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Query regarding CT scan
Have had 3 CT scans till date. One I had back in year 2009 which was a CT of head and the rest two CT scans I had within one year I.e. a CT scan of whole abdomen without contrast in Jan 2018 and the other a contrast CT scan of neck chest and abdomen combined in May 2018 I.e. within a gap period of 5 months. Recently, I came to know that repeated CT scans increases the risk of cancer in the body. Am I at a high risk ? The first CT scan which I underwent was at the age of 15 yrs and the next two CT scans which were held in 2018 at that time my age was 24 yrs. Have these scans increased my risk ? Am I at risk ? Do the radiations from these  3 CT scans are enough to cause a problem ? And how many years does it take for such disease to develop from radiation of CT scans. After what age there are hardly any changes in the genes because due to gene change the kids are not allowed to undergo repeated CT scans.
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But Y r U doing Repeated Investigations . Is Your Disease Is Not diagnosed or u r not getting any relief from which ever medicine u r taking ??? Do Reply Regards Dr.Moiz Nasir
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Ct scan causes problem when done frequently.... the yearly radiation exposure is required to assess the risk of developing disease.....since the first scan was done long back and there was a long gap in between... the exposure will not add up to the current ct scan exposures.... the recent 2 ct scans will add up but don't worry the risk is still low for developing a disease...
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avoid frequent radiation exposures.... but sometimes we r helpless but to get investigations done for better good
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No CT are done under controlled radiation .You are not at risk of ill effects of radiation.
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