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Can i wear my dental films while getting a chiropractic X-ray i'm getting care from both a chiropractor and a dentist. Everyone wants to xray me all the time! can I wear the old fashioned dental xray films while the chiro images my head and neck region?

Can i wear my dental films while getting a chiropractic X-ray i'm getting care from both a chiropractor and a dentist.  Everyone wants to xray me all the time!  can I wear the old fashioned dental xray films while the chiro images my head and neck region?

It's : It's great that you are aware of these things and of the potential cumulative radiation exposure. Unfortunately that wont work technically. Dental xrays use a lower dose compared to a spine or skull xray. The beam is focused on that small film they put in your mouth. The beam for a cervical spine of skull xray is larger in size and positioned to give certain, standard views which are different than the dental views. If the dental films were in your mouth at the time of exposure during a cervical spine film my guess is that they would be overexposed and/or blurry. Fortunately both exams are low dose in the spectrum of all radiology exams performed so undergoing them separately does not add much dose to your cumulative exposure. However, I do encourage you to speak to your doctor(s) about the necessity of the repeated xrays. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of being injected with raidioactive isotopes for a bone x-ray?

Are there any side effects of being injected with raidioactive isotopes for a bone x-ray?

Very little: Radioactive isotopes for bone scans are very safe. The half-life of the isotopes is relatively short so the radioactivity gives a very little dose to body ,that unless someone is pregnant ,should not be of any concern . ...Read more

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Can you tell me about side effects of being injected with raidioactive isotopes for a bone x-ray?

Can you tell me about side effects of being injected with raidioactive isotopes for a bone x-ray?

See below: As there is radiation you should not get a bone scan if you are pregnant. Unless you are allergic to the agent there is no common side effect. ...Read more

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Is there is any side effects for having X-Ray on my wrist to whcih weather growth plates are closed or no ,i am 17 years old male . ?

Is there is any side effects for having X-Ray on my wrist to whcih weather growth plates are closed or no ,i am 17 years old male . ?

X ray : of the X-ray is needed as a part of work up for a growth problem, then you should have thr X-ray done. Radiation exposure carried with it a risk for a radiation-associated side effects such as cancer risk for long term ...Read more

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Is an x-ray absolutely necessary after every thoracentesis? Are there any negative cumulative side effects from the x-ray?

Is an x-ray absolutely necessary after every thoracentesis? Are there any negative cumulative side effects from the x-ray?

Yes: A chest xray is needed after a thoracentesis to make sure a pneumonthorax has not developed. A pneumothorax is a very serious complication of a thoracentesis. Chest X-rays do pose a small risk of developing lung cancer. You can read more about that small risk here http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/safety/?pg=sfty_xray ...Read more

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Will steroid injection in need help torn meniscus of knee? X-ray has been taken but no MRI of me knee.What are side effects and negatives of steroids?

No: A steroid injection is temp pain relief and most meniscal tear will not heal. The side effects of steroids are softening of articular cartilage, delay healing of peripheral tears and increase in glucose in those diabetics. It may provide temporary relief but if one injection does no solve the problem then you need to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of effexor severe joint pain? my daughter has been taking it for 6 weeks or so. For the last 3 she has severe pain in her hips and shoulder. She was taken off of it on July 27 and is still in a lot of pain. X-rays show no signs

Is one of the side effects of effexor severe joint pain? my daughter has been taking it for 6 weeks or so. For the last 3 she has severe pain in her hips and shoulder. She was taken off of it on July 27 and is still in a lot of pain. X-rays show no signs

Unlikely: Unfortunately joint pain is one of those symptoms where there can be a multitude of possible causes. So, while it's technically possible ... It's somewhat unlikely. In actuality, the norepinephrine component of Effexor (venlafaxine) usually improves pain symptoms by blocking the pain signaling pathway. Wish there was a more definitive answer ... Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dental x-rays look fine but molars hurt when i chew. One in particular (a crown) is pretty sensitive but both sides hurt...Why?

Dental x-rays look fine but molars hurt when i chew.   One in particular (a crown) is pretty sensitive but both sides hurt...Why?

See a specialist: Could be many things from bruxing to occlusal dysfunction. Start with an endodontist to evaluate the nerve status of the teeth. ...Read more

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