Ct Scan

CT (Computed tomography) scan is a diagnostic technique which uses computers and X-rays to produce cross-sectional images of the body parts like the head, shoulders, spine, heart, brain, abdomen, knee, and chest. A CT scan is more detailed than a standard X-ray as it also shows the soft tissues, blood vessels, bones. It is used for diagnosing diseases like infections, fractures, muscle disorders, tumors, and to guide surgeries and biopsies.

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Is it safe to undergo surgery for subdural hemorrhage in a 65-year-old male?

Query: Hello doctor, My father in law is 65 years old. His weight is 70 kg, and his height is 5 feet 7 inches. He had a headache for the last week and he thought it was due to a bad tooth. On further checkup with the dental doctor, it was suggested to go for a CT scan in the head as during the discussion ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the CT scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), a subdural hemorrhage has a thickness of 29 mm and a midline shift of 10 mm. Surgery seems to be an appropriate treatment option. Along with surgery, medications will also be requir...  Read Full »

Why does my dad have frequent headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 67 years old. He had a habit of consuming alcohol and tobacco. For the past three years, he has a headache that starts at any point of time. He also had a bit of memory loss and malfunctioning of ears and eyes. So, we had a CT scan of his brain done. Some medications were s...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father's CT scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) describes two things as follows. Loss of blood supply in small areas of the brain. This will not cause any problem to him. But, the underlying problem of narrow neck vessels or hyperlipidemia ...  Read Full »

What does my CT scan reports of lung nodule indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, For lung nodules, in the last three years, I had three scans with different radiologists. I would like to get it checked by one radiologist for any actual growth or changes that would indicate cancer. Does the lung nodule getting bigger? Due to my low platelet count, a lung biopsy is mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, lung nodule (small tissue like growth) is suspected to be a cancer if it doubles in size between 1 and 18 months. As per CT scan done before four years, it measures approximately 2.0 x 1.5 cm (anteroposterior x transverse) with a calcification in it. As per C...  Read Full »

Why does my oxygen saturation level go down if I reduce the steroid dose?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 7 years, I was affected by chronic HP. From that time, I am in oxygen therapy and steroids 4 mg. My doctor told to taper them and stop so as per his advice I slowly tapered the dose of steroids and stopped it finally. When I stopped it, I cannot able to move or walk and also my sa...  Read Full »

Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis or HP is a type of interstitial lung disease. It is a chronic type of lung disease and treatment usually runs longer, especially with steroids and immunosuppressive drugs. As you said, you are taking steroids in tapering dose but still you ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for pain under the bridge of nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain under the bridge of my nose for about six weeks. I sleep well with no pain but about 2 hours after, I wake up and start to feel pain in the bridge of my nose and maybe a dull headache, which usually goes for the rest of day and usually increases but stops short of a migrai...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the CT scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) which seems to be normal, but it says that there is some deviation. So I want to see the scan films, can you send me? The report also says that there is some mucosal thickening which cou...  Read Full »

Can pancreatic pseudocyst be treated by medicine or laparoscopic procedure needed?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 43 years old. He had an episode of acute pancreatitis last year. Gas and indigestion persisted since then. A recent CT scan has shown a possibility of pancreatic pseudocyst formation. The doctor has advised to remove the same by the procedure. My query regarding this i...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When he had the first episode of pancreatitis? What is the size of the cyst by ultrasound? What is serum amylase or lipase levels? Is he a diabetic? Is he an alcoholic? Will you please answer to above questions if possible. If pseudocyst usually acute means we will...  Read Full »

Can a CT scan determine whether an enlarged lymph node is benign or malignant?

Query: Hello doctor, Is there anyway that a CT scan can determine whether an enlarged lymph node is benign or malignant?  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Bahuguna

Radiodiagnosis Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CT is a structural imaging method that relies on assessment of lymphnodes (LNs) based on their anatomy viz.size,shape, margins and enhancement patterns. Among these, size is still the most common criterion, a short axis diameter of more than 1 cm is generally accepted a...  Read Full »

Why do I get headache during sex?

Query: Hi doctor,I am getting headaches during sex. Also, the pain peaks at orgasms. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Headaches at peak of sex or after sex is usually associated with medicines used for erectile dysfunction like Viagra (Sildenafil). Sometimes, pain at orgasm can occur without any significant disorder due to sudden change in the hemodynamics of blood supply to various orga...  Read Full »

My relative was shot, and the bullet went in through his ear. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My family relative got shot yesterday. As of right now, he still has the bullet inside. The bullet went in through his left ear and did not come back out. I am not sure exactly where inside the bullet is. He is currently hospitalized, but no doctor has come up with a solution. My relative...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In penetrating bullet injury, CT scan of the head should be obtained after stabilizing his cardiopulmonary condition to determine the extent of intracranial damage and the presence of intracranial metallic fragments (bullet). I would also suggest you to carry out comput...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to dilate an obstructed nose without surgery.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby girl is 3 weeks old and she has a problem with her right nose. She cannot breathe and the physicians said me that it is an obstruction but not an imperforation. The physicians tried to aspire and the secretions are gelatin. The secretion is bacteriologically negative. The next ste...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the details you have provided it seems like unilateral choanal atresia (blockage of nasal passage). Choanal atresia can be unilateral or bilateral also can be bony or membranous. It is a congenital problem that is from birth.  In unilateral, if membranous then we ne...  Read Full »

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