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Can pregnant woman have xray done?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Emergency, yes

In an auto accident or suspected non-abdominal injury, x-rays can be done.
Ask for a lead abdominal shield and notify the treating entity that you are pregnant. The same is true for dental x-rays. Ohterwise, avoid x-rays especially in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy to avoid developmental fetal problems.

In brief: Emergency, yes

In an auto accident or suspected non-abdominal injury, x-rays can be done.
Ask for a lead abdominal shield and notify the treating entity that you are pregnant. The same is true for dental x-rays. Ohterwise, avoid x-rays especially in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy to avoid developmental fetal problems.
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