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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What do the stone-like structures in my abdominal CT suggest?

Query: Hello doctor,I had an abdominal CT done for pain in my lower abdomen, groin, and testicle that resulted after a sudden twisting movement. The report did not really address a cause for any of the pain, though when I was looking at the images, I noticed what appeared to be two stones of some sort on m...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity).¬†I understand your concern. You might be referring to the two tiny stone-like densities to the right of the midline. Let me reassure you that it is not a stone which we are seeing. It is below the...  Read Full »

My CT scan revealed a benign hemangioma on the right lobe of the liver. Will a 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I am worried about the mass in my grandfather's computed tomography (CT) reports. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my grandfather's CT scan reports. I would like to get an opinion. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through the attached CT (computed tomography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) of your grandfather meticulously. I understand that the whole family is in anxiety over the mention of cancer. At the sa...  Read Full »

My stomach lining is thick, and I have loose motions, diarrhea, and nausea. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, A recent abdominal CT scan at the ER for a possible kidney stone was normal in every respect, except radiology report stated a very slight 'thickening in the stomach lining'. I had a normal endoscopy three years ago, which diagnosed a small hiatal hernia, but no other clinical findings...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. I just want to enlighten you that your CT scan report was quite normal¬†and there is nothing to get tensed about. I just want to clarify about your issue regarding the 'thickening in the stomach lining'. As your endoscopy report shows that you had a¬...  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

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...  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 »

What is the reason for discomfort and tightness in the upper abdomen?

Query: Hello¬†doctor, My 66 year old¬†mother has a discomfort in the upper abdomen since five days. She is experiencing gas trouble and tightness in the¬†upper abdomen. Her stools are a little constipated but, she is passing¬†every day. Now, she has a fever between 99 to 100 degree from five days in the ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Girish C. Kamat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The hemogram indicates a¬†rise in the¬†neutrophil count, which is secondary to an acute infection. The urine examination is normal. So, there is no urinary tract infec...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for right upper quadrant pain or discomfort?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing right upper quadrant discomfort for about a year now. First, the doctor I consulted believed it to be intercostal neuritis and gave me an injection. However, the pain or discomfort did not leave. I have had three ultrasounds. The first and third did not show anyt...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and understand it. 1)The most common causes for such symptoms are a fatty liver (excessive fat buildup in the liver) or liver abscess (a mass filled with pus inside the liver), which are identifiable w...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for high blood sugar levels in a premature baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife delivered a baby boy two months prematurely and he was underweight (1.210 kg). The reason was almost nil movement of the¬†fetus and very less fluid in the¬†fetus (3.5 to 4).After the¬†delivery,¬†the doctor said that all the other parameters of the¬†baby like the¬†height of the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possible¬†reasons for diabetes are a¬†lack of development of insulin response due to prematurity, in which case it will improve with time. Another possibility is sepsis, that will subside with antibiotics. The less likely possibility is a¬†congenital absence of the...  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

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 »

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