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pathophysiology of anemia in pregnancy

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No, it should not: Affect a standard urine pregnancy test, nor should it have any appreciable effect upon a serum beta- HCG test. Likewise, the predictive quality of ei ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Preg causes anemia: No one can tell you specifically about your sister without examining her. In general, pregnancy often causes iron deficiency anemia. That does not i ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Anemia not leukemia: Most anemia related to pregnancy is due to iron deficiency. This iron deficiency can be corrected with iron supplementation in most cases. There is n ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Water Retention: During pregnancy your body makes more red blood cells, but your it also normally holds onto more water. The increase in water is greater than the incr ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Yaklic
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same as non-diabetic: In general, diabetes does not increase the risk of anemia in pregnancy. All pregnant women experience some drop in hemoglobin during pregnancy because ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: The auto-immune disease, pernicious anemia, may make getting pregnant more difficult. Anemia during pregnancy would affect your and your baby's health ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Variable: If you are severely anemic then it could affect the baby's growth. If you are mildly anemic then your iron stores will become depleted because the ba ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Anemia & Preg: Anemia and pregnancy both can cause fatigue. Anemia is not sinonimus of iron deficiency. Symptoms of early pregnancy may be breast tenderness, increas ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Prenatal check ups: I hope you are going to a Obstetrics(OB) doctor who will monitor your pregnancy and provide you with regular use of supplements(iron and vitamins) whi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Anemia is not likely to cause a false positive test for pregnancy.

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