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would a lego show up on an xray

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Not well: Most plastics are radiolucent which means that they don't block the x-rays very much. Most small lego pieces will pas uneventfully. Choking, pain or v ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hartt
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Avoid: At 5 weeks it might be visible on ultrasound, but not on an abominal x-ray. Do a urine pregnancy test to see if you're pregnant. Avoid further abdomin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fetal X-ray : Once fetal bones are formed about 12-14 weeks, can see fetal skeleton on x-ray.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
X-ray of fracture: Can show up at 3 weeks after not being seen on injury films taken right after trauma depending upon the location and direction of the fracture. In day ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Presence of a soft tissue sarcoma of leg or extremity in a young child presents as a well defined mass. These arise from supportive structures such ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Soberman
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes, but: It may very well on a mammogram, mri, ct, pet or ultrasound. Not likely on a plain chest x-ray unless it has metastasized to the lungs or bones.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
CT scans: Ct scans are better for showing fractures, particularly older fractures. They will show up as areas of increased density or callous on the ct scans an ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: To visualize a labral tear in the hip, you need an arthrogram followed by an MRI.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Later in pregnancy: A fetus with enough calcium in his bones will show up in a regular x-ray.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
31 years experience Radiology
Sometimes: Bursitis is a focal area of inflammation that sometimes can accumulate fluid producing a lump. Ifs the inflammation is substantial it may produce fin ... Read More
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