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Have you had an MRI
Also, where in your abdomen is the pain, is it constant? Any weight loss, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
AnyAny fevers or chills?
My PCP has been monitoring me and said that at this point maybe try physical therapy. I also saw my GI dr and cardiologist. None have recommended any further testing. It is NOT painful; just a dull discomfort that comes and goes. No weight loss, no nausea, no vomitting, no diarrhea, no fever, no chills.
What about an MRI?
I have lost 41 pounds since last August and it has subsided a bit. I have about 30 pounds to go. And no, I have had CT scans and ultrasounds of the abdomen. I had an MRI of my lower back about 6 years ago that showed disc degeneration, bulging discs, and a herniated disc. I never had an abdominal MRI.
Okay, then I would assume the pain is likely from scar tissue and/or adhesions from previous surgery, and these may not be picked up on CT scans
What would you recommend the MRI for? As I mentioned before this discomfort has been present for a while. Could the hysterectomy 11 years ago somehow damaged my abdominal wall? I am just so tired of living with it. Should I be concerned?
I don't think you should be concerned since the CT scan was negative, I would recommend an MRI because it is more sensitive than a CT scan and is better at detecting soft tissue
The last CT scan was two years ago. Is that still relevant? The fact that I have echogenicity of the liver is not a factor in your opinion? As I said before, because I started a statin in January I have been closely monitored with bloodwork every three months..
The last CT scan is relevant if you had the discomfort before that test
The echogenic liver is not a factor in my opinion
Are you saying that An MRI could pick up soft tissue damage? Im sorry for the questions. Im just frustrated.
The MRI will pick up more soft tissue abnomalities
At this point, your professional opinion would be not to worry and perhaps attribute the discomfort to some tissue damage....Is that what you mean by abnormailty?
Yes, I don't think you should worry and I think it is likely a soft tissue abnormality
Thank you for your time and patience. I appreciate it.
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