A member asked:

Have mild ab discomfort in urq/ulq, gerd, and health anxiety. gastro doc ordered ab/pelvic ct scan with contrast. results normal. had clear colonoscopy 5 years ago. worried about colon cancer - could ct w/ contrast detect colon cancer at all?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Untrusting: I am sorry that you don't feel you can trust the gastroenterologist who is evaluating you. Yes, a CT scan with contrast can be used to detect colon cancer. Why do you seek evaluation by a specialist if you don't trust him/her to have adequate knowledge about appropriate testing/ evaluation?

Answered 7/8/2020



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