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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
|inokc - Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:25 pm||
I'm 53, female. I have diverticulosis and suspected diverticulitis though it has not been diagnosed. Over the weekend I became sick with my typical symptoms: sharp abdominal pain, fever, gas/
The doctor on call prescribed Cipro and Flagil and told me to call first thing Monday (today) for a CT scan. Because the doctor's scheduler sat on this all day the request was not sent to the hospital for scheduling. In addition, my insurance company wants anywhere from 3-10 days for preapproval.
My question is when does a CT scan's use as a diagnostic become moot? I've been on the antibiotics for 3 days. If I ever do get scheduled, I don't want the cost and radiation to go for naught. Does anyone know?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:24 pm||
If your symptoms are getting better you may not need to have the CT scan. If this is the case I would suggest that you contact your doctor to see if you still need the scan.
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