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Measures to be followed to avoid miscarriage due to gamma radiation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Environmental and Occupational Hazards
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi are you doing ?
Doctor :   i am fine
Doctor :   please go ahead with your medical query
User :   i am 29 yr old ...xxxxxx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details - Occupation: Location: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   fisrt time concieved last year ..had misscarriage 7 weeks pregnancy
Doctor :   ok
User :   bangalore
User :   i am a doc myself...
User :   xxxxxxxxxxxx
Doctor :   ok
User :   my job exposes me to gamma radiation
Doctor :   ok
User :   so is it advisable for me to leave job and then plna..?
User :   plan
Doctor :   if you wear a lead apron
Doctor :   and take adequate care
Doctor :   there should be no harm
Doctor :   but do you have any other health problems?
User :   and if so i need to leave my job 2 months prior to planning ...i was told this by one gynec
User :   what precautions i have to take this time as had a misscarriage ...las time
Doctor :   wear a lead apron all the time
Doctor :   it should be atleast 0.5 mm thick
User :   ok...
Doctor :   as it was a first trimester abortion
Doctor :   it could have been dueto a chromosomal abnormality
User :   ok
Doctor :   radiation could be a possibility
Doctor :   hence so you can just strat by taking
Doctor :   all probable precautions
Doctor :   avoid caffeine, alcohol
User :   do i need to be avoid traveling during first trimester
User :   ?
Doctor :   no
User :   ok...
Doctor :   you can travel
User :   can i climb stairs ...during 1st trimester
Doctor :   but make it short journeys
Doctor :   flight travel should be avoided after 34 weeks
Doctor :   yes you can climb stairs
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done
User :   till 34 weeks can i travel by flight
Doctor :   if you dont have any other complication
User :   ok..
User :   i ahve started folic acid....waht investigations i have to do ....USG...?
User :   blood investigaitons ...prior tpo planning
Doctor :   no investigations are required
Doctor :   take IFA tablets before planning
User :   ok..
User :   my gynec told me i had a very small fibroid in my uterus ....when USG ...was done aat the time of my misscarriage
Doctor :   where was tthe fibroid?
Doctor :   was it submucous or subserosal?
User :   exactly i don't know ..but it was a small one
Doctor :   subserosal fibroids do not cause miscarriages
Doctor :   submucous ones also dont unless they are large and interfere with implantation
User : no need to worry about it ....any need to get USG done ...?
Doctor :   not really necessary
Doctor :   as you have already got one done
User :   ok...
User :   it was done last year the time of misscarriage
Doctor :   ok
User :   since one year no USG
User :   my gynec told no need to worry about it
Doctor :   are you having any menorrhagia?
User :   i have normal peroids
Doctor :   then
a scan is not really necessary
User :   3 day flow
Doctor :   ok
User :   but dysmenorrhoea is there
Doctor :   ok
User :   menorrhagia ...means heavy flow it ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   no periods are normal ...and regular
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you wear a lead apron
Doctor :   and take IFA tablets
User :   ok
Doctor :   before you plan
User :   ok
Doctor :   eat healthy food
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   and take adequate rest
Doctor :   u r welcome
User :   it was nice talking to you
User :   bye
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