WELCOME TO THE RADIOLOGY COMMUNITY: This Patient-To-Patient Community is for discussions relating to: Cancer Treatment, CT/CAT Scan, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Ultrasound, X-rays and all things related to radiology.
Hello, so i found out 3 days ago that i'm pregnant. I'm ecstatic but worried cuz on the 30 i had 4 tailbone xrays done. If my calculations r correct conception was on or around the 24 of july. So technically i was 6 days pregnant. I'm so scared of the effects, plzs of anybody has info or went thro something similar, id app any comment. Thxs!
How are you? If you had a diagnostic X-ray before you knew you were pregnant, any potential risk is exceedingly remote. While it is true that high doses of radiation can cause changes in a baby's rapidly growing cells, consider also that the typical dose of radiation associated with a diagnostic X-ray, does not usually pose potential risk. To ease any worry, check with your obstetrician and have an ultrasound done to determine the estimated age of gestation. You can also ask for a referral to a medical radiation physicist to calculate baby's radiation exposure. Take care and regards.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.