Is Anesthesia Harmful During Early Pregnancy?


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Anonymous answered
I had a procedure done through the mouth and had some biopsy's taken when I was about 2 weeks pregnant and didn't know. They gave me mild, general anesthesia, in fact I was only under for about 30 Min's or so, but they also ran some antibiotics thru my IV before my procedure. I just found out at 6 weeks that I am pregnant and very worried this is going to have bad affects on the baby. How dangerous is this and how worried should I be? Thanks.
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Deborah Wacker answered
There are some risks with anesthesia but your Dr would not advise you to do something if it wasn't safe for the baby.
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Anonymous commented
The problem is, i'm not sure if i'm pregnant or not. Its too early to tell since my period isn't due until the 12th.
Deborah Wacker
Deborah Wacker commented
The best thing to do is talk to the Dr about it. He most likely will do a pregnancy test. Since there is a possibility you are pregnant it is routine before any type of anesthesia or surgery. Just remember them if you have to do this before the 22nd (which is when I advise to do a pregnancy test) let them know you may be pregnant.

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