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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Term pregnancy: At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her. She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more

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Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Clear water drops and one time small fresh blood spot period like cramping is it labor or something else at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Obgyn evaluation: You will need to contact your Obgyn to arrange an evaluation. Since you are near term you will need to make sure you did not break your water. You could just be dilating and passing your mucous plug. An evaluation will be needed to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Am in my 38 weeks pregnancy and 4 days..My blood pressure was in the noon 149/68 and heart rate 114 is it nessicary to go to hospital and be paranoid.

Call OB: You are not being paranoid. But, it sounds like you do not understand what to do in this type of situation. Please contact or page your OB and give them your situation and vital signs. They will tell you what they want you to do next. ...Read more

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Hot flashes at 38 weeks pregnant? What is going on?

Hot flashes at 38 weeks pregnant? What is going on?

Hot flashes pregnant: Yes, pretty much anything goes during the last few weeks of pregnancy. Hot flashes are thought to be cause by the temperature control gland in the brain being over-sensitive. Whatever the cause, the best treatment is sipping ice water, shedding layers, getting a fan on, etc. Good luck with the changes coming up...lots of them.,, ...Read more

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Hi! I am having severe pain in my lower left back. It will not go away no matter how I position myself. I am 38 weeks pregnant. What should I do?

Hi! I am having severe pain in my lower left back. It will not go away no matter how I position myself. I am 38 weeks pregnant. What should I do?

Support: Low back strain is common in late pregnancy. There are various support garments designed to help this. One of these is called the Belly Bra. Lifting tends to make the pain worse. Heat (to the back not the abdomen)and rest tend to help. The good news is that this will be over soon and you will have a wonderful new baby to show for it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant what does it mean when you have a yellow colored discharge?

I am 38 weeks pregnant what does it mean when you have a yellow colored discharge?

Discharge: Probably nothing, assuming you have not broken your water, the discharge doesn't smell bad, and isn't irritating. ...Read more

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Hi ive got a stys on both my eyes but im 38 weeks pregnant what can I take to help ?

Hi ive got a stys on both my eyes but im 38 weeks pregnant what can I take to help ?

Styes: A sty, also known as a chalazion, is best treated initially with hot compresses (at least ten minutes) and expression (squeezing). Done correctly and quickly enough, this method works 9 times out of 10. Imagine that one has to melt a large chunk of frozen butter and then squeeze it through a tube. If it is not working, one usually needs more heat. If necessary, surgical removal after delivery. ...Read more

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I sm having a lot of pressure and pain in my vagina and I am 38 weeks pregnant what could that be?

I sm having a lot of pressure and pain in my vagina and I am 38 weeks pregnant what could that be?

See below: The baby is pressing on the blood vessels of the vaginal area, which causes internal swelling. It's uncomfortable but not dangerous. ...Read more

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If im 38 weeks pregnant what if I am 40 weeks pregnant are they going to make me wait till 42 weeks is there any way I could tel them to induce me?

If im 38 weeks pregnant what if I am 40 weeks pregnant are they going to make me wait till 42 weeks is there any way I could tel them to induce me?

Wait on delivery: No they are not going to make you wait too long. Nature is in control and man will probably not intervene unless there is a problem. Then you can discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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