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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Low: if you ever had sunburn before in your life, it's likely that you received more hard radiation from that experience. Risk of radiation induced cancer ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
35 years experience Family Medicine
No: I'm sorry to hear about your problems. New moms have enough stress to deal with. But not all brain tumors are cancer so it should not affect your baby ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
No relationship: If a mother-to-be has a brain tumor it will not affect the fetus at all, unless it causes the mother to have a serious acute problem such as a lack of ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
29 years experience Radiology
Ct scan: If you had a tumor or bleed the results would have been called directly to your doctor who would have called you by now.
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Don't assume: One would hope for a call, but lack of one doesn't mean anything--so don't read too much into it. Medical staff can drop the ball and leave patients i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elena Vezza
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Only if very small: If a tumor is very small, it is possible to miss. A CT or MRI with contrast can be helpful
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: I'll assume you mean you had a ct while pregnant but had a normal baby afterward.Congratulations. Although we try to avoid radiation, specifically hig ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: It can.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Rare: Many ct scans of the head can theoretically cause brain cancer several years later. See radiology physicist at your hospital to calculate your dose an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: If done without contrast, it could be missed. If the tumor is in the posterior fossa (back of brain or brainstem) could be missed. With a ct scan, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Need more evaluation: It is very difficult to diagnose a brain tumor on a non-contrast ct scan. I would recommend getting a brain MRI with contrast (called gadolinium). M ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
49 years experience Radiology
Not best examination: Non contrast head cts are best for detecting acute hemorrhage (blood) or possibly infarcts. Brain tumors, especially if small, can be subtle. If this ... Read More

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