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Umbilical hernia and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
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User :   Hi, I have a CT scan that I'd like to have reviewed for possible issues with my appendix. Is this something that could be done?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   What does your CT report say?
Doctor :   what symptoms do you have at present?
User :   Hi Dr. XXXXX, I have a number of pains and issues but one in particular around my appendix area feels sore whenever I have gas in my intestines for instance
User :   or with certain foods that cause pressure
User :   I have a CT scan and the report only noted an umbilical hernia
User :   just with fat in it
User :   not a big deal
Doctor :   ok
User :   and lots of stool in the bowel
User :   but I found the CT slices that I believe show my appendix
Doctor :   could you read out the CT report here? I mean to ask can you type the report here for me?
User :   and would like a second opinion
User :   I don't have the report, but I do have a few image slices that I would like to share for a second opinion if you know how to read the radiology?
Doctor :   ok. you can send those images at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   i will try to help you interpreting them
User :   ok what should I use for subject line?
Doctor :   mention your doubt as subject line
Doctor :   and let me know when you have sent it
Doctor :   such that I can have a look at it
User :   ok, sent
User :   I called it CT Scan Images
User :   I circled what I think is my appendix
User :   and it seems to have a bump on it
User :   Can you tell me if that is normal?
Doctor :   let me have a look at it, i have still not received it. please give me a moment
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok, i have ahd a look at them. do you have any other image slices?
User :   I do
Doctor :   they look more like the small intestines to me.
User :   the circled area is not the appendix?
User :   I have several hundred slices
Doctor :   no, it may not be the appendix, appendix is usually thinner and smaller
User :   do you want me to go higher or lower?
User :   I can send more slices
Doctor :   you can send me 2-3 more slices hihger than these levels and lower than these levels
User :   I'll try
Doctor :   ok.
User :   actually appendix is on my right side not left right?
Doctor :   appendix is usually on the right side unless you have situs inversus
Doctor :   which means organs will be situated opposite from the usual location
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