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Impact on pregnancy due to contaminated food - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Pregnancy
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello dr i am 10 wks pregnant
Doctor :   Ok

User :   awhile ago i was eating food which somehow smelled like kerosene gas
User :   i ingested it
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i dont know if the food was was contaminated
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Are you feeling any symptoms?
User :   or the food might just have absorbed the smell of the kerosene gas
User :   i induce myself to vomiting
Doctor :  
Yes the possibility it there
User :   my question is
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
thats good
Doctor :  
Yes proceed
User :   would the kerosene gas if the food was really contaminate
User :   would it affect my baby
User :   especially i am in my first trimester
Doctor :   You need not worry about it at this stage
User :   would it affect my baby causing birth defects or any defects at all
Doctor :  
Since you have vomited it out
Doctor :  
there would be very minimal absorption
User :   i just ate a portion
User :   i just got too paranoid
Doctor :  
You can be postive enough to think that i wont have any adverse effect
Doctor :  
User :   so it wouldnt affect at all
Doctor :   With this history, I dont think so

User :   how about smelling or inhaling for a day or three kerosene gas, gasoline would it affect the baby
Doctor :   Next time when you visit your Obstetrcian
Doctor :  
talk about this
Doctor :  
and get a scan done
Doctor :  
for the benefit of doubt

User :   dr
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