Patient Comments: CT Scan - Helped With Your Diagnosis

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Comment from: Cheryle, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I have had ear problem with my left ear for 3 years. I went to an ENT doctor for the problem. I have had a CT Scan and it shows I have arthritis in that ear. I have lost 81 percent of hearing in that ear. When I went the, doctor scraped out pieces of hard matter like rock. At times there is an odor from the ear. I have been taking Reclast infusion for 4 years. My bone density is at the bottom of the chart. Several weeks now the left side of my face, including the ear, is numb. I feel like my head in down in a well. I am searching for an ENT specialist. I need help.

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Comment from: kelly, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I have had abdominal pain for 11 years, and 10 years ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis after a CT scan. This week I had my appendix removed and no longer have abdominal pain. The foods I could not eat before because of flares, I can eat again. No bloody stool, no pus, no pain. After surgery, no pain medication needed! I am feeling great! Felt deathly ill for 10 years, now it's better.

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Comment from: Mae, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

After having blood in urine one time, I mentioned it to my doctor and took some medications for infection but minute particles of blood were still there. I didn"t have insurance so I had to pay out of pocket for colonoscopy, endoscopy, and two pints of blood. My hemoglobin was 6 and I was coughing and lost 70 lbs in a year. A CT scan showed I had cancer in my right kidney, adrenal glands, lymph nodes and lungs. A kidney biopsy confirmed I had an aggressive stage 4 kidney (renal cell) cancer. While my cancer is incurable, it is treatable with targeted therapy (daily pills for four weeks, two weeks off). I get a CT scan every three months and so far, my tumors are shrinking. When these pills no longer work, they will try others. My first doctor told me I would live 2 months to a year. Second opinion gave me the same medications but said I could die of something else before the cancer will kill me. I switched doctors!

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Comment from: meowmix, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 13

In December, I was in the hospital diagnosed with gastroenteritis but came back as inpatient within a day of discharge. I drank contrast and had a CT scan which showed that I had an intestinal blockage. The CT scan should have been done the first time but I'm on the road to recovery.

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Comment from: Nat, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

I had a CT scan done on October 12th, 2016 for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I was informed today that the radioactive material I was injected with was tested and showed bacterial growth. My blood work done on October 31, showed normal.

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Comment from: Rosemary, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 29

I had a CT scan, left carotid artery. Blood was drawn for creatinine level, then contrast dye was begun. I did not feel the usual warm effects and told the technician that I did not. After a few seconds, I felt the effects but about 1/10 of what I have always felt. About 48 hours after the scan, I was home alone and got a total body flush about 10 times the usual! I had to call 911, went to the emergency room, did take 25 mg PO Benadryl before leaving home. I was never given any steroids, etc. I called my primary care physician who prescribed prednisone, after the first dose of which, I felt better. I am a retired registered nurse. The imaging center reported to me that I had a very rare reaction. I propose that some contrast was injected IM instead of IV. My personal doctors agreed. I have had CT scans, even recently for other issues, never had a reaction.

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