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Are abdominal and hip x-rays safe for my 33 month old who swallowed a dime?

Are abdominal and hip x-rays safe for my 33 month old who swallowed a dime?

Yes: Coins are the most common objects swallowed, and the peak age is 6 months through 3 years. Thankfully, most pass through without a problem. But some do get stuck, often at the sphincter at the bottom of the esophagus. ...Read more

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Are pelvic x-rays safe for babies with suspected hip problems?

Are pelvic x-rays safe for babies with suspected hip problems?

Not 100%: Any x-ray is not totally risk free. But if there are suspected hip problems, the one has to balance risk and benefit. Untreated congenital hip dysplasia can lead to significant impairment. To minimize the risk of problems, the gonads should be shielded. ...Read more

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Has anybody had a X-ray barium swallow?

Has anybody had a X-ray barium swallow?

Yes: I am a radiologist. What is your exact question. There are different types looking for different things. There is a single and double contrast study. It evaluates swallowing the function of the esophagus and to determine if u have reflux or a hiatal hernia. It can also check for inflammation or ulcers or cancer. Be specific on ? ...Read more

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How long does a barium swallow X-ray take?

Minutes: Barium swallow evaluates the esophagus primarily, can take a few minutes. Can take longer to develop films and evaluate by the md barium meal (upper GI series), swallow more barium, evaluates the esophagus, stomach, upper small bowel; takes about an hour. Ugi small bowel follow through (ugisbft) looks at the esophagus, stomach and rest of small bowel-can take up to several hours. ...Read more

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What kinds of things can be detected by barium swallow X-ray test?

Many things: In some circles barium swallow includes just throat/pharynx. Sometimes includes pharynx and esophagus. Pharynx examination looks for dysmotility, oropharyngeal coordination, aspiration of barium into airway, and possible obstruction to movement of barium column. Evaluation of esophagus shows dysmotility, irritability from gastroesoph. reflux, stricture, infection, diverticulum etc. ...Read more

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Having a lot of pain in my hips over the past year. Should I get x-rays done?

Having a lot of pain in my hips over the past year.  Should I get x-rays done?

Probably yes: If this has been persisting for a year, i would definitely say yes. You do not want to miss anything. Also make sure you see a physician who knows how to treat problems with your hips. This can be an orthopedist or a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. ...Read more

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How can I stop my hips from clicking and being uncomfortable..I have had X-ray it came back as normal?

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 more

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