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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I just had an MRI for my spine...when the spinal specialist was going over the results he noticed some dark areas in my stomach area..he said he had not seen that i'm worried
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi there
Doctor :   May i know the impression he has reported ?
User :   it's an MRI..he didn't know what it was because it's not his specialty
User :   the spots appear to be oval in shape
User :   i can email you a couple pictures
Doctor :   ok , let me have a look
Doctor :   mail it
User :   ok..just sent
User :   sent
Doctor :   please wait while i open them
Doctor :   i had a look
Doctor :   it appears to me as intestinal gas
User :   so nothing to be concerned from what you see?
User :   there are also smaller spots
Doctor :   i see no reason to be concerned
User :   thank you
Doctor :   yes, they will be multiple always
User :   i've had IBS for 10 years
User :   so I thought it could be something bad/cancerous
Doctor :   no , i do not think its cancer
Doctor :   its very common finding in the scans and xrays
User :   ok great..thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   bye Dr. u too
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