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Had a cold about a month ago now my throat hurts in one spot on the left side when I swallow-also hurts in my left ear. Blood work fine. CT scan soon.

Had a cold about a month ago now my throat hurts in one spot on the left side when I swallow-also hurts in my left ear. Blood work fine. CT scan soon.

Sore throat: Hello - have someone look at this. It sounds like you have a viral ulcer on the tonsil or on the fauces, or frank tonsillitis. If so it needs specific treatment. I would have the GP look at this and treat if necessary. Thanks ...Read more

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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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My mom has severe pain in both calves. Her blood work is fine. Ct scans show nodules in lungs. She has no appetite, lost 20 lbs in 2-3 months. Help?

My mom has severe pain in both calves. Her blood work is fine. Ct scans show nodules in lungs. She has no appetite, lost 20 lbs in 2-3 months. Help?

Need more workup: What is the status of the nodules? Have they been biopsied? Has she seen a chest doc? What is her general cardiovascular status-does she have "hardening of the arteries", high blood pressure, diabetes? All these and many other issues need to be answered. You need to get answers asap. ...Read more

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Went to ER few weeks back for stomach pains. Tests came back fine, ct scan showed constipation. Been on 5 courses antibiotics. Would ct detect c diff?

Went to ER few weeks back for stomach pains. Tests came back fine, ct scan showed constipation. Been on 5 courses antibiotics. Would ct detect c diff?

C Diff: You can diagnose it with a stool sample sent to the lab. Then, the appropriate medication can help eliminate the infection. Please let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I have diabeties symptoms and up left abdominal pain. Thirsty, week, feel hungry. Blood tests all fine. Ct scan normal. Docs not concerned. Ideas?

I have diabeties symptoms and up left abdominal pain. Thirsty, week, feel hungry. Blood tests all fine. Ct scan normal. Docs not concerned. Ideas?

Good news!: If the tests are normal, that's reassuring. The best thing to do is focus on healthy lifestyle choices so that you won't have to deal with diabetes in the future. Get enough sleep and exercise of course, and stay in touch with your community and family, but also eat a pound of vegetables a day and a cup of beans a day. The most important predictor of good health is a great diet and normal body wt. ...Read more

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Large sub mandibular gland for years checked out by ENT and CT scans years back has not changed. Ent said fine after CT scans. Why 1 bigger then other?

Large sub mandibular gland for years checked out by ENT and CT scans years back has not changed. Ent said fine after CT scans. Why 1 bigger then other?

Normal assymetry: Many body parts are not exactly alike and one side may be bigger than the other. If your submandibular glands have always been slightly different in size and exams showed no abnormalities, then that is how they developed. If one should start to get larger or painful, then you should have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Went on roller coaster 2 months ago. Started Having severe headaches. Ct scan fine took meds. Still having headaches. What could it be.?

Went on roller coaster 2 months ago. Started Having severe headaches. Ct scan fine took meds. Still having headaches. What could it be.?

Possibly BPV: Benign Positional Vertigo. It happens with sudden change of position like on a thrill ride. Since you already had negative studies, search YouTube for the exercises that are done to make it better. It's worth a shot. ...Read more

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Overdid physical activity 10days post-concussion (involved my head moving a good bit). Feeling strange today but CT scan fine. Did I reinjure myself?

Overdid physical activity 10days post-concussion (involved my head moving a good bit). Feeling strange today but CT scan fine. Did I reinjure myself?

UnlikelyHeadReinjury: Unlikely to injure yourself by overdid physical activites. As long the Cat Scan was alright and you have felt fine for 10 days. In that case your feeling strange is unlikely to be related to the concussion.Rest and lay off exercise for a day or two, but if still feel strange then consult your Doctor ...Read more

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28f good bmi. Chronic severe kidney pain since sep12.History kidney infec. Wee=blood protein white cells. Blood=fine except low vitd. Ct scan clear. Help?

28f good bmi. Chronic severe kidney pain since sep12.History kidney infec. Wee=blood protein white cells. Blood=fine except low vitd. Ct scan clear. Help?

Get Better Data & Tx: While you are your primary medical decision maker, you don't seem to be solving, perhaps not understanding the problem (s). The kidneys (for most) are mid-back, more under the rib cage than below. Is your pain actually from you kidneys, possibly given female & hx of uti, but still many possibilities ct scans: high dose x-ray & do not show pain. How about finding a better medical detective/friend? ...Read more

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Tightness behind ears and inside ears that comes and goes. Pressure of middle ear is fine and CT sinus scan doesn't show any issues with ears. Thoughts?

Tightness behind ears and inside ears that comes and goes. Pressure of middle ear is fine and CT sinus scan doesn't show any issues with ears. Thoughts?

Sounds like TMJ: There are many symptoms related to the ear area that occur when the jaw joint (also known as the temporomandibular joint - TMJ for short) is out of position, inflammed, degenerated, or traumatized. Often times the TMJ clicks, pops, or is tender when you put your finger into the ear canal and open and close your jaw. Splints and specialist care should be considered before it gets worse. ...Read more

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It's been five months, after a concussiona and I get awful headaches daily, CT scan came back fine. How long will this nightmare last?

It's been five months, after a concussiona and I get awful headaches daily, CT scan came back fine. How long will this nightmare last?

Post concussive: After a concussion it is not unusual to have some persistent headache, dizziness, vertigo or general malaise. So long as the symptoms are getting better slowly, I wouldn't worry too much. If increased activity worsens the symptoms, slow down and see if doing a little less helps improve your symptoms. In general may take 4-6 weeks to get back to normal. If you are getting worse, go see a doctor! ...Read more

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I've had some numbness in my face. Had a CT scan a week ago and all was fine. What could this be?

See a neurologist: A cat scan which is normal and does not rule out all disease processes. A careful examination with a neurologist would determine the cause of the numbness. Numbness is a symptom and the treatment would be the underlying cause. ...Read more

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"ct scan of my wife age 41, says ovareies show cyst of size 83x62mm on left & 64x44 on right with fine septum."?

"ct scan of my wife age 41, says ovareies show cyst of size 83x62mm on left & 64x44 on right with fine septum."?

Get an MRI: Most of these cysts will be benign and never cause problems. However, these cysts are somewhat large and MRI is best able to demonstrate whether they have benign or concerning characteristics. See reference: radiology: volume 256: number 3, september 2010. ...Read more

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Have had moderate to severe migraines every day for past 3mos; only very occasional migraines before. Ct scan is fine. What could this be?

Have had moderate to severe migraines every day for past 3mos; only very occasional migraines before. Ct scan is fine. What could this be?

Musculoskeletal: New "migraines" in late 20's female on daily basis is curious. Ct scans best for bones. For brain tissue mri's are better to find abnormalities. A neurologist is needed to evaluate intracranial mass effects. Positive findings are rare, but not impossible. In end, explanation might be chronic muscle tension headache resulting fr. Chronically tilted head ; spastic superior trapezius muscle. ...Read more

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I havehave right bundle block just got itit at age30...had nuclear stress done CT scan and acho all fine not related how is hat so?

Electrical vs...: Your work up has thus far focused on structural problems such as heart vessel blockages (what I refer to as "plumbing of the heart"), inflammation of the heart and its surrounding structures (pericardium for example). On the other hand, a bundle branch block refers to an electrical anomaly, most certainly benign. This creeps into the general population and is likely due to micro scarring events. ...Read more

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My gdter fell, the first CT scan was 3.5mm subdural ht. 2dy later did MRI it was 6.5mm, 3rd CT the dr noted an increase, said she is fine?

My gdter fell, the first CT scan was 3.5mm subdural ht. 2dy later did MRI it was 6.5mm, 3rd CT the dr noted an increase, said she is fine?

Not logical: If you are reporting accurately, then there is a mismatch in the messages. Ct & MRI may not have equivalent measurements for acute bleeds, ct being better for acute bleeds. Somebody with an acute subdural hematoma is not "fine". They may not need surgery (now) but they do require close observation until the clots resolve on their own. Check your facts, consider getting a 2nd neurosurgical opinion. ...Read more

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Done a CT scan and was diagnoses with a lot of gas, everything else being fine, I was given pancreatine, what could be the cause of low pancreatine?

Chronic pancreatitis: I do not believe that you have chronic pancreatitis because the CT scan is described as normal, also you do not mention that you have diarrhea or greasy stools. However, if you doctor has prescribed Pancreatine, it is possible that he was thinking that you might have chronic pancreatitis. Increased intestinal gas formation can be caused by other than chronic pancreatitis conditions. ...Read more

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Are exertion headaches serious? I've had CT scan a year ago and it was fine. But I'm always afraid of strong movements now, thinking I'm doing damage.

Plan: With normal CT scan of the head you should behave yourself as a healthy person. Everybody should avoid the head injury, but otherwise normal movements can not cause the brain damage. ...Read more

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I am suffering from constipation from last 5 years. I hv been done CT scan, barium test, colonoscopy and all reports are fine.

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

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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

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Was fine & healthy then told diabetic. Put on diabetic medication & now pancreas if failing. Bad reaction to medication? Being sent for CT scan for?

Was fine & healthy then told diabetic. Put on diabetic medication & now pancreas if failing. Bad reaction to medication? Being sent for CT scan for?

You haven't: Provided enough information to help you. Diabetes can present suddenly, and involves failure of the beta cell function of the pancreas. I don't know what you mean by "pancreas failing". If it's the beta cell function, that's what's causing the diabetes. I also don't know what medication your were placed on or what your "bad reaction" involved. You need to discuss all these areas with your doctors. ...Read more

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Frnd is suffering from japanese encephalitis and is semiconscious for last 7 days. Here is her CT scan report http://goo. Gl/buoxq when she can b fine?

Hard to say: The scan retort doesn't sound as bad as it could be. Encephalitis can have devastating effects and can take a long time to recover. Some people have long term damage. Your friend will probably take weeks, or longer, to get over this. ...Read more

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Hello- I was diagonsed with focular nodular hplasia last year and all my blood work came back fine in the past year as well. I am due to redo my ct scan in the next month just to check on. The past week or two now I feel like I have a slight irriation on

Hello- I was diagonsed with focular nodular hplasia last year and all my blood work came back fine in the past year as well. I am due to redo my ct scan in the next month just to check on. The past week or two now I feel like I have a slight irriation on

FNH of liver? Need m: You may not have enough space to relay your questions about FNH. I presume it is FNH of the liver, which is generally a benign condition with normal blood tests and a harmless prognosis. However, FNH has to be distinguished from hepatic adenoma (hepatoma) which may be what the repeat testing is for; however, a contrast-enhanced MRI is the best test (not CT). Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD for clarity ...Read more

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I had a CT scan for left side flank pain it was fine. I still have pain what might this be?

I had a CT scan for left side flank pain it was fine. I still have pain what might this be?

Muscular: If you are overweight, one of the biggest causes is stretching of the muscle wall.
Make sure also that someone checks your kidneys. If you are female, it could be ovarian or uterine pain from several causes. ...Read more

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Had CT wo contrast of kidneys to look for stones, also had urine checked and fine. Forgot to ask if bladder showed up in CT scan, would it have? CT nrml

Had CT wo contrast of kidneys to look for stones, also had urine checked and fine. Forgot to ask if bladder showed up in CT scan, would it have? CT nrml

Yes, but as a "void": (No pun intended). The bladder, if filled with water, would have shown up on the noncontrast CT scan. The water appears "black", & so not much detail would have been seen there unless a large "white" stone was also present. As with any test, a "normal" scan could be a false negative (missing a small stone or other problem), but in general, a negative scan is reassuring. Best of luck for your healt ...Read more

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I'm really really scared I have leukemia I've been getting weird symptoms I just wanna no what's going on with me, help? My head has been hurting for months now and I've been feeling dizzy I went to get a CT scan and everything was fine but now I've been

Hard to say...: The symptoms you described are not specific for any disease and may be associated with various conditions including migraines, abnormal blood pressure, and tumors (less likely if a head ct was normal). The best way to go is to consult your doctor and he will perform a clinical exam and some laboratory tests that he/she considers necessary. These will also help ruling out leukemia. ...Read more

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I'm at the hospital with chest pains but their saying I'm fine any questions I should ask about my ct scan or X-ray?

I'm at the hospital with chest pains but their saying I'm fine any questions I should ask about my ct scan or X-ray?

See answer: You should as if they were normal. Also ask you physician your diagnosis. If the explanation isn't clear to you ask additional questions. ...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


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