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Sorry, LAST thing. I promise. :)

I also meant if the multiple exposures (as opposed to one) would affect the (theoretical) question about how it would affect the sperm, physically or genetically.

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Radiation damage is permanent and cumulative. So yes, multiple exposures to the same area would increase the radiation dose received.

One more time - the sperm that may have been in your body at the time of your VCUGs are no longer viable. They have been expelled and new sperm have taken their place.

I almost hate to say this, but if your testes were damaged by radiation, there is a slight possibility that they would produce defective sperm. It's a long shot, but it could happen.

Hope I didn't open a new can of worms with my last statement. I'm not sure I can give you any more advice than this. If you have any other questions, I recommend you ask my colleague Michael K. or another radiologist.

Try not to worry about things that haven't happened yet or those over which you have no control.

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Delia  

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Please do not ask me to diagnose or interpret images. I am not qualified to do so. I will reject all questions asking for my interpretation of images. I am the photographer, not the physician. I cannot "read" x-rays. Please consult a physician for that information. I can tell you what to expect during most MRI, CT and X-ray procedures.

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I now have more than 30 years experience in diagnostic imaging. My specialty is MRI. I am also very familiar with CT and the way we used to take x-rays (everything's digital now)!

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I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology and am registered as an X-ray, CT and MRI Technologist.

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