Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)

Can you have a chest xray when you are 8 weeks pregnant?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2009-05-17 19:31:41
2009-05-17 19:31:41

Could an X-Ray at the dentist's office damage an unborn fetus? Tooth x-ray, also known as dental radiography, is using low energy radiation. If what you mean by tooth x-ray is orthopantomography (OPG), the dose is slightly higher. There are risks of unwanted effects to your baby especially during the first trimester. Unless the x-ray is emergency, I recommend you to postpone.
Be sure to tell your dentist first hand that you are pregnant. Most dentist offices make you put on a lead cover anyhow. I have my tubes tied and they still do it to prevent other radiation effects. They say that any x-ray can be harmful and cause birth defects.


Related Questions

User Avatar

8 weeks pregnant and spotting after sex is this normal

User Avatar

The normal progesterone levels for someone who is 8 weeks pregnant is 25.9.

User Avatar

2 months pregnant. 4 weeks in a month, 4*2=8. 8 weeks in 2 months. :)

User Avatar

Probably 8 weeks. Actually at 8 weeks pregnant the fetus would only be 6 weeks old.

User Avatar

No it means you got pregnant about 8 weeks ago. pregnancy is counted from 2 weeks before conception.

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.