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Abdominal Organs  
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Definition  

An x-ray creates pictures of organs in the body. This type of x-ray takes a picture of organs in the abdomen.

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Reasons for Test  

Your doctor may order this test if there is a problem in your abdomen. The area includes everything from just under your chest to your pelvic area. Some symptoms that may make your doctor concerned include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or side pain
  • Bloating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloody or dark black stools
  • Abdominal trauma
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Possible Complications  

Complications are rare. If you are planning to have an x-ray, your doctor will review a list of possible complications.

A x-ray does use radiation. You and your doctor will weigh the harms and benefits of this test. An x-ray may not be advised if you are pregnant. Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the test.

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What to Expect