CT Scan Says WHAT??!
October 22, 2010 3:08 AM Subscribe
Small bowel malabsorption question. CT Scan shows something nobody expects, but can't really explain. Doctor says not to worry, but...
posted by dzaz to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Really cutting to chase. Adding details that may or may not be related. Two workouts into P90X (and I'm pretty sore), I have a 2am awakening that feels like ovarian cyst is rupturing (I've had it once before...feels like the EXACT same thing)...sharp pain, ends in 20 minutes.
Next day, pain isn't as intense but is now radiating into hip and back on lower right abdominal side. And I get my period. Hmmm.
Go to doctor, get CT scan and bloodwork.
No sign of anything that explains the pain (they're also looking for appendicitis), BUT they find small bowel malabsorption concern and B-12 deficiency in blood.
Gastro consult wants bloodwork for Celiac disease now, and ultrasound for burst ovarian cyst in a month.
So, all of you who have perhaps had a similar medical experience...what the hell is this? Celiac at age 46 presenting with only a few symptoms?
I know, I know, YANAD, but I'm looking for those with knowledge of Celiac disease and/or those with other small bowel malabsorption weirdness...OR those with burst ovarian cysts that kind of screwed up other test results.
I'm not in pain, not worried, just wondering who can tell me what. I do trust my doc's knowledge but she wasn't able to provide any first-hand knowledge.