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Ct Scan Of Left Shoulder
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
Can chronic shoulder/neck tension eventually cause referred pain on the face? (it's all on the left side), MRI & CT scan normal. Tightness not nerve!
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?
Focal hypermetabolic lytic lesion tip of right scapula on PET.SUV 3.9. Can this be cause of my right shoulder pain ? didnt show up on previous CT scan
Yes,: it sounds like this lesion could potentially cause pain in the scapular region. ...Read more
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