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What is an abdominal scan like?

What is an abdominal scan like?

Please: See radiologyinfo.Org for good info about your test. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a blood test and now I have been sent a letter for an abdominal scan! why?

What to do if I had a blood test and now I have been sent a letter for an abdominal scan! why?

Further evaluation: Often times, abnormal blood tests can suggest an abnormality in a particular organ or organ system. Generally, an abnormal blood test is often followed by a scan of the region / organ in question ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a blood test and now I have been sent a letter for an abdominal scan! why?

What do you advise if i had a blood test and now I have been sent a letter for an abdominal scan! why?

Abnormal test: Usually if you get a blood test, if some tests are abnormal other testing is required. Blood tests can give a clue that there could be a liver or gallbladder problem. Some tests show that there could be a problem with the pancreas or the kidneys So getting a scan will be important to find out why the tests are not normal. ...Read more

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I have had countless full abdominal scans but they have never shown my kidneys, why would kidneys be omitted?

I have had countless full abdominal scans but they have never shown my kidneys, why would kidneys be omitted?

They should: Be included or an annotation made that they can't be seen. I don't know why they weren't identified. ...Read more

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What should I expect to see at my dating scan at 5 weeks and 6 days via abdominal scan? At 4 weeks 1 day hgc level was 1,078 so it would be higher now

What should I expect to see at my dating scan at 5 weeks and 6 days via abdominal scan? At 4 weeks 1 day hgc level was 1,078 so it would be higher now

Scan Improvement: In most of the cases the later the dare of the scanning the # is found to gradually increase Everything should be good and good luck with the pregnancy and I hope you have no problems. Be sure and follow your Dr and his advise to you. ...Read more

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From 6-8.5 weeks I've had transvaginal ultrasounds increasing from 132-180. At 9 weeks I had an abdominal scan that showed 158. Cause for concern??

From 6-8.5 weeks I've had transvaginal ultrasounds increasing from 132-180. At  9 weeks I had an abdominal scan that showed 158. Cause for concern??

Heartbeat?: I'm assuming you are talking about the baby's heartbeat? If so, there is no cause for concern. The baby's heartbeat can be quite variable in early pregnancy and this isn't a cause to worry. Best wishes! ...Read more

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At 9wk 5days (Feb.3) scan by transvaginal fetus measured 2.75cm, 13wk 2days (Feb 27) abdominal scan fetus measured 7.06cm CRL. . Appropriate growth?Could these be off 3wk+?How accurate? due 9/2

At 9wk 5days (Feb.3) scan by transvaginal fetus measured 2.75cm, 13wk 2days (Feb 27) abdominal scan fetus measured 7.06cm CRL. . Appropriate growth?Could these be off 3wk+?How accurate? due 9/2

Follow up visit: Based on this limited information your sonograms were 3 weeks apart and the fetal measurements shows 3-4 weeks of growth. This sounds appropriate but it would be prudent to schedule a follow up visit with your doctor to go through the details and specifics ...Read more

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Recently i had a sharp pain right side of my back.. little up.. urine and abdominal scan is normal except rbc in urine test is 8-10.. even now the pain continuous when i sit in somewhere little longer.. i dont know what to do?

Recently i had a sharp pain right side of my back.. little up..  urine and abdominal scan is normal except rbc  in urine test is 8-10.. even now the pain continuous when i sit in somewhere little longer.. i dont know what to do?

Need more evaluation: There is not enough information in your note to be able to give you a good answer. It would be nice to know what type of scan you had - CT, ultrasound? A small stone could easily be overlooked. See a urologist for additional evaluation for a source of pain. Don't overlook a GYN exam as well. ...Read more

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Can a 4 month internal And a 5 month abdominal scan miss a baby? If you have had 10 negative urine pregnancy tests? Scared I'm pregnant

Can a 4 month internal And a 5 month abdominal scan miss a baby? If you have had 10 negative urine pregnancy tests? Scared I'm pregnant

No: 10 negative tests and two ultrasound a month apart. You are not pregnant. I say this with concern, have you seen a therapist for your unreasonable fears? ...Read more

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I have every symptom of late stage ovarian cancer. What other disease/s could this be? Gp next tuesday. Already had abdominal scan - clear/normal

I have every symptom of late stage ovarian cancer. What other disease/s could this be? Gp next tuesday. Already had abdominal scan - clear/normal

Anything goes: Symptoms of advanced ovarian cancer are bloating, distention, and pain. You can get that with a ton of different conditions so don't panic and follow up your doc's advise. While it is possible to get cancer at your age, it would be very unlikely even if you carry a "cancer gene". Hope you feel well soon.. ...Read more

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Does it matter who orders the abdominal scan, the specialist or a family physician, whom i consider incompetent?

Does it matter who orders the abdominal scan, the specialist or a family physician, whom i consider incompetent?

Probably not: First, you may want to try to resolve this lack of confidence in your family physician or find a new one. It is important to have a good relationship with your primary doc. That said, there are established appropriateness criteria for ordering certain imaging tests, and most centers/insurance companies require pre-authorization to confirm that the imaging test is truly indicated. ...Read more

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60 years, she has made hysterectomy 1year agoshe has lumbago, doctor says to do bone scan but also she has to do abdominal scan.Which have to do.

60 years, she has made hysterectomy 1year agoshe has lumbago, doctor says to do bone scan but also she has to do abdominal scan.Which have to do.

You question is?: You have not asked a question. You have just mentioned that you or someone you know has back pain. You are already having it evaluated. I have nothing more to add. ...Read more

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Can lower abdominal scan detect pregnancy after 14 days of missed periods?

Can lower abdominal scan detect pregnancy after 14 days of missed periods?

A bit confused: Are you sure you are pregnant? If not, a pregnancy test is the recommended way to find out. I don't know what is meant by a scan. Ct scan? Ultrasound? Mri? Please clarify. ...Read more

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Hi I had a CT abdominal Scan with Contrast & the dye was injected - 3 Spleens were detected on left side - will this cause pain around kidney?

Hi I had a CT abdominal Scan with Contrast & the dye was injected - 3 Spleens were detected on left side - will this cause pain around kidney?

Rarely: Accessory spleens are extremely common. I have on rare occasions seen the spleen on a long enough stalk to cause twisting or torsion which in turn can cause severe pain. In most cases though accessory spleen's are entirely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for 3 years. Daily. Stool cultures are normal. Abdominal scan normal. Don't eat gluten, dairy or processed food. I take probiotics.

I've had diarrhea for 3 years. Daily. Stool cultures are normal. Abdominal scan normal. Don't eat gluten, dairy or processed food. I take probiotics.

Need a workup: With your diabetes and hashimoto's, you may have an uncommon entity called autoimmune exocrine pancreatitis. This is a call for your physician. Whipple's, mild cystic fibrosis, a vipoma, a gastrinoma, menetrier's, and a few dozen other entities need to be ruled in or out. Trust you are HIV negative. ...Read more