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Pain - back and rib

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Starting 3 weeks ago, I started having pain in my upper right abdomen. They did an US, which was mostly normal but going to do a CT scan to check kidney. With this pain, I've had pain in my mid back, left shoulder and a few lower ribs. Its tender when I rub on the rib. I did not have an injury. I'm pretty concerned with all these symptoms appearing 3 wks ago and not going away. I did have a bone scan Sept 2021 and it was normal buy know that doesnt mean anything with cancer.

Can you describe your experience with how bone mets pain felt?

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  • jenjenl
    jenjenl Member Posts: 409
    edited March 2022
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    They performed a chest, abdomen and pelvis CT scan which came back normal. To be safe, they are ordering a bone scan too.

    Would a CT scan show mets?

  • parakeetsrule
    parakeetsrule Member Posts: 605
    edited March 2022
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    Hopefully they can figure out what's going on soon! I had a bone met but it was not painful at all. It was only found during scans for other symptoms.
  • jenjenl
    jenjenl Member Posts: 409
    edited March 2022
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    parakeetsrule - was tour met found on a CT scan?

  • parakeetsrule
    parakeetsrule Member Posts: 605
    edited March 2022
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    Yes, it was first seen on a CT scan.

  • mswife
    mswife Member Posts: 67
    edited March 2022
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    Yes, they would typically be able to see bone mets on CT. Bone scan might bettershow very small areas. Good luck!