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My 3 year old son went in to the ER stomach pain, over and

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Hi there! My 3 year old son went in to the ER for extreme stomach pain, doubled over and screaming episodes, with vomiting. They started with an ultrasound and did not see anything "pressing". They did an x-Ray of his stomach and lungs because he has a
deep deep cough and though that maybe the pain was stemming from the lungs. He has bronchiolititis, but nothing major. They watched him at the hospital for several hours and he had another "episode". Worried about intussusuption they did a CT scan (3 pictures).
Should I be worried about cancer risk? and or what should I do to decrease is risk? Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

There is no indication this would be cancer.

There is no risk from cancer.

I would wait and if he is still not well take him back in.

Most likely it is viral infection.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not worried that he has cancer, I want to know the risk from the CT scan. I've since read, they are not safe in children and increase the risk of cancer.
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 1 year ago.

3 slices from a modern CT is no more than an x ray, not even as much.

Things have improved.

I see no significant risk here.

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