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CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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 had an abdominal CT scan for stomach pain.The results showed that my lung bases demonstrate mild prominence of the pulmonary markings. Meaning?

I had an abdominal CT scan for stomach pain.The results showed that my lung bases demonstrate mild prominence of the pulmonary markings. Meaning?

Ancillary finding: "Mild prominence of the pulmonary markings" is liking referring to the lung parenchyma. This can be inflammation or scarring. A common cause of parenchymal or interstitial thickening is aspiration of acid stomach contents in patients with reflux that typically occurs at night. The report may also be referring to atelectasis - closed areas of the lungs not in use due to shallow breathing. ...Read more

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Have severe lower stomach pain diarrhia every time I eat had CT scan and blood work all normal been 3 weeks no change?

Lactose intolerance?: It is good that you had a normal CT scan and bloodwork as that can exclude many anatomical issues including appendicitis, colitis, infection or tumor. Are there certain foods that make this worse? Do you see a relationship to dairy products? What about wheat products? Should consider lactose intolerance or possibly celiac disease. I would consult with GI specialist at this point ...Read more

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Tep clear CT scan of ab,clear cxr, clear.brief us, stomach pain comes and goes on upper left, spleen rupture, contrast in.vein.both times?

Tep clear CT scan of ab,clear cxr, clear.brief us, stomach pain comes and goes on upper left, spleen rupture, contrast in.vein.both times?

Problably NOT: if on CT of abdomen had no splenic laceration and there 4 grades being 3& 4 degree surgical and 1-2 May be observed.id there was none originally they do not appear out the sudden AND all of rhem require severe trauma like falling twice the perso height , severe car accident essentially a severe traumatic mechanism, Most probably muscle strain take NSAIDS if not allergic and put her compress. ...Read more

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My niece has been losing weight and has stomach pain , doctors want to do a cat scan, im very scared?

My niece  has been losing weight and has stomach pain , doctors want to do a cat scan, im very scared?

Fear of CT scan: Just relax and pray for the best. The ct scan is to make sure that there is nothing serious, it doesn't mean that there is something serious present. ...Read more

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Stomach pain right side across from naval. Have had off & on since 10/12 many tests (us & ct's) everything looks ok. Hurting again, why?

Stomach pain right side across from naval. Have had off & on since 10/12 many tests (us & ct's) everything looks ok. Hurting again, why?

Many causes: Could be muscular if you work out or have injured yourself. Could be related to what you eat. Could be related to emotional upset. Try keeping a food and symptom diary (including times of day). That may provide information to help you and a physician or nutritionist or counsellor to determine a pattern. Holistic or functional medicine doctor, visceral manipulation therapist may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have upper stomach pain and pain under my right ribs feels like something is there pain is stabbing and hurts to eat or drink anything CT was normal?

See a doctor: May need to consider an ultrasound to evaluate for gallbladder condition or gallstones. Most gallstones, if present, are not vvisible on ct scan. If ultrasound is normal may need to see a gastroenterologist for evaluation & possible endoscopy. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden drop in B12 levels in 5 months600 to 371. Extreme stomach pain 20Weightloss , MRI ct colonoscopy can't find cause. What else?

What could cause a sudden drop in B12 levels in 5 months600 to 371. Extreme stomach pain 20Weightloss , MRI ct colonoscopy can't find cause. What else?

Functional loss: The tests you undertook look for anatomical problems that would correlate with B12 deficiency. But unless you've had surgery recently, the chances of an anatomical problem are remote. More likely you have a functional loss of B12. Either your diet has changed or you have developed problems with B12 absorption like achlorhydria or intrinsic factor (IF) deficiency which are found by biochemical test ...Read more

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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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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