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why did the ct not show my appendix

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Not really: Appendix is a small tube attached to a part of the colon called cecum appendicolith is a hard stool gut trapped in the lumen of the appendix can cau ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Get it checked: Yes it could be and you should get it checked.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Dr. Nina Hall answered
Specializes in General Surgery
Less sensutive: A ct is like a high definition tv, wide screen. Ultrasound onus equivalent to 13-inch black and white tv with tinfoil on the rabbit ears. Ultrasound ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Thin: When you do not have a good amount of mesenteric fatty tissue the loops of bowel are close together. This will sometimes hide the normal appendix. If ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: YES
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
30 years experience General Surgery
Doubt appendix: It is impossible to diagnose the cause of your abdominal pain with just the info given, but if a ct shows no evidence of appendicitis, it's usually co ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Other things: Where was bowel thickening? Thickening of bowel walls is often associated with inflammation/infection. Ovaries located in pelvis with cysts, inflammat ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Cabrera
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Big Appendix: This could be normal for you remember most individuals fall under the Bell's Statistical curve and that is 95% of the population but there are people ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Uncommon: People that have appendicitis are more frequently having CT scans to dx this problem. It is not common to not find an appendix especially if there is ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
CT is: the most accurate test we have for appendicitis. When performed with technical parameters optimized for appendicitis, the sensitivity for detecting a ... Read More

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