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Is CT scan during early pregnancy safe ?

I had a ct scan of my throat done without the colored liquid just 5 days before my periods then later i learnt i was pregnent. can i continue with my pregnency.will there be any risk of any genetic or any anamolies in the baby iam 31yr old
Mon, 16 Jan 2012
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Hello palythody;
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Normally during pregnancy and especially first three months you should avoid all forms of procedures where you are exposed to radiation.Since it was not known that you are pregnant before having a CT scan it is not a mistake but to avoid congenital anamolies probably you have to discontinue pregnancy.Please discuss it with a Gynaecologist she will give you opinion as well as do the needful.
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Is CT scan during early pregnancy safe ?

Hello palythody; welcome to HealthcareMagic Normally during pregnancy and especially first three months you should avoid all forms of procedures where you are exposed to radiation.Since it was not known that you are pregnant before having a CT scan it is not a mistake but to avoid congenital anamolies probably you have to discontinue pregnancy.Please discuss it with a Gynaecologist she will give you opinion as well as do the needful. Thanks