Results of abdominal CT Scan

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Hi, I have posted on here before about stomach problems.  I have GERD, Diverticular and IBS so a lot going on.  Recently went for abdominal CT scan which came back with these results.  Hospital consltant said not cancer, google say's otherwise. 

?"small para aortic nodes seen which are not enlarged by CT criteria. There is increased thickening of the wall of fundus and body of stomach which is indeterminate whether due to collapsed stomach.  No significant adenopathy or free fluid"  I am going to see own GP next week to ask him to explain and to find out whether this could be causing gastritis like symptoms.  Anyone else had this please and if so what was outcome.

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    Medical terminology can be confusing.  It is such a pity doctors can't send you notes in plain English.  I am surprised the consultant didn't explain your results and tell you whether or not gastritis like symptoms are being caused by the increased thickening that was found. This is what causes us all to resort to google and end up spooking ourselves.  Concentrate on what your doctor tells you and ignore google.  Luckily for me, I only have mild IBS and have had completely normal results. 

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      Hi, that is what I was hoping that the pains was being caused by the thickening, annoyingly my report said can't tell whether collapsed stomach is causing thickening or something else.  This has not alarmed my own GP who asked for this test, so I will have to probe a bit deeper.

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      If your GP is not alarmed, that is good news. Trust your doctor's judgment and don't worry.  Ask him/her plenty of questions and you will eventually get answers.  Make a list of all your worries and ask your GP to disprove them one by one.  I did this and I was eventually reassured after eight attempts.   Worrying about what it could be will only make your symptoms worse.  In fact some of your symptoms may be have been triggered by anxiety. Your intestines are very sensitive to stress . 

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    I keep hearing about IBS so often. Appears to be a wide term and with different symptoms. I wonder which drug has best chances of sorting out this problem especially so now when there has been a great advancement in medical fied.

    I remember having gone to a very senior Army Medical specialist about 30 years back who told me that I have IBS. I asked him as to what is IBS. He was so frank to admit that presently we cannot be sure about what it is but in due course we wiil be able to know its cause and its effective remedies. I wonder if we heve been able to decided about its more effective remedies.

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      Hi I am 58 and was diagnosed with IBS at 15, so nothing has changed.  My GP said it is what they say when they cannot find anything, just that your bowel becomes irritable and sensitive. Not very helpful.
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    HI ,think you also need an endoscopy as a diagnostic test.Then your doctor will take a gastric sample for histology.I think of  Malignancy .anyway ignore google and seek a specialist.
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      Hi, they have recommended one on my notes, I had one Jan 2016 which was all normal so not sure they will do another one, also has ultrasound July 2016 again all norma.  Not sure whether cancer would have grown enough to notice in 18 months, malignancy is cancer, which is what google say's, but consultant say's not. !! 

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