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Can A Back Or Hip Xray Detect A Cysts
Chest CT thoracic sp: A CT of the chest does show some of the thoracic spine and disc spaces, but not the lumbar spine where most symptomatic herniated discs are ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
If I have a slipped or herniated disc or a rotation in my spine and a bruised spine will that stuff show up on a ct? Or is it best to have a mri?
Spine MRI: When we look at the spine with MR it tends to be focused on just the spine. It might catch the buttocks or hip but definitely not the thigh. The MR coils have to really be aimed at a part to give good images. If you have concerns about other areas please let your doctor know. If you are having pain that goes from back to hip to thigh it might be all from the spine....really talk to your doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: A radiograph can discern air, fat, soft tissue ; bone densities. A water-filled cyst is of the same radiodensity as surrounding soft-tissues, and thus cannot be distinguished as distinct. Thus a spinal radiograph may show anatomy that contains a cyst, yet will not show up as distinct. ...Read more
Depends: Plain film x-rays should be able to 'pick up' tumors that are of bony origin or cause destruction of the bone( such as a signifigant metastasis to the vertebral body);but an MRI scan is the study of choice to appreciate soft tissue tumors of the spine or spinal cord as well as show the extent of bony and soft tissue involvement by primary and metastatic tumors.See your physician for more info. Gl! ...Read more
R U asking about CT?: I am uncertain what you mean by "soft tissue scan". If you are referring to a ct scan, they can be unreliable for diagnosing groin hernias, since it is difficult to distinguish between a hernia and fat. Hernias are most evident when one is upright & straining; therefore, i would maintain that the best test for a hernia is a careful physical examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and also other : Things like a post operative fluid collection or abscess. Mri does not use ionizing radiation and is also safe and can use safe contrast. www.safecontrast.com read more about why MRI of the pelvis is a good test after an ultrasound. Ct scans are also good but use a lot of radiation and cause cancers in 1in 500 to 1 in 1000 patients ten years later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can an ultrasound of a wrist tell you that a X-ray or MRI can't? Chronic wrist problem for almost 2 years
Not likely: But possible. Fractures of the transverse processes for the lumbar vertebrae can occur from direct trauma. Usually a fist punch can't generate enough force to cause this but it can happen sometimes. Best to get checked out. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My MRI showed some infection in my hip and leg joint. Doctor wants to order a bone biopsy. Can this infection be a sign of cancer?
Not likely but?: The answer depends in some part on your history. If you have no history of cancer, and the imaging suggests an infection, at your age you are unlikely to end up with an unexpected diagnosis of cancer. If you have a history of cancer, perhaps the presence of an infection in the affected bones and joint is due to an underlying cancer, prior biopsy, or depressed immune system. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
Will gynecology problems detect only through ultra sound or other test required? I have a left hip pain radiating to foot
Depends on problem: Transvaginal ultrasound, pap smear, and pelvic speculum and manual exam, and regular abdominal ultrasound are useful to detect gyn problems. However, it all depends what the working diagnosis is that needs to be confirmed by the best test available if warranted. You may need to have your left hip pain evaluated further, and see whether or not it's related to your miscarriage history, or any other pelvic/abdominal procedure you've had done in the past. ...Read more
Tail bone : Depends how big it is and the experience of the Doctor looking at those X-rays, some times one gets an entirely different interpretation from the treating Doctor from that from the radiologist. If there is any ?'ask for it to be read again . ...Read more
I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. It showed ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a CT scan?
If one of my rib is out of alignment can it been seen on a X-ray or MRI with contrast? Can a spine surgeon determine this type of injury? Back pain!
Don't understand: I'm not sure what it means for a rib to be out of alignment. X-rays can pick up some rib fractures, but if they are small or subtle it can be hard. Contrast on an MRI is completely unnecessary for a rib fracture, and a ct would likely be better for rib fractures anyways. And keep in mind that most rib fractures require no treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Cysts are what we call "soft tissue" so they normally don't show up. ...Read more
How can I stop my hips from clicking and being uncomfortable..I have had X-ray it came back as normal?
See your doctor: An x-ray does not exclude several causes of clicking hip pain such as early arthritis, tears of the labrum, and inflammation of the lining of the joint. Inflammation of tendons near the hip can produce a "snapping" sensation with certain motions. If your doctor feels that further testing is needed and MRI of the hip or an mr arthrogram are more sensitive and may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cont. discomfort on left hip upper back.? Feels like trapped air. Had an x-ray. Nothing seen. Injured that hip lifting heavy thing 10yrs back.
L got an xray done a while back. it showed gark and light clump like foggy thing on left side next to spine/above hip.What is the foggy like stuff be?
It is impossible: to venture a guess...everything is a combination of black/white/gray on an x-ray. It might be bowel contents, but without being able to view the x-ray, and with a non specific lay description, there is really no way to tell. Talk to your doc about the results, or if you want to initiate a HelathTap consult and upload the image I would be happy to review it. ...Read more
Ask your dr.: The radiograph of hip should be interpreted by physician to see if fractured or screw loosened. Your physician should be able to tell you if trauma complicated your pinned hip and the options for treatment..If no change in hip following trauma may have soft tissue trauma that will heal with conservative therapy. ...Read more
Leg jumps by itself when in certain position, like laying in bed or when recently had xray of back and hips. What could be causing this?
Involuntary contractions of leg and abdominal muscles are not uncommon, especially while falling asleep. There is not harm from these and you may try to ignore it.
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Hello I have a cyst on the back of my left ankle had it looked at nothing was done except an xray and was givin stretch exercises.Hurts now help..
O: Chances are that you may have baker cyst developed. See vascular or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I slipped and fell the day before yesterday and hurt my hip/back. I can walk and move around, but only slowly and painfully. Do I need an X-ray/MRI?
I have cysts, buldging disk., degeneration &pinch nerve in back neck &hip.Would it hurt me if i used a exercise bike .
I injured my back a few months ago whiie doing heavy kettle bell raises. Now my hips and groin hurt. X-ray of my lower back was normal.?
See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had X-ray of low lumbar and hips. Finding says degeneration in certain discs and 'abnormalities' in hips but doc says nothing serious? Difference?
Probably OK...: It is difficult to say with 100% certainty because I do not know what the 'abnomalities' are. However, it is not uncommon for the radiologist to report mild degenerative changes or other anatomical variants that are common for the sake of completeness in the radiological report. Most referring physicians extract the relevant clinical information for you, but it can't hurt to ask for clarification. ...Read more
X ray shows I have OA of L hip and spine. My PCP is going to give me cortisone injection in L hip. is it appropriate for a PCP to do this procedure?
No: Hip joint injections are best done under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. It is best performed by an orthopedist, rheumatologist or interventional radiologist. ...Read more
I have a 6cm ovarian cyst, the past 3 days i have had server lower back hip and leg pain. also i have lost about 4lbs in 12 days is this normal?
Synovial fluid cyst removed from my hip 2005. grown back 2x & doctor has aspirated. Symptoms again, should I seek 2nd opinion or keep aspirating ?
Second or third op: Synovial fluid removal from a hip is rare. If there is re- accumulation you need to get a second or third opinion. It may be time to get a hip replacement. If you get an infection it could be quite serious. It could prevent an actual hip replacement. NO more aspiration . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 13 and is a gymnast. She's having back and hip pain. She's gone to a chiropractor, but the pain continues. Xray negative. What to do?
Scaroilitis or sciatica? What's difference? Had an X-ray & dr says it's sacroilitis, but i feel pain in my back, hips & it runs to knee, is it both?
Fell and hit knee swelled up big. Xray ok. Dr ssaid hemtoma. Now back and hip sore day later. Why?
4cm hemorrhagic ovarian cyst, discovered today. I have awful right sided lower pelvic, hip, back and right rib pain. Is this the cause?
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