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I have a 1.5cm width hypodensity mitral cavity. Should I be worried? What does this mean?

By October 18, 2010 - 11:22am
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Hi kbrown - Hypodensity is a term used to describe tissue that is less dense than normal. If the area was thicker then normal it would be described as a finding of hyperdensity. It is an observation of the image and, as you said, is not of concern to your medical providers. It is not something that needs to be checked regularly.

Generally speaking, and speaking without access to your personal records, this finding is more of a concern when there are additional findings that would indicate a potentially serious medical condition. If you are still concerned about this matter then please discuss it with your medical team for additional information. The language they use is often very unclear to patients and they understand when patients have concerns.

What concerns me as I read the information you've provided is whether you are obtaining regular care for maintaining your blood health. Are you still under the care of a hematologist? Are you having your iron levels and blood checked regularly?

A sonohystogram is a detailed look at the inside of your uterus. Most women say the procedure is not painful. It usually takes about 10 minutes and is an ultrasound procedure that uses saline (salt water) to inflate the uterine cavity to allow for careful examination of the uterus. We hope your exam goes well and provides information that will help in determining the cause of the issues you are dealing with. Please let us know how it goes.

October 20, 2010 - 5:36pm

Hi K

Can you give us a little more detail on your situation so we can point you to some information? What you've said is not really enough detail to discuss anything.

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing back from you.

October 20, 2010 - 6:21am
(reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

I have been having problems since 06 and can't seem to get to the bottom of it. I went to my gyno in 06, didn't know what was wrong but knew I felt horrible. He ran tests and told me I was anemic(take iron). 1 yr later I'm in hospital bp was 91/36, hr 136, hct 20. Got a blood transfusion and a hemotologist. Iron IV's for a month. Had a CT scan and results were "free fluid in lower pelvis..some hypodensity in mitral cavity measuring 1.5cm width...hypodensity in left adnexa measuring 13mm". I was told not to worry about the hypodensity in adnexa because that is what happens with menstrual cycle. Didn't seem bothered with the hypodensity in mitral cavity either. I didn't get a copy of these results to see for myself until recently.(my ignorance) In 09 my iron dropped to 4 and iron storage 12 so I had to have a much stronger round of iron IVs which I had an antaphlatic? reaction to. I am now having problems in the female area and I am having a sonohystogram done and thought it would be good to give them a copy of the CT scan results. That is how I found out about the mitral cavity issue and didn't know if this is something that should be checked regularly or not.

October 20, 2010 - 7:21am

Hi Kbrown,
I sent your question to an expert who works with EmpowHER on conditions like yours. We hope to have an answer for you soon.
Best regards,

October 18, 2010 - 12:27pm
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