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I recently had a CT scan and they found spots on my liver, what could this be. Having another CT scan w/contrast next week?

I recently had a CT scan and they found spots on my liver, what could this be. Having another CT scan w/contrast next week?

It depends: It depends on several things. The most important considerations are age, sex, and other medical problems. In broad terms, these spots could be anything from cysts to hemangiomas (abnormal, non-cancerous blood vessel accumulations) to cancerous tumors. The ct scan should help clarify. Sometimes a biopsy is necessary to confirm the diagnosis if the ct is unclear. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Why do I see spots in my brain CT scan?

Why do I see spots in my brain CT scan?

Need more info: I'm not sure what you are describing. I'd consult your doctor or the radiologist who read the study. ...Read more

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Recent (2 days ago) hard hit to the head. Ct scan clear. Getting sharpish pain in a few isolated spots in my head that comes and goes. Major issue?

Recent (2 days ago) hard hit to the head. Ct scan clear. Getting sharpish pain in a few isolated spots in my head that comes and goes. Major issue?

Monitor closely: The sharp pains at the site of head trauma may be due to mechanical injury to the skull and scalp tissue damage. If your symptoms don't resolve, get worse, or if you have any new neurological deficits, then see your physician immediately. Http://www. Brainline. Org/content/2008/12/headaches-after-head-injuries-8212-post-traumatic-headaches. Html ...Read more

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I have white spots on my lungs. My doctor does not know what they are. I went and had a ct-scan today. Hoping to know the results friday.?

Wait for CT.: Your doctor probably has a pretty good idea what they are and what they are not likely to be. Ct will be very informative and perhaps definitive. ...Read more

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I have had spots on my lung since 2004, 2007, 2010 x-rays and 2012 CT scan showed they are slightly larger now. What are the possible diagnoses?

I have had spots on my lung since 2004, 2007, 2010 x-rays and 2012 CT scan showed they are slightly larger now. What are the possible diagnoses?

Many: First thing is histoplasmsis. This causes multiple small nodules. It sounds like your doctor is following this: http://www. Med. Umich. Edu/rad/res/fleischner-nodule. Htm which is the best way to follow these nodules. Hopefull, you've quit (or never were) smoking, and you're keeping a very good eye on them. ...Read more

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What are neurologists looking for in a 72 hour eeg. He saw three white places in a CT scan. To me these spots looked like the skull. White.

What are neurologists looking for in a 72 hour eeg. He saw three white places in a CT scan. To me these spots looked like the skull. White.

Short lived events: An eeg is only able to capture events that occur while the leads are attached. Ambulatory eegs allow longer-term monitoring to capture these infrequent events more reliably. One typical application is spells that might be seizures- if the eeg during a typical spell does not show seizure activity, that argues strongly for another cause. ...Read more

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Getting numb, tingling, crawling feeling in my whole face in different spots CT scan was good doctor was no help what causes this should I worry?

Getting numb, tingling, crawling feeling in my whole face in different spots CT scan was good doctor was no help what causes this should I worry?

Many possibilities: Numb, tingling sensations are called "paresthesias" and should be evaluated with a complete neurological exam and history in-person. If the rest of the neurological exam were normal and healthy, the most likely explanations are anxiety, medication side effects, or migraines. Sometimes people can have the sensory auras associated with migraines without having a headache ("acephalgic"). ...Read more

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I have FAP and 2 intra abdominal wall Desmoid tumours, I had a ct scan which shows some white spots, what could they be?

I have FAP and 2 intra abdominal wall Desmoid tumours, I had a ct scan which shows some white spots, what could they be?

Possible mets.: Patients with familial adenomatous polyps due to APC mutation gradually develop hundreds colorectal polyps. These may bleed, leading to blood in the stool. Should malignancy develops, this may present with altered bowel habit, or even metastasis to the liver or elsewhere. When the polyposis is associated with osteomas, fibromas, desmoids the condition is termed Gardner's syndrome. ...Read more

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Female 55 years old, many lymph node in abdomal cavity, hypodensity spots in liver (ct scan suspect peritoneal cancer), ca 19-9: 190. What's disease?

Female 55 years old, many lymph node in abdomal cavity, hypodensity spots in liver (ct scan suspect peritoneal cancer), ca 19-9: 190. What's disease?

Not good: The ct sounds ominus. Ca-19-9 is usually a marker for pancreatic cancser. Its very elevated in this patient. ...Read more

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Mild sore throat, with red spots. Sinus CT scan clear, have been on allergy medications from 7 months. Throat pains when I speak more. Please help?

Mild sore throat, with red spots. Sinus CT scan clear, have been on allergy medications from 7 months. Throat pains when I speak more. Please help?

See ENT: If you have throat pain for months and have not responded to allergy medications, you need to see an ENT to check out your throat. ...Read more

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Will CT scan show a spot on my kidney, what could it be?

Could be a tumor: Could be a tumor, but may simply be a cyst, or a stone, or retained fat material. ...Read more

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1/4 inch spot on lungs after CT scan what next?

1/4 inch spot on lungs after CT scan what next?

Follow established: Depends on smoking, infection, enviornment history & size of nodule. At ~1.2 cm, ct or pet-ct may be indicated in 3 mos. With hi suspicion and no prior nodule, could biopsy now. Else consider that if repeat scans in 9-12 then 24 mos are all stable, then could stop scans. ...Read more

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What could a dark spot on the left temporal part of the head mean following a CT scan?

What could a dark spot on the left temporal part of the head mean following a CT scan?

Skin lesion: CT scans do not cause burns or trauma to the skin. It may just be a coincidence. If it does not go away on its own or gets larger, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I was just wondering if black spot are found on a CT scan. Is it cancer?

I was just wondering if black spot are found on a CT scan. Is it cancer?

May need more tests: If ct scan shows abnormal nodule you may need follow up scans and depending on your history and size/location of spot, for instnace lung nodule may need a pet-ct scan with delayed imaging; liver spot may need MRI or biopsy etc. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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CT Scan found a "spot" on "fatty liver", what exactly does the term "non benign" mean?

Not good: Please consult this site for an explanation of the term, "Benign".
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002236.htm

Opposite of benign is malignant. ...Read more

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I’m a long term smoker. I had a low dose CT Scan of the lungs that came back abnormal. Some type of spot. They suggested another scan in 3 months. Is this normal?

No: Any nodule is abnormal but did necessarily cancer. If the doctors suggested a repeat in 3 months, they likely suspected that cancer was unlikely. You could always obtain a second opinion. ...Read more

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What if a CT scan revealed a spot on my liver?

Depends: It depends on what kind of spot: the size, the appearance. Also on your medical risks and history. ...Read more

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I had an ablation 3 years ago for a fib I am 40 extreme condition and exercise. Hr 46 BPM. Ct scan score of 240 in 1 spot near ablation site. Exp.

More Information: May be needed to answer your concern. Are you referring to the cac score (coronary artery calcium) in relation to cardiovascular risk? Also, does "extreme condition" mean you are exceptionally fit with a resting hr of 46? Anyway, if you rephrase the question it might help! Thanks. ...Read more

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I had a ct scan of my brain today. Is it normal to have a graph over top of the imagine then the next image without the graph shows a bright white spot?

I had a ct scan of my brain today. Is it normal to have a graph over top of the imagine then the next image without the graph shows a bright white spot?

What????: Would you strike out into the wilderness with no camping or hiking experience, & having never looked at a topographic or hiking map? And then you take a first look at the map and are immediately confused? So what do you do? Post a question on HikeTap? This is analogous, except the knowledge gap in medicine is way, way wider. Just relax and wait for the report. ...Read more

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Clear ab CT scan w/ IV & oral contrast, clear colonoscopy then u/s diagnosis liver hemangioma. Urq pain & tender spot n lower right rear rib. Ideas & nxt step?

Clear ab CT scan w/ IV & oral contrast, clear colonoscopy then u/s diagnosis liver hemangioma. Urq pain & tender spot n lower right rear rib. Ideas & nxt step?

See HPB surgeon: The symptoms you describe could well be related to the hepatic hemangioma. The decision to remove will depend on: 1) size (usually remove when > 10 cm); 2) symptomatic (pain, ache, fullness); 3) causing blood problems (when the hemangioma destroys blood cells); 4) causes congestive heart failure. See a surgeon who specializes in liver surgery, a hepatobiliary surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan spot seizure activity then alert them to do an eeg?

Can a CT scan spot seizure activity then alert them to do an eeg?

Possibly: Generally ct scans show anatomy; they do not show function (pet scan needed for that). However, ct may detect an anatomical abnormality (like an arteriovenous malformation) that might be a seizure focus. Work-up for new-onset seizures usually includes an eeg. ...Read more

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What disease would be indicated if a CT scan showed a reduction of grey and white matter in the brain?

What disease would be indicated if a CT scan showed a reduction of grey and white matter in the brain?

Long list.: See brain atrophy at rightdiagnosis. Com. Discuss concerns with your doctor and a neurologist. ...Read more

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CT scan showed spot on brain! MRI showed nothing why? Which one is right?

CT scan showed spot on brain! MRI showed nothing why? Which one is right?

Discuss with Doctors: We can not comment on the results of the MRI and CAT SCAN. We don't know why the tests were ordered and what does the spot mean and it's location and interpretation by the Radiologist. You have to discuss these findinngs as they apply to you based on your clinical status ...Read more

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Wat do they do if u have a tumor in ur bladder? Ct scan saw white spot top of bladder. Everything checked ok. Had bit of pain peeing & bit blood

Go see Urologist: Go see your family doc who can refer you to a urologist who can then perform a cystoscopy to evaluate what was noted on ct. S/he can also take a biopsy or sample of what they find in order to identify what, if anything, is there. Based upon that information, s/he can then discuss appropriate (treatment) options w/you. ...Read more

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I had a migrane this morning and it was the worse ever. Pain was on right side. Ct scan showed a spot on the right frontal lobes. Does MS comes up?

I had a migrane this morning and it was the worse ever. Pain was on right side. Ct scan showed a spot on the right frontal lobes. Does MS comes up?

Unlikely: There is no real relationship between migraine and ms, other than the ms pt seems to have a higher incidence of migraine. The spot on the films may be important, and a followup MRI is recommended. One lesion is no necessarily a problem, and may be quite old. Migraine treatment includes stopping and preventing headaches. Your doc can help. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed that I have a 6cm spot/growth on the lower lobe of my right lung. Healthy 40yr old non-smoke fem. Is that large? How common is this?

Ct scan showed that I have a 6cm spot/growth on the lower lobe of my right lung. Healthy 40yr old non-smoke fem. Is that large? How common is this?

6cm=big; 6mm=small: Sometimes people have a 6 mm spot (about 1/4 of an inch wide) but mistakenly remember it as a 6 CM mass (about 2-1/4 inches wide). A mass 6 centimeters (cm) wide is pretty big (a tennis ball is about 6-1/2 cm) and is usually not called a "spot". The doctor who ordered the ct can review the results to confirm whether the finding is a little 6 millimeter (mm) spot or a bigger mass. ...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