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CT scan of abdomen, Anyone know what these results mean?

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  • Posted By: Sammiejoe
  • May 16, 2008
  • 00:20 AM


I have upper abdominal pain and I can't get a dx.

I had a CT scan of the abdomen with the following results:

The visualized lung bases show a rather diffuse patchy groundglass opacities which are nonspecific, consider pneumonia or pneumonitis.

The left dome of the liver, there is a 6mm hypodense lesion, too small to definitively characterize, MRI is suggested.

I'm guessing I have a lesion on my liver, don't know if that's anything to worry about & I might have pneumonia.

My Doc is away until next week, so if anyone knows anything about CT scans, please give me your opinion.

I don't know if my lungs can be the cause of the abdominal pain, since I've had pneumonia 2x in the past few years and from these results, maybe I have it again.


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  • I don't understand; your doctor can't prescribe meds for your pneumonia until next week??? Go to another doctor and get treated immediately for that. You could end up in the hospital for weeks.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks...I should have been more clear about my doc...I went for the CT scan on Mon and I asked for a copy of the report to be sent to me. I got the report yesterday and I called the doc to find out whats up with the pneumonia, but I was told he wasn't in until next week and he didn't even see the report yet. So now I'm wondering what is going on and what I should do? I have pain under my ribs and I'm not sure if it's from pneumonia or not... I'm sick of the run around with these docs.:mad: Anyway, thanks...I'm a little worried I have cancer since I have these pains and I don't really feel like I have pneumonia, i.e; no fever or cold. I guess I just have to wait:rolleyes:
    Sammiejoe 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ok.. hope this calms you down a bit. The pain is most likely from the lung. The liver has no nerves and hardly ever causes pain. If there is pain connected to the liver it is usually from the sac that surrounds the liver and in most cases that is caused by inflammation. It alsos says you have a hypodense lesion. Hypodense just means that the area is darker then usual. Thats why they say you should have the MRI done, so they can see better. This might even be nothing at all. You do need to see a doctor about the pneumonia. If I were you I would take those results to the ER and ask for antibiotics. You don't want that to get nasty on you... Good Luck Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Your doctor needs to know that the person who gave you your results did not refer you to another doctor or ER. Yes, go today, right now, to Urgent Care or the ER. They will give you meds which will avoid a hospitalization. If you get a fever and more severe symptoms, prepare to be admitted to the hospital. Take care of this first and then deal with the liver when you are well; pneumonia will cause that pain.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
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