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Are blood clots in pregnancy dangerous for the baby?

Are blood clots in pregnancy dangerous for the baby?

Depends: Blood clots in the legs , lungs , heart or brain of the mother can be very dangerous for both mother and baby. Blood clots behind the placenta may decrease blood , oxygen and food supply to baby. Fortunately, there are medications like Heparin which can thin the blood and prevent clots in those at high risk for clots. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Can anticoagulation keep DVT away in pregnancy?

Can anticoagulation keep DVT away in pregnancy?

Helps: There is no 100% guarantee that anticoagulation will prevent DVT during pregnancy. There is no reason to be on anticoagulation unless you have had a prior dvt, are a high risk pregnancy or are hypercoagulable. Certainly the imput of your ob/gyn and either a vascular surgeon or vein specialist would be important.There are many routine things to do during pregnancy to prevent DVT such as supp hose. ...Read more

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Palpitation in first trimester of pregnancy in pco?

Palpitation in first trimester of pregnancy in pco?

Not sure: I am not sure i understand the question. Palpitations can occur at specific times such as late at night when you are lying down. Or they can occur after drinking coffee or alcohol. In some cases they are more common during or after exercise. Sometimes the timing helps us in treatment. (if they always occur after alcohol for instance). Then you could mean how long they last, (momentary or hours). ...Read more

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How high is risk of pulmonary embolism in late pregnancy?

How high is risk of pulmonary embolism in late pregnancy?

Not very: If you don't smoke, are mobile, have no family history of clotting disorders, it's rare to see a pe. It can happen, but not so common as a truck driver or someone with cancer. ...Read more

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Can DVT occur whilst on anticoagulation treatment in pregnancy, ?

Can DVT occur whilst on anticoagulation treatment in pregnancy, ?

Yes: Dvt can occur while on anticoagulation and also while pregnant and on anticoagulation. If either of these occurs, it usually means that the anticoagulation has been at unacceptable levels. You need close monitoring and probably, should be followed by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Hematoma in pregnancy?

Hematoma in pregnancy?

Need more specifics: In early pregnancy, subchorionic bleed (self limited, minor separation of the placenta) is sometimes seen. ...Read more

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Risks of miscarriage in pregnancy just after hsg?

Risks of miscarriage in pregnancy just after hsg?

HSG: If you conceived shortly after the hsg there should be no increased risk of miscarriage. Indeed, hsg exams were noted to improve fertility in women whose tubes may have been blocked by debris which was, "blown out" by the procedure. ...Read more

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Dose a heartbeat in the baby in early pregnancy decease the chances of a miscarriage?

Dose a heartbeat in the baby in early pregnancy decease the chances of a miscarriage?

Yes: The risk of first trimester miscarriage goes down after we visualize a fetal heartbeat. The risk drops to less than 5% after about 12 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors in having a colonoscopy done in first trimester of pregnancy?

What are the risk factors in having a colonoscopy done in first trimester of pregnancy?

Not risky if indicat: Colonoscopy may be relatively safe without large fetal risk during first and second trimester of pregnancy if medically indicated. ...Read more

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What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @ 28 weeks. This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

What are the risks of disseminated intravascular coagulation after a single fetal demise @  28 weeks.
This a triplet pregnancy - trichorion/triamnio?

I am truly sorry: for a loss of one of your Fetus. At 28 weeks with the advent of Modern medicine and Technology survival rate of other fituses are 100%. All the best ...Read more

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Is there any risk in having sexual intercourse during the first trimester in pregnancy ?

Is there any risk in having sexual intercourse during the first trimester in pregnancy ?

Yes: Unless your doctor tells you not to due to a specific complication of pregnancy, sex is safe throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the maximum flight duration can a pregnant woman in 33 weeks travel in airplane to avoid blood clots ?

What is the maximum flight duration can a pregnant woman in 33 weeks travel in airplane to avoid blood clots ?

Blood clots: Clearly the longer the flight the greater the risk. There is no study on flight duration and risk - its all got to do with pressures, position, hydration. ...Read more

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What are the risk and outcomes of low amniotic fluid in the first trimester? (17weeks pregnant)

What are the risk and outcomes of low amniotic fluid in the first trimester? (17weeks pregnant)

Poor lung developmnt: The fluid is what the fetus "breathes" and helps the lungs develop normally. Severely decreased amniotic fluid can prevent the lungs from growing, developing, and being able to support the breathing needs of a newborn. Please visit with your provider to discuss management and options. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Are quarter/Palm sized clots in period during first 2-3 days a sign of excessive clotting disorder? normal INR/PTT/APTT test, uterus ultrasound.

Are quarter/Palm sized clots in period during first 2-3 days a sign of excessive clotting disorder? normal INR/PTT/APTT test, uterus ultrasound.

No: Clots in the blood stream are far more dangerous as they can travel to brain or to the lungs. The ones you see in vaginal bleeding are directly. If you had a scratch on your hand you wouldn't immediately go to the ER. ...Read more

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What are the risks in taking lovenox (enoxaparin) /heparin during pregnancy? What if baby aspirin is taken as well?

What are the risks in taking lovenox (enoxaparin) /heparin during pregnancy? What if baby aspirin is taken as well?

Heparin: Plain Heparin and Lovenox (enoxaparin) (lmw heparin) can both cause easy bruising and bleeding, even hemorrhage, decrease in normal platelet numbers, bone thinning - scary stuff - but usually are very safe. The trick is never to use them without a clear benefit to outweigh the risks, and always monitored under a specialist care. ...Read more