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X Rays Womb Harm Fetus
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Rhogham is not dangerous for a fetus. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A 6 week pregnancy scan show only one sac with 115 bpm.But 10 weeks scan show 2 sacs with 1 developing fetus(171bpm &other sac has no bpmPls explain.
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?
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