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Had a MRI yesterday and this was the result..Transitional…

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Had a MRI yesterday...

Had a MRI yesterday and this was the result..Transitional anatomy with 13 rib bearing vertebra and 5 lumbar type vertebra

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Lower back pain that can be explaned

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

No

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Had a Sonogram for cyst and a Ct for diverticulitis both came back clear .. lower left back pain for the last several months that seems to be getting worse ..
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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 11 months ago
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Transitional vertebra is one extra thoracic vertebra often a normal anatomical variant.

Should not cause left lower back pain.

Any other findings noted in the MRI like herniated disc?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No.. everything else was normal .. the pain is lower back but also lower front abdominal .. but they can't seem to find a problem ..
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 11 months ago

Ok

In that case your pain symptoms can be muscular.

Do you have any constipation, diarrhea or blood in stool problem?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I always had issue with constipation .. unnoticed it may be a little worse lately and sometimes floating stools .. no blood or diarrhea .. I'm guessing the CT for diverticulitis would have shown problems ..
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 11 months ago

Ok thanks for additional info.

CT scan is not always that sensitive.

Chronic constipation suggests you may still have diverticular disease, or polyps causing obstruction to stool.

Hence you will need to request for a colonoscopy for further evaluation.

Best wishes

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