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Question about pelvic C.T scan

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foroughsh
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Hi everybody

Anyone knows whether hips skeleton is being checked out in an abdomen and pelvic C.T scan without contrast?

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I'm pretty sure they go down to about the center of your thigh bone. They had round something on one of my scans in the hip joint at one point.

Best,

Todd

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Thanks Todd

 

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they look at hips and spine.

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foroughsh
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Good news, thanks

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Allochka
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Hi Forough,

are you worried about something? Somwthing wrong in pelvic area?

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Hi, well, nothing serious, I had pain in my hips for few days probably It was a muscle cramp. Now everything is fine. Thanks a lot

 

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Yes they look there if they find any they go in details In the last report they noticed that there was a slight deterioration in the last vertebrae of the spine due to age progression

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foroughsh
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In my reports it's written all skeleton are normal. But isn't clear what are the skeleton in details, so I wanted to make sure they've looked at hip's skeleton too. Thanks for your reply

 

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Glad to hear the pain subsided! This is a side-effect of being a cancer survivor or survivor's caregiver - every pain/lump/bump is "cancer!!!!"

But it is usually not :-)

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I don't know if they have gone down that far with my scans - I need to ask next time. I know they get the top of my hips, but definitely not much farther than that.

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I just asked that same question yesterday to expert doctors at IUPUI cancer center. They assured me that the bones included in the area of the CT scan would be scanned as well. Some times i get a CT of chest and abdomen and sometimes just chest.

Reason is they now found two new nodules in my left lower lung. i asked if i should get another bone scan to see if there were anymore nodules / tumors anywhere else. They said it wasnt needed because my chest and abdomen CT also covered 75% of my bones.

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foroughsh
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Thanks for detail information. I hope all goes well with your new C.T scan

kutzi17
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Thank God that I saw this post. I've been having tailbone/buttock pain for the past 2 weeks, went to see my PCP who assured me that his examination and assessment reveals a musculoskeletal pain. Of course, being paranoid and always on the defense, I asked if I needed to have a ct scan or xray at least to r/o cancer and I was told "no, you're thinking too much". I just had a ct scan of the abd and pelvis with and without contrast almost three weeks ago to r/o sepsis and abscess and it states "No acute osseous abnormality or destructive ossesous lesion" . I guess it's just me being overly cautious about everything. 

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foroughsh
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Happy to know you're fine. It's normal to feel like that especially during first year. and I think it's good to remain vigilant

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hardo718
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You already got answers to your question so I won't go there, but just checking in to say I love your new picture!

Donna~

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Thanks Donna, it was taken in our spring holiday trip which I enjoyed every minute of.

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