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dental xray exposure risk for trying to conceive

there was a time when i took prob 14 PAs within a span of about 7 total working days. where i had to hold the sensor for the pt without leaving the room. did i just mess up my eggs? i wasnt planning on getting pregnant before but now that iam, (2 years later), im afraid that particular incident messed up my eggs? so paranoid. i hope i can find an answer to this to relieve my anxiety. thank u so much.



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Not being an OB/GYN or doctor of radiology, its hard to give a definitive answer to this. My thinking goes like this though: I’ve read that 18-20 digital films is anywhere from 0.0039-0.06 mSv. The max annual dose for radiation workers for is 50 mSv. The average amount of radiation a person is exposed to per year is about 2.0-4.5 mSv. So if you weren’t in the direct beam, my thinking is you are on the safe side. Again, this is just my thinking. I’m sure you probably know, to never hold the sensor for a patient. Have the patient hold it themselves if they must. To ease your mind, it would probably be best to ask your GYN or a radiologist.

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