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What Does It Mean A A Test Is Abnormal Of A X Ray Of Small Bowel
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Looking at intestine: A small bowel xray is one way that doctors can check to see it looks the way it should and can help decide if it working the way it should. Usually you are given something to drink (a thick substance called barium) that makes your intestines show up on the xray. Depending on how your intestine looks on the xray, it can help doctors find the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: You need to discuss this with your doctor since there are many types of densities which signify different things. Why was the CT obtained in the first place? ...Read more
What is a osteophyte formation in the knee mean? What is a hypointense signal mean on a mri? Is this a diagnosis on a mri?
Nothing: Your question does not contain sufficient information to be answered. Resubmit question after obtaining the US report. ...Read more
What could it mean to pass an eight inch in length tissue that looks like a tendonafter a day of diareaha?
What does it mean if you have a blood test done and the d-dimer is positive with a count of around 4.6?
Limited without more: The d-dimer is a fibrin degradation product (or fdp) which represents a small protein fragment in blood after a blood clot is broken down. The value can be used to test for clotting or thrombosis problems. However, a single value or a value in isolation should not be used. Therefore, a value of 4.6 means nothing. There are factors that can cause false readings. ...Read more
Varoius possibilitie: It varies depending exactly what you mean by 'large head'. ...Read more
I have had a miscarriage and during the scan it showed the endometrium of 4mm. Is this normal? Or could it be a cause of the miscarriage?
When a small amount of free fluid is found in a woman's pelvis via a CT scan, what does that mean?
On a chest xray,: The lungs are usually clear. A shadow (really an area of increased density compared to the air filled lung) can be 1 of 5 things. Fluid (water) - pleural effusion being the most common. Blood - from hemorrhage pus/infection, generally pneumonia, but lung abscess is possible cells - cancer and other tumors, some of which are benign (ex. Hamartoma) atelectasis - collapsed lung segment(s). ...Read more
Is it normal to have an absence of a bowel movement for a number of days occur after a colonoscopy?
Yes, the bowel pres: Probably cleaned you out so well that no stool is left to come out for a few days. If you are passing flatus, don't worry, stool will come. ...Read more
Depends on where: Venous blood clots in the arms and legs often produce swelling and a fullness like pain, and sometimes a discoloration however can be present without symptoms especially in their early stages. Other symptoms can be unexplained fever or shortness of breath. An good history and physical with an ultrasound if indicated will help. Do you have risk factors? This is an improtant discussion point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes normal: Fluid in pelvis in females is not uncommon. Free fluid is observed during all phases of the menstrual cycle. Sometimes fluid can be seen with ovarian cysts rupture. Fluid can also occur with pelvic infections and appendicitis.If no other abnormality or active process is seen, then fluid is probably physiologic. ...Read more
?liver: If this was an ultrasound of the liver, it is not an uncommon finding and would be benign. However it is important to know whether the radiologist is recommending a repeat study in the near future to assure stability and rule out more serious pathology. ...Read more
See your denist: You should have a dental exam and cleaning 1-2 times a year, early cavities often have no symptoms. When a cavity erodes through, and exposes the nerve you have pain. You can also get an abscess (infection) which can also cause pain. It is better to have a cavity filled early before it gets to these points. ...Read more
Lesion: A lesion means an abnormality. However, it is a very nonspecific term, and could signify anything along the spectrum of being completely nothing to worry about, to something very serious. Further imaging studies may be needed to figure out what it might be. Are there more details in the report? If so, post them. If not, call your doctor and ask him/her what the finding means. ...Read more
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