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08 Mar 2007

Had x-rays done not knowing I'm pregnant
Please help. I just found out by home test that I'm pregnant (my gynae appointment only in two weeks time, so this can't wait that long, I'm worried sick). I had a mouth X-ray done within the last week at the dentist, whereafter my molars were removed. I am so worried that the x-rays harmed my baby as the dental assistant asked me if I'm pregnant before taking the x-rays?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

It takes a large number of X-rays to cause harm. You should be okay.

Best wishes
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