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MRI in the First Trimester

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October 27th, 2011, 09:33 PM
E + J + A = My Heart
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Just wondering if anyone else has had an MRI in the first trimester.

I had to go to the ER this past Monday (I was about 6 weeks). I had become violently ill with constant vomiting, lower abdominal pain and low grade fever. After BW and a couple of exams they were afraid it was appendicitis. A CT of the abdomen was out of the question because of the radiation, so the doc (knowing I was pregnant) recommended the MRI. I asked a lot of questions and she and the tech reassured me.

Thankfully it was not appendicitis, but now I'm terrified of what may have happened to the baby. Of course there's so much on-line that says this and that. Some say it's fine, others say fine but not so much int he first trimester unless absolutely necessary....I know, the internet is not my friend right now. It seems like they just don't have enough info to say for sure it's totally safe, but that's what they said about U/S when it first came out too. Most of the risks are simply theoretical and haven't been proven, and I know they always err on the side of caution. I know for sure if I did have appendicitis and didn't have the MRI and it ruptured, that for sure would be detrimental for the baby, so I made the best choice I could.

I would just have for anything to happen to this little one because of a test that turned out negative anyway. Anyone else have any info about this? Thanks in advance!

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October 27th, 2011, 11:18 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2011
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I haven't had one as it seems like MRI are truly safer than CT Scans so I believe things will be fine as they were automatically concerned as appendcitis is a pretty scary thing and I'm glad you don't have that .

Are you any better with your sickness ?

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