The CT results went up on my patient portal today, and the results are as follows:
Exams: 001120446 CT ABDOMEN & PELVIS W/CON
Examination: CT abdomen/pelvis with contrast
Indication: Abdominal pain, bloating, history of endometriosis
Comparison: CT abdomen/pelvis with contrast of 8/18/2013
Technique: Routine axial computed tomography images of the abdomen and pelvis were obtained after the intravenous and oral ministration of contrast. Images were acquired after a delay. Images were reformatted in the coronal and sagittal planes for additional diagnostic information.
Findings: The visualized lung bases are clear.
The liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, bladder, uterus and adnexa are within normal limits. A 9 mm interpolar cyst is seen in the inferior pole of the right kidney. An 8 mm interpolar cyst is seen in the midpole of the left kidney. No hydronephrosis is seen.
No bowel obstructive or inflammatory changes are seen. The air-filled appendix is identified and is normal in caliber without periappendiceal inflammatory changes.
No abdominal or pelvic free fluid, free air or lymphadenopathy is seen.
The aorta and IVC are normal in caliber.
No acute destructive osseous lesions are seen.
Impression: No acute CT abnormalities of the abdomen or pelvis. Normal-appearing appendix.
I still haven’t heard from Dr. S about them, but I’m guessing that’s because the results didn’t say anything about my bloating. I guess I’ll be sticking with the low FODMAP diet. I’m not sure if it’s been helping at all- I guess it has a little, but its hard to deduce any relationship with diarrhea from the CT oral contrast and the bleeding that’s been going on since Monday.
More unknown. Great.