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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No: Serum HCG levels are expected to rise by 2/3 (not double) every 48 hours or so in the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. However all doctors have had a patie... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Your care provider: It's normal to be afraid! miscarriage is unfortunately very common. The risk of having another doesn't go up until you have had 3 in a row. However ev... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No: While an ultrasound done at 20 weeks can pick up many major abnormalities, subtle heart defects, cleft palates, and chromosomal problems may still be ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Withdrawal is one of the most common methods of contraception in the world. However it is associated with a high failure rate - as high as 20%!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Women also have a higher incidence of pyogenic granuloma which is a bloody growth of the gums (benign). It is very important to have good dental care ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Excess amniotic fluid can be associated with diabetes, infection, and birth defects that prevent the fetus from swallowing. It can also be associated ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Different causes: Bacterial vaginosis is caused by bacteria normally found in the vagina. Discharge is white to grey and often has a fishy odor. Yeast is caused by a fu... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Secondhand smoke is dangerous both for you and for your baby if you are expecting. Also, studies have shown it is harder to quit if your partner is st... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Cretinism: Until about 14 weeks gestation the fetus depends on the mother's thyroid hormone before it can make its own. Severe low levels of maternal thyroid hor... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: If a bladder infection has been ruled out- then frequent urination is common in pregnancy; especially in the first trimester of pregnancy.
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