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Right flank pain, CT scan angiomyolipoma 13 CM "has some prominent vascular components internally" -embolised five yrs ago- need procedure again?

Right flank pain, CT scan angiomyolipoma 13 CM "has some prominent vascular components internally" -embolised five yrs ago- need procedure again?

Perhaps: You need to get advice from your doctor, and likely consultations from an interventional radiologist as well as nephrologist and an urologist.

You want to find a solution to your pain, and do not want the angiomyolipoma to bleed.

Certainly, an embolization procedure would be one option. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Periodic dull pain on top right side of head. Pressing it makes it sore. Right eye pain. CT scan with & w/o contrast, Normal. Unrup Aneurysm? Scared

Periodic dull pain on top right side of head. Pressing it makes it sore. Right eye pain. CT scan with & w/o contrast, Normal. Unrup Aneurysm? Scared

Probably tension: There are many causes of headaches. Yours sound like a tension headache, often caused by clenched muscles, or spasms, since it is sore to the touch. This may be due to constant hunching over a computer with tightening of the neck muscles. It may also be a variation of a migraine. However, there are many causes for headaches. The symptoms are not consistent with an aneurysm. ...Read more

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Right side temple pain since 3 yrs, mri normal sudden pain shifted to base of skull left side and around left ear too chronic pain, ct scan normal?

Right side temple pain since 3 yrs, mri normal sudden pain shifted to base of skull left side and around left ear too chronic pain, ct scan normal?

Diagnosis? Complicat: The condition sounds rather complicated - shifting sites of pain / headache make the diagnosis very difficult. I hope you are seeing a neurologist. You have listed a whole bunch of symptoms, but not a diagnosis, & I presume that "What is the diagnosis? " is your question. Use HealthTap Prime to engage in dialogue with a physician & perhaps they can come to a diagnosis. Uploading pictures would help ...Read more

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I do not drink alcohol but I still have upper epigastric pain. Ct scan reported ascites. How can that be? I also have fluid on/in the liver. Is this why I still have the pain?

I do not drink alcohol but I still have upper epigastric pain. Ct scan reported ascites. How can that be? I also have fluid on/in the liver. Is this why I still have the pain?

There are many: Causes of ascites, not just alcohol abuse.

Please see your doctor for additional workup, likely to include a number of blood tests as well as taking a same of the ascites and analyzing its composition.

You need to keep on this until you have a reason. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Blocked ears for over a year, difficulty hearing yet hearing test is normal, tinnitus, ear pain, ct scan normal, no fluid present, air going up Eustachian tubes. Originally disagnosed with ETD, doesn’t seem to be the problem now. Please help?

Blocked ears for over a year, difficulty hearing yet hearing test is normal, tinnitus, ear pain, ct scan normal, no fluid present, air going up Eustachian tubes. Originally disagnosed with ETD, doesn’t seem to be the problem now. Please help?

Eustachian tube dysf: Are you popping your ears 30 to 40 times a day?
This is what you need to be doing. Also take Flonase 2 sprays each nostril 2 x day. If this does not help, you may need a pressure equalization tube placed in both ear drums. This will allow the ears to equlibrate and you will not feel a pressure sensation there all day. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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My wife is 51 and very healthy non smoker. She has had extreme fatigue, blood in urine, localized left flank pain. Ct scan was neg for kidney stones?

My wife is 51 and very healthy non smoker. She has had extreme fatigue, blood in urine, localized left flank pain. Ct scan was neg for kidney stones?

Infection or tumor: The most likely reason is infection of the kidney...Your doctor will check the urine and prescribe antibiotics. A less likely reason is a tumor in the kidney or nearby. This may need a urologists help. It could still be a kidney stone that was not seen on the ct, which also needs a urologists help. ...Read more

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Severe lower right abdominal pain CT scan not appendicitis. It keeps getting worse. Not sure what to do?

See below: Could be colitis or enteric infection. Do you have diarrhea? Then see a gastroenterologist or internal medicine doctor. Could be pelvic inflammarory disease/ectopic pregnancy. Then see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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R abdomen pain, ct scan, Dr says looks like a small tear or cyst in the abdominal wall maybe from injury will heal by itself. I'm worried, serious?

No worries: If what you describe is accurate, these injuries heal themselves in 4-6 weeks. HOWEVER, if you start experiencing worsening abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, constipation, fever, appetite loss then you need to be seen right away. Hope this helps. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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Lower lumbar has a lg. Swollen area in shape of sacrum where connects 2 pelvis. Have pain/ct scan just shows arthritis>left than rt. What could it be?

Lower lumbar has a lg. Swollen area in shape of sacrum where connects 2 pelvis. Have pain/ct scan just shows arthritis>left than rt. What could it be?

Cyst: On occasion, sacroiliac joint athritis can have associated synovial joint cysts form that can become quite large. These can many times be overlooked on a routine ct scan. These cysts are more readily picked up on mri. These tend to very in size with activity and rest. ...Read more

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I am getting severe abdominal pain with both sides back pain, ct scan of kidneys are clear and xray and ultrasound showed nothing, what can it be?

Pain from? Back: Back pain can cause abdominal pain. Would ask your physician if your back has been evaluated. Since the abdominal evaluation is normal. Also did the CT look at the whole abdomen ...Read more

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High c-reactive protein and low left abdominal pain. Ct scan of abdomen, ultrasound of reproductive organs, colonoscopy all clear. Nsaids no relief.?

High c-reactive protein and low left abdominal pain. Ct scan of abdomen, ultrasound of reproductive organs, colonoscopy all clear. Nsaids no relief.?

This test is limited: CRP has limited usefulness as a test. Yet it may be related to your abdominal pain. Your gynecologist is the best person to help you. I hope you do not have endometriosis. Ask your gynecologist to check you for this problem since all other tests are not showing anything obvious as the cause of your abdominal pain. ...Read more

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I have a 5mm stone in my left lower kidney bowl 2-11-13 had the pain and CT scan and the stone was there ultrasound 4-9 its still there?

I have a 5mm stone in my left lower kidney bowl 2-11-13 had the pain and CT scan and the stone was there ultrasound 4-9 its still there?

Probable: It is probably still there since the ultrasound shows it. Us and ct however are different in showing kidney stones. Comparing a ct to a ct study is more accurate. Your doctor or a urologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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Husband has WBC of 15, 000, lower right quadrant ab pain but ct scan normal. What else could this be? Should we repeat the scan? He is stilll in pain.

Need to see surgeon: Elevated WBC does not mean acute appendicitis
normal CT scan does not ruled out acute appendicitis.
the most important sign of acute appendicitis is a localized tenderness, with a local peritoneal irritation sign.
persistent pain in RLQ need a surgeon to evaluate.
good luck ...Read more

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I have back pain, had CT scan, they sure it was kidney stone but couldn't see it, no pain after but today I do?

Follow up: There are often residual changes in the urinary tract soon after a stone passes. However, they should normalize in a few days or weeks. If you still have back pain, that usually means there are other reasons, that you need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have many health conditions, no one can figure out why I have right upper quadrant pain? Hida, Ct scan, blood, test all normal? What do I do?

I have many health conditions, no one can figure out why I have right upper quadrant pain? Hida, Ct scan, blood, test all normal? What do I do?

Many cause ruq pain: Usually next step is endoscopy to assess esophagus and stomach for inflammation.Sometimes esophagitis and gastritis can cause these symptoms. Hepatic disease and hepatic flexure of colon issues can contribut to pain. Infection or obstructino related to urinary tract are other issues. Should consult gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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44 year old fem, I went to the ER for abdom pain and CT scan shows 2 nodules in rml and 2 rll no calci, largest ar 8mm, doc says no worry, butt?

Review: Fleischner society recommendations with your doctor and come up with a plan you can live with. If you can't stand it- go to pulmonologist. In my practice, I biopsy small nodules like yours if a pulmonologist orders the biopsy. ...Read more

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Have pain and hemangioma at lumbar 2, dc with CT scan. Now what? Flank and back pain. Osteopenia. Ct scan diagnosed hemangioma.

Have pain and hemangioma at lumbar 2, dc with CT scan. Now what? Flank and back pain. Osteopenia. Ct scan diagnosed hemangioma.

Usually incidental: A vertebral body hemangioma is usually an incidental finding and of no clinical significance. Some radiologists won't even bother mentioning them in reports. Highly unlikely that it is causing any symptoms. ...Read more

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A lot of pain had CT scan no recurrent femoral hernia had a trig. Point injection caused pain to get worse doctor wants to go in what could it be?

A lot of pain had CT scan no recurrent femoral hernia had a trig. Point injection caused pain to get worse doctor wants to go in what could it be?

Scar tissue: Most likely scar tissue entrapped the nerve causing your pain, unfortunately this annoying problem do occurs rarely, with time and some physical therapy will alleviate in most of the cases. Very rarely need exploration, of the area neurolysis or freeing the trapped nerve, will help speak to your surgeon good luck. ...Read more

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My husband was having blood in urine without pain hospitalized CT scan cystoscopy done found polyp sent for histopath low grade malignancy?

I think: I think you mean he had a low grade blad tumor. He will need periodic cystoscopy to check for recurrent tumors. Every 3 mth for the first yr. If no recurrence, every 6 months for 2 more years. If no recurrence, annually thereafter. Kidney pelvis (both) and ureters will be checked with CT-IVP with contrast once yrly bec the lining epithelium is same as the bladder epithelium. Prognosis low grade good ...Read more

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I have diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon, and atranal gastritis, I also have severe constant right upper quadrant pain but CT scan showed nothing?

Gallbladder?: Might be worth checking out your gallbladder-- ultrasound is a better study for gallstones, and if there aren't any, then you may need a cck-hida scan to evaluate gallbladder function. Even without stones, if the function is abnormal you can have similar symptoms- right upper quadrant pain, radiation to shoulder, fatty food intolerance, flatulence etc. ...Read more

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What could cause recurrent flank pain if CT scan is negative for stones and urine test is negative for infection. Dip was positive for blood?

What could cause recurrent flank pain if CT scan is negative for stones and urine test is negative for infection. Dip was positive for blood?

? Hypercalcuria: Negative ct scan has almost definitely ruled kidney tumor, stones or obstruction. Combination of flank pain and blood in the urine could be indicative of hypercalcuria. Xs calcium is present in the urine and calcium crystals can obstruct the kiney nephrons (tiny kidney tubules) and cause pain. 24 hour calcium excretion should be < 300 mg or < 4mg/kg/24 hours. ...Read more

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Ct scans good for catching brain tumors? I did a CT scan several months ago because I was having head and neck pain. The CT scan turned out to be normal, but the head and neck pain have returned. I was wondering what the odds are that the CT scan missed

They aregood: Mri are better more sensitive as are ct with contrast or pet enhanced plain ct 83% sensitive congrats on normal ct. This should reassure you along with symptoms which come and go symptoms that go most neck pain is muscular and stress related with associated headaches common tension symptoms brain tumor is far down on the list when you hear hoof beats they are probably not zebras. ...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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