Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
139 Doctors are Online

Constant nausea. Not pregnant. CT scan scheduled. Other reasons?

I have been experiencing constant nausea . My doctor sent me for an egd which was normal. However, the doctor who performed the edg wants me to have a ct scan and a two week follow up with him. Is is normal to have a follow up ct scan after the edg, or should I be concerned? If my edg was normal, what could be some other reasons for my constant nausea (I am definitely NOT pregnant.) I am a 56 year old female.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  15
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

EDG stands for esophagogastroduodenoscopy. It looks at the lining of the esophagus, stomach and the duodenum ( the first part of the intestines).

A ct scan can be done to look at various points of the body such as the head, chest, abdomen,pelvis.
With a history of nausea, it is likely that CT suggested may be an abdominal CT.

The EDG would have only given information on the inside of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. Since this was reportedly normal, your doctor may want the CT to see the other structures in the abdomen.

I hope this helps
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor