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Radiation affected my period?

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I work with Radiation, minimal but I sit 5 feet from a CT Scanner. Since we started using the machine my period has been off. We started using in January, I had my period in January then I did not have it in Feb, March, or April when I was due. I spoke with my OB/GYN he gave me progesterone pills, I received my period for April. I was due May 25th, I am now 18 days late. I don't know if sitting this close or working with radiation could be the problem or if I have something wrong.


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replied June 12th, 2013
Menstruation Answer A43831
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Radiation exposure of more than 5 RADS can affect your ovarian function. Hence if you are experiencing irregular periods (suggestive of anovulatory menstrual cycles), you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause, and get started on treatment as appropriate (based on evaluation results) to help you relate your periods. Once periods become regular (indicative of regular and periodic ovulation, you can resume your pregnancy plans. You may also request to be posted away from radiation hazard during this time and during pregnancy (once you become pregnant). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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