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CT Scan - Why Performed

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Comment from: Anonymous, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 14

I had right side abdominal pain that was very severe. It felt like a knife stabbed my liver! They thought it was my gall bladder or appendix. I had normal labs and a normal ultrasound, then the CT scan. The scan showed massive amounts of diverticulitis and a tumor in my large intestine. I had surgery to remove 6 feet of colon and tumor was not malignant.

Comment from: K, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 08

CT scan was performed looking for diagnosis for chronic vertigo.

Comment from: poohbear1, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 14

I had a CT scan done for chronic pancreatitis. This was the fourth one I've had this year.

Comment from: mashan, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

A chest X-ray showed nodules in the lung so a PET scan was done within 2 weeks and now a second CT is being done to see if the size of the nodules has increased.

Comment from: trax09, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 22

My CT scan was performed on my head the day after I was injured in a car accident. My head banged against the windshield. Though there was minor abrasion, I still feel nauseous five days after the accident.


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