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Possibly: It is possible that ultrasound may not be diagnostic for appendicitis. It depends on the tech performing the exam, the patient's body size/habitus, the amount of bowel/stool present, the age of the patient, the location of the appendix, whether free fluid is present, and the confidence of the interpreting radiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more
Could a CT scan miss appendicitis if i wasn't given contrast fluid to drink or wasn't injected with dye?
Can a PET scan report miss the presence of appendicitis when the goal is to locate pancreatic tumors?
PET picks up inflamm: PET scan would ordinarily pick up(show increased uptake) Inflammation(like in acute appendicitis) and growing tumors. it is used for searching all tumors(not only pancreatic Cancer). I hope I have addressed your question. otherwise send me another email with your remaining question. ...Read more
Could appendicitis be missed on a CT scan if i wasn't given contrast fluid to drink before the scan and didn't have dye injected? ?
yes: Yes but usually not. And if people are super nervous then they would have not sent you out of the office. ...Read more
Not missed if Examin: Acute appendicitis is a surgical emergency and has to be diagnosed and if diagnosis confirmed by History Physical,Blood count and if imaging if needed to confirm the diagnosis like Cat Scan or ultrasound.If one does not seek medical help the appendix can rupture and cause abscess/peritonitis/sepsis and can be life threatening One can not afford to miss the diagnosis. ...Read more
Can an abdominal CT miss appendicitis? They checked me for it today but I hurt so bad. I've had fever / diarrhea / chills for days, and i'm stressed.
Yes but symptoms: Yes, a CT scan can miss appendicitis. however, your symptoms are not classic for appendicitis. Diarrhea is not usually an early sign. Also, stomach pain tends to localize or concentrate in a particular spot. Did you have a blood test / blood count? Ask to be evaluated by an experienced surgeon based on your clinical signs, rather than relying solely on the CT scan for a diagnosis. ...Read more