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Many X Rays In A Short Time
What can take the place of so many radiographs for a full mouth series xrays when dentist has no panoramic or cbct machine?
What is a lot ?: Hard to say what you may consider "a lot". Dental radiographs are of a very, very low diagnostic dosage, and are aimed at your teeth. It is highly unlikely that any tumors in your brain resulted from casual dental radiation. ...Read more
Even one adds up!: Dental x-rays have been shown to more than double the risk of certain brain tumors! there is no "safe" dose of radiation, as even a small dose can create problems, but the risks rise with higher doses. The risk from a single x-ray is small but children should not get dental x-rays in most cases.Only have x-rays if essential. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/035625_x-rays_brain_tumors_dentistry.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One of the worst things is having to sit in a room full of women in gowns waiting for mammogram. Cant help counting and knowing x will have ca.?
No Mammo worst: Women getting mammography are usually the lucky ones. They are usually on top of the issue and less likely to die from breast cancer. Early detection is good and saves many. Many small early detected ca's are successfully treated. Be glad for those being tested. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Benefit vs. risk: Ionizing radiation can cause harm and in excess perhaps induce the formation of tumors.CT examinations are most incriminated because of amount of irradiation expended.Freq. CT examinations particularly in growing children can cause development of brain tumors and leukemia.Cumulative doses of about 50 mGy (3-10CT)might triple the risk of leukaemia.Life and death situations may necessitate risk taki ...Read more
Been on celecixob (100mg) for.2 years every day for the AS. After recent x ray of joints, severe skin irritation and itch in those areas. Help...
Unsual: It is unlikely that celebrex would cause a localized skin lesion over the joints. I wonder however if you did have injections into the joints and your skin has become sensitized or irritated by the antiseptic used Apply topical hydrocortisone cream to see if this helps. If not, asking your doctor Rx a more potent one. Do note that chronic NSAID intake ->cardiovascular disease. ...Read more
Is there a great amount of radiation to one's body when having a cone beam CT done for dental work? Can a cbct be taken again during a 2nd opinion?
CBCT scans: The radiation for a cbct is greater than some imaging techniques and less than others. 'great' is a subjective term. When needed, the cbct scan is extremely helpful in making a diagnosis. There is no reason to take a second one as long as the first one is satisfactory which is almost a given. You can get a copy on a disk and take it with you when you go for the second opinion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've had a lot of CT scans and x rays on various body parts over the years. Could tha tmake me more at risk for cancer?
IT IS A RISK FACTOR: Radiation exposure is a cumulative risk feactorfor cancer and more radiation higher the risk, but it is unpredictable risk.But cat scans have more radiation than chest xray.There is modest but clinically significant risk.Accordind to a havard study the risk increases 1% over the baseline. ...Read more
It is possible for a patient in a modern hospital to have a CT of the Brain (Non-contrast) & a Chest x-ray only 3 minutes later? This seems very fast.
Yes; Radiology Dept.: Modern hospitals have all the Radiology equipment concentrated in 1 department. If the doctor orders a battery of tests, it is possible to have the patient transported from the CT scanner to an X-ray room next door. Also, if they are prepared, the X-ray can be taken as soon as they arrive. Portable X-ray equipment can also be used in the waiting area, though the quality is worse. HealthTap Prime. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many times can a young child (5 yrs) be put under anesthesia in a short period of time? What are the long term effects of this?
Why would a compression fracture at T12 show up on some xrays and not others. Ex: seen in Jan, not in Aug, then seen a year after that?
Is it possible do to much physical therapy for a sprain with a therahband going in the 4 directions. Holding each for1 set of 10 second ten times.
Generally, No.: A sprain is an injury to a ligament, which can make your joint feel unstable if it doesn't heal correctly. These exercises are important for helping your joint remain functional, to help prevent other problems like arthritis that come from instability, and to help speed your recovery along so the injury doesn't continue to nag you for a long time to come. ...Read more
What's "short time?": Several infections and diseases cause lung cavitation as they lead to granulomas and abscesses in the lungs, but these usually take months to years to become symptomatic. Can happen much quicker after trauma. ...Read more
Is it possible for a hairline fracture in 5th metacarpal to not show up in two xrays? One xray 2days after, second 10days after injury.
Yes: Broken bones go thru many stages. A fracture that is "hairline" ( non-displaced and not evident on plain X-rays (usually because of technique or angulation) will be come more evident as it heals. The body starts resorbing the bone along the fracture line to make way for the new bone making a hairline fracture more evident followed by fracture callus increased calcification at 2-4 weeks ...Read more
Is it unusual for the pain to be at a 6-7 one week after a comminuted fracture of femur in an adult male. A rod, screws and wires were used for.
Not unusual.: The femur is the longest and strongest bone we have. A comminuted fracture means this bone was broken into three or more pieces and needed to be repaired with rod, screws etc. To hold the pieces together. This is considered a major break, and a lot of force is required to break the bone this way. It takes months to recover; pain 6-7 weeks out would be typical. ...Read more
What is the cause of ankle pain in teens when co-codamol and naproxin does not help with normal x rays and a loud click at each step?
Hard to say: There is inadequate information to answer your question. Persistent pain calls for an ankle evaluation from a health care provider that would include x-rays and possibly an mri. This could be gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, loose body, spur, chronic pain, or even a tumor. Get it checked out by a professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can x-rays from doctor, and dentist cause cancer? Averaging 2 x rays a year, for teeth using film in the mouth.
Will i die from taking phen375 for three weeks? In 16 and need to loose a certain amount of weight in a short time for modeling.
Avoid pills...: A pediatrician or family medicine doctor can help, by measuring a teen's height and weight, and then discussing the weight goals. Teens should avoid pills and supplements advertised for weight loss, unless their doctors find some unusual circumstances. A teen who thinks he or she needs to lose weight for modeling may be wanting to lose too much weight (because "models" are often too skinny). ...Read more
Can a radiologist deliberately give you cancer by X-ray or CT device. Is their a dose or number of photos limit in a given time in these equipments?
Can't happen: The dosage on these things is limited. You'd be aware of being imaged for an excessively (ridiculously) long time. And you'd get radiation sickness or a radiation burn at once if you were given a dose likely to cause cancer years later. "Pop" claims about medical imaging causing large numbers of cancers are based -- in my informed opinion -- on flawed assumptions. Best wishes. ...Read more
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