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X-ray with radiation injection

I suspect now that I might be pregnant.  I've had one child and my period is usually 7-9 days long.  With my first child I had implantation bleeding that lasted 3 days...I've had that this time too.  I thought when I went to the appointment that I had my period and now I'm not so sure.

They injected a substance into me that was "slightly" irradiated.  There were 4 pictures taken for diagnosis of what type of arthritis I have.  The called it a "full body scan".

If I am pregnant I would be less then 1-2 weeks pregnant how will this effect the baby?

Also Naproxin 375 mg BID how would this effect a pregnancy exactly.  I've not found anything that says what could happen or when.


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Naproxin is OK to take while pregnant....It's basically the same as Tylenol..which is fine....The radiation is NOT good while pregnant.....When you say 1-2 weeks, was your period 3-4 weeks ago and you may have conceived 1-2 weeks ago>?????
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That early in pregnancy the embryo may not have implanted just yet, or the placenta wasn't formed just yet (no way to really know honestly). The placenta is the organ that nourishes the baby and whatever goes in your body passes through it. If it was still in the earliest stages of forming, then the radiation may not have passed to the baby.

I would say you're okay. If you were exposed to radiation for a long-term run then it would be worrisome, but you'd be early enough that I don't think it would make a major difference.
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Ok thank you for responding.  My last period was 3-4 weeks ago so the intercourse would have taken place within the last 2 weeks.  So can't narrow it anymore then that without asking hubby "When did we have sex this last month?"  You can imagine the insulted reaction I would get followed by much questioning...lol
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