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Will a ct scan affect my ability to get pregnat?


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replied March 24th, 2010
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A10878
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

The CT scan definitely exposes one to much more radiations compared to the x-rays. The radiation exposure can be up to 500 times compared to an x-ray chest in the case of abdominal CT scan.

Hence, CT scans should be done only if utmost necessary. Otherwise they should be avoided.

However, a CT scan is not going to affect the fertility or your ability to get pregnant. I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.



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