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Pain under left shoulder blade and lost 5 lbs in 2 wks. CT scan 3yrs ago, endoscopy 2 1/2 yrs ago all fine. Re-test to rule out anything or wait?

Pain under left shoulder blade and lost 5 lbs in 2 wks. CT scan 3yrs ago, endoscopy 2 1/2 yrs ago all fine. Re-test to rule out anything or wait?

CT 3 years ago: was for the same complaint? If so then you need to repeat to make sure there is no potential malignancy IF your pain has been going on for several months and would not go away. Weight loss is a lot in 2 weeks unless you have been trying to lose. Most importantly go see a healthcare provider to get proper examination and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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I have sharp pain below my left shoulder. X-ray, CT scan, and EKG show nothing but small cysts on liver and kidneys. Where could pain radiate from?

I have sharp pain below my left shoulder. X-ray, CT scan, and EKG show nothing but small cysts on liver and kidneys. Where could pain radiate from?

Systematic workup: Pain under left shoulder could come from several causes. Your doctor should take a detailed history and physical exam, then order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Something showing on left lung on chest xray doc said could be infection have to have CT scan no symptoms except pain in left shoulder blade been ther?

Continue evaluation: Any lesion detected in the lung by imaging studies should be followed up by further detailed imaging, like ct scanning, etc. Then there may be a need for bronchoscopy with transbroncial biopsy, trans thoracic biopsy or even open surgery if necessary. But one step at a time. It sounds like you have an excellent doctor who is proceeding methodically to establish an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Just had a CT scan with contrast dye for my shoulder two day ago , since then i m getting pains on my left and right lower side that comes and goes?

Just had a CT scan with contrast dye for my shoulder two day ago , since then i m getting pains on my left and right lower side that comes and goes?

Likely unrelated : Ask your doctor to check your kidney function if you need reassurance. The contrast material used for ct is quite safe but may in rare instances affect the kidneys, more commonly in diabetic patients. Most radiology facilities screen patients prior to the exam to insure the safety of using the contrast media. ...Read more

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Car accident 3weeks ago, car was totaled. Ct scan was fine. Neck and shoulder pain reduced. Still chest pain more on left side. Should i be worried?

Car accident 3weeks ago, car was totaled. Ct scan was fine. Neck and shoulder pain reduced. Still chest pain more on left side. Should i be worried?

Needs worked up: Rarely, a car accident can cause sheer forces that affect the heart. You might also be having chest pain that's unrelated to the crash. I recommend calling your doctor tomorrow and be seen to investigate the chest pain. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan to rule out a PE from chest and shoulder pain. I need F/U with dr due to a left lobe thyroid nodule w/ peripherphal ringlike calcifi?

Yes you do: Calcification in the thyroid usually get attention. Especially when seen on CT. See your doctor to further find out the nature of the calcification ...Read more

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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