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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
21 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Adrenal : Your level may simply suggest PCOS as adrenal tumor as cause of your DHEA-S elevation will be a rare. Make sure you ask your doctor to check three thi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
CT scan: The ct scan is one thing - the radiologist, who reads the ct scan another. Radiologists typically can interpret radiographic images the better the cli ... Read More
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Diagnosing rectal ca: Some symptoms may be due to benign conditions and are not necessarily cancer. Pelvic ct scans are routinely used to detect rectal cancers, but small ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
39 years experience Family Medicine
Small tumour: Yes it is possible. But such a small tumour would be very unlikely to cause the symptoms you describe.
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Can miss: A pelvic CT scan is designed to define structures in the abdomen pelvis such as the small bowel and colon but not to define their content within the l ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Maybe: Polyps are diagnosed by either looking at the colon lining directly (colonoscopy) or by a specialized CT scan called CT colography (also called a virt ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anand Balson
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not unusual: please see the Doctor asap. It is not unusual to see cancer of lung in CT of lung even if it was OK 6 months ago
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
31 years experience Radiation Oncology
Gist tumor: Calcification is usually related to old scar tissue that becomes visible on xray. Many thing can cause a little bit of fluid in the pelvis. It's very ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
2 See Ur Intestine: A ct of the abdomen can be very helpful for diagnosing recurrent hernias. An important part of the study is to look at the intestine relative to the h ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chen
Dr. Eric Chen answered
11 years experience Radiology
CT scans: Ct scans can be very insensitive in evaulating pelvic organs due to the crowded nature of the pelvis, as well as the surrounding bones (the pelvis its ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
21 years experience Radiology
Several reasons: Most of the time, IV contrast is all you need for ct a/p. In some cases, it may be necessary to do both (and sometimes delayed images, too) to fully ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
They can: The diagnostic yield of increased with use of IV contrast material as some tumors disrupt the so called blood brain barrier affording the contrast the ... Read More

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