Hi... 6 month old premmie bub needs xray???

Jemma Rae - posted on 08/20/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hi, bub is 6 months old (4.5 corrected) he was born 6 weeks early and my gp said at his 4 month check up that his head isnt moulding like it should... so today at his 6 month check she said i wouldn't wait another week to get him urgently x rayed... i am worried about the radiation...


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Cam - posted on 08/20/2012




My child was 6 months old when he got sick the first time, I took him to the hospital and i thought it was a cold, when I took him they took him back for a chest x ray of him, I was scared and ask lots of questions before doing this, Come to find out I would be the one holding him, and it didn't harm him at all. Although it's not his head, but they said radiation wouldn't hurt him if it was only performed three times at his age... and If they would have never done it my son would have been admitted to the hospital the next day for phenomena, Hope everything is alright with your LO

Michelle - posted on 08/20/2012




As long has he's not having heaps of xrays he'll be fine. Xrays have been used for decades and are a very effective diagnostic tool.

I would be more worried about your sons head developement than the xray. What has the doctor said about that?

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