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ultra sound

So my dr. has me going for abdominal ultra sounds every six months just as a precaution. I went on Friday morning and it was all as usual. Fasting after midnight the night before so during the ultra sound I told the tech that as soon as we were done I was going to Mcdonalds (which is in the hospital) for coffee. So I'm sitting out side having my coffee and oatmeal and I look up and shes standing there and goes "hi" I looked up like OMG!!! Is something wrong I ask her and she says I need more pictures of your right kidney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Are you kidding me I ask.!!! NO. So I asked if anything was wrong and she says "oh on" just need more picture. OMG! So I went back and she did what she needed to do and I told her I was upset and I knew that even if she had seen something she could not tell me. So I struggled with should I tell my dr. about this............any thoughts. Was she covering her butt or just being cautious. UGH!!! It has been a long w/e now to wait until probably tomorrow or Tuesday to get results :(
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446474 tn?1446351282
"my dr. has me going for abdominal ultra sounds every six months just as a precaution."
I assume this is HCC surveillance?

I wouldn't worry about it. They may have just got some images that weren't clear so they had to do them over again. Images are commonly reviewed after they are taken to make sure they are good enough for viewing. This is common procedure. I am not sure why they let you leave if they weren't reviewed. I've had that happen a number of times with CT scans and MRIs.

Why worry about something that you don't know is even an issue? It is always better to wait to have results before worrying about what in most cases never is what we imagine in our minds. Besides worrying won't change the results one way or another.

Good luck!
Hector
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317787 tn?1468754865
Hey there lady!  I think Hector is right.  It is a bit unusual as they normally take the US then show it to a radiologist while you wait on the table, then come back to tell you you can leave or take any additional pictures the radiologist wants.  Sometimes the radiologist will come in to scan though that is rare too.  Depends on the doctor on duty.

Maybe she did not do the US correctly.  Please try not to worry, hah, easier said than done.

You can always call your doctor and ask him to get the results as you are afraid.
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I did send my dr. an email over the w/e. PA responded on Monday and all is well. Just scared the heck out of me when I saw her standing there. Try not to over react but I didn't have a good vibe from her at the get go and that is very unusual. I have the scan's done at a transplant hospital and everyone is very professional. Well wont have to worry about it for another 6 months :) and not sure how much longer after that. Thanks. :)
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1840891 tn?1431551393
Hopefully someone had a talk with that technician about that behavior. She really shouldn't have had to come after you, as she shouldn't have let you leave until she was sure she had the images she needed. I've often had them need to redo a picture but I've never had them chase me down for it. I don't blame you for getting a little freaked out, and I hope that is something she never repeats. Glad it turned out to be okay!
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317787 tn?1468754865
Hey lady, so glad to hear!  I just got my US and was told I can now do yearly check ups
Dee
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so is US  recommended yearly where biopsy is usually good for 3-4 years?please if wrong on either please let me know.i feel as though my doc has left me in the dark.she has too many pts.in my belief
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Hi christinatas,
My husband has an ultrasound every 6 months to screen for liver cancer, because he has Cirrhosis.  He had two liver biopsies prior to being diagnosed with Cirrhosis, but now that we know that he has Cirrhosis (and the cause of it being Hep C), there is no need for further biopsies.  Generally, ultrasounds are used to screen for liver cancer every 6 months or so when a patient has Cirrhosis.
Advocate1955
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317787 tn?1468754865
Hi yes Advocate is right, I have cirrhosis too and need to be check by US and blood work every 6 months..well he did just change it to a year, maybe because everything looked ok last month.

I asked about a biopsy and he looked at me funny...said I did not need one, he feels that from now on my liver will improve without the HCV bombarding my liver
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