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ultrasound vs. ct scan abdominal pain

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 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 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Ache: Recommend blood work to check liver functions, if not already done.
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.
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. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
It : It is important to know if you still have your ovaries, which sometimes are taken out or sometimes are left in with a hysterectomy. I am glad to know ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vlad Apostol
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Time for GI consult: Seems you had quite the ER workup after 20 visits. Any specific symptoms with the pain? diarrhea? constipation? nausea? vomiting? blood in stool? Left ... Read More

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