Have any of you heard of a CT Scan being able to detect endo?
I've had strange abdominal pains for a while now which defer to lower back. The gynae I saw said there are no obvious signs of endo (strange I know, since you can't detect endo via u/s or examination. I'm going for a CT-Scan to determine the reason for the pain, and I was wondering if it'll pick up endo and adhesions.
Please let me know your thoughts.
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11-22-2006, 02:22 AM #1HerbsieRegistered Userhas no status.
CT Scan to detect endo
11-22-2006, 08:40 AM #2InjuredlilyRegistered Userhas no status.
I wish I could give you a more definate answer but from my understanding the only way to truely determine if you have endo is through a lap.
11-22-2006, 11:40 AM #3BC-ShelliBC: Endo, PG Loss & Gyn Procedures Over 5,000 Postlives in lala land
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11-22-2006, 12:02 PM #4
it depends, I think. My Endo was detectable by gynecological exam very early on (later confirmed by laparoscopy). I later developed bad endometrial cysts which were visible by ultrasound (did your doctor do an US?), but I too was sent for a CT which showed exactly how big they were (huge in fact). I had two operations to remove them and the endo is definitely much better, even if there is still some of it left (where they could not operate).
I hope that they will find the reasons for your pain and I hope it is not too serious and it will go!! All the best!
11-23-2006, 03:29 AM #5HerbsieRegistered Userhas no status.
Thank you for your responses. I've aready had 12 laps for endo, so I'm pretty knowledgeable on that score. I just started to wonder if the pain was maybe caused by endo again, althoug my last lap showed very little to no endo. I'm not keen on another lap, but if that's what it takes, what choice do I have?
I went for my CT this morning. It wasn't pleasant but at least it's over with now. I should get the results by tomorrow latest. I hope it's nothing too serious.
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