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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Sucralfate is not helping my gas problem nowadays. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. My primary symptoms are large amounts of gas produced in stomach and/or intestine. I feels like stomach acid becomes carbonated, pain and pinching feeling from gas. I also have tingling, spasms or pain in pectoral, armpit, calf shoulder stiffness or aching in ...  Read Full »

Dr. A V Hussain Shihaz

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing a detailed history. There are a few details I would have appreciated. Have you lost weight during any of the periods? Does your weight keep swinging from gain to loss? Any history of iron deficiency anemia in the past? Have you ever been a...  Read Full »

What can cause hiccups for six days?

Query: My father is 77 years old. He has had episodes of hiccups before. Now for the past 6 days he is having hiccups. Earlier when he used to have hiccups, he used to have Ulgel A syrup and it would stop. But now he has been taking Rantac, Baclofen 10 mg, Perinorm, Ulgel A syrup and Mucaine Gel. Still his...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can understand how you are feeling about your father such condition. Well the treatment he is receiving is already more than enough. Baclofen and Perinorm are two medications which have effect on hiccups. But it is required to establish the underlying cause for ...  Read Full »

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

Query: I've got 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 Drs left it at that. In the last couple months, I've been working with GI since it's gotten bigger and more painful. I did another CT but the resu...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, I understand your concern that you are having a bulge in the left lower abdomen near the scar . You have done a CT scan and it has been in 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 bulge is increa...  Read Full »

Why does my wife get severe abdominal pain with normal blood and x-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, For the last three years, my wife had an acute abdominal pain due to gastritis. All the blood reports, sonography reports, x-ray are normal. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it is due to gastritis, you should go for endoscopy, until that time you can start tablet Pantakind DSR (Pantoprazole).  Read Full »

What are the causes of kidney pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just started fasting from yesterday morning and last night I was having slight kidney pain. Then I awoke in the middle of the night with some kidney pain and a swollen kidney feeling and urinated with difficulty like having to really push it out. Similarly, last year my kidney got ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tamer Mohammed Abou Youssif

Urologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At least, now you have to stop fasting until you perform investigations such as urinalysis, kidney function test, uric acid and imaging of the urinary tract by CTU (CT urography).   Read Full »

Can you please interpret my ultrasound?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been sick for two years. I was diagnosed with HPV two years back, but no treatment was done. Recently, I was diagnosed with anemia. I have lower back pain, fatigue, tingling in legs, right and left pelvic pain. Currently, I am taking Effexor and Adderall. I had an ultrasound done. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The outcome of ultrasound (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is as follows: The uterus is of normal size. The endometrial thickness measures 1.28 cm and this might be at upper limit of normal, depending on your age and time of your cycle. In the elderly age ...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to take CT abdomen after SPECT scan?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a SPECT scan to evaluate a possible CSF leak. The scan was done with a dye injected into the spine. My brain was scanned and also the abdomen. The scan did not pick-up any abnormalities and a leak was not seen. I was informed today that I may need to have a CT scan of...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Interventional Radiologist, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I cannot but appreciate what you call your "curiosity". I would rather call it your awareness and consciousness. One should indeed think twice before going through a radiation exposure for a second time. If I say in one word, the CT scan your doctor has recommended i...  Read Full »

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

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

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 pressure is i...  Read Full »

Can a CT scan miss appendicitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I was in an emergency last night because of 48 hours of pain that moved to my right lower abdomen. Also, I am not eating, and I have severe diarrhea if I do. They said my white blood cells were a bit elevated. The CT scan without contrast did not show an inflamed appendix. Now it is the...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.CT scan could not miss a case of appendicitis unless the medical personnel who viewed the CT scan were not qualified enough for correct interpretation of the scan.However, the other causes of right lower abdomen pain may be any one of the following. It could be due to irrit...  Read Full »

I would like to know the meaning of some results I have attached. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the meaning of some results I have attached. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Klerida Shehu

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I viewed your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I can say as follows 1. Your body max index is 39, and it indicates your obesity. 2. Abdominal CT findings are fatty liver, and mild enlarge prostate. Fatty liver means that the liver is o...  Read Full »

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