I've had abdominal pain for over 8 months. On August 09, I had a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis with contrast that was unremarkable. This test was repeated three days ago. The findings say "No acute intra-abdominal disease identified. Unchanged exam cmopared to 08/11/09"
However, in the description of the hollow organs it says :"The stomach is decompressed and demonstrates thickening of the gastric wall, likely related".
On August 09, it said "The stomach is within normal limits".
I asked my gastro and she said, that's not significant. It shows thickening because you were fasting. IBS is causing your symptoms. I left the office questioning her statement but didn't think of it until I got home. What bothers me most now is the two words following the description LIKELY RELATED. Likely sounds like "it should be" but no definetely. It seems such a vague statement when I have had pain for 8 months.
Is this thickening a serious condition that I should be concerned about? Thank you.
Hi, I came across your post. I had my ct done a month ago, it also said that thickend distal esophegal wall and gastric wall. I am also having abdominal pain. I wonder if you found what it means if the gastric wall is thickend? thanks and regards. -Ravi
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