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Are Ulcers Common During Pregnancy
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
Childbirth: 1. Preterm Labor/ Premature delivery 2. Prolonged labor/ Failure to Progress (may necessitate c-section) 3. Abnormal Presentation - breech, transverse lie… 4. Umbilical cord prolapse 5. Umbilical cord compression 6. Post-partum bleeding 7. Shoulder dystocia 8. Cephalohematoma - Several of these conditions can lead to or be causes of other issues. ...Read more
If you are prone: To have cold sores they can be more often when you are pregnant since your immune system is lower normally when you are pregnant, u can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) everyday even while pregnant to prevent them if you are getting them all teheime or Valtrex (valacyclovir) when you get one to make it clear up faster. ...Read more
They can be: A true toothache during pregnancy is likely due to a tooth problem prior to pregnancy. When pregnant, you are definitely more prone to gum disease which can present as toothaches. If you notice more bleeding of your gums when brushing and flossing, you may have pregnancy gingivitis and should see your dentist for treatment. Studies are showing low birth weight babies due to gum disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast discharge: In early stages of pregnancy, some women notice clear discharge & in later stages it becomes milky. Also discharge can be seen following vigorous physical activity such as jogging. Other causes might be fibrocystic breast disease, galactorrhea (some causes are hormones or medications), infection, mammary duct ectasia in older women, breast tumor. Your ob/gyn can explain more details. ...Read more
As above: Not necessary, try to see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Just one cause: Aphthous ulcers ("canker sores") are primarily immune in origin, happen in both males and females, and can be caused by stress, medications, genetics, trauma, and hormones. The hormone fluctuations in early pregnancy can result in ulcers, but are not a "sure sign." they can be alleviated with help from your dentist with medications and/or laser therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
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