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 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

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

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 »

Does overexposure or repeated exposure to radiation carry a risk of cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am anxious because I have been having chest pain after COVID-19. I took nine chest x-rays, one abdomen x-ray, two CT scans,and one abdomen CT scan. I am so scared that all the radiation exposure has increased my cancer risk, and these tests were done in a little time. Will I get cancer...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Bahuguna

Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your case history and would like to discuss with you the following points. Radiation from one chest x-ray is roughly about 0.02 mSv, and one x-ray abdomen is approximately about 0.07 mSv, one CT (computed tomography) chest is approximately about 5-8 mS...  Read Full »

Can lung nodules turn cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a CT scan done yesterday because I have been having some flank pain. The PA thought it was a kidney stone, so they recommended the CT. It turns out that I do not have any kidney stones but unrelated, they did find a "nonspecific, noncalcified 5 mm pulmonary nodule on the right lowe...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from flank pain. For that reason, you have recently undergone a CT scan of the abdomen. Your CT abdomen report has revealed a non-specific, non-calcified 5 mm pul...  Read Full »

My abdominal pain got worse after taking medicines. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, In the past ten days, I have a problem of sudden lower abdominal pain after eating and urgency to go to the bathroom. The stools are semi-solid and not loose motions. The abdominal pain gets resolved once I had a bowel movement. During these periods, I go to the bathroom five to six time...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You seem to be suffering from acid peptic disease along with lower gastrointestinal tract infection. You have taken the right treatment. In such case, I prefer to give my patients a good combination like Normaxin RT (combination of Ranitidine, Di...  Read Full »

My CT abdomen is suggestive of colitis. Would you explain the symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male. My weight is 84 kg, and weight is 175 cm. I have done a CT scan before three months, and it showed mild thickening of the sigmoid colon suggestive colitis. I do not have any symptoms of colitis, diarrhea or blood in the stool. I have done stool occult blood test...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The word colitis means an inflammatory reaction in the colon, often autoimmune or infectious. Most of the patients present with the pain in abdomen, diarrhea, and vomiting. The first issue is to try to determine whether you had ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. Mild ...  Read Full »

Will pancreatitis progress into cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you explain my CT scan results to me, especially regarding the information about the pancreas? Clinical history: Diffuse abdominal pain. Technique: Enhanced CT of abdomen and pelvis was using 100 cc of IV Omnipaque. 350 without oral contrast. Sagittal and coronal re-formations...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are not in much discomfort. The CT (computed tomography) abdomen and pelvis scan was done with contrast. Mild inflammatory changes are surrounding the pancreas. Also, there is a mention of gall bladder being contracted and mild periportal edema. In the ab...  Read Full »

Kindly confirm your impression regarding the abdominal ultrasound taken for early pregnancy.

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to obtain your second opinion regarding my abdominal pregnancy. I am set to receive laparoscopy to investigate but wanted to reaffirm my prior reports due to the Obgyn's disbelief that what is being investigated are actual twin fetuses (which still move every day). I was als...  Read Full »

Dr. Ismail Kabakus


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and frustration. Thank you for giving all details about your medical history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It helps a lot. Before I make a judgment, I would like you to upload all abdomen CT (computed tomography) and M...  Read Full »

Why am I getting recurrent pain in the abdomen, ribs, and liver area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the abdomen area right side of my ribs, under my ribs (both sides), and in the liver area. Sometimes I have pain in the lower abdomen. I did an x-ray of the stomach, urine analysis, and culture earlier. Everything looked fine, so I was asked to do a CT scan of the abdom...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the CT (computed tomography) scan abdomen and pelvis images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a persisting wall thickening of the stomach fundus and proximal body area. It is important to know that the stomach is not showing compl...  Read Full »

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 »

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