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Need to Do X-Ray More Than Once

Postby octoberafternoon » Mon, 15 Jan 2018 3:34 pm

Hi -

I got a sudden call from Clinic where I did Medical Check Up last Saturday. She said that I need to come there now to take the X-Ray again, because the doctor was requesting so. Could I know whether anyone ever did X-Ray test more than once? Why need to take another X-Ray test?

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Re: Need to Do X-Ray More Than Once

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Jan 2018 5:13 pm

Sure, happens all the time. I used to have to have 2 chest x-rays of my lungs every time I went for a diving physical as there would always be a shadow visible in my right lung. Always turns up negative but the exercise always repeats itself.

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Re: Need to Do X-Ray More Than Once

Postby octoberafternoon » Mon, 15 Jan 2018 5:57 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Sure, happens all the time. I used to have to have 2 chest x-rays of my lungs every time I went for a diving physical as there would always be a shadow visible in my right lung. Always turns up negative but the exercise always repeats itself.


I did the X-Ray just now, then I saw in a glance, on the paper written that they found a spot on my left lung. They took my X-Ray from different position. Is that will be a problem?

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Re: Need to Do X-Ray More Than Once

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Jan 2018 6:22 pm

That will probably cure the problem. slightly different angle and certain organs or tubes might no longer be in an overlapping position. Don't worry yourself too much. If you are not a smoker, and haven't a history of TB you probably have nothing to worry about. I was really concerned and fretted the first time I had the shadow show up but after that I never worried about it again, even though I did have to have the second xray done more times than not (and this was an annual thing - I was a commercial deep sea diver for almost 2 decades). Hang in there and don't dwell on it too much. Just get it done. Medical science is not a exact science.

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Re: Need to Do X-Ray More Than Once

Postby octoberafternoon » Mon, 15 Jan 2018 7:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:That will probably cure the problem. slightly different angle and certain organs or tubes might no longer be in an overlapping position. Don't worry yourself too much. If you are not a smoker, and haven't a history of TB you probably have nothing to worry about. I was really concerned and fretted the first time I had the shadow show up but after that I never worried about it again, even though I did have to have the second xray done more times than not (and this was an annual thing - I was a commercial deep sea diver for almost 2 decades). Hang in there and don't dwell on it too much. Just get it done. Medical science is not a exact science.


Wah... I'm a little bit relieved. Hopefully everything is ok and I can pass my Medical Exam. I was surprised when clinic called me and told me that I need to do X-Ray again. My brain was thinking very hard for this :???: thank you very much for sharing your experience :D


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