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Are abdominal and hip x-rays safe for my 33 month old who swallowed a dime?
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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Coins are the most common objects swallowed, and the peak age is 6 months through 3 years.
Thankfully, most pass through without a problem. But some do get stuck, often at the sphincter at the bottom of the esophagus.

In brief: Yes
Coins are the most common objects swallowed, and the peak age is 6 months through 3 years.
Thankfully, most pass through without a problem. But some do get stuck, often at the sphincter at the bottom of the esophagus.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A single xray on a 3 year old can include abdomen, pelvis, hips.
This is perfectly safe. A ct scan involves perhaps a 1000 fold more radiation exposure, and there should be a very specific indication for performing a ct scan....At any age.

In brief: Yes
A single xray on a 3 year old can include abdomen, pelvis, hips.
This is perfectly safe. A ct scan involves perhaps a 1000 fold more radiation exposure, and there should be a very specific indication for performing a ct scan....At any age.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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