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The Risks of an X-Ray

X-rays use small amounts of radiation. The level of exposure is considered safe for adults. However, it is not considered safe for a developing fetus. Be sure to tell your doctor before the procedure if you are pregnant or believe you could be pregnant. Your doctor may suggest a different testing method that does not use radiation, such as an MRI.If you are having an X-rays due to a traumatic event that caused pain and possibly a broken bone, you may experience additional pain during the X-ray. The test requires you to adjust your body so that clear images can be taken. This may cause you discomfort. If you are worried, you can ask your doctor for pain medicine prior to your X-ray.

Your doctor will inject you with a contrast dye before some X-rays. This is to improve the quality of the images. The dye - usually iodine - can cause some side effects. These include

  • Hives

  • Itching

  • Lightheadedness

  • Nausea

  • A Metallic Taste In The Mouth

In very rare cases, the dye can cause a severe reaction, such as anaphylactic shock, very low blood pressure, or cardiac arrest.