CT scan clear, but no contrast

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Hey guys. I am 31 and have been dealing with lower abdominal, lower back, rectal pressure, and groin pain for 3 months. My urologist wanted to rule out anything sinister so she ordered a CT of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast. When I got the test done they said without contrast they wont be able to see most cancers and pretty much only be able to see kidney stones. I am aggravated and going to go back a demand that she order me a proper ct with IV contrast. They gave me a call with the results and said everything was clear, but I'm not satisfied. Is it necessary to go back and get the scan done right?

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    Since they are telling you that they won't be able to see much with a CT without contrast, you should go back and ask for one with contrast otherwise you will not be able to allay your fears and doubts. Ask why you were not given a contrast CT in the first place. Your doctor is the only one who can tell you if it is necessary

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    maybemaybe you are allergic to the dye and they decided not to do the contrast I just sat had a CT scan done of my stomach and they had me drink a whole large glass of stuff like lemonade they said it was to make the picture better because I wasn't doing the contrast my sister and son are both allergic to the dye so they preferred not to let me use the contrast

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