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Will CT scan abdomen pelvis show ulcer?

Will CT scan abdomen pelvis show ulcer?

Possible,: Maybe, but an upper GI series with barium is better, and endoscopy is the best way to look for an ulcer. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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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Epigastric pain, back and upper right quad pain for 6 weeks. Pancreas ct scan with contrast normal. worried about pancreatic cancer. Ct reassuring ?

Epigastric pain, back and upper right quad pain for 6 weeks. Pancreas ct scan with contrast normal. worried about pancreatic cancer. Ct reassuring ?

YES: the CT is reassuring however a lesion in your upper GI tract (esophagus/stomach) should be ruled out as well! Ask the Health Care Provider who ordered your CT scan...he/she probably can "take a look"(endoscopy) Hope this helps/good luck/be well Dr Z ...Read more

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Stomach pain (no ulcer or acid) Pressure pain no cause Blood tests, xray, endoscopy, ultrasound, CT scans all clear?

Stomach pain (no ulcer or acid)
Pressure pain no cause
Blood tests, xray, endoscopy, ultrasound, CT scans all clear?

Keep looking since..: ...your symptoms may arise altogether outside the stomach proper. .Stomach issues can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more

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Left sharp ileac fossa pain goin into groin blood tests and CT scan normal but scan showed feacal impaction wud constipation cause this pain?

It can: To address constipation make sure you drink enough water so that your urine is dilute and watery. Take foods with fiber or take a fiber laxative like metamucil. Once constipation is relieved, if you still have pain, you should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will an abdominal CT scan with contrast show stomach cancer?

Will an abdominal CT scan with contrast show stomach cancer?

It can: If the cancer is advanced or particularly invasive it will show on a CT. Better diagnostic tool for this might be an upper endoscopy instead. ...Read more

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Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why ?

Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why ?

To see the rest of: ...Your lungs. The abdominal study only shows about a third of your lungs. Your doc will need to see the rest to know what to do. Lung nodules are very common and the vast majority are benign scar(s). Most of the time we just use the ct to follow and make sure there is no growth. There are other tests (pet scan for example) that can be useful when there is concern for cancer. ...Read more

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Can CT scan of the abdomen detect stomach cancer?

Can CT scan of the abdomen detect stomach cancer?

Sometimes : In advanced stages, yes. But best test is upper GI endoscopy with biopsy. Get to a GI specialist for this study if your doctor suspects gastric neoplasm. ...Read more

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To colin kopes-kerr: I have had mrcp, CT abd/pel (3) abd us, endoscopy, colonoscopy, hida scan, chest x-rays, ekg! norm but still have upper abd pain:(?

To colin kopes-kerr: I have had mrcp, CT abd/pel (3) abd us, endoscopy, colonoscopy, hida scan, chest x-rays, ekg! norm but still have upper abd pain:(?

Abdominal pain: Is the pain after eating? Has it responded to any medications? Are any of your blood tests abnormal? Liver function tests done? During the hida scan, did they calculate your gallbladder ejection fraction? Perhaps you ought to consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

Solid/hollow organs: Barium outlines GI tract; IV contrast helps outline solid organs. Expect to get views of stomach, duodenum, small bowel, colon, rectum; liver, spleen, , gall bladder/bile ducts, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate or uterus, tubes, ovaries, vagina, lymph nodes, arteries, veins, assorted muscles. Generally get a view of diaphragm, lower lungs, pleura, spine, pelvis. More stuff. ...Read more

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Have pain and hemangioma at lumbar 2, dc with CT scan. Now what? Flank and back pain. Osteopenia. Ct scan diagnosed hemangioma.

Have pain and hemangioma at lumbar 2, dc with CT scan. Now what?  Flank and back pain. Osteopenia. Ct scan diagnosed hemangioma.

Usually incidental: A vertebral body hemangioma is usually an incidental finding and of no clinical significance. Some radiologists won't even bother mentioning them in reports. Highly unlikely that it is causing any symptoms. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal CT scan w/contrast show IBS?

Can an abdominal CT scan w/contrast show IBS?

Not really!: The CT will show spasm or edema ( swelling of the bowel wall) but you need something such as endoscopic studies to rule out any inflammatory disease which is a serious health issue, unlike that of irritable bowel which is also painful but not progress in most cases. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain, but CT scan is normal. What's next?

Abdominal pain, but CT scan is normal. What's next?

Need more info.: Certainly laboratory tests and possibly other imaging tests. Ct is great for defining many diseases in the abdomen, but isn't perfect. For instance most gallstones are not seen with ct. ...Read more

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Hurts to push on stomach bloody diarrhea pain in lower back pain in abdomen getting unbearable dr ordered CT scan nausea vomiting pain radiates?

Hurts to push on stomach bloody diarrhea pain in lower back pain in abdomen getting unbearable dr ordered CT scan nausea vomiting pain radiates?

So get it done?: Not sure what you are looking for here. You've been evaluated, and a ct is ordered. Are the symptoms worsening? If so, call your doctor and/or go to the er if symptoms unbearable. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific ...Read more