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How many CT scans have you had in your life?

alwaysworried80

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How many CT scans (please do NOT include MRI's or Xrays) have you had in your life because of healthy anxiety? If you don't know the exact number, guesses will be fine, just please answer and please no exaggerations. I'm looking for real numbers.
 

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I think it's not survey but more like a statistic kinda anxiety if you know what I mean. Yeah looks a bit strange :p
Maybe anxious about the amount of radiation in CT scan (which MRI and X-ray doesn't have) and calculating the risks and prognosis?
or am I thinking too much? xDD

But oh well, I had one CT scan recently. I don't want to say never again but I highly doubt that I will accept a CT scan again unless it's a must.
Because of the high radiation you get in CT scan.
 

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Specifically because of health anxiety? I don't think any. MRIs and xrays yes but I don't think any CT scans. I've probably had around five in my life though, maybe a few more but fewer than ten. Had one for blood in urine without infection (it's standard), one for back pain with high fever and crazy blood counts (that was the one time in my life I was like "I'm literally sure I'm fine please can I just go home" but no, I could not; spoiler alert, I was fine. Just normal-person sick. But the doc was like two days out of medical school and looking for zebras, so.), a few to diagnose/monitor GYN conditions, one to monitor a gastro condition accidentally discovered by the urinary scan. There may be others I'm forgetting, either due to HA or not, but this is all I can think of at the moment. Not too worried about radiation exposure, though. I already don't live a very healthy lifestyle, so I don't think that'll be what gets me in the end.
 

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I think I have had about 3 or 4. When I was younger they did a couple at different times for stomach pain. Turns out I had ovarian cysts. Just had one Friday for a kidney stone.
 

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What's a CT Scan because of health anxiety?

I think all CT Scans are because of health anxiety. In 2016 I had a chest CT Scan after I had a pneumothorax, to rule out some possible lung conditions. I decided to do it. I could have decided not to do it. Is it considered a CT Scan because of health anxiety?

All the 5 CT Scans I had so far were "prescribed" by doctors. But I consider that in all of them there was at least a bit of health anxiety that made me follow the doctor's prescription.

Either way, I had 5 so far. Or maybe 6, I'm not sure.

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I haven't had any because of health anxiety. All have been because they were needed and the doctor recommended I have them.
Head 3 or 4
Chest 1
Abdomen/Pelvis 3 or 4
Teeth several for dental implants
I've had way too many and worry about the radiation.
Have you had any, or are you worried about having them in the future? Please share.
 

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Zero related to anxiety, 7 related to an actual health issue, monitoring a kidney cyst.
 

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None because of anxiety. One because doctors needed a closer look at something in my abdomen and one because of injury.
 

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I recently just had 2 for a kidney stone. I've never had any for health anxiety. I had one when I was about 15 on my stomach.
 

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1 in my head. Afterwards, I freaked out over the radiation. And HA episode happened.
 
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