Side Effects Of Radiation Using The Cath Lab?
Good night .. I am 23 years old. I am a nurse specifically to accompany the doctor using a Carm fluroscopy or cathlab device, I want to ask about the risk of radiation from using the device for my uterus, while I have been married 2 years before the gift of a child .. Does the radiation have a big effect on my uterus or my pregnancy program … Thank you
Hello Zamzam Frida, Thank you for the question.
Have you had regular intercourse (2-3 times per week) and have made a number of suggestions to support a pregnancy program? Have you consulted with further obstetricians? If you have been doing regular intercourse for 1 year and have not been given a baby, then the best step is to consult an obstetrician. The causes of difficulty getting pregnant are quite varied and involve factors from both husband and wife. Therefore further examination is needed by the doctor so that further treatment can be determined.
If you are assigned to assist with fluoroscopy, you have a high risk of exposure to radiation from fluoroscopy. The direct effects of radiation on the body can be prevented for example by the use of lead aprons. However, you can still be exposed to radiation doses scattered from the device. Therefore, usually you will also be equipped with a kind of tool that you should always use to monitor the safe limits of radiation exposure to your body. Radiation from medical devices can potentially cause fertility problems, disruption of the quality of eggs or sperm that can cause birth defects, and increased cancer risk. In this case, you can try to consult with a technician from the device or staff in the radiology department about the safety of using fluoroscopy and how to prevent radiation exposure. If you are still unsure, you can consider discussing with your boss so that you can be assigned to another section. Another step that is not less important is to immediately consult an obstetrician, yes. You can also discuss with an obstetrician about the effects of the radiation.
Some of the following suggestions you can follow temporarily:
always use lead aprons and radiation gauges when working. Take all precautionary steps in accordance with the SOPs in force in your hospital / department
have regular sex 2-3 times per week. Intercourse is done more often when entering the fertile period at least once a day to increase the chances of getting pregnant
get enough rest for 7-9 hours every day
consume nutritious food regularly
take folic acid supplements
Avoid smoking and consuming alcoholic beverages
manage stress well
avoid the use of vaginal lubricants when intercourse
encourage your husband to adopt a healthy lifestyle and diet
Hopefully this information helps you.