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Ankle Ct Scan
Extremely painful, swollen/puffy and stiff ankle. Ct scan showed fluid in and around ankle joint. No breaks or fractures. What could this indicate?
Could be a few: Things, from infection to a synovitis. As the other doctor said, if you have a fever or chills or just are feeling sick, go to the er in case it's an infection. If you've had a ct, you're probably under a doctor's care. Pulling out the fluid and sending it for a culture and analysis would give you the diagnosis. Ct visualizes bone better than an mri, but an MRI sees soft tissue better. Bone scan? ...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
Ankle fx: Yes should have results 24 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me the process for getting a CT scan for a broken ankle do I have to take like a certain drink?
Will at CT scan show ligament/tendon damage? I had bimoeallar ankle factures, would it show the damage to the soft tissue structures of the foot?
I was fused L3-S1 12/14. I am 29. Only bone growth on ct scan was bone spur @ S1/S2. Is this significant? Could it be causing pain back leg & ankle?
Nerve disorders: Any kind of nerve impingement/encroachment by bones or arthritic changes around the Lumbo-Sacral nerve plexus (Lower Lumbar spine and Sacrum) might cause pain down into the legs, ankles and feet. You can have your nerves tested through and EMG/NCV study by a neurologist. A Podiatrist or your primary care physician can refer you to a physician to have these tests performed. ...Read more
How likely is the fluid in and around my ankle joint, found via a CT scan, an infection like septic joint?
Ct results: "ankle joint effusion extending into posterior ankle joint recess, larger than previous CT scan" what will the surgery be to fix?
Is it safe with walking on hair line fractured talus bone. Minimal pain but swelling on ankle. Avn is not confirmed in CT scan.
Probably not: It is always better to take the pressure off particularly if there is swelling . It does not mean that you should not walk but use the boots you can buy from pharmacies or medical supply offices until you see your orthopedic doc. Do not forget to put ice pack on the swollen ankle , will help with the swelling and pain . You might as well take over the counter alive or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?
Nerve root: Although CT/MRI are good for obvious nerve damage, muscular and soft tissue injuries are not as easily to pinpoint, as well as stretching of nerve roots and the resultant pain - I suggest symptomatic treatment including appropriate physical therapy, rest, and medication, if appropriate from your provider if choice ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Can a CT scan see if there is a blood clot in leg? If so, will it always show up or do they need to be specifically looking for a blood clot??
D dimer .63, negative ultrasound of leg. Please explain WHY the test is elevated with NO other reasons for elevation. Should I ask for CT scan?
Unremarkable : First off there are multiple reasons for d dimer elevations other than a DVT or pe. Also- the number you quoted (63) to my knowledge is not considered to be a positive result for the test. Ct scan of the chest is a good test if you have suspicion for a pulmonary embolus or if you have a very hight risk score. If symptoms are minimal and risk is minimum then you are likely ok without a ct scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Ultrasound is the best test for blood clots in the legs. A CT of the leg without contrast would only show indirect signs - edema, or swelling, in the tissues may show up if the DVT is extensive enough. With IV contrast, a DVT may be visible on CT. In general, a "normal" CT of the leg is not sufficient to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more
Ct scan shows facet joint spurring just contacting the nerve root sleeve. Could that be causing the pain when raising the opposite leg?
Can you please tell me what L5 s1 shallow central disc protrusion is? Apparently I have that due to a ct. Scan. And leg and back hurts :(
Shallow disc: This means that there is a small central bulging/herniation of the disc material at the l5/s1 spinal segment. Lots of people have things like this. It usually doesn't cause much compression of the nerve due to the location. But this signifies that you are starting to have some disc 'degeneration'/damage. Ct not as good as MRI for diag. Stay healthy, exercise, maintain healthy weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right leg below the knee feels heavy and I'm having trouble bending my toes downward. I recently received a CT scan that came back clean.any ideas?
Ct scan says mild meningitis in perisylvian region. Frnd is hvng stiffness in left arm and leg while awake but it goes while she sleeps? Cureable?
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more