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My daughter did sitz marker study she had x ray says her bowels have a lot of stool only goes once in 5 days was told to take laxative wht can be prb?
Constipation: Your daughter is not having normal bowel movements she need to have bowel movement once every day.She should eat vegetables ,fruit and drink more fluids .Laxative make her bowels move and regularize her bowel movements so she will pass stool daily . If laxative does not work ,she may need enema to be given --hope not .good luck . ...Read more
Probably fine...: We always like to minimize any radiation. However, if there is an underlying medical need i wouldn't think twice about it. Most x-rays expose you to relatively lower doses than ct scans and many nuclear medicine studies. A couple of x-rays in a week for a period will not harm you. ...Read more
Difficult to tell: without seeing the xray. An xray "shadow" could be anything from normal to infection to something more concerning. As they say, "A picture is worth 1000 words". If you have a copy of your x-ray on CD I can provide you with an explanation at HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Technical school: There are a number of schools such as pima which offer x-ray tech courses. Check on line for the nearest location. Beware of schools like devry and phoenix which are profit making institutions dying to get your money and offer little. ...Read more
??: Xrays should be obtained when the history and exam suggest there may be an xray finding. Since most pain originates from soft tissue, and soft tissues do not show up anything particular on xrays, they are not a necessary or helpful part of the evaluation. ...Read more