CT Scan in Early Pregnancy - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 10-02-2008, 04:43 PM - Thread Starter
cjg1983's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi everyone,

I am new here and have a question.

I found out I was pregnant before going for lithotripsy for my kidney stone (a pregnancy test was necessary before starting the procedure).

I was totally shocked to learn I was pregnant as I had been in the emergency room 10 days prior and was given a pregnancy test that came out negative. During that stay in emerg, I was given an X-ray and CT scan of my kidneys (lower right quadrant to be exact) which did in fact find the large stone.

My LMP started on July 24th and I think I must have conceived on August 10th or so. I had the CT scan and Xray on the August 14th. The urine test on August 14th was negative, and I took another on August 23rd which was also negative. I had another urine test and a blood test on August 25th (before my lithotrispy) which were both positive.

My question is has anyone gone through something similar or who knows of someone who has? I am so worried that the radiation has affected my baby. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
cjg1983 is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 7 Old 10-02-2008, 10:22 PM
winniesmom's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It sounds like you got that CT scan very early in your pregnancy. Usually, radiation exposure that early in pregnancy has an 'all or nothing' effect -- i.e. it causes complete damage and loss of the pregnancy or it does nothing at all. Since I am assuming you are still pregnant, I don't think you have anything to worry about! Hope that helps...good luck!
winniesmom is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 10-02-2008, 11:44 PM
kayleesmom's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 1,122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good luck
big hugs

Mom to K(7)M(4)and baby J(2)cold.gifhh2.gif

kayleesmom is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 10-02-2008, 11:44 PM
OceansEve's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On the prairie
Posts: 2,475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My OB told me the same last time, that early its "all or nothing". Still preg - not a problem

attached to DH superhero.gif 10/03, DD1 blahblah.gif 8/06, DD2 bouncy.gif 12/07, DD3 energy.gif 5/09, DD4 slinggirl.gif 11/12

OceansEve is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 10-03-2008, 07:39 PM
KatW's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rainier, WA
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a cat scan and a chest x-ray (scan was of my chest area too) during my first trimester before I knew I was pregnant. I was told that the amount of radiation the baby was exposed to was minimal and that there was nothing to worry about.

Kate, 38, happily married to Ryan, 38, since 1991. 16+ years of infertility ended with "Surprise" Xander, born via c-section due to footling breech 01/09. Miscarriage at 6 weeks 12/09.
KatW is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 10-04-2008, 10:26 AM
K&JsMaMa's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Utopia
Posts: 871
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I believe one CT scan is considered ok during pregnancy. CT scans are the equivilant to 100 xrays.

I work as a nurse in an ER and had to scan a woman who was 16 wks preg to r/o appy. We had to make sure ALL our ducks were in a row to be sure this CT scan was perfect.

If you've had one it shouldn't be a problem.
K&JsMaMa is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 02-28-2015, 11:50 AM
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I understand that this is a bit old post but curious to know if everything was fine. I am in the same situation as I had a CT scan done during my first week of pregnancy. CT scan was performed to scan some problem jn my kidneys and I was not aware of my pregnancy. later I found out that I qas a week pregnant while CT scan was performed. Please do let me know if ur baby was alright nd healthy at the time of delivery. Please respond as I am really worried about this.
feb23 is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off