Computed tomography of the pelvis is a diagnostic imaging method taken to detect the problems in the pelvis, prostate, bladder, liver, small bowel, colon, and other internal organs. It is a fast, accurate, and painless procedure done to view the problems in the internal organs. They help to detect obstructions, kidney stones, hernias, masses, tumors, infections, aneurysms, and fetuses in women. It uses a narrow beam of X-rays to provide cross-sectional images of the internal organs.
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Will my bowel infection be detectable by a nuclear scan?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 70 year old female. My height is 165 cm (5'5") and weight is 70.3 kg (155 lbs). My current medications are Quinapril-HCTZ 20-25 mg and Diltiazem 24HR ER 120 mg. I am experiencing discomfort in the right buttock for the past one year. I had a total body nuclear scan done recently a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. Please find my observations below. The x-ray is always useful when reporting a CT scan. It provides a two-dimensional picture of the screw which is seen to be partly ... Read Full »
I have pelvic pain, and my CT scan report indicates growth in my iliac region. What could it be?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a query regarding my father's PET scan results. My father had pelvic pain, and the doctor suggested a guided CT scan for diagnosis. The reports showed 11 cm growth in the iliac region. Unfortunately, I am unable to upload the CT scan images. Later, a biopsy and PET scan were also... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed these two reports (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like stage-4 cancer, possibly advanced lung cancer. But more workup is needed to confirm the final diagnosis. The biopsy report lacks details ... Read Full »
I wanted to know the interpretation of a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to have an evaluation of the CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast. How can I upload the disc of the CT scan? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed your CT (computed tomography) scan images (the attachments were removed to protect the patient's identity). So, I suggest the findings mentioned below. 1. There are a few calcified granulomas in bo... 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 »
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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 »
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 elde... Read Full »
Can a pelvic CT scan increase my chances of having cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a lower GI and pelvic CT scan with contrast done at the age of 36 years. I fly a lot. I want kids. Did this scan harm my eggs or increase my chances of developing cancer? Nothing was found in the scan, and the MSV was 8. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. The contrast CT scan pelvis has exposed you to radiation of 8 mSv as recorded on the machine. For a 36 year old female patient, this means you are exposed to an additional cancer risk of 0.09 ... 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 »
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 have severe period pain. Will partial hysterectomy help?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female. Why does the area, which I believe is my ovaries, hurt when I stretch? The pain would be in both the left and right side. When I sit down for a long time or when I defecate, it hurts a lot in the area. During my periods, why do my legs go numb? Every month aroun... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history you have given, it sounds like something is affecting the neuromuscular area on both sides at the pelvic or may I say the deep groin area. If I may further explain, the uterus is 7 cm long muscular structure, which is being held in position, folded o... Read Full »
What causes frequent urination and irritation in the urethra?
Query: Hello doctor, I had an ultrasound done for my kidneys and bladder today due to frequent urination and irritation in the urethra. I had a CT scan without contrast four months back, which stated I had peripelvic cysts on the left kidney, but that is all it said. I was asked to come for an ultrasound ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your apprehension. But you need not worry. As per the report images you have provided, your CT scan is absolutely fine as far as calculus (stone) is confirmed. To detect a calculus (stone), a plain CT scan without an IV contrast is sufficient as the m... Read Full »
My breasts are sore with irregular periods after taking a new contraceptive pill. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I started a new birth control pill and I bled nearly about 20 days or more. This month I was really late. But, my boobs were extremely sore. I am extremely sexually active with my boyfriend. Then, I bled heavily for a few days with clots and the pain was so extreme. I had naus... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels are below 100 and are not rising, then there is no chance of pregnancy. However, these symptoms could be because of stress, strain, anxiety, work pressure, change of place, change in climate or hormonal changes due to... Read Full »