Related Questions

Had l spine xray and CT scan for kidney stones, all clear. Low back pain. Would l spine xray have shown lower back tumor? No stones, uti, etc.

No. X-ray does not show soft tissue well. So, if tumor, ct or MRI would be needed to show it. You mention that you have had a ct for stones. Usually this is abdominal ct and pelvic ct. If so, it would show low back. Your doc can tell you how much showed on ct and can discuss whether there is a reason for you to worry about a tumor. Read more...
No. An x-ray of the lumbar spine would predominantly show only bone. In general, an x-ray is not a very sensitive test to detect the specific cause of back pain in most patients. Consider requesting an MRI which shows the bone, but also shows the nerves, discs, and other soft tissues of the back and is therefore much more sensitive than an x-ray. Read more...
Not sensitive test. Xray will show large obvious bony masses but this is not asensitive way to evaluate for cancer. Consider a pet scan or MRI depending on symptoms. But before you scare yourself too much, why are you questioning if you have canser. Do you have weight loss, fevers, chills, night sweats, or other symptoms that make yuo think you have cancer? Because of your questions, you need to see your pcp. Read more...

Slightly red urine 2 days. Sometimes clear. Bladder cancer or kidney stone? 3 stones in kidney. Don't smoke. No pain. Ab ultasnd nrml back in November

Urine culture . Painless hematuria or blood in the urine could be a manifestation of bladder cancer. If this were a kidney stone you would probably have flank pain but on occasion it can be painless. A urinary tract infection usually presents with pain on urination. I would suggest getting a urine culture but if it persists a urological workup and cystoscopy may be needed. Read more...

Would a tumor caused from lymphoma, e.G. Node, etc, show up on plain xray and ct? Low back pn, clear l spine xray and CT to look for kidney stones, etc.

Not XR. A x-ray would not be particularly helpful, unless it's a large tumor. Ct would be much better, and should be able to pick up enlarged lymph nodes. Watch out for contrast though. Kidney stone cts are done without IV contrast, but you will need contrast to look for tumor (at least much better at it). Talk to your doctor to make sure whether you are doing it with or without contrast. Read more...