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70 year old, has weak legs. Advised stomach x-ray. Reason?

My 70 year old dad has had weak legs for 8 months. He has been referred to neurologist . He was happy there was nothing. He then had another dr appointment and she tested his water, there was a small (something about reading of 86). He has to have ultra sound next Thursday but we have just received a letter saying he has got a stomach X-ray tomorrow. Why would that be? What s the difference?
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi welcome to health care magic forum.
well, there is a difference but stomach x ray can reveal only few pathologies unlike ultrasoound which is more specific for abdomen. stomach xray can show signs of ilesu, ureetral or gallbladder stones ,colon obstruction or larger tumors and hernias but if there are some doubts about abdominal pathology then ct scan should be performed. his weak legs should be checked by leg ultrasound to verify blood flow .
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 26 Aug 2013
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