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Safe X Ray Pregnancy
They can.: Mutations are sometimes caused by ionizing radiation (x-rays, ct-scans) applied to the maternal abdomen/pelvis during early pregnancy (4-12 weeks, before most women realize they are pregnant!). The mechanism is damage to the embryonic dna by the radiation beam. As most pregnant women get x-rays to other parts of their body with lead apron over their abdomen, the practical risk is close to zero. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: A routine chest x-ray has a very small radiation dose, the x-ray beam can be limited to just the area of the chest (collimated) to further minimize dose. Your abdominal region would be further covered with leaded shields so that only an extremely tiny dose could reach the uterus. Any risk would be difficult to quantify. I trust there is a good reason for the chest x-ray? ...Read more
Could an unsheilded CT scan and multiple x-rays at 5 weeks gestation result in any of the problems wih my son? (autism, pvl, dysplastic kidney, silent aspiration, preauricular pit, heart murmur)
I'm pregnant .I got pain in my back before pregnancy by 2months.They don't want to give xray before.Now i'm pregnant .Wht shall i do?
About 6-7 weeks : Depending on the first day of your last period usually we see a pregnancy around 6-7 weeks (we see a thickening of the uterus lining first around 4 weeks, then a sac with fluid with a little dot (fetal pole) around 5 weeks. If we look with a transvaginal ultrasound we see it around 6-7 (with heartbeat). If you are not sure about dates we do a bhcg; 1500 transvaginal, 2500 abdominal ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After HSG Xray is there any possibility to get the tube more open if there had some blockage & therefore chance of pregnancy will increase?
Treatment by Gynecol: If there is a blockage in the salpinx (Fallopian tube), then theoretically relieving the blockage will increase the odds of fertility; however it depends on the cause of the blockage. Scarring from infection affects the FUNCTION as well as the strcture of the tube, & so relieving the blockage may not help. Talk to Gynecologists about the issue; they should b able to guide u towards better fertilit ...Read more
pregnant in fifth month,in the first 2 or 3 weeks of pregnancy i took dostinex (cabergoline) tab,drank alcohols\cigarettes\had chest xray on week1or 2,any harms?
Tough to say: All these things are certainly NOT recommended when pregnant, but there have been many other examples of women doing the same types of things, and the babies have been fine. Time will tell, and be sure to keep regular appointments with your OB/GYN, stay healthy, and be well. Best wishes. ...Read more
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