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Normal cat scan, x-ray, and ultrasound - pain in right lower lung or upper abdoman still in pain, what's wrong? (right side)

Normal cat scan,  x-ray, and ultrasound  - pain in right lower lung or upper abdoman still in pain, what's wrong? (right  side)

Abdominal pain: It's encouraging that imaging studies are normal, but unfortunately without further story taking, it's impossible to suggest any meaningful diagnoses. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

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


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Numbness, tingling and spasms to right side of face. Had 3 seizures cat scan, X-ray and MRI clear what is the cause? (been put on keppra for seizures)

Numbness, tingling and spasms to right side of face. Had 3 seizures cat scan, X-ray and MRI clear what is the cause? (been put on keppra for seizures)

Have the MRI checked: If yuor MRI was not read by a neuroradiologist or done on a high field MRI machine it might need to be repeated. Usually the test should be done with and without an injection of safe gadolinium based contrast. If your doctor is happy with the quality of the test then you might need to see a neurologist as well if you have not already. ...Read more

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7 months of bladder infections. Taken k flex, amoxicillin, penicillin, bactrim, now on Macrobid for 17 days CAT scan x rays ultrasound normal help?

7 months of bladder infections.  Taken k flex, amoxicillin, penicillin, bactrim, now on Macrobid for 17 days CAT scan x rays ultrasound normal help?

Too many; c a Urolog: At your age, I think that's too many bladder infections. Something underlies these recurrent infections: something that antibiotics alone can't fix. While the CT scan & imaging test show that u (or some1) is concerned, they r the wrong tests. What u need is a cystoscopy by a Urologist (looking @bladder with a scope). If it's neg, a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) wd be the type of CT scan to get. ...Read more

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I've had cat scans , x rays , ultrasound of my bladder all negative why have a cystocopoy ?

I've had cat scans , x rays , ultrasound of my bladder all negative why have a cystocopoy ?

Studies are differen: What the images show is the anatomy. Sometimes what is in the bladder. But the mucosal lining is best seen visually. How red is the lining etc. so a cystoscope study is important to completely study the bladder ...Read more

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Night sweats , shortness of breath , chest pain , hot flashes , can this be Tb? Pleuritis ? Costochondritis ? Had a cat scan and X-ray nothing showed

Night sweats , shortness of breath , chest pain , hot flashes , can this be Tb? Pleuritis ? Costochondritis ? Had a cat scan and X-ray nothing showed

See Doctor: Pleuritis at your age is rare. Costochondritis is a possible and common cause of chest pain in young people but it does not explain the hot flashes, night sweats and shortness of breath. TB is very rare in this country but if you have been exposed you may want to make sure you're in the clear. You may want to see your primary care physician for a workup. ...Read more

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I've had a vcug, cat scan and x-rays. Can the radiation from those tests cause cancer?

I've had a vcug, cat scan and  x-rays. Can the radiation from those tests cause cancer?

NO: Do not worry, occasional diagnostic x-ray scans ( ct< x - rays etc) will not cause cancers., amount of radiation is low. ...Read more

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I am have sharp pains on my right side around my hip bone especially during sex or any kind of work I have had cat scan and x rays done but no results

I am have sharp pains on my right side around my hip bone especially during sex or any kind of work I have had cat scan and x rays done but no results

Get reassurance from: Your dr. Your pain could be from muscle or inguinal strain, arthritis, unconventional or convoluted sex position (just guessing?) etc. Motrin or tylenol may help in the meantime. Have fun and more of it! ...Read more

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How are pet scans , cat scans, and x-rays different?

How are pet scans , cat scans, and x-rays different?

Anatomy v physiology: Ct / x rays show your body's anatomy . Pet shows the metabolism of the anatomy. ...Read more

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Does pneumonia always show up on a cat scan and an X-ray ?

Does pneumonia always show up on a cat scan and an X-ray ?

Just about always: The short answer is yes. Only in very rare circumstances will a pneumonia be invisible on both xray and CT scan. ...Read more

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Can cat scan of chest and X-ray of chest have different results?

Can cat scan of chest and X-ray of chest have different results?

Yes: The chest xray is a regular xray and may not show everything that is present in the chest area. A ct scan has more cross sectional images with a higher resolution so that abnormal and normal findings can be viewed better. ...Read more

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