What do chest x-rays

The apparatus is designed to determine the lung condition and the presence of tumors or other non-specific entities. In norm the survey is carried out once a year. In recent times, allowed to pass him twice for certain categories of people. Determining in the early stages of the disease, it may be more likely to cure without consequences for further activity. In addition, by defining a sick person, he was immediately isolated in quarantine because of the possibility to transmit the disease to healthy people.

Whom chest x-rays must pass mandatory

For many young mothers fluoroscopy is a prerequisite for discharge from the hospital.
If the family or close environment there are ill or previously ill with tuberculosis or other infectious disease of the respiratory system; if the contact is the person with a positive Mantoux test; if region of residence is marked by a large number of cases of tuberculosis. If some of the paragraphs are in the affirmative, to undergo chest x-rays need even a nursing mother.

Harmful if chest x-ray while breastfeeding

Lactation is complicated and diagnosis, and treatment of women. Many diseases lactating woman forced to treat safe drugs, in order not to harm the baby feeding on her breast milk. Make the decision about necessity of passage of x-rays should the doctor, assessing all the risks. If it is possible to defer this examination, it is better to do it before the date of cessation of feeding. But if the doctor decides in favor of the survey, you should consider some recommendations.

If possible, it is best to replace chest x-rays x-ray the lungs. The degree of exposure in this case is much lower.
Fluoroscopy does not guarantee that you are not sick with tuberculosis. Accurate way to determine this is a blood test.
Please note that fluoroscopy is of two types: film and digital. Currently more commonly used digital method of research, as he has proved himself as a more safer and easier to decrypt. In passing it is necessary to learn, how you will view, and warn about your status of nursing mothers.

After irradiation of breast milk will need to decant it unsafe for feeding. At this time it is better to feed the baby adapted milk formula or previously expressed breast milk.