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Difference Between Ct Scan And Colonoscopy
Gastro recommended CT and colonscopy for mild abdominal pain/gas. 23 yrs old. If CT scan shows nothing, is colonoscopy necessary? no bloody stools
Options available: CT scan of the abdomen may be indicated but not for mild pain alone. If the symptoms are progressive and there is concern for Cancer(unlikely in your age group), then only I would consider doing a CT. Similarly Colonoscopy is not indicated because of pain alone.If there is bowel irregularity or blood in stool Colonoscopy is reasonable to do. In your case I would watch /monitor for 4-6 weeks, then ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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
What is the difference in diagnostics between mri, cat scan and colonoscopy? Which one is best for identifying problems?
Depends: Mri and ct scans are noninvasive imaging techniques. They have their own inherent advantages and disadvantages, and to compare them would be too complicated here. Colonoscopy is invasive, where a camera is extended via the rectum into the colon to see what the inside of the colon looks like, usually for cancer screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It depends some on your age and past history. Diverticulitis, an infection of the colon, can sometimes show a lot of thickening on ct scan. That can be hard to tell if the infection caused the swelling, or if a tumor is causing the thickening. It is common to recommend a colonoscopy several weeks after the diverticulitis had healed, if you have not already had one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It depends some on your age and past history. Diverticulitis, an infection of the colon, can sometimes show a lot of thickening on ct scan. That can be hard to tell if the infection caused the swelling, or if a tumor is causing the thickening. It is common to recommend a colonoscopy several weeks after the diverticulitis had healed, if you have not already had one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prominent Spleen was found during a Colonoscopy exam, CT scan (2 weeks later) showed the Spleen was normal - is any further investigation required?
Had Abd/Pelv CT Scan in Sept'13.Had Abd/PelvMRI in Nov'13.Had Colonoscopy Oct'13.Had numerous hem/anal checks.Doc says no AnalCancer.Still reason2wry?
Why so worried? : It sounds like you have already undergone an extensive evaluation. Rectal and colon cancer are very rare at your age. Typically, a flexible sigmoidoscopy is sufficient in your age group. Given your young age, and extensive studies, I think your risk is low. Are there other symptoms or lifestyle choices that make you worry about anal disease? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am suffering from constipation from last 5 years. I hv been done CT scan, barium test, colonoscopy and all reports are fine.
Adjust diet: If your tests so far are negative that is a good sign. Consider following your diet closely and ensuring that you are eating a high fiber diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables as well as ensuring that you are adequately hydrated. I would also suggest looking at gut motility and this can be assessed by a gastrointestinal specialist. Medications can also have an impact. ...Read more
Can IBS cause RLQ pain .I have been having pain on&off for 4 months.had ct scan didn't show anything wrong.What are IBS symptoms? Do I colonoscopy.?
Colonoscopy: Irritable bowel symptoms typically run the spectrum from constipation to diarrhea, frequently alternating back and forth. Usually there is episodic cramping and spasm, but bleeding and weight loss are unusual. Evaluation by your primary care physician may not find any abnormalities in blood tests ,x rays or a ct scan. Proceed to Gastroenterology for colonoscopy. ...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
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