Can an MRI mess with a baby before you even know your pregnancy?

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My period was a little weird and i think i may be pregnant but dont think i can take the test yet... and i just had an mri done on my head if i am can it mess with it this soon??

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Trich - posted on 03/31/2009

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i actually had a MRI done on my baby while i was pregnant, and he is fine, they needed to do extensive scans of his brain, and it hasnt harmed him in any way at all.

Wuanita - posted on 03/31/2009

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Hi Jennifer =] I wouldn't worry too much about the MRI that you had. MRIs are different from x-rays in the way that they don't have ionizing radiation, rather they are highly magnetized. The MRI has not been known to harm unborn children, sometimes the test is postponed until the baby is born, but I believe you should be safe! Hopefully you didn't need the MRI for anything bad! Hope all is well and this was helpful to you, goodluck on your pregnancy!
p.s. If you feel like reading this from an expert would make you and your fiance better, you can visit: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles...

Samantha - posted on 03/31/2009

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Hi, i dont think there is a problem, i had to have a MRI when i was pregnant with my daughter, the doctors new i was pregnant and said it would be fine, i now have a perfect baby girl.

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Shauna - posted on 10/21/2013

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Just had a MRI on my shoulder and back can it detect if I was pregnant or not my test results said negative but my body say's another thing. Do you think the MRI detected the baby or not?

Angela - posted on 03/31/2009

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In general, there is no known risk of having an MRI while pregnant, but it should be avoided if at all possible.  MRI is definately safer than having any xrays or CT scans while pregnant.  But like I said it should be avoided unless the benefits outweigh the risks, as the fetus will be put into a highly magnetic field.

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ok i just want to be sure that i wont hurt it if i am cause i want a baby so bad and so does my fieance

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