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Test results, what does this mean???

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  • Posted By: Wubbie
  • March 20, 2007
  • 09:23 PM

Hello, I have been having terrible stomach pains. I have neurofibromatosis.
I had an abdominal ultrasound. Everything looked normal. The spleen appeared to be at the upper end of normal. A 1 cm cyst was found on the left kidney.
I then had a CT scan. Nodules were found on my thyroid, which I knew about from previous exams and have been biopised normal. They did see
opacified bowel possibly in the lesser sac behind
the pancreas. They did not know if it was a part of the
stomach projecting down into that area or a loop of small bowel. No obstruction and contrast was seen all the way through
to the colon, but they felt the opacified bit of bowel in the lesser sac is
abnormally positioned and this may indicate an internal hernia. The adrenal is not
enlarged.
The CT scan showed 2 small exophytic lesions on the left
kidney which they thought was small cysts one which they said was hyperdense.
They didn’t see any other masses. They also did not see any internal neurofibromata.

My question is, what does all this mean? Does it mean my intestines are just structured differently? Or could the set up of the bowel be causing me pain, or is it an internal hernia?
Thanks,
Megan

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