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how long does radiation stay in your body

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It doesn't.: It passes through, gets scattered or absorbed, and is gone.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
It doesn't: There is no radioactivity within your body after a CT.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Forever: The most serious harm of radiation damage to the DNA in our cells. The body can undo some of this damage, but there is no way to know how much damage ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
While: You are in the scanner and the images are being taken you are receiving a relatively small dose of radiation. Often this is less than a minute dependi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on…: Dose & how long you were on it. Mtx's half life (amount of time for active med to be reduced by 1/2) is given as 3-15 hours but varies according the d ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
30 dya : Around four weeks.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
35 years experience ADHD and Autism
4 weeks : 4 weeks urine and forever skin and hair
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not long: Obviously not very long or smokers would not be smoking it frequently. Different people metabolize it differently, though.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Days: Levonorgestrel binds to proteins in the blood and is eventually eliminated through mostly urine and some in feces. The amount of time for half of the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Heroin: The half life of heroin is 8 hours. Generally it take 5 half lives for a drug to be removed from the body. Thus, heroin is metabolized and out of th ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
No more than a day: Hi. The half-life of recombinant human growth hormone is only a few hours. Lifetime is usually taken to be about 5 half-lives. So with once daily inje ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erica Bial
Specializes in Pain Management
Half life and more: That depends on that you mean by "your system." the "half life" of morphine (the time it takes once it peaks in the body for half of it to have been m ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on what is : Tested. Urine is the usual substance tested and nicotine metabolite can be detected for 3-5 days after exposure to tobacco. Cotinine stays for much lo ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
About...: 24 hours.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
24 Hours: Ibuprofen start working in 20to30minutes and last for six hours .It's half life is only 2 hors.Means in 2hours only half remains in your system and af ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Well,: Iodine-131 has a radioactive decay half-life of about eight days.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Why ask?: Are you trying to hide the illegal use of hydrocodone? With updated technology a urine drug screen can detect hydrocodone or its metabolites for many ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
For several: months after stopping. IIt is stored and slowly released from fat stores in body
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below : It depends on the formulation and delivery system but immediate release morphine gas a half time of 2-4 hours. Like all drugs it take 4 half lives to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Bleomycin: It takes 10 hours for bleomycin to be metabolized by your body. After10 hours the drug is no longer in your body if your body is functioning normal.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
"Spice" is the: Generic name for plant material laced with synthetic cannabinoids. There are currently over 140 synthetic cannabinoids on the market; spice is an unre ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Works for a few days: Clomid (clomiphene) is usually prescribed for 5 days in the first half of the menstrual cycle. It is designed to trigger ovulation around the 14th day ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Misinformed?: In your system? A topical medication?
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