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Ct shows large appendix. Blood tests negative for inflammation and infection. Can colonoscopy determine/see cause of pain in cecum/appendix area?

Ct shows large appendix. Blood tests negative for inflammation and infection. Can colonoscopy determine/see cause of pain in cecum/appendix area?

Sometimes large: Size is not the only criteria for appendicitis, Changes in mesentery and wall thickness. Another method of assessing appendix is ultrasound. If appendix localized inflammation in form of hyperemia is usually noted. Colonoscopy would not be method for assessment. Surgeons usually do not act with laparoscopy and surgery unless have some evidence clinically, blood tests, or imaging for appendiciitis ...Read more

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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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Ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, irregular period, pain in pelvic in the past 6 weeks, should I check in ER for removal?

Ruptured hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, irregular period, pain in pelvic in the past 6 weeks, should I check in ER for removal?

See gynecologist: Most of the people with pain and a ruptured ovarian cyst will have the cyst and the pain resolve over several weeks. However if the pain isn't improving or the cyst isn't going away having surgery such as laparoscopy to remove the cyst can be helpful. This is surgery a gynecologist would perform, so you could see that doctor. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed free fluid from ruptured ovarian cyst follow up ultras showed pelvic fluild dr said no there was not a ruptured cyst how can they tell?

Ct scan showed free fluid from ruptured ovarian cyst follow up ultras showed pelvic fluild dr said no there was not a ruptured cyst how can they tell?

Cyst rupture or not?: The free fluid could be from a ruptured ovarian cyst, or it could just be physiological free fluid. Did you have severe pelvic pain that seemed to get better with time? If so, a ruptured cyst is more likely. ...Read more

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After ct doctors concluded there was a ruptured ovarian cysts. Tubes blocked near uterus. Fibroids outside wall. would Reopening tubes help iui?

After ct doctors concluded there was a ruptured ovarian cysts. Tubes blocked near uterus. Fibroids outside wall. would Reopening tubes help iui?

Maybe: Re0opening fallopian tubes at the narrowest juncture to the uterus(isthmus) is a very, very difficult microsurgical procedure and often fails. Removing the fibroids and considering IVF is a better choice as IUI in your present condition is a non starter. ...Read more

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Health tap answer stated regular CT better for detecting inflammation & diverticulitis than CT colonography but will this still detect diverticulitis?

Health tap answer stated regular CT better for detecting inflammation & diverticulitis than CT colonography but will this still detect diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis: Yes a standard ct is the best modality for diagnosis during an acute attack and to classify the stage of disease colonography or colonoscopy can be considered many weeks after the acute attack has resolved. ...Read more

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How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

Not diagnositic: Blood test do not diagnose appendicitis, elevated blood cell counts in a person with right lower quadrant pain support the diagnosis. Imaging studies are more reliable than blood tests. ...Read more

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GYN-I have simple ovarian cyst and sm fibroids. Severe pelvic/rectal pain. Why is my GYN testing CA-125 if the test is not conclusive detecting CANCER?

GYN-I have simple ovarian cyst and sm fibroids. Severe pelvic/rectal pain. Why is my GYN testing CA-125 if the test is not conclusive detecting CANCER?

Discuss with GYN: No tumor marker is conclusive of cancer. You would need to discuss this with your GYN as to why they feel the need to check a CA-125. They may just be trying to be thorough in your evaluation. ...Read more

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Appendicitis pain 5 days, ER gave me ultrasound and blood tests. Said no sign of appendicitis. Pain continues. Positive McBurney. Appendicitis likely?

Appendicitis pain 5 days, ER gave me ultrasound and blood tests. Said no sign of appendicitis. Pain continues. Positive McBurney. Appendicitis likely?

Common appy imitator: In general, the new CT scanners are very good at picking up appendicitis. There is another fairly common condition called mesenteric adenitis which present almost exactly like appendicitis but it's usually due to a virus and resolve on its own. Again, in general, if your lab work is normal and the CAT scan is normal appendicitis extremely unlikely ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain, 2 urine test positive for blood, no visable blood, ovary ultrasound negative for cyst. Could it be kidney stones?

Lower left abdominal pain, 2 urine test positive for blood, no visable blood, ovary ultrasound negative for cyst. Could it be kidney stones?

Kidney stones: When urine tests positive for blood and contamination from menstruation is unlikely, and there is abdominal pain, a kidney stone that is passing through the ureter has to be taken into consideration. ...Read more

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Complex left pelvic cyst 5cm.Previous hysterectomy ovaries remain. Blood test s oestradiol 2768 pmol/l, ca125 7 iu/l.What are causes, what is treatment

Complex left pelvic cyst 5cm.Previous hysterectomy ovaries remain. Blood test s oestradiol 2768 pmol/l, ca125 7 iu/l.What are causes, what is treatment

More information: Complex cysts in postmenopausal women often need surgical removal. Very specific treatment options in individual cases need to be managed one on one with your and your doctor. There is not enough information to provide a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Ct scan for appendicitis showed dry stool and could not significantly visualize the appendix clearly. very pt spec. lrq pain 7-8/10 thoughts?

Ct scan for appendicitis showed dry stool and could not significantly visualize the appendix clearly.  very pt spec. lrq pain 7-8/10 thoughts?

Many things: That can cause pain in the right lower quadrant besides appendicitis. If can be from the colon in that area separate from the appendix, the small intestine in that area, the ovary on that side, inflamed lymph nodes or even atypical referred kidney pain. There is also an uncommon phenomenon known as epiploic appendagitis that can cause hard to diagnose abd pain. Hard to say without more info. ...Read more

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Im having a operative laparoscopy done for pelvic pain, if tubes are blocked will the dr unblock them?

Im having a operative laparoscopy done for pelvic pain, if tubes are blocked will the dr unblock them?

Yes, if she can: Doctors do have the ability to push dye through the tubes which can diagnose tubal blockage and occasionally can help to clean out the tube. Most scarred tubes need to be operated on to fix a blockage. If your doctor is a rei or infertility doctor, then he/she may be able to operate on a blocked tube. You should be clear about your doctor's abilities/intentions prior to the laparoscopy. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal aortic aneurysm be detected on a gall bladder ultrasound test?

Can an abdominal aortic aneurysm be detected on a gall bladder ultrasound test?

Maybe: An abdominal ultrasound is an excellent way to detect an abdominal aortic aneurysm but the person doing ultrasound has to look at the aorta. If the sonographer only looks at the gallbladder, they will not see the aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows diverticulitis Gi advised sigmoidoscopy to check narrowing of colon could it be cancer as been told only scoping can confirm difference?

Ct scan shows diverticulitis Gi advised sigmoidoscopy to check narrowing of colon could it be cancer as been told only scoping can confirm difference?

Unfortunately those: two conditions can look similar on the CT scan. Another option is to treat for diverticulitis, then repeat the CT scan to see if the abnormality has resolved. If you don't have symptoms of diverticulitis, you should have the sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more

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CT scan done, colon remarkable. But ordered an Ultrasound of pelvis and ovaries. Left ovary not found but fluid was present.

CT scan done, colon remarkable. But ordered an Ultrasound of pelvis and ovaries.  Left ovary not found but fluid was present.

Pelvic fluid: Occasionally an ovary is not identified on ultrasound, they can be mobile and not in the expected location, or obscured by bowel gas. MRI may be useful if identifying the ovaries is warranted. A small amount of fluid may normally be found in the pelvis on US. A large amount would be abnormal. ...Read more

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Does ultrasound tests for ovarian cysts?

Does ultrasound tests for ovarian cysts?

An U/S of anything: Shows size, shape, and consistency of the tissue, or inconsistencies that are fluid filled (cysts) or solid filled or at least not filled with water density...This can be menstrual cycle dependent as well, and ovaries are on both sides, with the tubes are called adnexa. Fluid in the abdomen acan also be seen. None of this provides a diagnosis: need cells or tissue. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more