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Pelvic Area Ct Scan
Daughters having dull pain for 2 weeks in pelvic area. CT scan and Ultrasound negative for stones. She has taken several doses of antibiotics. ?
Need more history: Age of daughter? Why antibiotics? What are the findings on pelvic exam or UA? Kidney stones or gall bladder stones rarely cause pelvic pain, which is more likely related to ovary, bladder, or distal intestine and can include many different diagnoses. It is reassuring that CT scan and ultraound are negative, but did they include the pelvic area or just an abdominal study? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
I had a mass found near my right ovary on a CT scan and fluid was also seen in my pelvic area..Just wounder what it can be.
Please see a doctor: This could be any mass from ovary or from any pelvic organs. Its not prudent to guess in this kind of situation. Please see your doctor to determine the origin and nature of the mass and the fluid. ...Read more
I went to the doctor today and they done a CT scan to check to see if it was my appendix dr said there was fluid in my pelvic area is this dangerous ?
Not really: In young women it is common to have a small amount of free fluid in the pelvis. As long as the appendix was normal, there should be no issues. ...Read more
I'm a 26 year old female with a DHEA sulfate level 845 CT scan for abdomen and pelvic area came back clear could there be a tumor somewhere else or wh?
Common study: Abdomen and pelvis examined usually together with sometimes injection of intravenous contrast material and or ingestion of oral contrast material. Ct scanner rotates around patient acquiring images along the way.Detailed anatomy of liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bowel, stomach, bladder, aota, vena cava etc are characterized for abnormalities. Lymph nodes can also be imaged. ...Read more
I have lower left pain in by stomach/pelvic area. I have had several tests including colonoscopy (5 years ago), CT scan, ultra sound with no luck. ?
Explanation: Negative tests results do not mean "no luck". It's good! Because mean that you do not have something very bad!!! Discuss your plan with your doctor for further observation. ...Read more
Full body CT scan revealed 2 lymph nodes in neck, 2 in groin & pelvic area. All benign. This is my 3rd CT scan. What is my risk of future Cancer?
Not much different: Check these links: http://www.xrayrisk.com/calculator/calculator.php http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/CT The first is a risk calculator. I got an increase of 0.7% over the baseline for your entire life with a baseline 44.9%. This represents a very small increase. This is based unsubstantiated data. It is not verified. So is the adjacent chart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it does not.: You have to specify that you need the Breast area studied. ...Read more
If dr orders a CT scan of abd/pelvic w/contrast an without, i can see it being done with contrast but what's the purpose of having it also without?
Several reasons: Most of the time, IV contrast is all you need for ct a/p. In some cases, it may be necessary to do both (and sometimes delayed images, too) to fully characterize something (e.g., some adrenal nodules, certain kidney or liver problems). There is added radiation each time you scan, so it is worth asking whether it is necessary for your problem. That said, it is common to do multiple phases. ...Read more
I recently had a "normal ab/pelvic" ct scan but one of the comments says :some scattered prominent mesentric nodes - nonenlarged- what does this mean?
Normal or...?: The described finding could have no clinical significance, but it is not a good idea to always correlate with clinical profile in the past and in the future. Yet, it is sensible to ask your doctor who ordered the test. On how to handle any health concern? Go to articles listed in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. The you can work much better with doctor so to reach right diagnosis/care. ...Read more
Dx for CT scan of abd/pelvic with an w/out contrast, not sure why both is needed but shouldnt it be stated if its oral or IV contrast?
Contrast: It depends on what is being looked for check with your doctor. ...Read more
X-ray of your belly: Ct, or computed tomography is a special was of taking x-rays that allows up to see the body in slices. We use contrast, a type of x-ray dye, to better see blood vessels (iv contrast) and the GI tract (oral contrast). The abdomen covers from the diaphragms through the kidneys, and the pelvis covers from the hip bones to your upper thighs. They are done for mahy reasons, not just cancer staging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer