A 43-year-old member asked:
i'm having really bad pelvic pain my doctor ordered a xray of my pelvis not ultrasound will this show what is causing the pain?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Maybe, but...: Xray is not very good at imaging the internal organs of the pelvis. It is better for looking at bony problems (the hip bones for example), so maybe your dr suspects a bony cause of the pain. Xray isn't great for looking at the uterus, bladder, ovaries, intestines. Keep in mind - that some causes of pain cannot be found on any imaging modalities (endometriosis, for example).
Last updated Nov 2, 2015
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