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What is the result of CT of abdomen in intussusception?

Depends on stage: Intussusception may be intermitted, that is the bowel may go in and out. So ct is sensitive when taken during the pain. Ct might show, signs of inflammation, obstruction, the donut sign or 3rd kidney sign at the site of the intussusception. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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What is the result of xray in intussusception?

What is the result of xray in intussusception?

Barium enema: Intussusception is when the small intestine telescopes into the large intestine. It can cause pain, cramping, lethargy, and bloody stools. A barium or air contrast enema administered in a hospital can often reduce it and avoid surgery. This works about 75% of the time. In some instances surgery is needed to reduce the defect and in rare instances a bowel resection may be required. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

What are the causes of hernia in the abdomen?

Many: While the exact cause for a particular person may be unknown, there are many factors that are associated with hernia disease such as collagen disorders which can be genetically determined, previous surgery, infection, trauma, or congenital (born with it). Although relatively uncommon, coughing can cause a hernia in the groin. There also is likely more than one factor in the cause. ...Read more

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What is the sensitivity of ultrasound in deecting cirrhosis?I

What is the sensitivity of ultrasound in deecting cirrhosis?I

Useful tool: Ultrasound is a major screening tool for cirrhosis and its complications. It is also useful to aid in biopsy. CT and MRI are insensitive in early cirrhosis but helpfull on end stage disease. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a severe pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomin?

What is the cause of a severe pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomin?

Many Possibilities: Could be anything from gas, passing a kidney stone, colitis, diverticulitis, fecal impaction or a number of other things. Best get to dr. Right away as some of these conditions can deteriorate into peritonitis. If this has been going on for a number of hours i wouldn't delay. ...Read more

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In a ultrasound what does the dilation of the right renal pelvis mean?

In a ultrasound what does the dilation of the right renal pelvis mean?

Dilatation: A dilated renal pelvis means that structure #6 in the attached picture is dilated. This is where the urine collects before entering the ureter and heading to the bladder. Dilatation can be normal in some people, especially if the rest of the system is not dilated. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? Is it right upper abdominal pain only?

What are the early symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? Is it right upper abdominal pain only?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of liver disease: drugs/alcohol, obesity, viral infection, autoimmune disorders, injury to the liver, etc. The common cause is chronic inflammation of the liver leading to scarring. Most patients do not have any symptoms, except for possibly fatigue due to inflammation, until cirrhosis develops. Symptoms of cirrhosis include abdominal fullness, confusion, bleeding. ...Read more

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Is tenderness in the lower left side of the stomach always considered a symptom of diverticulitis?

Is tenderness in the lower left side of the stomach always  considered a symptom of diverticulitis?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain in the left lower quadrant is not always due to diverticulitis which usually presents with nausea and vomiting and left lower quadrant pain. LLQ pain can be referred , from constipation, obstruction, volvulus, kidney stones or in women ovarian cysts or torsion and several other problems. CT scan is indicated for both RLQ and LLQ pain when severe with guarding or rebound. See MD. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pain in testis?

What is the cause of pain in testis?

Here are...: - infection-related, such as std-/uti-related, or mumps; - torsion-related (testis or appendages), acute or recurrent intermittent; - referring-pain-related, such as stone, spinal nerve irritation from djd, pinched nerve, even rare single - newgrowth-related although usually painless; generally, a detailed hx, and physicals, possible tests should be able to deliver a correct DX most of times. ...Read more

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What is a punctate calculus in the lower pole of the kidney?

What is a punctate calculus in the lower pole of the kidney?

A tiny kidney stone: A punctate calculus refers to a very small kidney stone, generally 1-2 mm in size picked up on a CT scan as this is the most sensitive imaging study. A stone of this size should be passable if it decides to move down the ureter. I would recommend excellent fluid intake of 70-80 ounces daily and orange juice and lemonade daily. Your doctor should also monitor this stone periodically for growth. ...Read more

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What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?

What is chronic pyelonephritis and what is focal area scarring in the lower pole of the left kidney?

Chronic Pyelo: Chronic pyelonephritis is the result of any process in the kidney that causes prolonged inflammation and fibrosis (scarring). Common causes include: persistent or recurrent renal infections, vesicoureteral reflux (urine going backwards into the kidney), or urinary tract obstruction. A board certified urologist or nephrologist are the best doctors to review these types of findings. ...Read more

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What is the location of the pancreas in my belly?

What is the location of the pancreas in my belly?

Upper mid abdomen: The pancreas is located about 2-3 finger breadths below the breast bone in the middle of the upper abdomen. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a pain in the lower right abdomen?

Possible causes: Possible causes of right lower abdominal pain include appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, seminal vesiculitis, GI obstruction, renal infection or stones & gastroenteritis just to mention a few. If you have severe abdominal pain then urgent medical evaluation is indicated. Abdominal pain with change to stool pattern warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "negligible vericocele" in ultrasound sonography of scortum?

What is the meaning of "negligible vericocele" in ultrasound sonography of scortum?

A varicocele is: Is an enlargement of veins in the scrotum. By adding the term "negligible" that means that it is very slight. I would not fret. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the signs of vaginal cancer? Is bloating of the abdomen a sign?

What are the signs of vaginal cancer? Is bloating of the abdomen a sign?

See below: Ulcer and or a mass in the vagina and abnormal vaginal bleeding are usual signs of vaginal cancer. Abdominal bloating is not likely, though bloating may be associated with ovarian lesions. See this site for more info on vaginal cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vaginal-cancer/ds00812. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a fatty liver in pregnancy?

What is the cause of a fatty liver in pregnancy?

Enzyme deficiency: The association of cases of acute fatty liver of pregnancy with one of the inherited defects in mitochondrial beta-oxidation of fatty acids (the acronym for which is lchad), suggests that some affected women and their fetuses might have an inherited enzyme deficiency in beta-oxidation that predisposes the mother to this disorder. ...Read more

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What is the presumed cause of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

What is the presumed cause of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

Several theories: Most common belief is that aneurysms develop due to some inherent weakness in the artery's muscular layer due to an imbalance of collagen metabolism or genetic collagen abnormalities. The only independent risk of aneurysm growth is high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Ultrasound Of Abdomen (Definition)

An ultrasound of abdomen is used to screen and diagnose many findings. A complete abdominal ultrasound will look at your liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas , aorta ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more