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Dr. Wants me to do CT scan of abdomen bc of stom. Cramps, not able to lose weight for 6+ mos. Skeptical bc i had CT of chest negative/ all tests neg. Feeling extreme nauseated today. Help? Radiation?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Have the CT scan

The ct scan is one of the best ways to determine the cause of abdominal pain.
Radiation exposure is modest and not a clinical issue.

In brief: Have the CT scan

The ct scan is one of the best ways to determine the cause of abdominal pain.
Radiation exposure is modest and not a clinical issue.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: You are right

About the radiation exposure unless the benefit outweighs the risk.
Would hate to second guess your doctor with no specific information. Ask your doctor what he/she is hoping to confirm or rule out by the scan.

In brief: You are right

About the radiation exposure unless the benefit outweighs the risk.
Would hate to second guess your doctor with no specific information. Ask your doctor what he/she is hoping to confirm or rule out by the scan.
Dr. James Burns
Dr. James Burns
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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Abdominal Pain eval

A ct of the abdomen is part of the evaluation of abdominal pain.
However it certainly is not at th ebeginning of the evaluation. A through history and physical exam. Then consideration for less expensive blood work including liver and pancease blood tests and possibly stool studies. In a 21 y/o female the commonest cause of abdominal pain is constipation, followed by acid related irritation.

In brief: Abdominal Pain eval

A ct of the abdomen is part of the evaluation of abdominal pain.
However it certainly is not at th ebeginning of the evaluation. A through history and physical exam. Then consideration for less expensive blood work including liver and pancease blood tests and possibly stool studies. In a 21 y/o female the commonest cause of abdominal pain is constipation, followed by acid related irritation.
Dr. John Hanna
Dr. John Hanna
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