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.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.