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What type of doctor could test for depleted uranium exposu

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What type of doctor could test for depleted uranium exposure?

Dr. Rick, MD :

Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?

Dr. Rick, MD :

Are you still in the Army?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Rick, MD :

There are tests available to see if you had a significant exposure by looking for radioactive compound and radiation levels in your urine or feces.

Customer:

what type of doctor would test for the levels?

Dr. Rick, MD :

These tests, however, are only valuable for a few days after exposure since the majority of uranium/depleted uranium is removed from the body quickly, although in some cases the urine can remain positive for up to a month.

Customer:

is there reason to worry about a future family

Dr. Rick, MD :

Internal medicine doctors who are in a special practice dealing with radiation exposure could do this for you. I am sure that the Army has some.

Dr. Rick, MD :

In my opinion, there is no need to worry about this when it comes to a future family.

Customer:

Prefer to have an outside opinion

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Thank you for your help.

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