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A 37-year-old member asked:

is it possible for an abdominal aortic aneurysm to occur in a healthy 15 year old teen?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
No, unless: You have hereditary disorders of collagen synthesis, and even then it is rare. You can have aneurysms of other arteries, though, which are congenital, meaning you were born with it.
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 28 years experience
It can: Unlikely but it can if there are predisposing conditions like Marfan syndrome.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 19 years experience
Screening: Unlikely but if you have reason for concern then a simple no-risk abdominal ultrasound can evaluate.

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A 38-year-old female asked:

38 f obese (but losing weight) have fatty liver. My right side under my arm around back be cramping. Could this be from the fatty liver?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Fatty liver at your age should not be causing pain in that area.
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Could an abdominal/pelvic CT scan without contrast (ordered for ureteral stones) detect ovarian cancer also?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Sometimes: A ct scan will show the ovaries in the pelvis. Only significant and sometimes advanced changes of ovarian cancer such as excess fluid in the pelvis may be noticeable.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Can bronchitis and an upper respiratory tract infection elevate liver function?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
AURI: Auri is respiratory tract infection and bronchitis, elevation of liver enzymes and functions involve the GI tract or system.
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A male asked:

Can a CT scan properly diagnosis a hernia or abdominal pain?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Sometimes: Like any test, a ct scan is incomplete without a history and physical exam from a patient. Most of the time the story from the patient narrows the causes of abdominal pain considerably. Often the ct is used to *confirm* a diagnosis. Abdominal pain has so many causes that a ct scan alone is typically not sufficient for any useful diagnosis.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

Could symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) contribute to a fatty liver?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Uncommon.: While elevations in liver enzymes can occur, development of fatty liver changes as a direct result of fluoxetine/olanzapine is unlikely. However increased caloric intake/weight gain and Insulin resistance can lead to fatty liver and Olanzapine has been linked to these events.

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