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A 29-year-old female asked:

I had a radiology test a chest xray for home affairs it was done by standing on a machine. i just found out am pregnant is there risk to the fetus?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
X-ray in pregnancy: There is always a potential problem with x-rays in early pregnancy, and shielding should always be applied to avoid exposure to the fetus. Ask your OB physician to advise you with regard to the stage of pregnancy.
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