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I could give U my-: -interpretation of the films if I could C them. That would only tell U what I C on them, but a diagnosis needs a hands on exam. ...Read more
A second opinion is where a patient seeks the advice of another physician after consulting with a doctor. If a patient is unsatisfied with a doctor's diagnosis or proposed treatment, a patient may seek out the opinion of another doctor to ensure that the diagnosis ...Read more
Upper back pain, slight curve in spine. Chiropractor says I need 40+ session. Second opinion? Please see xray: http://tinypic. Com/r/f4oetj/5
Second opinion yes:
Nice idea to show us the xray very useful
not a very bad curve in a 38 year old person I would definitely seek another opinion
upper back pain can be very hard to treat
but is not usually indicative of serious pathology and I would tend to doubt that the curve has much to do with it / seek out an orthopedic spine specalist perhaps best of luck with this problem. ...Read more
For the past year I have felt shortness of breath that comes and goes. Had a clear chest xray a 6 months ago. Should I get second opinion? Lung cancer
I'm very concerned and need a second opinion on my daughter's scapula x-ray. She has a bone poking out from her back that is bothersome.
Doctor can evaluate: A pediatrician or pediatric orthopedist can evaluate to see what bone (if it's a bone) is poking out of her back. Sometimes, a child has the normal bones and muscles, but one part of a bone is just too big or sticks out too far. Sometimes, a child is missing a muscle (or it's too small), and causes a bone to stick out or look like it sticks out. A bone that "sticks out" may also run in the family. ...Read more
How do I go about getting a second opinion of X-Ray results if I don't agree with the findings of my primary care doctor?
Xray results: First, your doctor ordered the xray, but xray findings are those of a radiologist reading the film. Your primary doctor interprets those findings and make treatment recommendations. That said, the xray belongs to you and you may request an appointment and evaluation with another physican who can with your permission request films. However, the radiologist makes findings, the doctor only interprets ...Read more
Can Oral Surgeon X - ray show if there is any nerve damage after the procedure? Going for Second opinion to oral surgeon.
An x ray will not show nerve damage as there are basically 5 densities on an x ray: metal, bone, soft tissue, fat and air. Nerves get lost with all other soft tissues.
MRI research using diffusion weighted imaging is just starting to directly see pathology in peripheral nerves. Nerve damage otherwise is a clinical diagnosis. Often nerves regenerate slowly, so don't feel hopeless. ...Read more
I want a second opinion or advice on my elbow fracture. I have the copy of the x-ray. How do I send/share it with the doctors here?
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Hi I have a comminuted fracture of my right medial malleolus. It was misdiagnosed initially as a sprain, after walkin on it for 4 months with no pain inprovement I decided to get a second opinion and x-ray confirming it was indeed fractured. My doctor say
Yes,: If you can upload the images, you can get a HealthTap Concierge consult with me or another HealthTap doc of your choice for an opinion on your X-rays. ...Read more
Brother has boney lump just below xyphoid process. No pain. Xray shows nothing. Could it be serious? Dr. thinks its nothing to worry about. Your opinion?
25lb plate weight on foot severe swelling @ xray was clear. Swelling increasing w/ ice & elevation. Pain increasing. 2nd opinion when swelling reduces?
I have discoid meniscus w/o tear (mri xray and surgeon 2nd opinion) so when it does tear how will the pain progress. Does workout increase tear poss?
May: If it is a small tear you may not even feel it...If the tear is large than it can cause locking or buckling of your knee and that can be painfull. Working out does not increase possibilty of tear. ...Read more
Dr. Says he thinks I have IBS or diverticulitis. I was hoping for some kinda xray or ultrasound. Still have some dull pain. Shud I get 2nd opinion?
Probably, since...: ...there is a huge difference between IBS (a functional process) and diverticulitis (an inflammatory one). The differential diagnosis requires clarification so appropriate treatment can begin for either of these entities, or maybe an entirely unrelated third condition. If uncertain your present practitioner can assist further, seek help elsewhere. ...Read more
Brother found boney lump at end of sternum. It doesn't hurt, he feels fine but worried it could be cancer. His xray shows nothing. Your opinion?
Normal: We all have a bony process at the end of the sternum, called xiphoid process. You may Google xiphoid process to see pictures. ...Read more
12 year old daughter knee injured, xray showed "crack" doctor said normal for child. Swollen, sore, can't bear weight. How long wait for 2nd opinion?
Why wait?: If you are not comfortable/confident in what the first doctor has advised you then you should get a second option as soon as you can comfortably get one. There is no reason to wait. If the first doctor was not a pediatric orthopedist then you defiantly need a second option from a pediatric orthopedist. There are several on long island. ...Read more
Met. Stress fracture- 17 wks, not healed, sore. Xray- moderate callus. Ortho specialist- 4 more weeks boot then walk. What if not healed? 2nd opinion?
Check labs: Stress fractures are often related to activity but can also have a metabolic component such as low vitamin d, thyroid/parathyroid disorder as well. A series of blood tests can often help to rule out the common associated causes. ...Read more
My 50 year old male neck makes an audible crack each time I look to the right while looking straight ahead. Can I get an opinion on my x-ray?
Dds: I am planning on a consult that includes a 3d CT x-ray. Am I allowed to get a copy of it on a cd at that time? May need 2nd opinion. Shh!
Yes.: You are legally entitled to a copy of your x ray images. ...Read more
The gum abscess was diagnosed as such without an x-ray. To what degree can I really trust the periodontist's opinion? It is raised with minimal pus.
Had a chest X-ray because of previous issues, it showed a small object in my lung. I'd like a 2nd opinion on it, what kind of specialist should I see?
What was the cause of pulmonary embolism in 32 year old?
need all details. ...Read more
Chest x-ray showed asymmetric density on right lung apex. Redid it with lordotic posture. Would like an opinion on the resulting image?
HealthTap consult: You can initiate a consult with me or another radiologist and upload the images for evaluation. ...Read more
Stress fracture- 3rd met.- 17 weeks boot, crutches. X-ray- not healed, pain, but specialist says walk normally, no boot. Is that okay or 2nd opinion?
Ask, and receive.: It seems hard to believe that an experienced specialist would have you walk on your foot, if he believed that your foot wasn't healed. The decision of healing, after 17 weeks, may take more verification than a x-ray can show. Seventeen weeks can be frustrating for both you and the specialist. I suggest you get a second opinion, in fact, it might be considerate to ask him for a referral for one. ...Read more
Saw an ortho doc for bony lump in arm. After X-ray they said it was bone & result of elbow ligament bunching up. Said there were changes in bone but not cancer. Should I seek 2nd opinion?
Probably not: This is a fairly common problem around the elbow joint. If the x-ray showed normal bone and the lump is not enlarging or become tender, then there is probably no need to seek an immediate 2nd opinion unless you are really worried about it. Sometimes people need the peace of mind of a 2nd opinion, so if you are worried, by all means get a 2nd opinion. See doc again if it's enlarging or tender. ...Read more
I have two lesions on my chest by my collar bone and a persistent cough. My doc also said she saw a ruptured cyst from a chest x-ray. Any opinions?
Need clarification: I am uncertain about the explanation. You need a pulmonary evaluation. ...Read more