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How does pregnancy complication reflect on a women?

How does pregnancy complication reflect on a women?

Cause for grief.: Pregnancy complications can have profound effects on the maternal psyche, especially in the setting of extreme hormonal influences and emotional lability. Family support, friends and even psychologists/psychiatrists may be required to help the woman cope with the complications and their dire consequences. ...Read more

Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Pregnancy Risk (Definition)

Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more


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What link is there between immobility and the complications of pregnancy?

What link is there between immobility and the complications of pregnancy?

What's causing it?: Immobility of what: one part of your body or your whole being? Must make diagnosis then treat it. Suspect severe depression or stroke. Depression during or after delivery (post-partum) is part genetic predisposition, hormonal and early life experience. Professional help and medication is obligatory. Forget breast feeding and use medication as directed by the experienced professional treating you. ...Read more

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Dr. Carrie Giordano Dr. Giordano
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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all of your scheduled appointments with your gynecologist
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Contact your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts during your third trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your gynecologist
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Worried about spotting as a sign of pregnancy complication?

Worried about spotting as a sign of pregnancy complication?

Common: 1 in 3 women have spotting or bleeding in the first few months of pregnancy. This is usually due to implantation bleeding and, in most cases, is not a sign that there is a problem with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can there be any complications during pregnancy : my wife has gestational diabetic?

Can there be any complications during pregnancy : my wife has gestational diabetic?

More risky: Gestational diabetes does increase the risk for a c-section, a difficult vaginal delivery, and other complications during pregnancy. It's very important she keep her blood sugar in good control, and that can dramatically lessen the risk of any complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Confirm diagnosis: Pregnant women with rashes should see an OB provider or dermatologist to get a diagnosis. There are some skin conditions that cause problems for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pinworms be cause complications during pregnancy?

Can pinworms be cause complications during pregnancy?

Medication might: Pinworms make people uncomfortable literally and figuratively. Weight or sleep loss can occur. They are common in childcare settings but can be prevented with hand hygiene please read this http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/pinworms.Html and fact sheet http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm/index.Html also tell your OB providers and discuss treatment http://www.Cdc.Gov/parasites/pinworm. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Bursitis (Checklist)

Discuss NSAIDs with your physician
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Ice affected areas
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Consider physical therapy to correct your posture or to modify the behavior to end the root cause
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If treatment does not work, consider steroid injections or Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment
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Would there be complications of pregnancy with a 31 year old with mod-severe emphysema?

Would there be complications of pregnancy with a 31 year old with mod-severe emphysema?

Possibly: Pregnancy does increase pulmonary strain by increasing metabolic demand and decreasing overall lung capacity. The key is to work closely with your OB and pulmonary specialists to minimize risk. ...Read more

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What complications during pregnancy if I have wolf parkinson white?

What complications during pregnancy if I have wolf parkinson white?

WPW: Wpw is the presence of ventricular pre-excitation due to an accessory pathway which can result in fast heart rhythms (i.e. Supra ventricular tachycardia). Risk stratification is important to determine the risk of sudden cardiac death. The main risk during these fast rhythms is usually syncope (fainting) which can be very dangerous in a pregnant state. I would speak with your cardiologist. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Wagner Dr. Wagner
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Managing Atherosclerosis (Checklist)

Consider taking a statin
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Take a baby aspirin
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Engage in any activity daily
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How do you treat a pregnancy complication that is sickle cell related?

How do you treat a pregnancy complication that is sickle cell related?

MFM, hematology help: Maternal-fetal medicine expert care with hematology consultation, recurrent prolonged hospitalizations, good luck, vaccinations, careful/few blood transfusions, Folic Acid at 5 mg daily, antibiotics, good hydration, low altitude and patience are necessary to get the best possible outcome from pregnancies in women with sickle cell disease. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can a father's eds cause complications during pregnancy if passed on to the fetus?

No: The fetus is relatively protected, problems don't usually come till adulthood. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Managing Glaucoma (Checklist)

Reduce doctor visits if your glaucoma is stable
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Use eye drops
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Take a visual field test
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What my risk of complications during pregnancy if I have wolf parkinson whites syndrome wpw?

Minimal risk: If you are 40 and going tohave a baby, you are at increased risk and need a high risk OB person, and a cardiologist who does electrophysiology (electric recordings and treatment of the heart). ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the complications of pregnancy in a woman with unilateral renal agenesis?

I was wondering what are the complications of pregnancy in a woman with unilateral renal agenesis?

Renal function: One normal kidney is sufficient for normal kidney function. So if its is unilateral, please check your kidney function. If it is normal, you may not be at risk for bad outcomes with pregnancy. If you do have abnormalities in kidney function, you need to monitored closely- worsening of kidney function. For fetus- low birth weight, preterm , sometime miscarriages. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
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Managing Migraines (Checklist)

Keep a diary of when you get migraines
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Keep track of the duration and severity of each migraine, noting other symptoms
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Do not clench or grind (known as bruxism) your teeth during the day
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Talk to your doctor about your migraines
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My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

Erosion: These are part of the illness and are not themselves life-threatening. Keep up surveillance and the disease should be manageable and compatible with overall good health and longevity ...Read more

Delivery Complications (Definition)

Delivery complications are problems that occur during childbirth, affecting the mother and/or baby. Complications include having difficulty with a natural vaginal birth and having a baby positioned incorrectly before being born, both which may require additional surgical procedures and medication. Further problems may be encountered after delivery such as severe bleeding in the mother and various health ...Read more


Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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Pregnancy Ultrasound (Definition)

Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ ...Read more