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abdominal ultrasound vs ct scan

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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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes, on chest ct : Hiatal hernia should be able to be visualized on a chest ct unless it is very small . It usually wouldn't be visualized on liver/gallbladder ultrasou ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Haider Goussous
63 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Us is cheaper and works very well in this situation if the repair was open repair.
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
No need: There is no need to perform either test, as it sounds like it is obviously present based on physical examination. If it persists past 6-12 months and/ ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Chronic pancreatitis: One would expect it to. Typically the CT scan will show calcifications.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Certain abdominal: Conditions are better seen with ct, while others are seen better with ultrasound. Please ask your doctor who ordered these tests why he/she is advisi ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Specifics: Doctors need specifics. What do you weigh? How tall are you.? What is your BMI? How much have you lost?
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities: Do you drink alcohol? There are other possibilities bayou seem to be under the care if a doctor. Give him a good history and see what your doctor tel ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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No: An ultrasound will detect gall bladder disease not the pain it produces. Treat your GERD and see if it helps.
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Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
See urologist: see a urologist...ask him if he feels other tests are necessary. Sometimes scans and even cystoscopy are warranted to diagnose a problem

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