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Hi. Sorry to bother you again, but since my last question I've been having weird symptoms. I had 3 xrays and no shielding- and the machine was an older chiropractic model, as the girl told me, a "point and shoot". I felt a little sensation when the xray was taken. Last night I had some redness around my waist/hip area and chest/ neckthat went away. Now I've been feeling like my skin is burned and excessively thirsty. It's mostly around my chest/neck/ upper back. A little around my waist area. I'm really scared now. Could this be due to the X-rays? thanks for your time!
Given a normally functioning xray machine, there is no chance of this being related. The amount of radiation from an xray is about the same as spending a few hours on the beach, depending on the sun that day. Now, if the xray machine were totally broken, then you could have been overexposed, but this is highly unlikely.
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