can a 6.6 mm stone be flat & thin in shape? can it break while still in the tube near bladder before passing? not same shape as on x-ray.1/2 the size
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Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Kidney/ureter stones: are not necessarily round, they can be cigar-shaped or irregular, so if the stone changes in position or orientation, on a 2 dimensional xray it may appear as if the size or shape has changed when in fact it has not.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to get an X-ray if I am trying to conceive?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Most x-rays are actually safe even during pregnancy. The dose of radiation is normally small enough not to cause any problems for the fetus though shielding the belly is recommended when possible. The simplest thing to do while trying to conceive is make sure x-rays are done before ovulation so you don't have to worry.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Will an identical twin often get the same disease as the other?
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Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Not unless genetic.: Most identical twins actually have increasingly divergent life paths due to their encounters with various pathogens, toxins and environmental factors at variable succession and timings. Their genetic make-up may be identical, however their acquired immunity and responses to external stimuli are as different as with any two siblings.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
If I have a urine incontence problem, how often should I empty my bladder?
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Urogynecology 25 years experience
As required: But the more often you empty it likely you will result in smaller and smaller volumes. As your blotter volume diminishes the problem will likely increase.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What's the correct projection and position for a posteroanterior erect chest radiograph?
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Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
90: Sitting upright at 90 degrees. Machine parallel or slightly upward to the plain of the floor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Is it ethical for my family doctor to force me to have my xray in his office and not at a radiology facility?
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Radiology 14 years experience
Depends: You should be allowed a choice of where to have your radiology studies and lab works done. In cases where the doctor feel that it may be urgent for him/her to look at your xray right away, the doctor may recommend that you get the xray in the office. But to be forced to do so is a different manner.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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