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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever itself is not a problem prior to pregnancy unless you develop rheumatic heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease is the most severe sequ ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Rheumatic fever : Is strep throat and treatment will protect mom which will keep baby safe
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The disease rheumatic fever is a result of an untreated strep throat. It is not contagious or spread from person to person. The strep infection, howev ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
A variety of ways: The type and organ involvement of the lupus can be important. Year ago people with lupus were advised not to get pregnant. Now we know people wi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: If you do not have clotting issues or major disease activity lupus is unlikely to effect pregnancy. If your lupus is not under excellent control at th ... Read More
A 9-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Variably: It is important for both mother and baby that the asthma remains under good control, and this can be achieved with medications. Pulmicort and singulai ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Many ways: It depends on the type of thyroid problem. Hypothyroid women may need more thyroid in each trimester. By delivery many patients are taking half again ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally improved: Usually the symptoms of ibd get better or stay the same. It is rare that they get worse.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Worsens it: Just as important, your diabetes can affect your pregnancy. You need stricter control to help prevent birth defects, macrosomia (large infant), birth ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends : The severity of the periodontal problem may affect pregnancy. Early periodontal disease that is readily and easily treated would not be as much of a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can decrease them: Dengue Virus can prevent a human body from making new platelets. Platelets usually last about four days & then are replaced by the body. But wi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: Any serious insult to your normal metabolism can alter your menstrual cycle.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dengue fever: Dengue may impact GI, renal and lung function in severe cases. ignificant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Bre ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Premature labor: Interestingly, inflammation or infection of the oral cavity can actually increase the risk for premature labor. The theory is that bacteria from the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Causes ARF: Strep throat leads to acute rheumatic fever because the body mistakes chemicals in the strep as if they were components of some of our normal tissues, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Few days: Fifth disease caused by parvovirus b19 starts with a low grade fever and runny nose that lasts a few days. After fever stops, then there is a rash usu ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angela Savatiel
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Schaffer-Polakof
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
May not: As long as hsv only mouth cold sores not harm with pregnancy.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: This is infection due to a virus called human immunodeficiency virus. It affects numerous cells, the major one being the T4 or "helper" lymphocyte (o ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Likely, few weeks: To months after you deliver.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: It is pregnancy category b, meaning the effects are unknown. Gastroenterologists will use this in pregnancy.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood pressure: Some women experiences flares while pregnant. In addtion, lupus can cause problems with mom's blood pressure and baby's growth. Very serious cases o ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Variable: Since there is no specific treatment for measles, the treatment consists of anti-pyretics, such as acetaminophen, which work to calm down a fever.
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