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?
Are you still in the Army?
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.
what type of doctor would test for the levels?
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.
is there reason to worry about a future family
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.
In my opinion, there is no need to worry about this when it comes to a future family.
Prefer to have an outside opinion
Thank you for your help.