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I was diagnosed with mild grade degenerative spondylolethes 22 years ago. My latest x-ray shows a slip of 13mm, could you grade this please. Thanks.
Varies: The grade of the slip is based upon the percentage of one vertebrae slipped forward on the other. So, it is difficult to say with a number because it is based somewhat on the magnification of the X-ray. That being said, most of the time a 13 mm slip is grade II to grade III. ...Read more
Read on Net 39YO claims she grew 1 inch in 20s, another in 30s & is still growing. X-ray shows tibia not fused. Can this be true & if so what's cause?
No: No, not that I am aware of. Most women complete their growth 18-24 months after they start having periods, this is usually about the age of 13-14. I do not know of any condition where growth plates are open at the age of 30. If there was, she would be huge! ...Read more
A lot!: A dental x-ray can show decay, supporting bone level for gum disease evaluation, odontgenic tumors, cysts, Periapical abscesses, impacted teeth, internal or external root resorption, help evaluate pulpal health, TMJ status and do much more! Dental X-rays are very safe (especially the new digital ones) and show an abundance of essential dental diagnostic information! ...Read more
Neck Pain: The straightened curvature in your neck on X-ray is a sign of pain and muscle spasm. You may be helped with a soft neck collar to relieve some of the spasm, muscle relaxants and pain medications like ibuprofen. Physical therapy also would be appropriate. Work with your doctor and your X-ray soon will be normal again. ...Read more
I've had a lower pack pain for one year. X-ray shows my pines are fine. What should I do to eliminate that pain?
Find Cause: First one has to find the cause of the pain. An x-ray is not in any way the only test that must be done in the search for the cause of your pain. ...Read more
I fell a week ago and I hurt my shoulders. My right shoulder has been hurting and medicine is not helping. X-ray shows not broken.?
No symptom of pneumonia but X-ray shows on right side a patchy alveolar infiltrates, rule out pneumonia. What it could be as there is no symptom?
Many causes: Patchy infiltrates on chest xray are a non-specific finding that could be related to many different causes/conditions. In someone who is asymptomatic (like you), a detailed history, physical examination and further testing (if required) based on individual risk factors can help find the cause. Please talk to a lung specialist for further work up. I recommend treating the patient, not the xray. ...Read more
I am 47 and X-ray shows my spian has moved and hips and I am in so much pain I have been like this for 24 days I can stand lay down but not sit
Hard: To understand your question, but sounds like you need to see a spine surgeon. ...Read more
Yes and no: The X-ray will show a mass on the bony spine, at times haze on the soft tissue on the spine and lesions eroding the spine. Al of these masses that can be seen on X-rays can be benign or malignant. Thus the X-ray will show the mass but can not prove it is cancer without a biopsy ...Read more
See below: The x-ray will show if the growth plates of the bone are fully closed and fused. ...Read more
No: A plain x-ray will only show the presence of the 2 metallic clips placed (presumably) on the tube. The only x-ray study that could prove that the tubes are blocked by the ligation clips is a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG). A tiny catheter is placed in the uterine cavity and contrast (dye) is injected to show that the contrast stops at the clips and doesn't go beyond that point. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal: The next possibility is a musculoskeletal problem. This could include a muscle strain, a short leg or a congenital problem with the feet (e.g., pes planus). Problems with the peripheral nervous system should also be considered, particularly if your child is experiencing foot drop. Next steps might include a consult with an orthopedist, a pediatric osteopathic physician and/or a neurologist. ...Read more
What is myofascial pain? Dr didn't explain. X-ray shows complete straightening of neck. Could this be the cause?
Myofascial pain: Myofascial pain is a fancy way to describe muscle pain. The fascia is the connective tissue that covers the muscles. This tissue can be damaged by injury, infection, inflammation and trigger points arise. The actual sites of the injury or strain prompts the development of these trigger points in turn causing pain elsewhere, aka referred pain. Yoga will help your neck regain proper curvature. ...Read more
He broke his wrist 3 weeks ago, it has healed incorrectly. The X-ray shows it's 30° out. Is it better to re-break it now or leave it to fix itself?
See: An orthopedic surgeon for advice on this. ...Read more
My son has complained about his knee since young and was told it was grow'n pain. He is now 15 & still cmpln but X-ray shows nothing. What can it be?
Several: There are a number of possibilities. Needs to see a pediatric orthopedist. ...Read more
Sometimes: Calcifications are readily seen on chest radiograph particularly if several millimeters in diameter. Major bronchi can be seen. Smaller bronchi become evident when walls thicken secondary to coughing, viral infection, or smoking. Vascular markngs are normally seen because veins and arteries contain blood. Vascular markings can increase in infection, heart failure, and with congenital heart disease ...Read more
Sometimes.: There are many forms of arthritis, and most are seen on X-Ray after you have the symptoms for a while. Early on, the arthritis may cause symptoms in a joint without any X-Ray findings, and a negative X-Ray does not exclude many types of arthritis. If your symptoms persist, even with a negative X-Ray, see your Doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Variable: Although there is no fracture, crush injury can cause significant damage and pain from soft tissue injury. ...Read more
Suggestion: If you have emphysema or, worse case scenario, lung cancer, then smoking may be inferred as it is a common cause of these. If radiologists see these issues we may raise the question of a smoking history. However, there is no finding on chest x-ray that is definitive for a smoking history. ...Read more
I fell twice due to blackout and fell hard on my head. The X-ray shows nothing. But I still get giddiness and blackouts after being discharged?
Neurologist: It would be good for you to have further testing to get to the source of why you are falling. You can consult a neurologist who can run some tests and you can go from there. There are lots of possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Following an injury I had 2 weeks ago, I've had persistent dull pain on the lower end of my forearm (side facing body). X ray shows nothing. Ideas?
Soft tissue injury: Much would depend on what type of injury you had i.E did you bang it, twist it, pull it etc.? X-rays only show injury to bones, so injuries to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves will not show up. A good history and exam by a hand surgeon will tell a lot. If needed an MRI could help with the diagnosis of soft tissue injuries. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have a pain in my sole (feet). X-ray shows a normal image. What cause the pain and what medication do you suggest? Thank you for your kind advise.
I understand that there is a difference between ACL repair and reconstruction? My x-ray shows screws, does ACL repair involve screws? What did I have?
ACL repairs R a --: -thing of the past, it is not repairable. U had a reconstruction. Allografts or autografts R used. Allo=tissue from a cadaver, fresh frozen from the donor, auto =using Ur own tissue. ...Read more