Hi, I'm wondring if anyone can offer some advice? I have been suffering with severe upper abdominal pain for over a month now. On, 1-14-07, I went to the ER due to the pain and they did a Ct scan and it showed enlarged lymph nodes in my stomach, which the doc felt was the cause of my pain.....Anyway the other day, I just couldn't take the pain anymore, because it is now in my back & chest, so back to the ER. Well, they did a chest x-ray which was normal & an EKG, also normal, then another CT scan of my abdomen. Well, the doc said the gall bladder & pancreas looked good, however he said I have an, "infilltrate" on my lung. When I asked him if it was cancer, he said it could be or maybe it's scar tissue, but, he referred me to a pulmonologist. The ER instructions say, pneumonitis & abnormal lung field findings. However, this was an abdominal CT scan, how much lung could it of shown?
Does anyone know if this is how a cancer presents? Abdominal pain, back pain? I had pneumonia 2 years ago and I had no idea until they took an x-ray, but I only had abdominal pain then as well.
How can the x-ray be normal, but the CT scan show something? Also, last month when they did the CT scan, they said nothing about this, "infilltrate".
I'm worried sick and the pain is awful, any ideas?