Dangers Of X-rays While Pregnant?
Sorry doctor, I want to ask … I work as a tkw … and yesterday I just did X-ray (chest) r nIt was found that I was pregnant … my question … is it really dangerous for my child … and how will it be when it is born
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X-ray or x-ray examination is an imaging examination using electromagnetic waves to get a picture of the organs in the body. X-rays are carried out based on certain indications according to their purpose.
Because it uses electromagnetic waves, x-ray examinations carry the same risks as exposure to radiation. But you don't need to worry as long as it is used according to medical indications and is not done in a frequent frequency in a certain period of time, X-rays are relatively safe to use because the amount of radiation on an x-ray examination is so small that it will not have any impact on health.
The use of X-rays during pregnancy is relatively safe, especially if it is only done once. The use of X-rays on body parts such as the head, legs and chest will not have an effect because the fetus in the womb is not exposed to electromagnetic waves. The use of X-rays on the abdomen is slightly more risky because the fetus is exposed to electromagnetic waves. However, tests that are according to indications and with benefits that outweigh the risks can still be done.
So, hopefully this is useful.
dr. Setiawan Winarso