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echo bubble test?
Meggin123 posted:
I had an echo done yesterday with the "bubbles" for a bunch of chronic symptoms I've been dealing with :headaches, fatigue, general sickly feeling, changed vision (blurriness), low grade fevers (usually 99-99.5 *F) on and off since early August, and a high white blood cell count.
When the nurse injected the tech doing the test couldnt see the bubbles, so they put more in, still couldnt see them, and had to inject a third time. After they still had issues they pushed on my stomach and had me push back, then were able to see it. What does that mean?
CardiostarUSA1 responded:

"After they still had issues they pushed on my stomach and had me push back, then were able to see it."

"What does that mean?"

Not sure in your particular individualized case/situation, though here just an example, as applicable to the random patient:

What does it mean having bubbles?

Saline contrast (bubble) study

Bubbles (from an agitated normal saline solution) travel to the right side of the heart and appear on the echocardiogram (TTE or TEE). If you have, say a patent foramen ovale (PFO), some bubbles will appear on the left side of the heart.

The larger size of a PFO and greater number of microbubbles passing through a shunt during echocardiography has been associated with an increased incidence of cerebrovascular (brain-related) events.

Most important, communicate/interact well with your doctor(s).

Best of luck down the road of life.

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