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Spouse has been having lower right abdmn pain that radiates through groin, they did an x-ray of pelvis and said "some vascular calcifications"?

Spouse has been having lower right abdmn pain that radiates through groin, they did an x-ray of pelvis and said "some vascular calcifications"?

Additional Test: The test of choice for your wife's symptoms is an ultrasound. This could be gastrointestinal, vascular, or pelvic/gynecological in nature. It is difficult to give you anymore answers without a full workup of symptoms, onset, duration, frequency, what makes it worse or better, etc... ...Read more

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I've 3 CT scan & 15 X-ray of pelvis in 2 yrs for study of fracture of left acetabulum. Is so many x-rays & CT harmful? Specially for male genital?

I've 3 CT scan & 15 X-ray of pelvis in 2 yrs for study of fracture of left acetabulum. Is so many x-rays & CT harmful? Specially for male genital?

Unlikely: The amount of radiation you received does not reach the threshold to be worried about cancer. Check out website xrayrisk.Com and radiologyinfo.Org to get more information. I am sure the xrays and ct scans were important to provide treatment of your fracture. ...Read more

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Local back pain from lifting weights. X-rays lumbar/pelvis/SI joint. Mild Ensteophyte formation at illiac crests. is this common? follow up needed?

Local back pain from lifting weights. X-rays lumbar/pelvis/SI joint. Mild Ensteophyte formation at illiac crests. is this common? follow up needed?

Osteophytes are spurs: Osteophytes are bone spurs and accumulate with life and uncertain how much they are contributing to you back pain which can occur for lots of reasons - bone, disc, muscle, tendon, bursa etc. I suspect you had the osteophytes way before you were lifting weights. You need an evaluation for the reason you have back pain. ...Read more

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I had a ct 5 days ago and 3 x-rays today pelvis/abdomen flank pain all normal. Dr wants another ct with and w/o contrast done. Is this a cancer risk?

I had a ct 5 days ago and 3 x-rays today pelvis/abdomen flank pain all normal. Dr wants another ct with and w/o contrast done. Is this a cancer risk?

Low risk: It does seem to be excessive the risks should be counted through out your lifetime. If you didn't have any other studies requiring X-ray radiation you'd be fine. But this seems really excessive when ultrasound or MRI can be used to get more information. Try suggesting these non ionizing radiation studies ...Read more

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Local back pain from lifting weights. X-rays pelvis/SI joint. Mild Enstesophyte( not osteophyte) formation at illiac crests. is this common? follow up

Local back pain from lifting weights. X-rays pelvis/SI joint. Mild Enstesophyte( not osteophyte) formation at illiac crests. is this common? follow up

Back x-ray: yes these are common but discuss with your Dr. as may vary by ethnicity and geographical location and work history. And prob not related to pains. ...Read more

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What is the difference between your pelvis & your hip x-rays? What is the difference between a hip X-ray compared to a pelvis x-rays?

What is the difference between your pelvis & your hip x-rays? What is the difference between a hip X-ray compared to a pelvis x-rays?

Different focus: Pelvis looks at your pelvic bones and your hips are included but dedicated hip x-rays focus in with better detail on the hips themselves and you typical get more than one projection as well. ...Read more

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How can you safely have a pelvis X-ray without an lead apron on?

How can you safely have a pelvis X-ray without an lead apron on?

Most likely safe: X-rays are usually avoided during pregnancy because there's a small chance the radiation may harm the developing baby. But if the x-ray is necessary, it will be done in the safest way possible. ...Read more

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What is the most comfortable position during a female pelvis x-ray?

?: Depends on why the x-ray is being done. If the doctor is doing an x-ray to see if there is a fracture, several different positions are necessary. ...Read more

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Had an X-ray and posted film. What are the bright white circles in my pelvis? I was only wearing underpants durin X-ray

Had an X-ray and posted film. What are the bright white circles in my pelvis? I was only wearing underpants durin X-ray

Unfortunately: There is no image readily available. I'd be happy to help out, but I'm not sure that your image is readily accessible. Hopefully you get a reasonable answer soon. ...Read more

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