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Hi, i had a lap., recently to remove endometriosis and have had pain to the lower left about 2 inches from belly button for over 2 months now. My dr thinks I have a hematoma (spelling?), and/or an internal stitch abcess so, he offered to do a CT scan in that area to see what's going on. He said an ultrasound wouldn't show enough to make a diagnosis. I want to try again a couple weeks from now to get pregnant. I'm worried that a ct scan will possibly effect my eggs due to radiation exposure.
Can a CT scan effect my eggs?
Have any of you had a CT scan in pelvic area and then gotten pregnant and had any problems with development of baby?
I don't think you should worry about the CT scan affecting your ovaries....only prolonged exposure will do any damage.

But it would be a good idea to have the scan to find out what is causing the pain. I have had 2 surgeries for endo and I still have pain (been dealing with it for 15 years now). Let me know what you decide to do.

Good luck.
Bean
the pain gets worse when I lift heavy things, or bump into anything with my stomach. I think I'll go foe the CT scan just to be safe.
still unsure/scared.
Good. Let me know what they find. As for the surgery for endo, my sister-in-law had the surgery and immediately got pregnant afterwards. Same for my sisters best friend.
Odd how it happens for some people and hurtful that it doesn't happen for others.
Both of their babies are fine... happy and not in the least have anything wrong with them.
Just find out what is causing the pain.
Let me know.
Kate
Hello

I have read your post and I know it is from a long time ago but I would like to know if you had a chance to get pregnant after CT scan and if your baby presented any problems. I just had a CT scan and I am really concerned about my eggs. If you have more information of other cases that got pregnant after CT scan, please let me know.

Thank you very much
I don't think you need to worry about your eggs. Only prolonged exposure is damaging. Your doctor would have told you about the danger and/or would not have had you had the CT if there was going to be any damage.
I have not gotten pregnant yet (I am not ovulating - hopefully this month I will ovulate naturally before going on any meds) so I can't really answer your question about the baby or anything. I can tell you though that my friend had an umbilical hernia when she was around 18 weeks preg. The doctors performed the surgery on her to fix it (put her all the way under, gave her pain meds and all) and the baby is fine. Nothing wrong with the babe at all.
So my advice is: No need to be concerned.
Kate
I have had a CT of the abdomen and 2 chest x rays over the last year...now due to severe pelvic cramping and lower back and pelvic pain my doctor wants me to get a CT of the pelvis and abdomen again...My question is, I want to try to get pregnant in the next 6 months. I am 29 and already have 2 kids and want to try for another soon. Do you all think that all this radiation from x rays and CT's will affect those chances?
Not at all. I just had a CT scan last wednesday and I asked this very question to the technician and she said No. The radiation is so small, that it would not do any damage at all. I told her we were TTC this month, and I was due to ovulate within the next few days and she said "dear, don't worry about it. Nothing will damage your ovaries or eggs or uterus."

Best of luck to you and get the scan to see what is going on. Mine found out exactly why I was in so much pain.
I am glad I did it.
So No worries.

Kate
Hi. I am having the same symtoms to the left of my belly button. feels like painful and I do have almost a burning sensation. what did you find out with the ct scan?
I ended up not getting a CT scan.... I opted to wait till after my pregnancy (i got pregnant shortly after this thread). I still have a little soreness in that area. My hubby says it can take from 6 months to 2 years for a nerve to heal if it was damaged during my surgery and that could be what it is. If it's still there after I have the baby in August and plus a couple months to heal then I'll be getting the CT. I just hope the doc didn't leave anything in there....





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