How many Cat Scans have you had?

United States
March 30, 2009 5:01pm CST
How many Cat Scans have you had in your life? Do you worry about the health effects? I had maybe 5 or 6 of them not sure exactly.
7 responses
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
31 Mar 09
I only had one thank god for that, I don't like being incased in a machine for so long, it is awful.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
MRIs are worse, I was in one of those for almost an hour. Yuk!!!
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
30 Mar 09
Hi moneymommy..I have had many many cat scans in my life..I never worry about the health effects. I worry about what they are or arent going to find..lol.. If theres a chance they can find something and fix it, thats all I care..I dont really think they are all the dangerous..Who knows..but usually the reasons I have one in the first place are more dangerous than the test itself, so no, I have never really worried about the effects, just glad they got around to doing something .
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• United States
31 Mar 09
I was reading an article and it kind of alarmed me. But I guess if you need one you need one.
@baileycows (3669)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I have only had one. Thank Goodness first that I dont have the health problems to need one, but then secondly I do worry about all that radiation that it gives off. I mean we dont even use a microwave around our house because I dont believe in the radiation or any food could be good for you that you zap in 30 seconds.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
I do worry about it a little and only will have a cat scan if its really nessary in the future. I think to many could be a bad idea.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I have had one, to show that I had a torn rotator cuff, I need another, but I need $102 to get it done.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
30 Mar 09
i've had quite afew. never kept up w/how many.
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@alharra (507)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I've had one. I have migraines and one night I had one that got so bad it was kinda scary. So I went to the ER. The doctor decided to order a scan because this headache was different than my typical migraine. Thankfully nothing showed up on the scan. I left the hospital about half an hour after getting a Demerol and Finegrin (sp?) injection.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I have never had one before. I have not had a reason to have one done so far in my life. 5 or 6 is quite a few CAT scans.