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Why Did The Ct Not Show My Appendix
If I had an abdominal CT scan but I was told abdominal only not the pelvis does that mean it won't see the large intestine ?
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
Have pain under my ribs on my right side. ER did a ct scan and they said it was normal, enlarged appendix. Why didn't they take it out? More issues?
Because incidental: finding not likely related to ribs since it is located in the right lower abdomen and was inceidental finding, er is for emergencies and they wanted to rule that out , you can schedule a surgeon to remove the appendix if you want since it can burst later but may not be necessary but you can have a surgeon ready when needed. if pain in the right lower abdomin and fever and vomiting it can be the ap ...Read more
I recently had a ct scan on my abdomen. The ct scan said the bases of my lungs were clear. What does that mean?
Normal: The bottom part of your lungs looks normal. ...Read more
Why wasn't i given contrast fluid before my CT dcan to look for appendicitis?! the doc said my results were clear but how can they be?
Appendicitis: Contrast-enhanced, thin-section ct scanning has become the preferred imaging technique in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, with a high diagnostic accuracy of 95-98%. The literature suggests that limited helical ct scanning with rectal contrast is a highly accurate, time-efficient, cost-effective way to evaluate adult patients with equivocal presentations for appendicitis. ...Read more
Especially if: you are a premenopausal female, it may be normal to have small amounts of fluid in the pelvis. Large amounts of fluid in the pelvis are abnormal at any age. So there is unfortunately not enough information provided to hazard a guess as to the significance in your case. Need to talk with your doc about the results. ...Read more
Can your appendix touch your right ovary? Is this common?
I went to the ER last tuesday, they did a CT scan, and two ultrasounds. Nothing confirmed!
ColonDidntFallInADay: Did they use that word? Or did they say "redundant" ?? That's just a slightly longer colon that flops around or settles lower than normal and usually keeps out of trouble, except maybe for occasional constipation or cramps. Rarely, it will twist and cause a problem. As long as you are otherwise healthy, hydrated and eating fibre, you should do OK unless, of course it has collapsed, then you're SOL ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hollow organ: Because the stomach is a hollow organ, if it is not full of food sometimes it will not show up on a CT scan or other imaging test. If a doctor is specifically wanting to look at the stomach on CT scan they can order the CT with oral contrast. Then you drink some contrast material and the stomach will show up. ...Read more
Will an abdominal ct scan pick up pancreatic and stomach cancers? My ct scan didn't mention my stomach- is that because it's clear?
Unknown: Unfortunately, an MRI cannot answer all questions. Sometimes the cause of pain is very difficult to diagnose, and persistent pain with a negative scan can be very frustrating to both the patient and the physician. You are definitely not alone in this situation. I wish i could be more helpful. ...Read more
What to do if i had right upper abdominal pain, and i ended up in the er. The tests did not show much. Why the pain?
Passing a gallstone: If you passed a stone, single gallstone or single kidney stone, it is possible the er testing was all negative. However, the process will likely recur. Monitor yourself, diary the symptoms, check in with your doc, hydrate, stay on a low fat diet. There are diagnostic tests your doc can order in the outpatient setting to achieve a diagnosis. Be well. ...Read more
I have a copy of my CT scan and the report says normal appendix identified. I can't see it on the images. Im no pro, but possibly wrong? I want proof.
No way: to confirm the appendix on a CT in this general Q & A section, but I am available for consult at my HealthTap virtual practice if you have the images in digital format and are able to upload or email them. ...Read more
Ultrasound results just have loop bowel no herina no fluid but CT scan didn't pick anything up my dr said it was a shadow and they got it wrong, ?
My doctor is asking if i would get another cat scan, i asked will MRI do the same thing?I have had several cat scans of the stomach and am reluctant.?
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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