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Pelvic X Ray
Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?
Hard to say: White on an xray is from something that blocks the xrays from going through, so that spot has to be hard and calcified. It may be something called a phlebolith, which is a calcification within a blood vessel. The radiologist that read your x-ray can give your doctor a clarification if needed. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: Interpretation of imaging depends a lot on information supplied as to reason for exam. Mainly bones are visualized and evidence of fracture, arthritis, subuxation of hips , disc disease of lower spine and tumor can be seen. Soft tissue masses and calcifications can also sometimes be detected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't say : There are far too many reasons that physicians would want to have a pelvic x-ray than can be listed here. Can you provide more information about the nature of your question? I would love to help. ...Read more
I have an endometrioma behind my uterus, i had a pelvic X-ray done to check my lower spine and on it the cyst was seen is this normal or possible?
Avoid if possible: Try and avoid during pregnancy if possible. However, if xray is necessary, the dose of radiation is small, and the major risk is for the child to develop a type of cancer. The risk of cancer however, is extremely low. Xrays are not associated with miscarriage or birth defects. ...Read more
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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