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wil an xray show a cyst on the tailbone

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray is not helpful: Cysts are usually comprised of soft tissue, not bone, and therefore do not show up on regular xray. MRI is imaging entity of choice for any cyst that ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Israel Landa
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Passing Stone: Sounds like your finally passing the kidney stone.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Possible: But not commonly seen.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: If it is a mucocele they are benign ,in other words not dangerous and good it is getting smaller.Obviously you have seen someone since you had an xray ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Cysts are what we call "soft tissue" so they normally don't show up.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,but: It would not be very helpful in deciding what it was or its full extent.A localized ultrasound would give more information.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
No: No they will not. You would need a pelvic ultrasound to see them.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Yes, to an extent,,,: Both of these exam techniques can be used to look for things like tumors and cysts. The X Ray is very often used for tumors of the bone and lung whil ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Xrays: X-rays are not the ideal test for evaluation of an abscess or cyst. Soft tissue structures will better be visible using an ultrasound, ct scan or mri ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Nabothian: Cysts are normal findings of no significance. A description of a bulky cervix is uncommon but likely not important in the absence of cervical bleeding ... Read More
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