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A male asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Mass vs benign: What body part was imaged? Was it the spine or a long bone, such as the femur or humerus? Could be a mass or benign entity, such as spinal hemangioma ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Radiation protection: Good for you in taking a proactive approach to your health. Unfortunately, radiation is cumulative, meaning every x-ray and CT you have adds up over t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Stress, headache: The symptom you describe of throbbing my be related to stress or possibly a tension headache. The good news is that your MRI was normal. That means yo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
No change is good: What is your age? Was the last mammogram available for comparison a year ago? Overall, stability and no change is very good. However, did the Radiolog... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Follicles: The size difference between the two ovaries probably means you have more follicles on your right ovary compared to your left. Was any mention of folli... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Risk is decreased: The fact the fetal pole has a heartbeat is very good and encouraging. However, the risk of miscarriage is still present until 12-13 weeks. That is wh... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Cyst=benign: A peripelvic cyst is fortunately a benign finding. A peripelvis cyst is a simple cyst next to the part of the kidney which collects urine. No further... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
No side effect: Hi there, Fortunately there are no side effects to an MRI. THere is no radiation or other possible health side effect. I will tell you the machine is ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Typically 2 views: Great question. Typically, at least two x-rays are taken of each breast. Never less than two x-rays. However, sometimes the technologist must take mo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Blockage vs infxn: A swollen kidney may be due to either a distal blockage or infection of the kidney or any part of the urinary tract system. Was there any mention in ... Read More
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