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Problems about CT scan being done during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi i just found out im pregnant and had a ct scan to my lower stomin 1 week ago is there a risk on my baby
Doctor :   CT scan does contain ionizing radiation, however, the amount of radiation when compared to X rays and other means are very low.
User :   dp i keep the baby
User :   do i
Doctor :   There are no reports of fetal teratogenicity due to exposure to CT scan radiations.
Doctor :   Hence if you wish to continue the pregnancy, you can continue with it.
User :   so it has happen before and there healthy babies thank u
User :   thank u so much i do want this baby
Doctor :   You may however need an ultrasound examination early in the first trimester.
Doctor :   to look for teratogenic changes.
Doctor :   First trimester ultrasound scan rules out almost all fetal defects.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
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