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Back Pain After Ct Scan
MRI vs CT: A ct myelogram (where contrast is injected to highlight discs, nerves, etc) is comparable to a back mri. Orthopedic surgeons & neurologists have their preference. Both will do a thorough exam before recommending an imaging study. Conservative treatment with analgesics, muscle relaxers, physical therapy may be enough at first. ...Read more
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
Dual phase pancreas scan. All clear. Worried about upper ab & back pain on both sides. Ct scan reassuring?
Possible: Trauma to head often associated with spinal injuries. Should consult physician for good examination and referral for appropriate testing and ultimately diagnosis of clinical problem. ...Read more
What is minimal bibasilar hypoventilatory ct scan could that explain upper back pain for over a week?
Sounds like: You were not at a maximum inspiration breath hold for the exam, and the "minimal bibasilar" changes are probably of no significance. ...Read more
Since 1 month kidney, rib&wave back pain. 23rd nov gone for CT scan results came as normal study. Urine also normal, please help.
My son is 3yrs old he is having lower back pain that is worse at night had CT scan that was normal but he is still having the pain what could be?
R/o infection: Take your son to a pediatric orthopedist and have him look for possible infection of the spinal column. ...Read more
I have back pain, had CT scan, they sure it was kidney stone but couldn't see it, no pain after but today I do?
I have had bladder issues and low back pain. I had a CT scan which indicated I have a duplicated collecting system. Could this cause problems?
It depends: On the extent of the duplication. Most duplications are incomplete, cause no symptoms, and are incidental findings. Some duplications, particularly complete duplications, can predispose to infection, reflux, or obstruction. Talk to your doc about whether your duplication anomaly might be significant. ...Read more
60 years, she has made hysterectomy 1year ago and she has to do CT scan for control, but she has back pain. What is necessary to do bone scan or CT scan?
Please clarify ques: I'm not understanding exactly what your question is, however, a bone scan is a test of choice when looking for deep-seated infections in the bone called osteomyelitis or the bone density of a person who may have either osteoporosis or osteomalacia. If back pain is being diagnosed with a ct scan then, you are looking for either a compressed nerve or some other bony defect that causes pain. ...Read more
My husband has been having pain on the left side of his torso. There's a kind of mass there. He's also having back pain. He went to the e.R. 2.5 weeks ago; they did a CT scan with contrast that showed nothing. He saw a surgeon who said it's not an ulc
Painful: This could be one of the painful tumors. See dermatologist for another opinion. ...Read more
Hello I recently had a Ct scan and the doctor said my bladder had a thick layer around it I recently been having bad back pain that won't go away coul?
Have pain and hemangioma at lumbar 2, dc with CT scan. Now what? Flank and back pain. Osteopenia. Ct scan diagnosed hemangioma.
Can a CT scan contrast cause abdomen pain and back pain all day long. My husband had a scan for abd nd pelvis. Havin this pain the preceding day.
I m suffering with lower back pain from last 6 yrs. Mri and CT scan done. Found slip disc and problem in L4 l5.Please advise me?
I went to doc with lower back pain and they ordered a urine test and found blood. They want to do a CT scan but the pain is gone do I still need it?
Yes: Though the most common thing that the public associates with blood in urine and back pain is kidney stones, there are other possibilities, some of which are major medical concerns. If you have ever been a smoker, there is the possibility of either kidney cancer, bladder cancer or retained stones that are asymptomatic. Kidney cysts can also cause this, and sometimes require surgery. Yes to CT scan. ...Read more
Had CT scan for stones, came back clear. Low back pain. Nurse says low back wld not show on CT scan? Wld spinal tumor show up from CT of area? Confused
I Am 33yrold and have been having left side chest pain, back pain, nausea, breathing spasms elevated d dimer with a clear ct scan er said pulled muscl?
Mascular bulge at lower right side abodomen with no pain. Contrast CT scan and ultra sound normal. Back pain due to l5-si disc prolapse. Reason?
Several reasons: Discuss other treatment options with your doctor including referral. ...Read more
L spine, CT scan came back normal, only have lower back pain. No uti, stones, etc. Would l spine show lower back tumor? Dr. Says l spine was normal?
I went to the ER with severe left arm and upper back pain the ER Dr said my D dimer was slightly elevated but CT scan was normal. What an this mean?
Follow up needed: D dimer and CT angiogram are used to help diagnose pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lung). No test is foolproof, so if symptoms persist, follow up with your doctor is essential. Sever left arm and upper back pain are concerning symptoms and may signal heart disease. Best to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more