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X-rays and Toddlers
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An_255108 posted:
My almost 3 year old has had so many x rays that I am beginning to worry about the amount. I know that X-rays can be harmful if a person is pregnant and it can hurt other organs but when do doctors decide that someone has had too many? It is typical for her to be sick for up to a whole month and have 2 xrays a week for 4 weeks at a time. Her first year of life she had close to 100 x rays. The amount has tapered off but she averaged about 50-75 from age 1-2. and since being 2 she has had maybe 25-40. Can there be some long term issues later in life? will she become sterile?
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atti_editor responded:
Hi and thank you for posting!

I understand your worries and think that this might be a good concern for you to bring up with your daughter's doctors. I am fairly sure that they would not conduct unnecessary x-rays, but letting them know about your worries may put your mind at ease. Here is some information that I found on x-rays and steps you can take to reduce your daughter's radiation risk.

Best wishes

-Atti


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