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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. Payam Mehranpour
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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I had blood transfusions as an infant because i was a preemie what are the chances of me developing a blood clot in pregnancy? No history blood disor

I had blood transfusions as an infant because i was a preemie what are the chances of me developing a blood clot in pregnancy? No history blood disor

Unrelated : Blood transfusions have not been reported or known to cause blood clots however the pregnancy itself is a well known risk factor for blood clots. During pregnancy, risk differs from one woman to another depending on prior history of blood clots or other familial risk factors. If concerned, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Early in pregnancy went to ER and heard hb maybe 3 -4 weeks bleeding and blood clots how do you the differance in misscarriage& blood clot? Normal?

Early in pregnancy went to ER and heard hb maybe 3 -4 weeks bleeding and  blood clots how do you the differance in misscarriage& blood clot? Normal?

Be seen: This cannot be determined from your description. You need to be seen and obtain an ultrasound. Take prenatal vitamins in any event. ...Read more

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What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance

What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance

Small: Rates of pre-eclampsia are fairly small - around 3-4%. While pre-eclampsia is a risk factor for stroke, actual chance of having a stroke is very small. Available data indicate 11-30 cases of stroke per 100, 000 deliveries. Pre-eclampsia a well-recongnized condition and can be effectively controlled. You should let your doctor know about your concerns and let them follow you closely. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I have a blood clot. What are symptoms of blood clots in the calf? I gave birth 9 months ago and was on bed rest for most of my pregnancy.

I'm afraid I have a blood clot. What are symptoms of blood clots in the calf? I gave birth 9 months ago and was on bed rest for most of my pregnancy.

DVT: The most common symptoms are pain, swelling, discoloration, pain on flexing foot upward, and the feeling of rope-like blood vessel and especially if only one foot. Some of these signs and symptoms are shared by many problems. If you have the risk, go to your doctor and be diagnosed fast, as the complication of pulmonary embolus can be devastating. ...Read more

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What is my percent of a chance i will get preeclampsia or blood clots in pregnancy if i got no risk factors? 50% chance or less?

What is my percent of a chance i will get preeclampsia or blood clots in pregnancy if i got no risk factors? 50% chance or less?

Way less!: The chance of getting pre-eclampsia is 7.5% worldwide. (7.5 per 100) Risk varies somewhat by country. In Canada the risk is probably slightly lower. The risk for a blood lot is .0625% (1 in 1600). Its not that common. Best wishes ...Read more

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Are blood clots more common in pregnancy?

Are blood clots more common in pregnancy?

Yes: Blood clots are more common in pregnancy and post-partum, especially if you need to be at bedrest, on a long plane flight, or are obese. Watch out for signs or tenderness, swelling, or redness that is worse in 1 leg than the other, and report changes to your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more