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Anemia causing harm to unborn child

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: If it is mild degree of anemia, then taking oral iron pills can help correct it. If it is a very severe degree of anemia, it can sometimes affect the... Read More
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Possible, unlikely.: Maternal anemia is grossly overdiagnosed during pregnancy in the U.S.; british studies have proven that the best maternal hemoglobin is 9-11 g/dl as a... Read More

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Depends on cause...: There are many causes of anemia, and each will cause a different degree of anemia and will be different in how quickly they drop a person's red blood ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard: Question to answer. The longer it takes for an anemia to develop the better the body can compensate for it. My associate saw HGB in he 2 s while doin... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
No: no, anemia per se does not cause pain.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
You may be confused.: Fetuses do not suffer from sickle cell anemia in utero because they have a different type of hemoglobin (fetal) that is unaffected even in individuals... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
SMX/TMP: Very unlikely to be harmful to your baby. But this will not in any way treat a fungal infection.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely to matter: Once your placenta has a firm attachment in the uterine wall, the developing embryo/fetus is well protected against repetitive vibrations. I have had ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Virus & pregnancy: Mostg colds are viruses and unless a secondary bacterial infection occurs that goes through the bloodstream(septicemia), the fetus is well protected b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Genetic test Sickle: Yes the test is done on high risk women at the 17 week of gestation by doing amniocentesis with the permission of both patents.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Depends on...: ...The type of anemia the woman has. A hemoglobinopathy like thal-minor or sickle trait, when combined with the male's thal-minor, could produce a bab... Read More

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