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pregnancy risks at 38 years old

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternal age: The risk of pregnancy is very low. Pregnancy can occur and you should use birth control if you do not desire to be pregnant. The oldest patient that ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oxymoronic ?: If you are using the birth control pill every day as directed then the risk is less than 1%.(pill failure) If you are not using the pill regularly the ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: If you have been taking the pills regularly, the risk is low. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Over 35: Over the age of 35, your risk of Down syndrome goes up.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
When she is ready: There is not an age when there is a "sharp" increase in pregnancy risks. Generally speaking, pregnancy risks tend to increase with age. That also ap ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alysia Townsend
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
These vary: It is very common to have children later in life. Most pregnancies in women above the age of 30-35 are healthy. Some risks depend on whether or not ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds confusing...: Birth control pills work the same way regardless of who pays for them (insurance company pays or you pay). If missing the first 2 pills of a new pack, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
PREGNANCY RISK?: They say above forty there is more risk. Don't think negative if you still want to have a baby! prayers help!
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Variable: A thorough assessment of anyone's risks for pregnancy includes age, pre-pregnancy health & medications, and an assessment of the genetic input from bo ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Cat C: Means not tested on pregnancy - use only if benefits outweigh risk of not taking it
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The pull out method is a very poor method of contraception. The pregnancy rate is 15-20% per year.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy risk: The risk of ejaculation can occur even within 30 seconds. Some sperm can even come out prior to the complete ejaculate. Emergency contraception can be ... Read More
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