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Safe X Ray Trying Conceive
Does x-Ray on chest and neck and heart test(forgot what it's called) effect you ovlulation or chances in conceiving was in car reck?
So if an Xray and ultra sound was already performed and nothing was found. I have irregular periods and a tough time conceive. What else can be done?
Much can be done.: You need to schedule an appointment with a reproductive endocrinologist to get your work-up started. ...Read more
How many times per year can I do X-ray scan? How many times are considered safe and how many times are considered too much exposure to radioactivity?
It depends: In general, it is good to weigh the risk vs the benefit. So, why are you getting x-rays? If there's no good reason, then even one is too many. If, however, a deadly process is being followed (although i cannot imagine what deadly process would be followed with x-rays), then you can have some. Talk to the doctor who is ordering the x-rays and ask if the benefit outweighs the risk! ...Read more
How often in a year can you safely get back or any x ray ? Is it safe? Thanks Brenda firstname.lastname@example.org
May need more than o: Radiation exposure is additive over your entire life not just over one year. Always consult with a doctor and discuss risk and benefit over xray that you need. They are safe, but only do if medically necaccary and do not over do. Thanks and best of luck. ...Read more
Yes but ...: You always have to ask why is any given test being done? What is being searched for? Is this the best way to do it or is there a better way to get the answer? I don't know enough about your child to answer those questions now but that is what you want to find out. X-Ray machines these days use much lower doses than they did in the past. ...Read more
I have IIH and a history of traumatic LPs. Tomorrow I will be having X-ray guided LP, told this is easier and safer. Is this true? Why?
Could avoid bones: With X-ray guidance, the LP / spinal needle can avoid hitting the vertebral bones that make up the spine. Under skilled hands, they can be avoided even without X-ray images, but given your history, it's probably best to get as much help as possible. While bones are sensitive, the skin houses the most nerves, & so the procedure will probably not be totally pain-free w/o skin anesthesia. Good luck! ...Read more
I stood next to my son whilst he had a chest X-ray. Is it still safe to try for a baby this cycle?
Generally No: It is not standard of care at all. Used to be when we didn't have x-ray, but not anymore. In fact the CPT codes used to bill these types of injections now have fluoroscopic guidance built into them, including the older technique done bedside which will change for 2015. So never get an epidural without x-ray unless your are having a baby or for surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tuberculosis: If the CXR is normal it is unlikely that they have active pulmonary TB but if they previously had a primary TB infection (PPD+) they may reactivate the disease outside of the lungs. This is a complex issue and you need to provide more info before being answered satisfactorily. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im 28 weeks preg. How safe is it to have x-rays? I have a wisdoms tooth coming in that hurts bad. The dentist has to have an x-ray, what should I do?
Totally safe!: Which do you think is worse for your unborn baby? The dental infection that can spread to your bones and bloodstream, or the procedure to remove the infection? Within reason, x-rays, "novacaine", cleanings and dental work are safe for moms2b. Common sense finally wins! check this link: http://health.Usnews.Com/health-news/news/articles/2013/08/07/dental-care-safe-for-pregnant-women-experts. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Yes: A CXR involves relatively low amounts of radiation. It sounds like your cyst is benign. It you require a CXR go ahead. All the best. ...Read more
What alternatives are there to facet lumbar injection? I'm an 18 yr old female & my doctor said I should do one after looking at my x-ray. Is it safe?
It has a low risk : Profile but at your age i would be recommending exhausting all non invasive measures such as: regular exercise and physical therapy, weight control and avoidance of smoking along with medications such as non steroidal anti inflammatories if no medical reasons not to use. If no better, then at least further imaging in terms of a MRI &/or ct for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely constipated. Doc ruled out obstruction via x Ray and ct scan. He said take 4 doses of Miralax daily and I can take it daily. Is this safe?
I've chronic back pain.X-ray shows several schmorl's node in thoracic spine.Chiropractor prescribed 5000IU of vit D3 to be taken daily. Is it safe?
X-Ray revealed I fractured a big toe. Do I need to go back to PCP for a splint/other procedure? Is it safe to deal with it on my own, or is that bad
Toe: It all depends on how bad the fracture is and what part of the toe it involves. If you get poor healing from not receiving the right treatment, then you will be stuck with a permanent poor outcome. I would recommend that you get in to your physician and make sure your treatment is the right for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more
20yo. Calf pain. Ultrasound normal, blood work normal. Went to ER, SOB, CT w/dye normal, X-ray normal, EKG normal. Anxiety? Flying in the AM safe?
I think it is safe.: Apparently they looked for blood clot in your legs and lungs and did not find any. It could be anxiety or myalgia or something similar to it . If otherwise you are a healthy person then there is no reason for not flying. During flying i would suggest streching your legs by moving around whenever you get an opportunity as a preventive measure for the DVT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cant tell: We will order as much a clinically indicated. You will guide us, and we will suggest, and you will approve. Now, there are cases where you won't use contrast depending on your kidney function, or if you had an adverse effect to contrast. There is always radiation exposure, it is hard to quatify the risk. ...Read more
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
Depends on dosage: We cannot say x-rays are "safe". However, we can say that it is appropriate for physicians or providers to order one with a shield if the benefit of the information outweighs the risk. (the risk/benefit must be considered before giving medications to pregnant women also.) it is better if ultrasound or MRI can be substituted for a single plain x-ray; fluoroscopy should be avoided. Ask about dosage. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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