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what could cause a shadow on my x-ray?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
Difficult to tell: without seeing the xray. An xray "shadow" could be anything from normal to infection to something more concerning. As they say, "A picture is worth 1000 words". If you have a copy of your x-ray on CD I can provide you with an explanation at HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd

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What does anx-rayshow?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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What r u looking at: X rays can show bony abnormalities like fractures, tumors, lung problems like pneumonia, tumors, collapse, fluid around lungs, enlarged heart, bowel obstruction, evidence of perforation, certain joint problems and a whole lot more. Ct is computerized cross sectional views: higher resolution-find more, but more radiation; sono sound wave, MRI sometimes used: no radiation. Each has strength/limits.
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Does paget's disease show up on an x-ray?

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Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Yes: In fact, paget's disease is commonly discovered on xrays done for another reason. It is a disease of abnormally forming bone that most commonly affects the spine, pelvis, femur, sacrum or skull. It can affect one or more of those areas. Often it causes no symptoms. Sometimes it is discovered because of an abnormaly high blood test called an alkaline phosphatatase.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Where do I go to get an intravenous pyelography done? At the X-ray place or the hospital?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: Depends on whether the hospital imaging department or the stand-alone imaging department does that specific test. Traditionally, hospital x-ray depts did them; out-of-hospital facilities tend to do plain radiographs, ct scans, MRI scans, possibly pet scans. A urologist may have xray facilities in his office to do such studies. Ask your pcp where he refers his pts for ivp's.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Results from X-ray says the following?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Need information: What did the x-ray report say? Cannot address the issue unless that is presented. Ask the question again with the full report.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Help! what can be the cause of this shadow on my x-ray?

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Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
Radiology 22 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes for a "shadow" on your x-ray. Does the report give some more explanation? If not, your doctor can help fill in the gap. Sorry, without seeing the image on a dedicated viewing monitor, i cannot render an opinion.

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