CHAPTER Slimy And Yellow Accompanied By Abdominal Pain?
Good Morning, I have been defecating dominantly yellow mucus for 2 weeks, then I was treated and given 2 antibiotics because I was diagnosed with diarrhea. after the medicine ran out my pain did not improve, I still defecated yellow mucus, my stool did not smell, my upper and lower abdomen had a stomach ache. plus I have stomach acid. when I was in control yesterday I was advised to carry out further checks for blood checks, CT scan of the abdomen then endoscopy. my question is why don’t I just endoscopy just yes for a clearer examination? why do you have to have an abdominal CT scan first? thank you
Hello Dwirizkin, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
CT-Scan and endoscopy are 2 types of examination that are very different both techniques and organs that can be done.
Abdominal CT scan is recommended to be carried out if there is a suspected disturbance in the organs in the stomach that cannot be proven through physical examination and also blood / other laboratory tests. This examination will give results in the form of a picture of the abdominal organs, bones and blood vessels in the abdominal region.
While endoscopy is a method of examination by inserting a tool (such as binoculars) into the digestive tract to see the condition of a person's digestive tract from the esophagus to the large intestine (depending on the type of endopy chosen). Because this examination is only inserted into the digestive tract, of course this examination can not provide other information whether there is interference with other abdominal organs or not.
Because your complaint can also be caused by other organs besides the digestive organs, your doctor recommends that you do a CT scan of the abdomen to look for other possible causes, and suggest an endoscope to find out the condition of your digestive tract if there are any disorders / abnormalities or not.
It is highly recommended that you follow the doctor's recommendations so that from the results of the examination can be determined more appropriate diagnoses and therapies.
I hope this helps.