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what does "nonspecific bowel loop" mean? this was on my ct scan report

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
It : It means that the radiologist saw a segment of bowel, usually containing air unless otherwise noted, that does not point to any specific diseases or problems. For further interpretation, call the doctor that ordered the test. Readings such as that have more meaning when put into the context of the patient's symptoms and the doctor's concerns. Generally, this reading is unconcerning, but to know for certain, give your doctor a call.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Bowel loop appears: Non specific - meaning it does not suggest 1 disease over another. Typically, sometimes bowel loop appearance suggests obstruction, or perhaps ileus. In this case, the bowel loop appearance does not suggest a particular disease. This result needs to be placed into context with your symptoms and other medical problems. Please talk about this with your doctor.

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