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Doctor insights on: Why Are X Rays Bad For Pregnant Women

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X-ray is bad in a pregnant women ?

X-ray is bad in a pregnant women ?

Direct x-ray: radiation to the pelvis or body parts adjacent to the pelvis could potentially harm the developing fetus, and should be avoided if possible. X-rays of body parts remote from the pelvis(e.g. finger x-ray, mammogram, Head CT) result in no internal or external scatter radiation to the fetus, and therefor will have no effect on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Are cold drinks bad for pregnant women?

Are cold drinks bad for pregnant women?

Cold Drinks are : Not bad for pregnant women. However, the teachings of traditional chinese medicine encourage drinking fluids that are close to your body temperature for optimum health. ...Read more

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Is mint leafs bad for pregnant women?

Is mint leafs bad for pregnant women?

No: Mint has many beneficial properties for pregnancy including promoting digestion, relieving congestion and decreasing nausea. Complications associated with mint consumption in pregnancy is tendency for heart burn. ...Read more

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Is the virus in cats that are bad for pregnant women airborne?

Is the virus in cats that are bad for pregnant women airborne?

No: Toxoplasmosis is not airborne. Here's a great description and diagram: http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/toxoplasmosis/biology.Html. ...Read more

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Is star anise bad for pregnant women?

Is star anise bad for pregnant women?

Possibly: There is not enough evidence to confirm safety of star anise in pregnancy. Toxicity has been shown in infants. I would therefore avoid it while pregnancy ...Read more

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Is the jamaican black castor oil bad for pregnant women?

Is the jamaican black castor oil bad for pregnant women?

Caution: To use topically or ingest. Either way i would avoid the product. ...Read more

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Is secondhand marijuana smoke extremely bad for pregnant women to be around? What are the causes of secondhand marijuana smoke around newborn babies?

Is secondhand marijuana smoke extremely bad for pregnant women to be around? What are the causes of secondhand marijuana smoke around newborn babies?

In a way, yes: Some of the toxins inhaled from the smoke will enter your blood and travel through the umbilical cord to baby.It is well documented that the newborn affected by marijuana smoke will have a smaller skull volume & the question of related learning problems has conflicting findings.Your best approach to any such exposure is to avoid them at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more

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At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

At what month a pregnant woman should'nt watch bad movies?

It is up to her.: I personally don't like some types of movies - so whether pregnant or not, I avoid watching things that are unduly upsetting. ...Read more

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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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Is staying in front of computer bad for pregnant woman?

Is staying in front of computer bad for pregnant woman?

Well...: Only if you sit too long in the same position. You could be at risk for leg swelling and possible clot formation. Get up every 30 minutes to walk and stretch your legs and body! ...Read more

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Is unripe mango is good or bad to a pregnant women like me?

Is unripe mango is good or bad to a pregnant women like me?

Its ok: Eating an unripe mango is of no consequence to a pregnant woman, just wash it well before eating! ...Read more

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I am a 58 yo female w/a tortuous calcified aorta showing on my back X-ray should I be concerned??

I am a 58 yo female w/a tortuous calcified aorta showing on my back X-ray should I be concerned??

Talk with your doc: Those findings most likely indicate some atherosclerosis in the aorta and you should follow up with your doctor for possible imaging such as a CT Angio of the aorta. ...Read more

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One of MRI X-ray results is signal void. What is the medical definition of this term? And is it bad or good for the health?

One of MRI X-ray results is signal void. What is the medical definition of this term? And is it bad or good for the health?

Type of MRI?: Hello, signal void is a term used with mri. Mri images are produced using signals obtained from molecules in your body and when one describes a 'signal void' it means no image is produced in that particular region. Which body part was your MRI performed on? ...Read more

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I have dharp pain with pressurre in my back onbleft side below shoulder blade. They found a 5mm shadow in an x-ray. The pain is really bad @ night?

I have dharp pain with pressurre in my back onbleft side below shoulder blade. They found a 5mm shadow in an x-ray. The pain is really bad @ night?

Ask "they"...: Sounds like you have already seen a medical professional for your symptoms if you have had an x-ray. It is not clear what type of x-ray you had or where the shadow was in a lung or in a bony structure. In any respect, the physician who ordered the study would be the most qualified person to give you an idea of diagnosis and rec. Further treatment. ...Read more

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Is a scary movie bad for a pregnant woman?

Ok, this a shrink: Answering your question. Others may not agree but i don't think getting hyper ; terrified is particularly good for anyone. Why upset yourself- especially if you are pregnant ? I found myself more emotional and upset by gross things when i was pregnant. ...Read more

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Ponds flawless white is bad for pregnant woman?

Ponds flawless white is bad for pregnant woman?

Ponds cold cream?: If you are referring to a cold cream for facial application, I am not familiar enough with the content of the product to give you a good and accurate answer. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get an X-ray when you're 2 months pregnant?

Is it bad to get an X-ray when you're 2 months pregnant?

Depends: It depends on the type of x-ray and whether or not your abdomen was shielded with a lead apron. The period of time up to about 12 weeks is when the babies internal organs and limbs are developing so x-rays should be avoided during this time period unless absolutely necessary. ...Read more