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Surprising Dangers of CT Scans and X-rays

Surprising Dangers of CT Scans and X-rays – Consumer Reports.


This past two weeks, I had very bad pain in my stomach area- bloating, feeling too full, and it hurt to bend over and tie my shoes.  This came out of nowhere, so it concerned me.  On Sunday I went to an urgent care and was given an order for an upper GI X-ray.  I questioned it “lightly” and asked about an ultrasound instead.  The doctor did not share my concern for an X-ray, and told me the X-ray was no big deal.

Like most people I trust medical professionals; believing they will always choose the test that is least invasive, or that puts me in the least amount of danger. Read the rest of this entry »


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