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Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography

Contrast-enhanced computed tomography uses iodine-based radiocontrast agents and helps delineate structures like blood vessels, which usually cannot be distinguished from their adjacent structures. Furthermore, it is also used to gather functional reports about the organ or tissues. However, iodinated contrast substances may cause allergies, contrast-induced nephropathy, hyperthyroidism, and accumulation of Metformin.

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I accidentally took an iron tablet two days before the colonoscopy. Will it affect the test results?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing constipation and diarrhea for ten weeks. My colonoscopy reports came negative. I stopped taking Iron tablets five days before the procedure, but I accidentally took one tablet two days before the procedure. I focused on getting my bowel movements right before t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Do not worry, as iron tablets have not affected the results. They ask to stop iron tablets so that they can get a clear vision of the intestines. You took one tablet two days before the procedure, but that might have dissolved before co...  Read Full »

What is the unenhanced intracranial appearance on brain CT?

Query: Hello doctor, I have headaches. I had a computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain, and the result was normal unenhanced intracranial appearances. What does this mean? I am currently on Omeprazole, Domperidone, Mebeverine, Fexofenadine, Avamys, Ventolin, Seretide, and Ranitidine. I have uploaded pho...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed carefully your uploaded scan report and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that they indicate a normal brain structure. The term "non enhanced" means that there is no enhancement from the IV (intravenous) contrast, whi...  Read Full »

My abdominal pain did not reduce even after taking antibiotics. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 52-year-old female. Two weeks back, I had severe abdomen pain and got a sonography done. I have been diagnosed with amebic liver abscess. It was identified 13 days back and I was admitted in hospital for three days and was given saline and Metronidazole dosages, but still not rec...  Read Full »

Dr. Vasavada Bhavin Bhupendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If no improvement is present even after antibiotics, I would recommend a CT scan to confirm whether it is an abscess or something else. If CT scan confirms that it is liver abscess, then would just put a sonographic guided needle in the abscess and drain out all the pus...  Read Full »

What causes groin pain even after four years of hernia surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a right inguinal hernia laparoscopic surgery four years back. After about 10 days of surgery, I started walking for about 3.1 miles. The first two days, I did not feel any trouble. But, on the third day of my walk, I begun to feel trouble in the area of the groin and felt weak to...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan Govindasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hernia surgery involves placement of a prolene mesh in the area of weakness, which promotes vigorous fibrosis. So, it is only normal to experience mild discomfort on the side of surgery. If it is not troubling you too much, then it is better to leave it alone, because ...  Read Full »

My CT scan shows problems with the kidneys and lungs. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my first CT(computed tomography ) scan of the abdomen region due to elevated hormones (normetanephrine). That scan revealed a small formation of 6x7 mm in the left adrenal gland, suspicious for an adrenal adenoma or pheochromocytoma according to normetanephrine elevation. I showed t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. So, I scrolled through the CT abdomen images uploaded by you (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and have made the following observations: Sinus cyst in the left kidney looks benign to me since it is well-defined, has a ...  Read Full »

I have pain in my abdomen and navel. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 55-year-old female. I am suffering from stomach pain. My ultrasound scan was reported as normal. The CT scan report is normal with an impression as minimal free fluid in the pelvis. Our physician told that I have some infection in the intestine and was advised to take antibiotic an...  Read Full »

Dr. Tim Evans

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Before proceeding any further, a few things I would need to know. How long have your symptoms been present for? 1. Why did you have your uterus and ovaries removed? Was it for cancer or not? 2. The first thing I note is that (attachment removed to protect patient iden...  Read Full »

I recently had an MRI. What does my MRI report suggest about the enhancement of the cerebellum?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing persistent loss of balance for the past nine months. Please check my contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan plates, especially the cerebellum part. Is the enhancement of the cerebellum normal or abnormal?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. From the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of the brain shows a normal cerebellum. The image of the cerebellum shared by you is only a single one; and from w...  Read Full »

CECT abdomen and lungs was taken after six cycles of chemotherapy. Kindly explain it.

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 62 years old. I have attached his CECT of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. It is taken after six cycles of chemotherapy with Gemcitabine and Cisplatin. He is diagnosed with carcinoma of unknown primary with left lung metastasis.   Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I have gone through the attachment (the attachment is removed to protect the patient's identity). The scans look quite reassuring. There is nodular enhancement involving the left diaphragmatic pleura with minimal ...  Read Full »

Will a liver CT scan affect the baby if I conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had undergone an ultrasound scan as a part of the medical fitness examination to join a government job. In the scan, it was observed that I have a hemangioma on the right lobe of the liver measuring about 1.3 x 1.6 centimeters. I underwent a non-ionic contrast-induced computed tomogr...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are doing good. If intercourse takes place on the next day of the contrast computed tomography (CT) scan, there is no need to worry. The contrast agent and the events surrounding fertilization and early embryo development (if it happens) are independent of e...  Read Full »

My uncle is serious. Kindly check the report and suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I do not know the exact issue, but the doctor says my uncle is in a serious condition. Please review the report I have attached and guide us on what we can do. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed your attached report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and it indicates a tumor at the lower end of the esophagus with a high suspicion of cancer. The two most essential investigation...  Read Full »

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