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Is your sperm count damaged after a pelvic xray?

Is your sperm count damaged after a pelvic xray?

No: A small amount of radiation in an xray should not make any difference. If you had multiple > 50 xrays over a short term that potentially could have an impact. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more


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Why is there a tiny white spot on a pelvic x-ray?

Why is there a tiny white spot on a pelvic x-ray?

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

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In a pelvic x-ray, what's the heart shaped thing on the bottom?

In a pelvic x-ray, what's the heart shaped thing on the bottom?

Sacrum?: You're probably looking at the lower spine where the vertebrae are fused to form the sacrum. You might also be looking at the pelvic inlet (area between the pubic bones & hip bone) which in the correct position could appear heart shaped. ...Read more

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For what reasons might a doctor send my girlfriend for a pelvic x-ray?

For what reasons might a doctor send my girlfriend for a pelvic x-ray?

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

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Can they see both hip joints on a pelvic x-ray?

Can they see both hip joints on a pelvic x-ray?

Yes: A standard pelvic x-ray will include both hips joints. Most hip surgeons will also get a. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor send my girlfriend for a pelvic X-ray if ready to have baby?

Why would a doctor send my girlfriend for a pelvic X-ray if ready to have baby?

I don't know: Old school... Before ultrasound, x-ray was used to check fetal position (breech vs vertex) or to calculate pelvic size (no longer used). It beats me, I suggest you ask your doctor. Additionally, you really shouldn't do a test if it doesn't make sense to you. ...Read more

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My girlfriend's pelvic X-ray results came in. What can they tell for pelvic x-rays?

My girlfriend's pelvic X-ray results came in. What can they tell for pelvic x-rays?

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 more

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Received a pelvic X-ray after fall, next day I got a positive pregnancy test. I have an IUD, didn't even think pregnant. Could this be harmful?

Received a pelvic X-ray after fall, next day I got a positive pregnancy test. I have an IUD, didn't even think pregnant. Could this be harmful?

Nothing's perfect!: Either the pregnancy test is wrong and the IUD was really effective after all or the pregnancy test was right and the IUD was ineffective. Blood tests are the most boys aƧcurate. ...Read more

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I know that an abdominal or pelvic X-ray has limitations. But would it detect a large blockage or a very big macroscopic polyp?

I know that an abdominal or pelvic X-ray has limitations. But would it detect a large blockage or a very big macroscopic polyp?

Not polyp, maybe blo: An abdominal X-ray wouldn't detect even a big polyp, as the polyp's density is roughly the same as the surrounding colon. A (large) blockage of the intestine / colon, called a small / large bowel obstruction (SBO / LBO), cd b detected if enuf air accumulates b4 the blockage to show a difference in density (air to colon). However, hard stool, lymph nodes, & scarring cd cause a SBO aside from polyps ...Read more

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What does it mean if on the pelvic xray one ilium is higher than the other?

What does it mean if on the pelvic xray one ilium is higher than the other?

Scoliosis or spasm: Either of these conditions may be the cause. A back muscle spasm or contraction may cause the pelvis to tilt, even briefly and be captured on the x-ray (radiograph). Otherwise that finding, if described in a radiology report is likely not significant. Discuss with the doctor ordering the exam if you are still concerned. ...Read more

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Pelvic xray 12 yr old boy. Is there a fracture in the spine?

Pelvic xray 12 yr old boy. Is there a fracture in the spine?

Not able to see: We are not able to see downloads or attachments, so we cannot see if there is a fracture in the spine. Please ask doctor who ordered x-ray to confirm reading with local radiologist, and let them know specific areas that are a problem or painful before they read the x-rays. ...Read more

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Does getting a pelvic xray require the removal of your clothes?

Does getting a pelvic xray require the removal of your clothes?

Yes and no: If you do not have any metallic stuff around it could be done. I prefer to have the close off and wear exam short. ...Read more

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Two ovular white things in pelvic xray. They stay next to each other but seemed to move position in the images. About grape size. Not pants buttons?

Artifact?: Hard to say without actually seeing the x-rays. They are moving position in films taken on the same day? I suspect that what you are seeing is something external to the body that was visible on the xray. Ask the doctor ordered the films to be done what the reading was --- a radiologist would have made mention of them in the report. ...Read more

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Xray: what does "prominent superior acetabular margins, bilaterally" mean on a pelvic xray?

Xray: what does "prominent superior acetabular margins, bilaterally" mean on a pelvic xray?

Degenerative change: The acetabulum is essentially a socket for the "ball" of the femoral head. It is composed from a union of three different pelvic bones. The superior margin is the roof of the acetabulum. This can become prominent as a result of degenerative changes at the hip joint. ...Read more

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Why would sclerosis at the SI joint be present/seen on one pelvic xray, and not others later? Does it heal, or is it the quality of the film. Read?

Why would sclerosis at the SI joint be present/seen on one pelvic xray, and not others later? Does it heal, or is it the quality of the film. Read?

Not vert reliable: It sounds like you have multiple musculoskeletal problems. Sclerosis is sometimes hard call on plain radiography and easier detected on CT exam. Radiograph is two dimensional seeing superimposition of soft tissues such as feces in bowel loops over SI joint which can increased density. Also subjective area to interpret. Narrowing and erosions of joint usually more significant. ...Read more

Sperm (Definition)

This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Sperm Count (Definition)

Sperm count is evaluating the density of sperm per million per ...Read more