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Unreliable: Specialized cts that are designed to identify colon cancers (ct colonography) are available, but require a specific bowel prep and regimen to be effective. Routine ct scans will miss many small colon cancers that colonoscopy will find--colonoscopy remains the gold-standard. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain abdomen, mostLy RUQ CT abdomen & pelvis- hida Abdom US, EGD, CBC,CMP, LDH, Lipase,Amalyse,stool all negative... Help! Can CT show colon cancer?
Not really!: The CT will show spasm or edema ( swelling of the bowel wall) but you need something such as endoscopic studies to rule out any inflammatory disease which is a serious health issue, unlike that of irritable bowel which is also painful but not progress in most cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Computed tomography : Can often detect abnormalities consistent with ovarian cancer, but a specific diagnosis with only imaging, except in rare circumstances, is ill advised. The analogy I use is that medical imaging is like showing a stranger a picture of your family reunion. They can distinguish young vs old, boy vs girl, etc, but won't be able to point to uncle bob or cousin sue. Diagnostic pathology is needed. ...Read more
Possibly: It is possible that ultrasound may not be diagnostic for appendicitis. It depends on the tech performing the exam, the patient's body size/habitus, the amount of bowel/stool present, the age of the patient, the location of the appendix, whether free fluid is present, and the confidence of the interpreting radiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Solid/hollow organs: Barium outlines GI tract; IV contrast helps outline solid organs. Expect to get views of stomach, duodenum, small bowel, colon, rectum; liver, spleen, , gall bladder/bile ducts, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate or uterus, tubes, ovaries, vagina, lymph nodes, arteries, veins, assorted muscles. Generally get a view of diaphragm, lower lungs, pleura, spine, pelvis. More stuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good: Good to the degree that there is not an abscess, mass, disruption or other critical problem. Many post surgical discomforts wear off! keep your followup appointments and keep track of your symptoms and analgesic usage to share. If there are other changes in the wound see the ob- gyn soon. ...Read more
Can i exclude cancer?Urq disc.& floating stool.Had normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy(gerd/gastritis).
Sounds Good: But you need to discuss your concerns with your doctor/s. ...Read more
I got protrate enlargement off 28mm pls advise what to do it came out from my abdominal scan.i still have not recovered from wight loss of 5kg.thanks?
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
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
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
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
60 years, she has made hysterectomy 1year ago. She has lumbago, moderate pain, usualy night. It should make the bon scan or abdominal scan ?
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??
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had pain in the lower left rib and sometimes in the back that comes and goes had blood test and abdominal scan both all clear any ideas what else it b?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. It may be due musculo-skeletal issues and may be helped by regular exercise.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Fetal heartrate measured btwn 132-180 during transvaginal ultrasounds Btwn weeks 6-9. An abdominal scan measured 158 at 9 weeks. Cause for concern?
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.
According to my lmc I should be 10+ weeks pregnant. First ob appointment i had an abdominal scan, np said i was 8w5d. Abd scan before 10w accurate?
5 day margin: An 8 week scan has about a 5 day margin of error. ...Read more
Yes: but better to see your doc before radiation exposure with CT. Educated docs are better than CT! ...Read more
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