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Can one conceive a baby after a pet scan?

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Dr. Anshul Varshney

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2009

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Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: How long should you wait after a pet scan before trying to conceive a baby
Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You can plan the same day.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I am Dr Anshul Varshney for your help.
Radiations by a PET scan are very low and get eliminated from the body with in few hours following the PET scan.
Moreover, PET scan is also considered safe in pregnancy.
Studies claim that no hazard to fetus occur if a pregnant mother needs PET scan.
So you can consider getting pregnant immediately as far as this point is concerned.
I hope it helps you.
Good luck.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Anshul Varshney 25 hours later
How does it affect my sperm if yryingvto conceive directly after a pet scan
Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Unlikely to effect

Detailed Answer:
It's unlikely to effect your sperm count and that too after a single exposure.

Good Luck.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

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