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abdominal pain mri vs ct scan

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Fayz
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Maybe: First exam should be a simple abdomen xray. If doctor thinks the gallbladder could be diseased, then an ultrasound is best. Most other ailments ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
See a surgeon: A general surgeon does not necessarily mean you need surgery, but their training makes them experts in abd pains. A good History and physical may rev ... Read More
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Dr. Dominic Mazzocchi
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: I think it should be addressed now why wait 3 months you probably will need a biopsy possibly based on MRI that is how I would proceed
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: An internal hernia can only be suspected post surgery when signs of partial bowel obstruction develops due to a loop entering a defect in mesentery or ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not likely: While MRI and CT scans take pictures in different ways, tumors that are not large enough to be seen on ct will likely not be seen on CT. One area of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
30 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Both can, CT better: A well prepped ct exam can give an excellent view of the inside of the colon. Ct colonography, a specific test to look at the lining (mucosa) of the c ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What for?: MRI usually provides a better image than CAT scan and there is no radiation involved. From what you described, it is not likely that CAT scan would ad ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e asse ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Can.: Oral contrast can cause constipation which could lead to those symptoms. Should resolve with time as long as the CT did not demonstrate something tha ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Infection: could be infection in the testicle, or in the cord, or it could be a varicocele, which is a large varicose vein in the cord. it is not torsion otherw ... Read More
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