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Ct Scan Of Left Ankle
Yes: It will give the indications of a cancerous tumor but a biopsy will be needed. ...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
Ct scan says mild meningitis in perisylvian region. Frnd is hvng stiffness in left arm and leg while awake but it goes while she sleeps? Cureable?
8 year old have spasms in left hand and foot. Spasm getting more frequent and larger. There is no pain and the CT scan showed nothing abnormal. Advise?
MRI: CT is limited to what it can see. You did not mention what the CT was for or what body part. In the pediatric age group, MRI is preferable in view of its lack of X-ray and better soft tissue visualization. MRI should include head, neck and thoracic spines at the least. Perhaps that will get to the root of the issue. Good luck ...Read more
I am 34 years old and suffering with left leg pain and numbness from last one year. Mri and CT scan done and found the disc slipped problem in L4 l5, ?
Might need surgery: A herniated disc is one of the most common reasons for needing back surgery, especially if it is causing weakness or numbness in the leg. See your doctor and get a consultation with a spine surgeon (usually an orthopedist or neurosurgeon). You don't want nerve problems to become permanent. A microdiskectomy can sometimes be done as day surgery. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Ct scan shows mild right side l5/s1 arthropathy with a bone spur. It pops while raising left leg. Why is this?
Not correct: Right l5s1 arthropathy doesn't cause popping, which emanates fr. Subluxing same sided scroiliac joint (sij), which does "pop". Reason right sij pops is inherently loose ligaments, which allow counternutation of right sij when stable contralateral hemi-pelvis, w. Non-mobile sij, torques en block; from a moment of force imposed upon the left hemi-pelvis by an elevated ; extended left leg. ...Read more
Sijoints, left leg &foot very painful. Nerve tests say spine is on nerves. When sitting legs out, can't pick up leg at all, limp always. Spinal, mileogram, and CT scan coming. Opinions?
18 mnth after tb meningitis her ct scan says Diffuse atrophic changes in d bilateral cerebral hemisphere with large hypodensity in left internal capsul? She's 23, why she's facing spasm in left leg???
Ct scan of the brain is normal. Numbness left cheek, left side of head, left arm and leg feel numb sometimes. Sensitivity to sound, too loud...?
Numbness: I'm sorry that you are having all of these symptoms. You obviously have been to see someone in order to get a CT scan. Do you have a headache as well. You have some sensitivity to sound, we can't see the rest of your symptoms. If you haven't yet you need to see a neurologist, you probably need an MRI and an MRA or angiogram. You need someone to guide the ship of diagnosis to find out! ...Read more
When raising left leg hurts on right side around l5/s1 could this be the mild facet joint arthropathy that showed up on CT scan with bone spur? Just 22
I've got fracture of left acetablum 2 yrs early. Now pain in hip joint and foot fingers. Ortho says all ok according to CT scan. What's reason of pain?
Labral tear: If the ct scan shows a well reduced fracture you may need an MRI to look for a labral tear. The labrum is a ring of cartilage around the acetabulum that may be torn at the time of your fracture. This would not show up on ct scan and require an MRI to be seen. If this is the case you may need a hip arthroscopy. There may also be a focal cartilage injury. ...Read more
See below: First get the scan done so you doctor can evaluate the bone structure and then discuss the treatment options for the problem. ...Read more
should have results 24 hours.
You will need a referral from your doctor.
The scan itself is easy, you just need to lay still while the scan takes place. ...Read more
Can you tell me the process for getting a CT scan for a broken ankle do I have to take like a certain drink?
Will at CT scan show ligament/tendon damage? I had bimoeallar ankle factures, would it show the damage to the soft tissue structures of the foot?
I was fused L3-S1 12/14. I am 29. Only bone growth on ct scan was bone spur @ S1/S2. Is this significant? Could it be causing pain back leg & ankle?
Nerve disorders: Any kind of nerve impingement/encroachment by bones or arthritic changes around the Lumbo-Sacral nerve plexus (Lower Lumbar spine and Sacrum) might cause pain down into the legs, ankles and feet. You can have your nerves tested through and EMG/NCV study by a neurologist. A Podiatrist or your primary care physician can refer you to a physician to have these tests performed. ...Read more
How likely is the fluid in and around my ankle joint, found via a CT scan, an infection like septic joint?
Ct results: "ankle joint effusion extending into posterior ankle joint recess, larger than previous CT scan" what will the surgery be to fix?
Extremely painful, swollen/puffy and stiff ankle. Ct scan showed fluid in and around ankle joint. No breaks or fractures. What could this indicate?
Could be a few: Things, from infection to a synovitis. As the other doctor said, if you have a fever or chills or just are feeling sick, go to the er in case it's an infection. If you've had a ct, you're probably under a doctor's care. Pulling out the fluid and sending it for a culture and analysis would give you the diagnosis. Ct visualizes bone better than an mri, but an MRI sees soft tissue better. Bone scan? ...Read more
Is it safe with walking on hair line fractured talus bone. Minimal pain but swelling on ankle. Avn is not confirmed in CT scan.
Probably not: It is always better to take the pressure off particularly if there is swelling. It does not mean that you should not walk but use the boots you can buy from pharmacies or medical supply offices until you see your orthopedic doc. Do not forget to put ice pack on the swollen ankle, will help with the swelling and pain. You might as well take over the counter alive or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more
17 yr-old competitive golfer with right low back deep burning pain on and off for 7 months. CT and 2 MRIs were negative. What to evaluate next.....?
Nerve root: Although CT/MRI are good for obvious nerve damage, muscular and soft tissue injuries are not as easily to pinpoint, as well as stretching of nerve roots and the resultant pain - I suggest symptomatic treatment including appropriate physical therapy, rest, and medication, if appropriate from your provider if choice ...Read more
left side of my body is in constant pain. LEg from the knee down goes numb & cold, arm from elbow down hurt. All MRI & cat scan are normal.
Slight tingle in left hand (pink&ring)tingles in left foot too/ clean blood work and cat scan! Super nervous. I have been getting allergy/sinus headach?
Don't let your nerves get the best of you. What body part got the cat scan and why?
I would see an orthopedist since there is hand and foot involvement and let them conclude if you have isolated nerve compressions i.E carpal and tarsal tunner syndrome or some radiculpathy more proximally i.E the back, or some systemic disorder. I do not think the sinus headache is related. Feel better. ...Read more
Can a CT scan see if there is a blood clot in leg? If so, will it always show up or do they need to be specifically looking for a blood clot??
D dimer. 63, negative ultrasound of leg. Please explain WHY the test is elevated with NO other reasons for elevation. Should I ask for CT scan?
Unremarkable: First off there are multiple reasons for d dimer elevations other than a DVT or pe. Also- the number you quoted (63) to my knowledge is not considered to be a positive result for the test. Ct scan of the chest is a good test if you have suspicion for a pulmonary embolus or if you have a very hight risk score. If symptoms are minimal and risk is minimum then you are likely ok without a ct scan. ...Read more
Probably not: Ultrasound is the best test for blood clots in the legs. A CT of the leg without contrast would only show indirect signs - edema, or swelling, in the tissues may show up if the DVT is extensive enough. With IV contrast, a DVT may be visible on CT. In general, a "normal" CT of the leg is not sufficient to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more
Can you please tell me what L5 s1 shallow central disc protrusion is? Apparently I have that due to a ct. Scan. And leg and back hurts : (
Shallow disc: This means that there is a small central bulging/herniation of the disc material at the l5/s1 spinal segment. Lots of people have things like this. It usually doesn't cause much compression of the nerve due to the location. But this signifies that you are starting to have some disc 'degeneration'/damage. Ct not as good as MRI for diag. Stay healthy, exercise, maintain healthy weight. ...Read more