Discussion of Phobias. A phobia is a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object (spiders, snakes, etc) or situation (crowds, open spaces, etc). Accompanying this fear is a strong desire to avoid the object or situation.
Some of you may have seen my prior posts. I had a CT a couple weeks ago due to my history with kidney stones.
The scan found kidney stones and several incidental findings. My urologist brought up only a couple. He said it was nothing to worry over. Told me outside the stones, it was a good scan.
The radiologist noted several incidental findings. On many he noted benign or not concerning.
A radiologist would not say benign/no concern if he/she felt something else needed to be tested or checked right?
I read the report, and I have scared myself endlessly. I am trying to break the cycle and be rational. So if there was ANY concern the radiologist would have noted it, correct?
My GI physician said if he put a stethoscope to your abdomen and heard no bowel sounds, then that could indicate bowel obstruction, a disease, etc. Hyperactive bowel sounds can also be not good and can indicate a problem. He told me to stick to being a CPA and leave the medical diagnosing to him.