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A 31-year-old female asked:

I've had 4 abdominal ct scans in my early 20's for abdominal pain. how likely am i to get cancer from these tests? what signs should i watch for?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Unlikley: Even though you had a lot of radiation with those CT scans it is not enough to cause cancer. Signs of abdominal cancer are nonspecific: sudden weight loss, fatigue, jaundice, sometimes increased abdominal girth, swelling of the abdomen, bleeding bowel or no symptoms at all. Relax try not to be anxious. Anxiety is a big cause of abdominal discomfort.

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