Ct Abdomen

CT (computed tomography) scan, otherwise called CAT scan, is a special kind of X-ray, which takes cross-sectional images of the body. A CT abdomen is performed to diagnose the cause of abdominal pain, mass in your abdomen, kidney stones, appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, and cancer.

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Does my ultrasound scan project anything serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I have uploaded my ultrasound scan report. Could you please check the scan and tell is there any dangerous situation? Any surgery needed? Suggest me what I have to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). A cavernoma mean abnormal collection of blood vessels. Because of the presence of cavernoma, blood is not flowing properly in the lung and hence due to that improper blood flow, back pressur...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for stage 3 colorectal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the CT report of my mother. Could you please verify the reports and suggest the best treatment for her? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you must be very upset while seeing these reports. The CT (computed tomography) scan findings are raising the possibility of colorectal cancer, although it needs to be proven in the biopsy (attachments removed to protect the patient’s i...  Read Full »

Is it concerning to have on and off abdominal pain after one month of swallowing a chicken bone?

Query: Hello doctor, I guess I swallowed a piece of chicken bone one month ago. I am having on and off pain in my abdomen with no other severe symptoms. I already have gastritis and IBS. If I have swallowed a bony piece, could it be left without any symptoms? Is it cornering? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had swallowed a chicken bone one month ago, and you want to know if the swallowed chicken bone can cause bowel proliferation.Chicken bone ingestion is a common incidence that may easily...  Read Full »

How to manage the 3 cm mass present in my left kidney?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37 year old male. About three weeks ago, I had an abdominal CT due to severe stomach pain. The CT revealed a possible 3 cm mass in my left kidney. I had a follow-up ultrasound that showed 4 cm thing in the central part of the left kidney. They were unsure whether it was a mass o...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. CT scan with contrast should be able to differentiate between both. If it is still not able to differentiate, then go for an MRI. If MRI is also not conclusive, then go for a percutaneous biopsy. A percutaneous biopsy will definitely differentiate between both. Then yo...  Read Full »

Why do I have a crampy stomach and belching even when scope tests remain clear?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my early 60s. For the last three months, after dinner, I feel indigestion for 2 hours and have a crampy stomach with lots of belchings. Because of this, I am not on regular food. Earlier, I had a few issues, but that was manageable and not so intense. Now, even when not taking food...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for your symptoms. Having normal endoscopy reports does not eliminate other small intestine related causes for indigestion. Constipation itself cause heartburn and belching related to incomplete evacuation due to slow intestinal movement. ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment procedure for stomach cancer involving lymph nodes?

Query: Hi doctor, In pathology report there is asymmetric mural wall thickening in the antral pyloric region. There are enlarged lymph nodes in the perigastric and portal lymph nodes. I am attaching my pathology reports. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached pathology report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It has been diagnosed as stomach cancer. So, the first thing needed here is to know the stage of disease, and for that, a CT (computed tomography) scan of the thorax, abdo...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old son is having severe vomiting after meals for a year. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old. He has been having severe vomiting after meals since he was an infant. At about 1 year of age, the vomiting slowed to about three times a week, which is how frequent he vomits now. He is in the third percentile for height 39 inches at 5 years and weighs 27 lbs. He h...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very sad to see your child in such a situation. I understand that your child is chronically malnourished.¬†Vomiting since such a long duration needs thorough evaluation. You can go for imaging (CT or MRI scan) of the abdomen and endoscopy with or without biopsy of u...  Read Full »

What can cause hiccups for six days?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 77 years old. He had previous episodes of hiccups, and when he used to have Ulgel A, it would go away. For the past six days, he is having hiccups. But now, he has been having hiccups continuously. He is taking Baclofen 10 mg, Ulgel A, Mucaine gel, Perinorm, Rantac 150 for the...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about your father. Well, the treatment he is receiving is already more than enough. Tablet Baclofen and tablet Perinorm (Metoclopramide 10 mg) are two medications that cure hiccups. But it is required to determine the underlying cause f...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bulge in my left lower abdomen above a scar from surgery last year?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a bulge in my left lower abdomen above a scar from surgery last year. It first appeared late last year, and the CT showed I was constipated, so my doctors left it at that. In the last couple of months, I have been working with GI since it is gotten bigger and more painful. I did an...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern that you have a bulge in the left lower abdomen near the scar. You have done a CT scan, and it has been conclusive. It would be good to know if the bulge is decreasing when you lie down or increasing when you get up from your bed. If the bul...  Read Full »

What does it indicate if the celiac branch diameter is increased?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I had an abdominal CT (for preventative imaging), not for symptoms. It says, “ Celiac axis is diffusely large-caliber measuring 13 mm in diameter. It is widely patent. The superior mesenteric artery is patent. It measures 10 mm in diameter. ” Can...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Few things: From the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the abdominal aorta is the normal diameter. It is the artery that is most commonly dilated and is dangerous. The celiac trunk is its branch, its diameter is i...  Read Full »

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