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Doctor insights on: X Ray On Your Hands For Autoimmune Disorders

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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How much dose hand X-ray cost?

How much dose hand X-ray cost?

Cost varies: One can ask local xray facilities for the cost of a hand-xray, which may vary according to region and facility. Many facilities will also give a discount for cash paying patients (that is, those who pay off their bill at the time that the xray is done. One just need to ask for that information). Remember that there is also a separate charge for the xray to be read by a radiologist. ...Read more

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Hand X-ray tomorrow, what to pay?

Hand X-ray tomorrow, what to pay?

Depends: Prices vary based on locale and insurance payments if any. Usually fairly cheap though. ...Read more

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How long before I get results of my hand x-ray?

How long before I get results of my hand x-ray?

1-7 days: Outpatient x-rays done should usually have a report to your doctor in anywhere from 1-3 days, ct scans and mris can take longer depending on where you had the test. ...Read more

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How long before I get the reports of my hand x-ray?

How long before I get the reports of my hand x-ray?

Call office: Usually not longer than 24 hours. If taking too long you should contact office of practice and ask to speak with office manager not the receptionist about delay in report. The office manager usually wants practice to run smoothly. This often speeds up process. ...Read more

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Hand slammed in door X-ray shows nothing. Does this mean i'm all clear?

Hand slammed in door X-ray shows nothing. Does this mean i'm all clear?

Variable: Although there is no fracture, crush injury can cause significant damage and pain from soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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My son got hit with lacrosse ball last night and now has swelling and pain outside of hand from base of pinky downward. X-ray?

My son got hit with lacrosse ball last night and now has swelling and pain outside of hand from base of pinky downward. X-ray?

See doctor: If he has significant pain and swelling then it is possible that there is a fracture of a bone. I suggest taking him to a doctor or urgent care. Once a doctor examines the hand they can make a better decision about whether or not an xray is needed. I hope he is feeling better soon. Try some ice packs and elevation on it in the mean time to help decrease swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Tania Dempsey
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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more