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Ct Scan Of Abdomen Vs Colonoscopy
Would advanced colon cancer show up on a CT scan of my abdomen ? Reg CT scan not virtual colonoscopy.
Imaging/biopsy: The imaging modality of ct scan could show findings that would be concerning for cancer, mass around your colon, enlarged lymph nodes in the same area. However, the diagnosis is made at biopsy, a piece of the mass under the microscope of a pathologist. Often the ct scan leads to the biopsy. Good luck, it is important to get the evaluation completed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Is a CT scan dangerous to a 23 year old, (abdominal) virtual colonoscopy? How many standard x-rays equivelant roughly ?
Does have some risks: Ct scans do expose you to a modest dose of radiation which is not harmful if you have good indications for doing this test and there is no better alternative. Virtual colonoscopy is not yet proven to replace standard colonoscopy. Moreover it is recommended only for over 50 years of age. Since you are 23 year old, you have to have a good reason to have virtual colonoscopy instead of regular exams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with a "tortuous colon" via oral barium CT scan & colonoscopy; have very distended abbdomen, pain, etc. What to do?
High fiber diet: The elongated colon may need help from a high fiber diet. Avoiding foods and medications that cause constipation is also important. Ask your doctor if there are other issues that may need to be addressed, as the tortuous colon may not be the explanation for your current complaints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clear ab CT scan w/ IV & oral contrast, clear colonoscopy then u/s diagnosis liver hemangioma.Urq pain & tender spot n lower right rear rib.Ideas & nxt step?
See HPB surgeon: The symptoms you describe could well be related to the hepatic hemangioma. The decision to remove will depend on: 1) size (usually remove when > 10 cm); 2) symptomatic (pain, ache, fullness); 3) causing blood problems (when the hemangioma destroys blood cells); 4) causes congestive heart failure. See a surgeon who specializes in liver surgery, a hepatobiliary surgeon. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy, Dr wants me to get CT scan. Iam not sure why. He removed two polups, I have no pain and bowel movements seem somewhat normal.
Looking for tumor: CAT scan especially of abdomen is used to look for a tumor growth outside of the intestine and possibly evidence of colon tumor spread to the liver. This would only be suggested if the polyps removed were malignant with evidence of tumor invasion to the base of the polyp suggesting invasion of the adjacent mucosa to the polyp ...Read more
Friend had ct scan diverticulitis, no symptoms feels great. Bowel thickening, possible sigmoid abscess. Could ct scan be wrong? Needs colonoscopy.
I have lower left pain in by stomach/pelvic area. I have had several tests including colonoscopy (5 years ago), CT scan, ultra sound with no luck. ?
Explanation: Negative tests results do not mean "no luck". It's good! Because mean that you do not have something very bad!!! Discuss your plan with your doctor for further observation. ...Read more
Surgeon says colon doesnt look right on ct scan. Need colonoscopy for more answers. Have diverticulitis with bowel thickening.No symptons.
My dad is 53 years old and in good shape. He was diagnosed with stage 4 secondary liver cancer; the primary is still unknown. He has had a CT scan, an endoscopy, and a colonoscopy done. Will a pet scan show something more?
Chronic bad abdomrn pain attacks.Right upper above belly button going to back.Ct scan, ultrasound, labs, colonoscopy, 2012 endosc.Normal.Weight loss.Ideas?
A good doctor can he: Hep will come from a good doctor. If the pain is getting worse you need to go back to the doctor , they may need to repeat your x-rays.Scans. If the x-rays are normal, it could be irritable bowel syndrome. But only a gastroenterologist can help you arrive at the right diagnosis. ...Read more
I am suffering from anorexia alterd bowel habbits finger low grade fever but all reports are normal ct scan upper gi gastrits normal colonoscopy?
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Doc says ibs. I have had mre small bowel, CT scan with vein contrast, colonoscopy, blood tests. All were normal. What are the chances I have crohns?
Male,61,with IBS(negative virtual colonoscopy 3 years ago).Recent normal abdominal-pelvic MRI,except minimal fluid in recto-vesical pouch.CAT SCAN?!
MRI usually provides a better image than CAT scan and there is no radiation involved. From what you described, it is not likely that CAT scan would add any value to the imagining studies already done.
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Every nervous thought gets my lower tummy achy relieved by stool. Colonscopy and CT scan normal. It's bad in the morning when anxiety is high.
Possibly: It depends some on your age and past history. Diverticulitis, an infection of the colon, can sometimes show a lot of thickening on ct scan. That can be hard to tell if the infection caused the swelling, or if a tumor is causing the thickening. It is common to recommend a colonoscopy several weeks after the diverticulitis had healed, if you have not already had one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: It depends some on your age and past history. Diverticulitis, an infection of the colon, can sometimes show a lot of thickening on ct scan. That can be hard to tell if the infection caused the swelling, or if a tumor is causing the thickening. It is common to recommend a colonoscopy several weeks after the diverticulitis had healed, if you have not already had one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suffering from constipation from last 5 years. I hv been done CT scan, barium test, colonoscopy and all reports are fine.
Adjust diet: If your tests so far are negative that is a good sign. Consider following your diet closely and ensuring that you are eating a high fiber diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables as well as ensuring that you are adequately hydrated. I would also suggest looking at gut motility and this can be assessed by a gastrointestinal specialist. Medications can also have an impact. ...Read more
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