Can I Not Do X-rays On People With Lung Disease?

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The doctor at the puskesmas said that my father had lung disease. The doctor said that he ordered an X-ray. But the problem was that no one came in for the X-ray. The question is, can I not take X-rays or can I go for treatment at the puskesmas

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Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. X-ray or x-ray is one of the supporting examinations that serves to provide more information than a disease, which this information will help support the diagnosis. Through an X-ray examination, the doctor will be more focused on whether the lung disease experienced by a patient comes from a bacterial infection, smoking habits, heart problems, widening of the lung lining, rib injury or the presence of a tumor or cancer.


So in your case, actually, even with an X-ray, your father doesn't necessarily have to be hospitalized, he can still be treated as an outpatient at the puskesmas. However, with an X-ray, your doctor will be able to better understand what condition your father is in and can prescribe a more appropriate medication. For example, people with TB disease (tuberculosis), one way to diagnose it is through X-rays. However, after being diagnosed, he can still be treated as an outpatient and does not have to be hospitalized.


Of course you can refuse, but the risk is that your doctor cannot plan a more specific treatment and if your father's disorder is serious, it cannot be detected and treated according to standards. So it would be much better if there is one relative, family or neighbor who can help deliver your father for the treatment of his illness. I hope your father gets well soon.


That's all, hope it helps.


dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa

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