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Can CAT scan show twisted bowel and cancerous polyps?

Hi, I just had a colonoscopy this past Friday. The Gastronologist removed 5 polyps 3 large which he said would be cancerous in 2 - 3 months and he would not be able to help me, tge other 2 were smaller and would become cancerous.. the biopsy was not available yet. I had a colonoscopy 4 years ago and everything was okay at that time. I went to my family doctor because of deep side pain liken to a stabbing pain, and was refered to a Gastronologist After the colonoscopy the doctor said the pain I experienced is coming from a twisted bowel, and I was given the prescription HYOSCYAMINE to put one under my tongue 3 x a day My question is ... can this twisted bowel be seen with a contrast cat scan ? I had one at the end of April when I was hospitalized for gallstones and pancreaitis and if cancer could be detected if there is cancer? I am wondering too if a twisted bowel can strangle like a hernia can?
Tue, 12 May 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Twisted bowel may or may not seen on contrast ct scan. Polyp can be seen but we can not say surely that it is cancerous or not without biopsy . You should wait for biopsy report. It will give you exact diagnosis whetheryou have benign polyp or cancerous. Then you should take treatment accordingly.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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Can CAT scan show twisted bowel and cancerous polyps?

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Twisted bowel may or may not seen on contrast ct scan. Polyp can be seen but we can not say surely that it is cancerous or not without biopsy . You should wait for biopsy report. It will give you exact diagnosis whetheryou have benign polyp or cancerous. Then you should take treatment accordingly. Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.