Effect Of X-rays Within 1 Month?

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Greetings … r nI want to ask, is there any negative effect of X-rays taken over a period of 1 month? My parents did X-rays of the lungs in March and this April the doctor ordered another X-ray, whether does not have a bad impact on the internal organs of my parents? r nPlease explain..thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Muthiarie,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

X-rays are a medical procedure that is performed to take a 2-dimensional view of the internal organs using x rays. X-rays can be done to identify and evaluate various diseases, ranging from disorders of the lungs, heart, digestive tract, bones, teeth, and so on.

Many people are concerned about the negative effects that x-ray exposure might have when taking an x-ray. In fact, the risk is relatively small when compared to the benefits that can be obtained by the X-ray examination itself.

Usually, side effects can arise from x-rays if a person is exposed to very large doses of radiation for a long period of time. If it is only done occasionally, the potential danger is certainly not great. Some of the possible adverse effects of x-rays are an increased risk of genetic mutations or cancer. If the X-ray is done using certain contrast fluids, there may also be an allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

But again, if the benefits that will be generated are far greater than the risk of side effects, then an X-ray examination should indeed be done. Thus, depending on what disease your parents suffered from before, the doctor can monitor the progress of the disease, whether it is improving, persisting, or getting worse. This of course will affect the management that will be carried out to overcome the disease.

We recommend that you consult directly with the doctor who treats your parents regarding the indications that require your parents to undergo an X-ray examination, what are the risks, how to prevent or alleviate the negative effects, then what are the risks that might arise if the X-ray examination is not performed. the good one will certainly try the best for the patient.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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