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Can you give a second opinion on this xray of left ankle? Normal?

Can you give a second opinion on this xray of left ankle? Normal?

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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Second Opinion (Definition)

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


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Upper back pain, slight curve in spine. Chiropractor says I need 40+ session. Second opinion? Please see xray: http://tinypic. Com/r/f4oetj/5

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

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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

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

More info needed: Shortness of breath can have many possible causes, including lung disease, heart disease and anemia. You will need an examination and appropriate tests to determine the cause. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Can Oral Surgeon X - ray show if there is any nerve damage after the procedure? Going for Second opinion to oral surgeon.

Can Oral Surgeon X - ray show if there is any nerve damage after the procedure? Going for Second opinion to oral surgeon.

No: 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

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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

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

Delayed union: This is called a delayed union as it is now 4 months and you still have a radiographic fracture. You will need an orthopedic surgeon because if it doesn't heal with rest and immobilization, you may need surgery or nonsurgical methods to correct a nonunion. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering if you could possibly take a look at my back x-Ray and tell me your opinion?

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

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Have cough and wheeze, xray clear I'm 28. Still wheezing. Opinion?

Have cough and wheeze, xray clear I'm 28. Still wheezing. Opinion?

Probably asthma: See your lung doc ASAP. He will probably do pulmonary function testing and prescribe asthma inhalers.
No reason to wait. Asthma can become a life threatening disease. ...Read more

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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?

Tzeitse syndrome: Your doctor is probably right. Costochondritis may present in this fashion. If his other joints in the body are not bothering him then think that. If other joints are troubling him then there may be another process on going that may need investigating ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Need expert opinion on when getting a cavity filled does the dentist take an x-ray?

Need expert opinion on when getting a cavity filled does the dentist take an x-ray?

X-ray: Yes it is usually needed to see where on the tooth the cavity is. There can be visible areas on the tooth that need to be filled but unless the tooth was no other teeth around it x-rays are usually needed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Other symptoms?: Cracking or popping joints aren't necessarily abnormal. If there is pain in the neck or arm or numbness/tingling in the arm then there may be a bigger problem., but usually that requires an MRI to investigate. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Doctor found 4mm nodule on wife's lung in an x-ray, tiny I know, but she also has back pain, pain when breathing, fatigue, easy bruising. Opinions?

Doctor found 4mm nodule on wife's lung in an x-ray, tiny I know, but she also has back pain, pain when breathing, fatigue, easy bruising. Opinions?

CT scan chest: Get ct scan of the chest - not only to get detail evaluation of the lung nodule but also to see if there is anything in the lung that can explain the symptoms- i.e. Ruling out blood clots- for instance. ...Read more

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How much dose am I getting from my xray?

Dose of xray: This varies considerable with the type of xay, the number of xrays. The xray machine and the amount of time of exposure to xrays.
You have to talk to yor doctor to find the answer to your question. ...Read more