Can a scaphoid fracture never show up on imaging? I fell

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Q: Can a scaphoid fracture never show up on imaging?

I fell a while ago (couple weeks) and my X-ray was clear. But I still have pain and can't move my wrist normally or grip things. I was offered the option of a repeat x Ray but said no.

If there's a small fracture is there a chance it will never show on an x Ray? I don't want to go back and waste time for a bruise :/

Symptoms:  Pain when gripping and moving. Constant dull ache.
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