A 53-year-old female asked:
can a catscan of the sinuses detect migeaines?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
General Surgery 45 years experience
No, but: it can detect sinusitis, which is another common cause of headache. Migraine is a problems with spasm of blood vessels, so a sinus CT would not be able tell either way. Ask your doctor for specific recommendation for proper evaluation of your headache.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
If CT results are abnormal will the ordering dr be notified right away?
5 doctor answers • 18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Sometimes...: It depends on the nature of the abnormality and no urgent the reading radiologist thinks the problem is. There are many varieties of abnormal, and many just need a routine follow up, sometimes another study in 6 months or so...So unless the radiologist thinks it is an emergency, the ordering doctor may not my informed right away.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
If first CT negative, why repeat?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Discuss.: Depends on ct scan indication and area examined. Often close followup testing makes sure there is no change or growth in area of concern. Need more info from your doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Im so afraid I have alzheimers. I want to go for the ct. What else can I do to for a 2nd opinion?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see your doctor: Your family doc can assess your current cognitive function and order appropriate tests to either allay or confirm your fears (to some extent). But realize there are currently no 100% accurate tests for diagnosing alzheimer's dementia although the new pet scan w/florbetapir is better than anything else we have. Regardless of diagnosis, exercise & nutrition are key to quality of life & outcome.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Why does cold air hurts my nostrils or sinuses?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Dryness: The mucus membranes in the nose and sinuses like to be moist, but dry, cold air dries them out as they warm up the air as you inhale it. Wearing a scarf or a cold air breathing mask helps to pre-warm and pre-humidify the air before it hits your nose and sinuses.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for a CT to miss mycoplasma?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Yes. Radiography.: Mycoplasma is an infectious agent which can cause a host of respiratory disorders, many of which will have no xray or ct findings.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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