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I assume that you mean a nuclear scan of the liver, correct?
What was the reason for the nuclear scan?
It is not typical for a liver nuclear scan to be done for left lower back pain. Are you having other symptoms?
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Yes, they would, although more because of gallstones that have Carly Parker Tit Staringassed into and may be stuck in the bile duct.
There are a couple of common possible reasons for getting an EUS in this situation. A gallstone that may be in the bile duct is one of the reasons. If there was a concern about gallstones in the gallbladder, then a standard ultrasound would be able to see them well and an EUS would not be necessary. But since an EUS was recommended, the issue would be a gallstone may be in the bile duct
It is also possible that there could be a filling defect that is worrisome for a lump that is located deep within the liver,, but there are only a few locations within the liver that an EUS can see significantly better than a standard ultrasound.
There also may be a suggestion that there may be a lump around the bile duct that is squeezing the bile duct, and this area can be seen better by EUS than with a standard ultrasound.In this location, it would not be any lump within the liver, but possibly within the pancreas or the soft tssue between the liver and pancreas.
Since he mentioned a gallstone, the first scenario is most likely.
If I can provide any further information, please let me know.
Typically no, they would evaluate a serious problem more urgently.
I cannot say why your doctor did not communicate the result.
What rib pain?
You only mentioned low back pain, and then weight when I asked about any other symptoms.
Could you describe the rib pain in more detail? Location? Exacerbated by breathing? Is it tender when you press on the rib?
If the pain in the back is at the level of the ribs, it would typically not be considered low back pain. However, back pain in the location you describe could be related to any of the conditions noted above, not just the pancreas.
It is impossible to say without having the report. Statistically, it is more likely not something to worry about, but it cannot be said with certainty.
It usually takes more than a phone call, because they cannot verify that it is you over the phone.
Frequently not, and the answer assumed that the tests were still normal, as you stated in your question.
Ultimately, yes, if left untreated, but most cancers do not cause any abnormal blood tests in the early phases of the cancer. Most screening tests for cancer are not blood tests. We do not decide to skip a cancer screening test, such as a mammogram or colonoscopy, because the blood tests are all normal.
Certain cancers can be far advanced before blood tests are affected.
Any of the conditions can cause constant pain. Of course, back problems also can cause constant pain, and would be the most common cause of constant back pain.
If cancer is the cause of the back pain and whatever was seen on the nuclear scan, then, yes, it would likely have started causing other symptoms in the interim, but it cannot be said that it wold always be true.
As I said above, back problems would be the most common cause of constant back pain, and yes, that would not be connected to anything that would have been seen on the nuclear scan.
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. If the standard ultrasound could detect everything that may be seen by a nuclear scan or an EUS, there would never be a reason to perform either a nuclear scan or an EUS.
There are times when all three modalities may see the problem, but each test also may see things not seen by the others.