(Closed) have you had a chest x-ray? I have a question…

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@SandAndSea: It was a lead apron. They block radiation, and your xray tech should use one, it is good practice.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

It protects your ovaries from radiation. I’ve had one on all the chest, spine, lower extremity x-ray’s i’ve had.

Post # 6
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with helenberrycrunch, you should always have a lead apron over the areas not being x-rayed.  It protects your vital organs from getting too much radiation.  You should also have protection over your chest when you have dental x-rays as well.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

A lead apron to block radiation. ALL techs should use one!

Post # 9
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hope that it isn’t anything too serious that you are having all these tests for and you feel better soon!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SandAndSea: I’ll be thinking good thoughts for you.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had a chest x-ray but they didn’t cover my ovaries. I was surprised because we said we didn’t know if I was pregnant or not. Luckily I got my period a few days afterward but I am still wondering what effects that will play on my body. We had just started trying.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m an x-ray tech. You should always be asked about pregnancy (we also make you sign something here stating that you are not). Also the three MOST important rules for x-ray is 1.Time 2. Distance 3. Shielding

You should always be covered with a lead apron. If not ask for one. The tech is either lazy or just doesn’t care. I always shield and I always ask.

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@adw2c: A chest x-ray doesn’t hold enough radiation for that to affect your reproduction in the long run. If you were actually preggers it could hold the possibility of affecting your fetus in the first trimester epsecially. Now if you have like 900 of those bad boys in a short period of time we need to talk ;)You have nothing to worry about.

ETA I am seriously upset that they didn’t shield and you didn’t know if you were pregnant or not! You should have been tested immediately and x-rayed only if the results were negative!!! Don’t let them do this again!!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Mrs.tobe:

Thanks. I won’t. I am in Japan so sometimes communication and practices can run differently. My husband kept translating for me that we weren’t sure. I mean honestly we were trying. I’m hoping that that we can try again after this back problem is finished.

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