went to a walk-in clinic, no insurance, so they told me take NyQuil and I should be getting better. I tried to tell them I was dying, I'd never felt like this in my life. They just ignored me. I was ready to be admitted to a hospital just to get IV fluids, something was just wrong! Another week went by and I was not improving, I was getting worse. When I would breathe I could hear and feel my lungs popping and I thought pneumonia! I went back to the clinic and they saw I was not improving and listened to my lungs and oxygen saturation was way low! They gave me an inhaler and said to take Mucinex! I coughed up fluid and what not for at least another 2 weeks. I was so weak, was able to eat soup, but not much else. I had lost 20 pounds in the month and a half I was sick. It was awful, and the whole time no one believed I was that sick! I thought I was going to die!

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Comment from: JodyS, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 19

My therapist is doing ultrasound for my Achilles tendinitis to reduce inflammation, along with special stretching exercise. I was surprised that ultrasound would be used for this. My sessions are continuing and I am hopeful that this will end my continuing heel pain.

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Comment from: HOLLYWOOD, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I am simply trying to find out what an ultra sound of my pancreas means when it says the visualized portions are mildly echogenic but otherwise normal. I have Crohn's disease and so the blame for all my health issues goes to that.

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Comment from: Topsailer, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

I just went for repeat breast ultrasound. I was told after unusual mammogram and ultrasound that I had clogged milk duct and that I am supposed to return in 6 months for a repeat test. A different doctor repeated the test and said I had a very small breast cyst and nothing further was necessary. I am 54.

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