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Risk of XRAY exposure in pregnancy?

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Dear Doctor,

Greetings and thanks for your support !

Our story started on 3rd of August:
Me wife went to do Medical Fitness check for renewing her national ID. As they (The Medical Fitness Center staff) asked her to sign on a paper saying "I am not pregnant" to make her X-Ray. My wife signed without any hesitation and went into X-Ray.

On 15th of August:
We made Pregnancy Test and the result was (Positive).

Next day on 16th of August:
We got to the Medical Center and made these tests:

- Blood Group & Rh (Result is: "O" Negative)

- RBS (Result is: "77" mg/dl)
- WBC (Result is: "5.5" 10^3/uL)
- NEUTROPHIL (Result is: "68.4" %)
- LYNPHOCYTES (Result is: "25.4" %)
- MONOCYTES (Result is: "3.4" %)
- EOSINPHILS (Result is: "1.8" %)
- BASOPHILS (Result is: "1.0" %)
- RBC (Result is: "4.43" 10^6/uL)
- HAEMOGLOBIN (Result is: "10.6" g/dL)
- HCT (Result is: "35.3" %)
- MCV (Result is: "79.7" fL)
- MCH (Result is: "23.9" pg)
- MCHC (Result is: "30.0" g/dL)
- RDW (Result is: "12.5" %)
- PLATELETS (Result is: "258" 10^3/uL)
- PCT (Result is: "0.15" %)
- MPV (Result is: "6.0" fL)
- PDW (Result is: "17.9" %)

- HBs Ag (Result is: "NEGATIVE")
- VDRL (Result is: "NON-REACTIVE")
- HCV Ab (Result is: "NEGATIVE")
- HIV I & II Ab (Result is: "NEGATIVE")

That was the results made by today (16th of August 2015).

My main question is,

I hear alot about the dangerous of X-Ray while pregnancy, but I am not sure if this will effect our baby even the very first month or I might say "most first days", So..

- What is the rate of the risk on the baby? (No risk, or there is a chance to risk?)
- What is the shape or the scenario of the risk? (Will effect the pregnancy itself and cause miscarriage? or the baby might be able to get to life, but with possibility to brain damage or any risk could be caused by the X-Ray?)

I want to learn, I want to know well and be educated about this point.. Please help me and get me out of my fear and the feeling about my mistake of not to tell my wife to be aware of the X-Ray. I really feel sorry about this mistake.. Please enlighten me and guide me to the next steps I should do to rescue my wife and baby.

I am sorry about this long story, but as you know.. This is the life !

All attachement here on Google Drive


With best regards,
Ahmed Batis

Category: OBGYN

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Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
I have gone through the story and the reports.
I have a few questions for you.
When was her last menstrual period ?
Are her menstrual cycles regular ?
What kind of X ray was done - was it a Chest X ray ?
Please write back with these details so that I can guide you further.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care.

Patient replied :

When was her last menstrual period ? The last menstrual period was in 25 Ramadan 1436, same as 12 July 2015.
Are her menstrual cycles regular ? Yes, very regular What kind of X ray was done - was it a Chest X ray ? Chest X-Ray

Thank you for the information.
First of all - congratulations !
This is a beautiful phase of life, when you will soon be parents.
And now, relax.
THere is no harm, and no danger to your child.
Even in advanced pregnancy, one single X ray can do no harm to the baby.
ANd a chest x ray can cause no damage to the baby in the uterus in the pelvis.
ON the 3rd of AUgust, she was hardly 1 week pregnant, and there is zero possibility that the X ray will harm your unborn child.
SO there is no chance of a risk either, my answer is - NO RISK.
I hope I have brought good news to you.
Please do not worry or be anxious.
Take good care of her.
Make sure she takes 5 mg per day folic acid for the next 3 months.
Let me know if you have any other concerns.
ANd please go through this link , it will reassure you -
Take care.

Patient replied :

Thank you so much Dr for your kind reply.. I am very happy to hear that ! my wife too ! Here are some questions..
1- Do you offer long-term consultation for pregnancy?
2- Would you advice us to any education materials that contains list of things that should be avoided as we heard such as X-Ray and Couph syrup?
3- We hear that sex can cause miscarriage for the pregnancy? But we actually would love to have sex especially my wife.. What would you recommend for us?
Thank you som much..

Thank you for your kind words of appreciation.
You can consult me throughout pregnancy , through this website, I will always answer your queries promptly and to the best of my abilities.
Yes, I am providing a few links, please go through them, they will help you -,12855
I hope these help you.
Regarding sex, you can continue having sex as long as there is no risk factor detected by your doctor.
Take care.

Patient replied :

Hello Doctor,
I kept this open since I wanted to follow up with any updates..
My wife is suffering from his arm right now.. She is keeping asking me to press his forearm and arm. And when I ask her to explain that, she said I feel pain! .. There is no relation between of her sleeping and this.. Just sudden pain.
Please advice us

Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
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