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 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 »
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 »