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Can a CT scan or MRI of the lumbar could show a differance if my grama was very constipated she said it was causin lots of presure pshin on the l/bone?

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In brief: Not the MRI,maybe CT

The lumbar MRI will not image the bowel.
It will show problems involving or surrounding the spine. If she is having pain from constipation, she may not need any imaging. If there is a questions, her doctor may decide to start with an x-ray and may only do a cat scan if it's really needed.

In brief: Not the MRI,maybe CT

The lumbar MRI will not image the bowel.
It will show problems involving or surrounding the spine. If she is having pain from constipation, she may not need any imaging. If there is a questions, her doctor may decide to start with an x-ray and may only do a cat scan if it's really needed.
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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In brief: No

Mri or ct of the lumbar spine will not demonstrate abnormalities of the spine caused by constipation.

In brief: No

Mri or ct of the lumbar spine will not demonstrate abnormalities of the spine caused by constipation.
Dr. Paxton Daniel
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