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Is it safe to get tests and screenings while pregnant?

Is it safe to get tests and screenings while pregnant?

Yes: Blood tests and ultrasounds are the standard screening tests in pregnancy. There are no risks to the mother or baby from either of these types of tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Kayvon Javid
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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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Is it safe to get a pap test while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a pap test while pregnant?

Yes: Yes you can get a pap smear while pregnant if you are due for one. After about 12 weeks we don't perform the canal brush part of the pap smear, just the outside spatula swipe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get x-rays while pregnant?

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
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Is it safe to get x-rays while pregnant?

Depends on dosage: We cannot say x-rays are "safe". However, we can say that it is appropriate for physicians or providers to order one with a shield if the benefit of the information outweighs the risk. (the risk/benefit must be considered before giving medications to pregnant women also.) it is better if ultrasound or MRI can be substituted for a single plain x-ray; fluoroscopy should be avoided. Ask about dosage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a TB skin test while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a TB skin test while pregnant?

Yes: If you have been exposed or if its for an annual surveillance for employment, there is no reason to delay. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a brain CT while pregnant?

Yes: Usually doctors have a very good reason for getting a CT of the brain in a pregnant woman like checking for bleeding or tumors in the brain. For very good reasons, you can and probably need to get a CT of the brain. The radiation exposure will be low. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get pregnant with ms?

Is it safe to get pregnant with ms?

Do plan this out: Although pregnancy is protective, watch out for your ms meds. Other than copaxone, (glatiramer) the others have risk for unborn child, especially aubagio, which clearly causes birth defects. So, before getting pregnant, discontinue your meds for a sufficient period of time, which may involve a few months. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use essure and get pregnant?

Is it safe to use essure and get pregnant?

NO: Essure is a form of permanent sterilization. The purpose is not to get pregnant every once you have the surgery. If you are pregnant it may be a tubal pregnancy and you should contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get highlights when pregnant?

Is it safe to get highlights when pregnant?

For the most part: By and large, highlights are relatively safe. However, there may be some products out there that have harmful chemicals. It is best to wait for hair highlights until after the first trimester. The first trimester is when the fetus is most vulnerable to harmful chemicals and substances. Try "greener" options for hair products-. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get vaccinated while pregnant?

Is it safe to get vaccinated while pregnant?

Yes: Some vaccines are safe in pregnancy. The influenza vaccine for example. These vaccines are made from incomplete viruses or bacteria and have very low risk of serious side effects. Other vaccines are made from live viruses and have an extremely small risk of causing the disease they are trying to prevent and should be avoided in pregnancy. You should check with your OB before getting a vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant to drink frappe and milktea?

Is it safe for pregnant to drink frappe and milktea?

High calorie: These are high calorie drinks that can lead to a lot of weight gain. Both have a lot of caffeine and in general one tried to limit the amount of caffeine exposure ...Read more

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Is it absolutely necessary for a Father to do a blood check up when the women is 09 weeks pregnant?

Is it absolutely necessary for a Father to do a blood check up when the women is 09 weeks pregnant?

Be healthy parents: Since we want parents to be healthy and live long, such as until their kids get into college, both parents need their routine check-ups and routine blood tests. For example, we wouldn't want either parent to have unknown high cholesterol and die of a heart attack at age 44. There is no special blood test for a man when his wife is pregnant, unless he is screening for a genetic disorder, etc... ...Read more

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Is it safe to get on rides at the fair for soon to be pregnant people?

Is it safe to get on rides at the fair for soon to be pregnant people?

Yes: You should have nothing to worry about. Truthfully, even if pregnant, most rides should be perfectly safe. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more