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Please help, worsening back pain (with 4 ct images for consideration)

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  • Posted By: SomeGuy84
  • February 23, 2010
  • 01:28 AM

I have had worsening back pain (bone pain) down the middle of my spine for 7 weeks now. Ct images are from scan for gallbladder related problem (resolved with Robinul). Radiology report doesn't mention anything related to the spine, but then again it was an ER CT and they were looking at my gallbladder mostly and I didn't mention the (then mild) back pain. I saved these images myself, and gave them and the CT CD to my PCP. He doesn't think anything is wrong. I'm not a radiologist, but this just doesn't look right to me. I looked at this myself to see if I could see anything related to the pain. Trying to get a second opinion, no luck yet, thought I might try to get some idea here.

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The first two are slightly left of center line, sagittal plane, abdominal window(1), bone window(2). L2 and T12 look funny.
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4653/awspine1.png
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/7269/bwspine1.png
The last two are slightly right of center line, sagittal plane, abdominal window(3), bone window(4). Posterior portion of L3 looks funny.
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/1283/awspine2.png
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3981/bwspine2.png

Additional symptoms- night sweats (2-3 times a week), weight loss (25 lbs over 3 months), negative left supraclavicular lymph node biopsy ("fibrotic scar tissue").

Thanks.

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