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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   HI. I JUST HAD A CT SCAN UROGRAPHY FOR BLADDER AND LOW BACK PAIN. THE RESULTS SHOWED "WNL EVALUATION OF THE URINARY TRACT", BUT IT SHOWED A "1 CM NONSPECIFIC HYPODENSE LESION WITHIN THE SPLEEN". i HAVE NO ABDOMINAL PAIN. ARE THESE LESIONS BAD?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXx here
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   these lesions in spleen could be enlarged lymphnodes and nothing to worry as these nodes are normal
Doctor :   stones will be hyperdense and opaque and will be clearly seen on the CT scan
Doctor :   stones will not appear as nonspecific lesions
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   Have u understood my advice ?
User :   YES- ARE THESE LESIONS USUALLY AN INCIDENTAL FINDING?
Doctor :   yes
User :   SHOULD i EXPECT FURTHER TESTING FROM A SPECIALIST
Doctor :   are u having any symptoms ?
Doctor :   are u taking any medications ?
User :   THE SPLEEN IS OTHERWISE WNL. i ONLY TAKE ATIVAN 1MG. NO ABDOMINAL PAIN
Doctor :   may i know your age, sex and weight ?
Doctor :   yes the spleen is absolutely normal
User :   i'M 37, FEMALE, AND WEIGH 115. NON SMOKER, NON DRINKER-JUST A WORRYWORT
Doctor :   then i dont think , there should be any issues and no need for further investigations
Doctor :   ok, i think ohter than ativan, you shd not need anything else
Doctor :   just keep yourself hydrated and have nourishing food
User :   ARE THESE LESIONS COMMON WITH CT SCANS, SINCE CT SCANS ARE SO SPECIFIC AND CAN SEE THE ORGANS SO WELL?
Doctor :   yes, these lesions can show up on CT scans, and since this is specifically seen in the spleen (which is like a large lymph node itself) there is nothing to be worried about
User :   THANK YOU!!
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
User :   NO, I THINK THAT'S IT. THANK YOU.
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   have a good day
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