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Because of a fall from his stroller and a scraped nose, the ER doctor ordered a cat scan on my grandson when he was 2 weeks old. Could there be any long term effects from this? He is showing signs of ADHD at age 2 1/2.
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replied June 20th, 2007
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i really dont think a catscan would cause any long term affects. and also they probably wouldnt diagnose adhd at such a young age they would wait until they aer about 5 or 6 to properly diagnose adhd.
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replied June 20th, 2007
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ct scans are very safe, the main risk of them is from the dyes or seditives they can give beforehand have risks of allergic reactions

a ct scan would not cause adhd

*all* 2 year olds have signs of adhd, its called being 2, even the most mellow 2 year old will act adhd sometimes, no sane doctor will even think of diagnosing adhd until at least kindergarten if not later, kids have incredable energy its that simple

~alicia~
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