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Doctor insights on: Does Airport Metal Detector Cause Harm To Baby

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Can silicone show up on an airport metal detector?

Can silicone show up on an airport metal detector?

SafeForBreastImplant: If you mean a metal-detecting wand, no. If you mean the "x-ray"machine that looks at your bags, etc on a conveyor belt, probably, if ti's thick enough. If you mean the machine you walk through that rings if you left your belt on, no. But: bear in mind that stuff can be added to silicone that makes it easier to find on x-ray and could set off an alarm if enough of a metal (say, metal powder) were added to it ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Airport Metal Detector (Definition)

Airport metal detectors do not use Xrays or other radiation, so they do not pose a ...Read more


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Does steel plate in arm show up on an airport metal detector?

Does steel plate in arm show up on an airport metal detector?

Yes: You need to be hand screened -- and remember to tell them when you arrive. It will set them off -- and that will just delay you. You will be hand-screened or searched. The microwave technology does not do a good job determining what the metal plate or orthopedic device is, although it is getting better. ...Read more

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Could braces make the metal detector go off at the airport?

Could braces make the metal detector go off at the airport?

No: Metal detector is a magnetometer. Braces are non-magnetic stainless steel. They also will not rust, will not attract lightning, and will not make you nose-heavy when you go swimming. ...Read more

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I have metal screws in my back from a spine fusion. Will I be able to go through a metal detector at the airport?

I have metal screws in my back from a spine fusion. Will I be able to go through a metal detector at the airport?

Alarm may go off: Surgical plates and screws may be detected by airport passenger scanners, so one should carry a doctor's explanation when traveling, in case an alarm is triggered. ...Read more

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I have a pacemaker and accidently walked through the metal detector at the airport. Could my pacemaker unit be damaged?

I have a pacemaker and accidently walked through the metal detector at the airport. Could my pacemaker unit be damaged?

No.: The metal detector does not affect the functioning of a pacemaker. The only thing that will affect it is a strong magnet, which the metal detectors In the airports don't have. You'll be OK no need to panic. ...Read more

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I just had screws placed in my ankles after surgery. Will it set off the metal detector at the airport?

I just had screws placed in my ankles after surgery. Will it set off the metal detector at the airport?

Unlikely...: That you will set off the metal detectors. My group did the largest study on this and found that no implants set off the gate type detectors, but depending on the size of the hardware they could be detected in some cases by wand-type detectors. The reference is:

bluman et al (2006): detectability of commonly used foot and ankle implants by security screening devices. Foot ankle int 26:1096-1102. ...Read more

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If someone has a total hip replacement or other hip surgery that uses some metal, how does this work when going through metal detector @ airport?

If someone has a total hip replacement or other hip surgery that uses some metal, how does this work when going through metal detector @ airport?

Need addit screening: Joint repair hardware will likely set off the alarm. TSA doesn't care about the card that says you have hardware. You should let them know going in that you have a joint replacement and they will figure out how to screen you, depending on airport.

http://orthopedics. About. Com/od/hipkneereplacement/f/metaldetectors. Htm

http://www. Tsa. Gov/traveler-information/metal-implants ...Read more

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Today my wife cried alot and she also took lots of tension. Will it cause harm to baby as she is 21 week pregnant?

Today my wife cried alot and she also took lots of tension. Will it cause harm to baby as she is 21 week pregnant?

No, not if she: Continues to get adequate fluids, nutrition and rest, and avoids alcohol and other drugs which are sometimes used inappropriately to relieve tension. Depression is not uncommon, so that if her symptoms continue, please speak to her OB about this, as an Rx may be indicated. ...Read more

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Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Not if minor: You're asking a theoretical question. Fetal well being can be checked by ultrasound / biophysical profile if you are worried that a recent exposure to electricity caused any harm. ...Read more

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Yesterday my wife was angry so she walked a bit fast...can it cause any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?

Yesterday my wife was angry so she walked a bit fast...can it cause any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?

No: Walking, especially walking quickly, is good for your health and does no harm to the baby.

Tension, anxiety, stress can have an effect. I always recommend that a husband treat his wife very well when pregnant. After all, "if Mom ain't happy, ain't nobody happy". Do your best to not make her angry or cause her stress. I'll bet you can do it. ...Read more

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Last 2 day my wife was very much angry, stressful and upset. Can it cause any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?

Last 2 day my wife was very much angry, stressful and upset. Can it cause any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?

No harm: Emotional ups and downs are common with pregnancy. Not to worry unless, she is seems to want to physically act on herself or others ...Read more

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My wife took lot of exertion and stress for last 2 day as she is 13 week pregnant. Yesterday she spotted also. Can it cause any harm to baby?

My wife took lot of exertion and stress for last 2 day as she is 13 week pregnant. Yesterday she spotted also. Can it cause any harm to baby?

Stress: Is negative for the mother but not directly negative to the baby. If the the stress is causing lack of sleep or poor eating habits, then it could affect the baby.

Spotting can be common in the first trimester, but should still be checked out. ...Read more

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I am 9wks pregnant and constipated can you cause any harm to baby when forcing hard to go to bathroom?

I am 9wks pregnant and constipated can you cause any harm to baby when forcing hard to go to bathroom?

Nope.: You probably cannot strain hard enough to increase the pressure so much in your abdominal space to harm a fetus. Don't worry. You may, however, be uncomfortable - fiber, water, stool softeners, and laxatives can all help - just check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure they're safe in pregnancy! ...Read more

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Been using face wash with 2% salicylic acid everyday while nursing, not knowing that it should've be avoided. Will this cause long term harm to baby?

Been using face wash with 2% salicylic acid everyday while nursing, not knowing that it should've be avoided. Will this cause long term harm to baby?

Use if you wish: The topical (skin applied) medicines do not get into your milk and are not a problem for nursing mothers. Use if you wish. ...Read more

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5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?

5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?

Yes: It is safe to get tattooed while breast feeding. The only concern is infection so be sure to stick with a reliable, clean tattoo shop. The ink is too large to pass in any way to the breastmilk. Take Care and Enjoy! ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high setting on my back and fell asleep. I woke up hot a few hours later. Did I cause any harm to baby?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high setting on my back and fell asleep. I woke up hot a few hours later. Did I cause any harm to baby?

Probably ok: The back is dense with muscles. The heat should of dissipated and would not have hurt your baby.

Burning your skin however is my biggest concern for you in this situation. Be careful. Good luck with your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant my TSH is 12 said to be high. Dosage I am taking is 100mg of eltorxin and in feb it was 0.8. Is there any harm to baby.

I am 6 weeks pregnant my TSH is 12 said to be high. Dosage I am taking is 100mg of eltorxin and in feb it was 0.8. Is there any harm to baby.

Thyroid/pregnancy: Most likely there will be no noticeable effects on your baby once he/she is born. Your hypothyroidism was diagnosed early in your pregnancy which is good. Generally the recommendation is to keep the TSH between the lower end of normal but below 2.5 which is where yours is currently. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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What are the danger of mobile waves when using for along period of time in pregnancy. Is it harm to baby? My wife due date is 22-5-2013. Thanks

What are the danger of mobile waves when using for along period of time in pregnancy. Is it harm to baby? My wife due date is 22-5-2013. Thanks

Good question..: Cell phone use has dramatically increased during pregnancy with little to no evidence it is safe. It is interesting to note that it coincides with the dramatic increase in autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - although no evidence to link these facts has ever been scientifically proven. I would advise minimizing use of cell phones, laptops around pregnancy sac! ...Read more

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Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV (abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Dr doc prescribed me metronidazole for BV (abnormal microbial flora shown in result) is it safe for 18 weeks pregnancy? Any harm to baby?

Metronidazole is not: Absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy, but should be used with caution. Make sure your doctor knows you're pregnant and discusses the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight. Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?

Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight. Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?

No harm...: Cystocele rarely occurs in your described scenario, but not impossible. If it's, it would be very minimal or marginal. Clinically, it bears no harm to baby during pregnancy, but be aware that more vaginal deliveries may worsen the degree of existing cystocele over time. This is life and that is what we know about it. More? Ask doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.

I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.

Dead fly: Had the milk been sitting out long enough to be spoiled? Likely you will be alright from drinking milk that the fly was in if it was not spoiled. ...Read more

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35w pregnant. @ the beginning utilized ocassionally products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and spot 2% hydroquinine. Harm to baby?

35w pregnant. @ the beginning utilized ocassionally products with salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and spot 2% hydroquinine. Harm to baby?

Pregnant: The products shouldn't harm your baby if you used them intermittently. Hydro quinone is a category C drug which means it has caused defects in animals but not humans ...Read more

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Ws hypothyroid (TSH 4.5).With synthroid, (thyroxine)my TSH is 0.03 and FT4=2.3.Dose reduced. If I conceive now, wht r the harm to baby? Is it different than Grave's?

Ws hypothyroid (TSH 4.5).With synthroid, (thyroxine)my TSH is 0.03 and FT4=2.3.Dose reduced. If I conceive now, wht r the harm to baby? Is it different than Grave's?

Dose should be cut: Your hypothyroidism was borderline with TSH of 4.5 but most would recommend treatment if you are pregnant to get TSH below 3. However the dose of thyroid hormone you were given was too high so now you are mildly hyperthyroid. Don't think it will harm the baby but dose should be reduced to bring your FT4 below 1.8 and your TSH up to the 0.5-3 range ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant comlaining from severe vaginal discharge white in color no itching or offensive smell doctor give her isoxsuprine, it harm to baby?

22 weeks pregnant comlaining from severe vaginal discharge white in color no itching or offensive smell doctor give her isoxsuprine, it harm to baby?

Pregnancy catagory C: Which means there is insufficient evidence to determine risk but excludes known harm to the baby. It is primarily used to stop premature labor, and has a high efficacy there. Having a preterm infant at 22 weeks is certainly more risk to the baby. Did the doctor discuss his/her concern that the vaginal discharge suggested preterm labor?? Please clarify this with the doctor. ...Read more