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Can some sort of tumor be mistaken for constipation or impacted poop on an x-ray?

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Dr. Imran Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Not really.

If you r talking about plain xrays they are not good for diagnosing tumors.
Constipation/fecal impaction on the other hand can be seen on xrays. If theres a concern for tumor the best test is colonoscopy. Ct scans are more sensitive than xrays for differentiating between impaction and tumor.

In brief: Not really.

If you r talking about plain xrays they are not good for diagnosing tumors.
Constipation/fecal impaction on the other hand can be seen on xrays. If theres a concern for tumor the best test is colonoscopy. Ct scans are more sensitive than xrays for differentiating between impaction and tumor.
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