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Er found something on CT of head, scared! what to do?

Er found something on CT of head, scared! what to do?

The doctor who: Evaluated you should have provided you with recommended instructions. Ensure that you let your regular physician know ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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The emergency room found something on CT of head.. scared!?

The emergency room found something on CT of head.. scared!?

Incidental findings.: ...are found very frequently on CT scans, so it may not be worth being scared about. Your doctor will hopefully explain the finding and what, if anything, to do next. Let me know if you have any more questions about the CT report or the finding. ...Read more

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CT of head results allergy changes only. What does this mean?

CT of head results allergy changes only. What does this mean?

Not likely: You should get the copy of the result, it is unlikely that a radiologist will give the report you mentioned. ...Read more

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In the ER found something on CT of head, i'm afraid, what to do?

In the ER found something on CT of head, i'm afraid, what to do?

Get followup: Hard to say what they saw. Most head cts in the er are with out contrast and limited in what they can see. I would recommend followup with you provider - you probably either need a head ct with contrast or an mri. There can be many benign things picked up on inadequate imaging tests. ...Read more

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Meaning of CT scan head small linear calcification along the left tentorial leaflet posteriorly.

Meaning of CT scan head small linear calcification along the left tentorial leaflet posteriorly.

Aging: Calcifications of tentorium, falx, or dura mater can occur in 10 of oolder patients.Falx calcifications usually have acharacteristic appearance pattern as dense and flat plaques and are usually seen in the midline of the cerebrum.Dural and tentorial calcifications
are usually seen in a linear pattern and can occur anywhere within cranium. ...Read more

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Had ct of head with and without contrast for HA. Results show small cyst and recommend MRI. Should I be concerned?

Had ct of head with and without contrast for HA. Results show small cyst and recommend MRI. Should I be concerned?

Not without symptoms: If you are not having symptoms, I don't think you even need an MRI. It's just wasting time & money going after an incidental finding. Most brain cysts are benign. If they were expanding, you would have neurologic symptoms (headache, vision probs). What prompted the MRI in the 1st place? Discuss with your primary doc or use HealthTap Prime to get advice from someone who knows your medical history. ...Read more

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Im getting a CT of head with contrast. Doc told me to check some levels to see if its ok to use contrast.What would that be?Something like keratin?

Creatinine.: Your doctor is likely checking your kidney function to make sure it is safe for you to have the contrast. ...Read more

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Burning in left side of head has turn to a slight discomfort like pressure had a CT of head 2wk before these symptoms started and it came back normal.

Burning in left side of head has turn to a slight discomfort like pressure had a CT of head 2wk before these symptoms started and it came back normal.

Pain in head: Ct scans are good for looking at bones and discs but if a nerve or blood vessel is irritated it may well miss that. Get a sed rate and check with your doc. ...Read more

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Please give insight. On ct, what does impression"paranasal disease, correlate clinically" mean?CT of head 4 migrains

Paranasal: sounds like the CT scan showed some inflammation in your sinuses, i.e. Sinusitis type picture.... This can cause headaches but radiologist does not clinically exam you so they are saying they do not know from the info they get (migraines) if this is the cause but to consider as a possible cause for your migraines. ...Read more

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What’s the likelihood of having worse than a concussion after a clear CT of head and neck? Had the CT 3 days after the fall

Possibly worse than: if you are still having problems after your initial evaluation. He should be evaluated by a neurologist, where further decisions about additional evaluation can be made ...Read more

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Ct of head w/o contrast in aug 2012. Mri with and w/o contrast in february 2013. If i had another MRI this month, is this too much radiation?

MRI: Mri aren't using ionizing radiation so don't have the radiation risks of other imaging like x-rays and cts. You'd still want to be sure that the MRI is needed, and discuss with the ordering physician what information is hoped to be gained from a repeat imaging procedure. ...Read more

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What type of nerve test should be done if im getting pinching on the left side of my head and have body tremors every day? Normal MRI & CT of head

What type of nerve test should be done if im getting pinching on the left side of my head and have body tremors every day? Normal MRI & CT of head

Need Neuro consult: A good interview and examination by a neurologist is what you really need to determine if you really need further testing given that the imaging studies of the head are normal. ...Read more

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recently hit my head (hard). Had to get a CT. was my 8th head CT (All head injury). I just read a study that 3 + head CTs cause gliomas. Upset!

Minimize radiation: Needless to say, it is better not to need a CT. If your clinical symptoms warranted CT you should be thankful, if the study is negative. I do not know of a quantification regarding gliomas and exposure to radiation.
Please be careful---if you can associated a reason for hitting your head such as dizziness or another neurological issue, please have that cause evaluated. ...Read more

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I had headaches when I was 15 I had a CT of head was fine then a few months later I fell and hit my head got another CT now scared of cancer risk ?

 I had  headaches when I was 15 I had a CT of  head was fine then a few months later I fell and hit my head got another CT now scared of cancer risk ?

Small increase.: Your absolute risk went up a little but not a lot. The lifetime risk of CA is about 1/1500 for each head scan. This is about 0.35% increase over baseline risk ( which is low but never 0%) ...Read more

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Take lyrica, (pregabalin) 2rd time L pupil has blown.lasted 2 dys -2010 w neg CT. mvc head trauma-4/14- neg CT. 2wks ago L pup. blown x 1dy. tonight R 4 L 3. ?

Take lyrica, (pregabalin)  2rd time L pupil has blown.lasted 2 dys -2010 w neg CT. mvc head trauma-4/14- neg CT. 2wks ago L pup. blown x 1dy. tonight R 4 L 3. ?

Anisocoria: This may be related to some chemical or medication you are getting in your eye. Nasal sprays, eye drops, cough syrups, etc are common offenders. There is nothing in your brain that is going to cause your pupil to do this then return to normal size. Simple exam at the eye doc when s symptoms occur should be able to sort this out, but you may be able to figure it out yourself. ...Read more

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Head tightness/heaviness for 3 months. Got CT on head with contrast 2 months ago it was normal. Why is this happening? Aneurysm? Tumor? Clot?

Head CT: If the head CT with contrast was normal 2 months ago, it means that at that time there was no evidence of cerebral hemorrhaage, aneurysm, tumor, blood clot (epidural or subdural) ... You may consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Had a head CT after head injury which came back negative. Still having significant pain 12 hours later. When should I be reevaluated? Is there anything else to do for the pain besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Had a head CT after head injury which came back negative. Still having significant pain 12 hours later. When should I be reevaluated? Is there anything else to do for the pain besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

YOU LIKELY HAVE: Post-traumatic headaches, but it is definitely favorable to have a negative cat scan. The pain typically either resolves over a few weeks, or transforms to a migraine or tension headache pattern which can be disrupted by a number of meds or otc items. The pain may respond to aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen, the former preferred. Be patient, you will improve, and if persistent ha's, a neurologist can help. ...Read more

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I have been having lightheadedness for a while. Would a CT of head and an MRI with contrast of brain detect blockages in arteries?

I have been having lightheadedness for a while.  Would a CT of head and an MRI with contrast of brain detect blockages in arteries?

Consult with MD: You should consult with your doctor. At your age, there are several causes for lightheadedness. Your blood pressure, heart, and possibly your brain may need to be evaluated. Lalso, that could be caused by medications you may be on. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Ct of head ystrdy showed sm hole up lft. Doc said indicative of brain cancer. Said it'd be bad if it hasn't always been there. Then left! next step?

MRI to better: Evaluate. Ct is a good first step, but a contrast enhanced MRI provides much more information about the degree of enhancement, presence of edema, and is optimal for surgical planning if it is in fact a tumor. If tumor detected, make sure to be evaluated for treatment at a high volume academic hospital as outcomes are tied to experience. ...Read more

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8years ago I did ct for head 5years ago kidney radiography(don't know type) now Xray,bone density,Mri of spine I'm worry about this amount of rays

Radiation exposure: The amount of radiation in an xray and BMD is minimal.
radiation doses from CT may be highly variable between institutions.
CT head = 2mSv
radiation doses from 0.1 to 1.0 mSv carry an additional risk of death from cancer comparable to the risk of death associated with a flight of 4500 miles, whereas doses in the range of 1 to 10 mSv have a higher risk, comparable to driving 2000 miles. ...Read more

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When i was 20 i had a chest CT with contrast, at 25 a sinus CT &26 head ct. Iliving in fear of getting leukemia from the radiation?

When i was 20 i had a chest CT with contrast, at 25 a sinus CT &26 head ct. Iliving in fear of getting leukemia from the radiation?

No such a thing: Do not worry. Population studies do show a risk from ionizing radiation but personal risk is very very small. ...Read more

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Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck? MRI's and CT's of head were normal. Thanks.

Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck?  MRI's and CT's of head were normal.  

Thanks.

More info: The MRI and CT you speak of were of the head. Did you have a neck imaging test?
Any pinched nerves come from the neck.
Scalp tingling is another separate issue. Need labs and more information.
Neck cracking and popping is benign and self limiting. ...Read more

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Neck pain and face tingling/spasms. Sometimes arm/hand tingling. MRI and CT of head/brainboth fine. Problem occurs mostly during long computer hours e?

Neck pain and face tingling/spasms. Sometimes arm/hand tingling. MRI and CT of head/brainboth fine. Problem occurs mostly during long computer hours e?

Nerves: Did your MRI include the upper spinal column? Have you had any blood test, specifically calcium levels? The differential includes: Over-use injury (over use causing local inflammation and irritation of the nerves); a "pinched" or impinged nerve, or it could also be an electrolyte abnormality like low calcium causing the nerves to be more prone to tetanic activity. ...Read more

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Ear pain, neck pain, forehead pain, neck cracks when I turn my head, MRI/CT on head normal, blood normal. HELP! ?

Ear pain, neck pain, forehead pain, neck cracks when I turn my head, MRI/CT on head normal, blood normal.  HELP!  ?

Neck pain: Please see a neurologic spine professional to carry out flexion and extension cervical spine X-rays and complete a neurologic exam.

Cracking is not uncommon in the presence of normal imaging studies but should be evaluated by someone with experience whom can provide reassurance that they've looked at all possibilities and that nothing is anatomically wrong. Once all pathology is ruled out.... ...Read more

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Neck pain, cracking sounds when I turn my head, headaches, MRI and CT on head/brain normal. Blood work normal. Have small hiatal hernia. Help! Thnx!

Facets: There are multiple potential causes, among them, Symptomatic facet joints are often the cause of posterior based neck pain and headaches and are often under appreciated on imaging studies even such as an MRI or ct scan. Consider asking to be referred to an interventional pain specialist where you may be a candidate for radio frequency ablation, a no surgical treatment for facet mediated pain. ...Read more

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Constant concussion-like feeling/'headache' pain=0-2/10 for 7 mnths. CT of head, BP, Orthostatic BP, blood enzyme test, chest x-ray, BPPV test ALL NEGATIVE/NORM. Episode of apparent heart papitation?

Constant concussion-like feeling/'headache' pain=0-2/10 for 7 mnths. CT of head, BP, Orthostatic BP, blood enzyme test, chest x-ray,  BPPV test ALL NEGATIVE/NORM. Episode of apparent heart papitation?

Post Concussion : If you did have a head injury and concussion, it is not uncommon to have symptoms especially headache and fatigue for some months. Check google to see if there is a concussion treatment specialist or center in your area. The best medicine however is time. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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Can a chemical in balance from taking tricyclic ad and benzo then stop CT cause head pressure, throbbing, numb and faint feelings all day for months?

In the short term: Abrupt discontinuation of either can cause "discontinuation" issues such as you describe or even seizures in the case of high. Dose benzo use. They have not created a permanent imbalance. In fact, if you are having vague sx's that cannot be explained, consider restarting mental health treatment. If tired all the time, not sleeping at night, that can cause sx's and be sign of anxiety, mood prob. ...Read more

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Hi. If on CT of head there is a finding of maxillary and ethmoid sinusitis, does it still need treatment? Patient is asymptomatic. Thank you

Hi. If on CT of head there is a finding of maxillary and ethmoid sinusitis, does it still need treatment? Patient is asymptomatic. Thank you

No: I wouldn't. Why put yourself at risk of side effects from antibiotics for something that isn't doing anything to you. ...Read more