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A 18-year-old female asked:

i dislocated my shoulder 4 wks ago, been wearing a sling & went to the dr. i feel my arm pop in & out when im showering. do i need an xray?

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 39 years experience
Yes: You need a complete examination of the shoulder. Your Doctor should start with a physical examination and then an x-ray. If your shoulder is as unstable as you describe, then you will probably need an MRI for further evaluation. If your Doctor is not a specialist, then he or she can recommend a good Orthopedic Doctor or specialist for you.

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