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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Not likely: The radiation exposure from a routine chest radiograph usually is not associated with deleterious effects. Cumulative radiation exposure including CT ... Read More

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Normal men's sperm often have as many as 10% abnormal to start with & the radiation may/not change that number. The abnormal or unhealthy sperm a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
I wouldn't worry: The amount of radiation exposure from a single side shot xray is so small it will not cause damage to your sperm count.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Any radiation : Exposure can have an impact on tissues that is why we minimize exposure and try to shield regions that are more sensitive to radiation exposure. That ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
No effect: Sperm in the testicles are reabsorbed at the end of their life span. The testes are continually making new sperm so there should be no concern for you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Radiation: The amount of radiation would not cause any problem with your sperm.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Feyisayo Adeyina
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: There are no effects from that amount of radiation to the baby or to his sperm.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: A small amount of radiation in an xray should not make any difference. If you had multiple > 50 xrays over a short term that potentially could have an ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience Radiology
No: Sperm do not "eat" each other - the body resorbs unreleased sperm over time, but ejaculation can help "clear them out". To learn more about radiation ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
14 years experience Fertility Medicine
With ejavulate: All sperm are ejected with each ejaculation. Live or dead. Exposure to small amounts of x-ray have no long term effects. Do nothing. Don't worry.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessary : You masturbate all you want but that is not needed after an x-ray. There is no medical reason to do this but feel free to masturbate as many times as ... Read More
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