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When can an X-ray be done on a pregnant woman?

When can an X-ray be done on a pregnant woman?

When required : If the benefits of having the x-ray outweigh the risks to the fetus then an x-ray should be done. X=rays are often required to aid in proper diagnosis under potentially life-threatening situations. In these types of scenarios it is acceptable to take x-rays on a pregnant woman. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can doctor determine when doing pelvic if a woman has had an abortion?

Can doctor determine when doing pelvic if a woman has had an abortion?

No: Unless the abortion was quite recent, tissues in this area are terrific at healing themselves and getting back to normal function. Think about the tissue disruption that is a normal part of pregnancy and delivery and after 2 months or so, everything looks normal. ...Read more

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Will a pregnancy test be accurate if I have an iud?

Will a pregnancy test be accurate if I have an iud?

Yes: Pregnancy tests work by detecting a hormone that is only produced when you are pregnant. Having an iud should not effect the results of the test. ...Read more

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Can a transvaginal scans only be done after you have had sex?

Can a transvaginal scans only be done after you have had sex?

No, can be done: But could be more uncomfortable if you have a tight and intact hymenal ring. Best to discuss with your gynecologist, and explain to the ultrasonographer. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound show if you've had an abortion?

Can an ultrasound show if you've had an abortion?

No: Ultrasound can show if there is or isn't a visible pregnancy in the uterus. It cannot show if you have had an abortion in the past. ...Read more

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Can pregnant woman have xray done?

Can pregnant woman have xray done?

Emergency, yes: In an auto accident or suspected non-abdominal injury, x-rays can be done. Ask for a lead abdominal shield and notify the treating entity that you are pregnant. The same is true for dental x-rays. Ohterwise, avoid x-rays especially in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy to avoid developmental fetal problems. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic ultrasound have to be transvaginal to show a 13 weeks pregnancy? Or can it be a normal pelvic ultrasound

Does a pelvic ultrasound have to be transvaginal to show a 13 weeks pregnancy? Or can it be a normal pelvic ultrasound

Depends: If your uterus is tilted backwards and your doctor wishes to do a detailed anatomy look specially at the nuchal translucency area, than a transvaginal ultrasound will give more details. If it is just to check heart beat or placenta or just of remeasuring growth than a normal pelvic ultrasound should suffice. Discuss with your doctor. Good Luck and have an easy pregnancy and childbirth. ...Read more

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Can you have an MRI scan while pregnant?

Can you have an MRI scan while pregnant?

See answer: Mri s are occasionally ordered during pregnancy for indications including: appendicitis, placenta accreta, fetal malformations, adnexal lesions, and various CNS concerns. Based on the american college of radiology guidelines present data have not conclusively documented any deleterious effects of mr imaging at 1.5 t on the developing fetus. Your dr. Should consult with the radiologist in advance. ...Read more

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Can you have a positive pregnancy test even after you have an ultrasound and you don't see anything?

Can you have a positive pregnancy test even after you have an ultrasound and you don't see anything?

Yes.: Ultrasound will only start showing evidence of pregnancy after 5 weeks - or at least a week after a positive pregnancy test. Take folic acid 1 mg orally daily and see your gynecologist! Good luck. ...Read more

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Can uterine adhesions be missed on a HSG test (but found during a hysteroscopy)? I had a normal HSG but still being referred for a hysteroscopy.

Can uterine adhesions be missed on a HSG test (but found during a hysteroscopy)? I had a normal HSG but still being referred for a hysteroscopy.

Sure : A hysteroscopy is a direct view of the cavity of the uterus and would be a more sensitive way of detecting uterine adhesions. It is possible there is something in your medical history that increased your doctor's suspicion of adhesions ...Read more

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Can a woman still get pregnant and have an eptopic pregnancy after a partial hystetectomy?

Can a woman still get pregnant and have an eptopic pregnancy after a partial hystetectomy?

Pathway: There must be a pathway for sperm to find and fertilize an egg. If the uterus has been removed then there is not a pathway. ...Read more

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If i have an abortion then have a scan a day later will the tech be able to tell ive had a abortion or does the womb just look like a miscarriage?

Probably can not: I am wondering why you would be having an ultrasound the day after an abortion? One would not be able to tell that you had an abortion ...Read more

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Would an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound at possible 5-5.5 weeks detect if a women is pregnant?

Would an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound at possible 5-5.5 weeks detect if a women is pregnant?

Possible: However, better to proceed first with a pregnancy test. If positive and patient is feeling well, and there is no past untoward history, defer ultrasound until 5.5-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell during a saline ultrasound if you have hydrosalpinx ?

Can a doctor tell during a saline ultrasound if you have hydrosalpinx ?

Maybe : It depends on the technique and your anatomy. There are some catheters that instill a mixture of bubbles and saline into your uterus, so you can see the fluid moving through your tubes. But regular saline is not well visualized in the tubes. A hydrosalpinx can sometimes be seen on a regular ultrasound if the tube is distended enough. Having said all that, an hsg is probably the best test. ...Read more

Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more