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Is it safe to get an X-ray during pregnancy?

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Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Depends

Depends on the reason.
We try to avoid exposing the fetus to xrays if at all possible especially during early pregnancy. If it is absolutely needed to treat an emergency it can be done and a lead shield will be used to cover the abdomen. Consult your md before having and xrays.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the reason.
We try to avoid exposing the fetus to xrays if at all possible especially during early pregnancy. If it is absolutely needed to treat an emergency it can be done and a lead shield will be used to cover the abdomen. Consult your md before having and xrays.
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Dr. Barbara Toppin
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

If you absolutely need an xray because of a serious medical condition such as pneumonia or a dental abscess then you can get an xray in pregnancy.
They will shield your belly to decrease exposure.

In brief: Yes

If you absolutely need an xray because of a serious medical condition such as pneumonia or a dental abscess then you can get an xray in pregnancy.
They will shield your belly to decrease exposure.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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