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X Ray Shielding When Pregnant
I had 4 x rays at the dentist without wearing a shield and now I am worried what will happpen to my 2 weeks unborn baby. Didn't know i was pregnant?
No problem!: The amount of radiation reaching your womb from dental x-rays even without a lead apron is negligible and comparable to the cosmic radiation you are exposed to daily just like everyone else. No need to fret and worry - take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck with your new pregnancy! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Depends: If the part being studied does not include the pregnancy then the abdomen can be shielded and virtually no radiation will be delivered to the fetus. While most diagnostic exams will not have any immediate effects there is always a concern for increased risk of inducing malignancies in the future for the irradiated fetus. Least radiation is always preferable if possible. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am six weeks pregnant and need an emergency root canal. I've heard that x-rays aren't safe when pregnant. I'm sure not what to do.
The only type: of X-rays that pose a practical concern to the fetus would be when there is direct radiation to, or near, your pelvis. For example, a pelvic CT scan. With dental X-rays and shielding utilized when appropriate, there is essentially no increased radiation exposure to the fetus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dr said I have a 4cm ovarian cyst. I'm 5 months pregnant. She wants x-rays. I'm super nervous/scared. Should i be worried?
Pregnant 1st month , will travel airlin. Do u think the x-rays devices in the airport have arisk to the fetuse،specially 1st month is genatic grow?
Don't worry: Most airports do not use backscatter x-rays. The detectors they use most often are using magnetic fields to detect metal. The one that does use x-rays uses such a low dose that you should not worry. One general use backscatter scan radiation dose = 0.01 mrem one day of natural background radiation = ~ 1 mrem (10 backscatter scans) average commercial airplane flight (one way) = 4 mrem. ...Read more
I work in a dental office & take x rays on patients i plan to become pregnant soon. Should i wear a lead apron or just step back enough from exposure?
Taking x-rays: If you have to ask this question then it becomes apparent that you should not be taking x-rays at all both for your safety as well as the safety of your patients. Taking x-rays involves the use of ionizing radiation and only qualified and trained personnel should be taking x-rays on patients. Research your state licensing requirements and certified courses for proper training. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 3 weeks pregnant. I'm in dental school. I have been taking x-rays this past month. I didn't know i was pregnant. Do you think it affected the baby?
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