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Can x-rays harm an unborn fetus?

Can x-rays harm an unborn fetus?

Yes.: Radiation (including ct-scan and x-rays) can potentially damage the fetal dna resulting in anomalies or predisposition for cancer in childhood. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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Xray of babies hips, safe?

Xray of babies hips, safe?

Typically, yes.: If proper technique is followed--including the shielding of gonads with appropriate lead aprons--then hip x-rays should be safe. We are now appreciating however that radiation effects are cumulative; therefore, no 1 xray seems to be the culprit, but increasing the numbers of x-rays over time does warrant caution. Ultrasound and MRI are replacing x-rays in many diagnostic studies because of this. ...Read more

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28 wks pregnant baby has right renal plevis measuring 10-11 mm. Plz help does it harm unborn baby?

28 wks pregnant baby has right renal plevis measuring 10-11 mm. Plz help does it harm unborn baby?

Fetus hydronephrosis: congenital hydronephrosis is very common. The obstruction in the outflow track of urine causes it and what caused this obstruction? It could be anything from position of the baby in uterine to ligaments around renal pelvis being tight to bladder inlet obstruction. Usually prognosis is good. Most of time resolves by itself-- needs close monitoring though. Sometimes might need surgical intervention. ...Read more

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My rt ovary measures 3.89 x 2.59 x 2.21cm. Left measures 3.61 x 3.04 x 2.29. Uterus is 12.98 x 9.66 X 6.66 cm. Is this normal?

My rt ovary measures 3.89 x 2.59 x 2.21cm. Left measures 3.61 x 3.04 x 2.29. Uterus is 12.98 x 9.66 X 6.66 cm. Is this normal?

Pelvic measurements: The ovaries are of normal size. The uterus is a bit enlarged except if a woman has carried a few term pregnancies, her uterus can be this size normally. But for most woman this would be a slightly enlarged uterus. ...Read more

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Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Single intruterine fundal gestational sac is seen with no detectable  fetal pole development at 7 weeks 4 days will the baby survive looks like 5weeks?

Less likely: So, the first assumption is that the dating is correct. If you are truly 7+4 weeks, there should be both a fetal pole and a heartbeat. But for various reasons you may be only 5-6 weeks so worth repeating ultrasound to make sure ...Read more

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Can loud movies harm baby at 14 weeks pregnant?

Can loud movies harm baby at 14 weeks pregnant?

Can U hear under H2O: Baby is well proteced by a layer of water and the layers of tissue of your belly/uterus. Any noise outside is similar to what you hear with ear plugs in ...Read more

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Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Will anaphylaxis harm my unborn baby?

Yes: Anaphylaxis in the mother may cause profound distress in the fetus. Be sure to have a couple of Epinephrine injectors with you at all times and take extra precaution on the triggers. ...Read more

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Are pelvic x-rays safe for unborn baby?

Are pelvic x-rays safe for unborn baby?

Avoid if possible: Try and avoid during pregnancy if possible. However, if xray is necessary, the dose of radiation is small, and the major risk is for the child to develop a type of cancer. The risk of cancer however, is extremely low. Xrays are not associated with miscarriage or birth defects. ...Read more

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Will foot X-ray affect pregnancy?

Will foot X-ray affect pregnancy?

No.: It is a myth that any x-ray to any part of the body can affect the fetus. There is no internal or external radiation scatter to the pelvis during a foot x-ray, therefore no data-driven basis for pelvic shielding since the fetus experiences no radiation exposure. Shielding in this instance is only for psychological benefit. ...Read more

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Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more

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Is 3.2 x 1.6 x 2.3 retroplacental marginal hematoma and 1.2 x 0.6 x 1.9 cm subchorionic hematoma in the fundus big for 14 weeks? Is it dangerous?

Is 3.2 x 1.6 x 2.3 retroplacental marginal hematoma and 1.2 x 0.6 x 1.9 cm subchorionic hematoma in the fundus big for 14 weeks? Is it dangerous?

Monitoring: Subchorionic hematoma are small areas of blood collected behind the placenta. They increase the risk of bleeding and miscarriage slightly. The further along in pregnancy the less the risk of pregnancy loss. Continued monitoring with serial ultrasound is warranted. 3 cm is moderate size but size is relative in these cases as the size does not necessarily correlate with risk. ...Read more

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Do intestinal noise inside your body scare or harm an unborn fetus ??????

Do intestinal noise inside your body scare or harm an unborn fetus ??????

No: I am thinking by intestinal noise you mean gas pains. No it doe snot harm your baby. It is a normal phenomenon ...Read more

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Is it ok to have ultrasound free pregnancies?I heard ultrasound can harm unborn children.

Is it ok to have ultrasound free pregnancies?I heard ultrasound can harm unborn children.

Yes: Certainly, you can request not to have any ultrasounds during your pregnancy. However, ultrasound has been used for decades and there are no known consistent health risks to a developing fetus. They are safe. Ultrasound is an easy way to look for potential health issues which may be addressed before delivery, or at least can be anticipated for intervention after delivery. Trust your ob. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant ultrasound showed 4 weeks.fetal pole n yolk sac not seen gestation sac seen is everything alright?its my first baby

8 weeks pregnant ultrasound showed 4 weeks.fetal pole n yolk sac not seen gestation sac seen  is everything alright?its my first baby

Most likely, YES: Ultrasound is superior to your period in dating early pregnancy. A gestational sac is the first sonographic sign of pregnancy and appears about 4 1/2 weeks. Next is the yolk sac at about 5 weeks. The fetal pole with a heart beat at about 5 1/2 to 6 weeks. So, yes, it appears your pregnancy is progressing normally. ...Read more

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Is it possible to mistake an 11-12 week fetus with an 8 week fetus via sonogram?

No: The measurements in early pregnancy are very specific. Unless the sonographer or doctor didn't measure the right length of the fetus, it would be very unusual to make that mistake. If you're worried you could consider getting another scan or a 2nd opinion? ...Read more

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Negative beta HCG on 07/10/14. CT scan chest abdomen pelvis w/contrast 07/17/14. Positive beta HCG on 07/30/14. Risk to fetus from CT scan?

Negative beta HCG on 07/10/14. CT scan chest abdomen pelvis w/contrast 07/17/14.  Positive beta HCG on 07/30/14.  Risk to fetus from CT scan?

Questions: When did you have sex? How high was the beta? If the beta was low and/or you had sex after the 17th, no risk for the fetus. If the beta was high and you had sex before the 17th, then there is some risk to the fetus. ...Read more

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Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more