Posted 12/14/2017 1:19 PM (GMT -6)
I have my pre-annual checkup lab work up next week with my GP. He always includes chest x-ray. I know some folks worry about unnecessary radiation exposure. Should I or should I not submit to the chest x-ray?
I'm sick with a cold right now and when I cough, it feels like I've got some congestion in my upper chest. I also got some Lyme labs the other day and looks like I have chronic mycoplasma and chlamydia pneumonia. I seriously doubt those would be seen on an x-ray, though, as they typically cause low grade inflammation as opposed to acute pneumonia symptoms. Don't know if anything Lyme/co related would ever show on a chest x-ray. Curious about benefits vs risks.
Looking for opinions, including from any of you in the medical field. Thanks!