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Undergone Ovaro hysterectomy. Chronic pain from fibromyalgia and lumbosacral osteoarthritis. What are the findings from abdominal CT?

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Can a stool-packed colon mimic enlarged spleen (chronic pain and bulge upper left side), and wouldn't an abdominal ct scan be able to tell difference?
Posted Sun, 10 Nov 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Clinical examiantion and CT scan are confirmatory

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Hi.
thanks for writing in.
Yes a colon full of stools can mimic a enlarged spleen to start with. However clinical examination will help in differentiating the two conditions.
Contrast enhanced Ct scan of the abdomen can clearly differentiate the two without any error .
I hope this answers your query.
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Follow-up: Undergone Ovaro hysterectomy. Chronic pain from fibromyalgia and lumbosacral osteoarthritis. What are the findings from abdominal CT? 7 hours later
Thank you. Do any of the blood sample results suggest further investigation?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 15 hours later
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Symptoms suggest further investigations

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Hi,
Blood investigations do not suggest any further investigations.
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