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A 19-year-old female asked:

don't ultrasounds start gestational age from your lmp date?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: All pregnancies are dated from the first day of the last menstrual period but an early ultrasound is more precise and may change the due date if greater than a 5 day difference. Gd luc.

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What are the risk factors associated with gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
A number of things: There are many risk factors. Some ethnic groups are more at risk than others. Being overweight also increases your risk. Overall, genetics play a huge role in developing diabetes. There are hormones in pregnancy that also interfere with your body. To reduce your risk, eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Megan Bird
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Diet and exercise: We start with a diabetic diet and regular exercise. If your sugars are still high, we can try oral medications (like glyburide). If you have very high sugars, we use Insulin injections to control the sugars.
A 26-year-old member asked:

What test do doctors conduct to see if I have gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
1 hour glucose test: Around 28 weeks a one hour glucose test is performed. If the level is high a three hours glucose tolerance test is performed. If that test comes back abnormal a diagnosis of gestational diabetes is given.
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When will my doctor test me for gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
At 24-28 weeks: Generally, it is recommended to screen for diabetes in pregnancy at between 24-28 weeks. However, if someone had gestational diabetes in a prior pregnancy, it may be advisable to recommend testing as early as 14 weeks in addition to the usual screen.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is gestational hypertension dangerous to the baby?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Needs surveillance: When a woman has high blood pressure in pregnancy, it may cause less blood to flow to the placenta. The fetus receives less of the oxygen and nutrients it needs. This can cause the growth of the fetus to slow down. You may need periodic BP check to make sure you dont have any complications and the baby is growing appropriately.

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