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Maumelle, AR
A 25-year-old female asked:

Had ct for poss brain tumor. just gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby three months ago. can this be possible? wouldn't my child have had defects?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: I'll assume you mean you had a ct while pregnant but had a normal baby afterward.Congratulations. Although we try to avoid radiation, specifically higher dose procedures like a ct while pregnant, that does not mean the exposure to your head, several feet away from the fetus, would have any direct effect.
Dr. Douglas Miller
Pathology 41 years experience
No relation: Women who have brain tumors and are pregnant are not at risk to transfer any abnormality from their brain tumor to their fetus. So a perfectly normal fetus can be delivered as a normal baby even from a woman with a brain tumor. Your question does not indicate if your ct showed a tumor or not. Discuss the results with your physicians.

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