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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: finding out pregnancy a week after arthroscopy? damages!

 baha2408 - Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:56 pm

i had an arthroscopy done on my lt. shoulder and then a week later found out i was pregnant. how damage can there be?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:44 am

User avatar Hello,
This happens quite frequently and while we try to avoid such things when we are aware of pregnancy, we aren't perfect on this and sometimes pregnancy cannot be detected prior to a procedure. But, because it does happen quite often, we are able to feel quite confident that there would not be any serious results for the baby. Keep in mind that there is about a 3% risk of birth defects in ANY pregnancy - even under the best conditions, but I would not expect this one procedure to increase your risk beyond the normal.

Best wishes.

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