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i have been diagnosed with gestational thrombocytopenia--what's my prognosis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Should be fine: I understand that the definition is made only when the platelet deficienc is mild and after your obstetrician has ruled out any serious cause of a low platelet count, and that it resolves.

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At what gestational age will my milk come in?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
3rd trimester: Most pregnant women will notice changes in their breasts early in pregnancy. Colostrum is produced starting toward the end of the second, or beginning of the third trimester (around 28 weeks gestation). Some moms will notice colostrum leaking from the breasts in the third trimester.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my baby is measuring big for gestational age?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Depends: The average woman is around 5 ft. 3 in tall. If you had two women, one who was 5 ft 10 in tall and another one who was 4ft 11 in tall, you would not say either of these women are abnormal, just outside the average. So a baby that measure big for gestational age is outside the average. What you need to know is by how much is the baby outside the range of average.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can measurements taken from an ultrasound lead to a wrong estimation of gestational age?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: An ultrasound done in the first trimester will be accurate to within a week of the due date. In fact don't think of it as a due date, but more as a due week as 90% of women will have their baby one week around their due date. Ultrasounds in the second and third trimester will be accurate to within 2-3 weeks of the due date.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is a multiple gestational pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
More than 1 baby: A multiple gestation pregnancy is a pregnancy with twins, triplets or in the octomom's case----eight. This is a just a medical term to distinguish between someone pregnant with one baby. That is called a singleton.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What is the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
It depends: This is a very severe disease which can lead to infections, multiple surgeries, bleeding, pseudocyst formation and even death. Prognosis is better with early recognition and aggressive initial treatment.

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