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Can ultrasonic abdomen scan miss appendicitis?

Can ultrasonic abdomen scan miss appendicitis?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Would an abdominal ultrasound visualise Lymphoma in the abdomin ?

Would an abdominal ultrasound visualise Lymphoma in the abdomin ?

Depends:location,siz: Ultrasound of abdomen for lymphoma is hit-or-miss. It depends on where the lymphoma is (Behind bowel gas? Forget it. Near the liver? Possible), it's size, & many other factors. Ultrasound techs don't go looking for lymphoma unless they know it's there. Any growth / tumor seen may not even be lymphoma - other possibilities exist. Scans are not necessarily the best test. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?

Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?

Nodes liver cyst: These findings described suggest a diagnostic study was performed and probably a abdominal pelvic CT. They cysts and nodes are relatively common incidental findings which may or may not relate to the purpose for which the study was ordered. That it was ordered suggests a venue for you to discuss the results with the provider who ordered it. The Urinary bladder diverticulum may need further eval. ...Read more

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Could an abdomen ultrasound shows constipation?

Could an abdomen ultrasound shows constipation?

No: Ultrasound is best for solid organs like liver, spleen, and kidneys and for fluid filled structures like the gallbladder and the urinary bladder. Air impedes our ability to see organs and bowel loops usually contain air mixed with feces. An abdomen x-ray would best show bowel loops containing a large volume of feces suggesting constipation. ...Read more

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Severe pain in upper right quadrant of abdomen. Ultra sound & CT normal but hida at 83% functioning . Now what?

Severe pain in upper right quadrant of abdomen.  Ultra sound & CT normal but hida at 83% functioning .  Now what?

Lots of options...: Have you undergone upper endoscopy to rule out gastric or duodenal disease or colonoscopy to assess the hepatic flexure of the large bowel? Do you have underlying irritable bowel syndrome? Is your distress worsened or improved by meals, activity, deep breathing, palpation of ribs? Have you suffered any physical trauma recently to the area? What medications have been tried, & which have helped? ...Read more

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Can CT scan of the abdomen detect stomach cancer?

Can CT scan of the abdomen detect stomach cancer?

Sometimes : In advanced stages, yes. But best test is upper GI endoscopy with biopsy. Get to a GI specialist for this study if your doctor suspects gastric neoplasm. ...Read more

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Constant severe right sided lower abdo pain and nausea. CT scan showed normal appendix. Fluid on right side of Douglas pouch seen and diverticula. DX?

Constant severe right sided lower abdo pain and nausea. CT scan showed normal appendix. Fluid on right side of Douglas pouch seen and diverticula. DX?

Not enough info: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more

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Lower left quadrant of abdomen hurts. Could it be intestinal diverticulitis?

Lower left quadrant of abdomen hurts. Could it be intestinal diverticulitis?

Maybe not GI related: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more

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What is CT scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast?

What is CT scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast?

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 more

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Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast means what?

Ct scan abdomen/pelv: It means you had symptoms related to your stomach and your doctor wanted to find out the cause and thats why he/she ordered the test. ...Read more

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"the liver measures 15 cm. The gallbladder is normal. - impression: negative right upper quadrant ultrasound." good?

"the liver measures 15 cm. The gallbladder is normal. - impression: negative right upper quadrant ultrasound." good?

Yes, good: I suspect there is more to the report, since the radiologist often comments on the sonographic appearance of the liver and the size of the bile ducts, but the bottom line is the impression: Negative RUQ ultrasound. This means there was no disease identified during this exam. Follow up with the requesting physician for more advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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High c-reactive protein and low left abdominal pain. Ct scan of abdomen, ultrasound of reproductive organs, colonoscopy all clear. Nsaids no relief. ?

High c-reactive protein and low left abdominal pain. Ct scan of abdomen, ultrasound of reproductive organs, colonoscopy all clear. Nsaids no relief. ?

This test is limited: CRP has limited usefulness as a test. Yet it may be related to your abdominal pain. Your gynecologist is the best person to help you. I hope you do not have endometriosis. Ask your gynecologist to check you for this problem since all other tests are not showing anything obvious as the cause of your abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain- 7wks, high c-reactive protein. Nothing found on abdominal ct, abdominal and vaginal ultrasounds. Colonoscopy ordered. Ideas?

Possibly: In a female, left lower quadrant pain could be a number of possibilities; colon - diverticulosis or diverticulitis, colitis, ovarian cysts, hernia, strained muscle, bladder related, adhesions if you have had prior surgery... Continue the workup. Sounds like your doctor is taking good care of you and ordering the proper tests! ...Read more

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NORMAL appendix on CT scan for right lower abdo pain, nausea, temp. Free fluid Douglas pouch and thickening transverse colon. Possible causes?

NORMAL appendix on CT scan for right lower abdo pain, nausea, temp. Free fluid Douglas pouch and thickening transverse colon. Possible causes?

Enterocolitis?: Thickened colon is usually sign of inflamed or infected bowel such as Enterocolitis. Your doctor can do blood tests, stool sampling , other imaging to exclude or confirm this diagnosis. Sometimes endoscopy is utilized. Medical therapy, antibiotics and antiinflammatory drugs , may be used. ...Read more

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Pain in right RLQ, swollen lymph nodes abdomen wall via CT, appendix not visible. No Gallbladder, no ovarian cysts. Hematuria, labs ok. Disdended abd?

May still be apendix: Pain in RLQ concerning for appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy & ovarian torsion. A simple pregnancy test rules out ectopic. CT us usually the tool for appendicitis. Did they use oral and IC contrast? (Oral is chalky stuff you drink, IV makes you feel hot all over). If contrast given, appendicitis less likely.. Lymph nodes likely "mesenteric adenitis", which is OK. if worsens, go back to doc ...Read more

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Ct scan of chest showed kidney stone and swelling of abdominal adrenal gland?

CT: A stone is a very common finding and often is not associated with symptoms. Swelling of the adrenal gland is usually benign and called adrenal hyperplasia. Some endocrine diseases can be associated with adrenal hyperplasia but they are not common. ...Read more

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Having unexplained abdominal pain. History of kidney stones. Checked by colonoscopy and pelvic ultrasound, normal. Kidney stones, bowel disorder, or??

What kind of pain: What kind of pain you are experiencing. Before meal while eating or after meal. Is the pain constant or intermittent, what will make it worst or better. Is the pain like stabbing or like squeezing. Do you problems with bloating,diarrhea,or constipation,are you under any stress?there is a lot of question that have to be answered before we can even have any idea of how to help you . ...Read more

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What would cause lower right quadrant abdominal pain other than gallbladder stones?

What would cause lower right quadrant abdominal pain other than gallbladder stones?

Any number of: Conditions, such as appendicitis, kidney stones, ileitis, cecal diverticulitis, colon cancer, foreign body perforation, meckel's diverticulitis, ovarian cyst rupture, pelvic infection, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cancer, lymphadenitis, etc. And these are just the most common conditions. You need a doctor to figure it out for you. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Ultrasound Of Abdomen (Definition)

An ultrasound of abdomen is used to screen and diagnose many findings. A complete abdominal ultrasound will look at your liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas , aorta ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more