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Hello, I am Dr Owen, I am a Board Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Doctor and I want to help you.
so the pregnancy test was negative at the time of your CT scan, correct/
Well very simply put, the harm is absolutely NONE.
As an ob/gyn - for close to 20 years, I have order a LOT of CT scans of women around your gestational age and at every week of pregnancy - and essentially CT scans do not harm the fetus -
And, if you want to put this as an equivalent amount of radiation - let me explain.
When you fly cross country from NY to Los Angeles and Back to NY - that is equivalent to getting 1 CT scan - because when you are airborne in an airplane at 30,000 to 40,000 feet you are getting radiation exposure
So, millions of pregnancy women fly - and they do not cause harm to the baby with this SMALL amount of radiation.
So, you do NOT need to worry at all
And, honestly since you are in the beginnings of your pregnancy I really have such good suggestion - please do not read all these negative and false statements on the internet - this will cause you to have a TON of anxiety
The reason why we do pregnancy tests is because the radiologist requires it - and then if it is positive, the radiologist calls an ob/gyn and then the ob/gyn says - YES it is okay to do a CT scan -
And, also at such as YOUNG gestational age - you really can NOT do any harm -
even if you took what we call category X medications - you really will not cause harm at this gestational age
So, try to relax and enjoy your pregnancy
Instead of googling - how about come back here, ask for me, Dr Owen - I've been an ob/gyn for a very long time
I wish you well
you are welcome
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