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Compare and contrast a period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Compare and contrast a period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Can't tell: There are no clear identifying features of bleeding that will indicate either. Have a pregnancy test done to confirm. Pregnancy tests are very accurate. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Difference with bloated and early pregnancy?

Difference with bloated and early pregnancy?

Big difference: If you are in early pregnancy you will have a positive pregnancy test, if you are just bloated you won't. ...Read more

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How accurate is a cardiac MRI and MRA done using IV gadolinium? Checking for asd vsd and any other hole in the heart?

How accurate is a cardiac MRI and MRA done using IV  gadolinium? Checking for asd vsd and any other hole in the heart?

Tests: The question is not as simple as you might think. We have multiple tests available, how good the test result is depends on the lab doing it, the equipment and many other factors. Your Doc should be quite familiar with the form of testing the Doc is comfortable with in your area. MRI/MRA is a good imaging technique in proficient hands. TEE and CT are also good techniques, discuss with your Doc ...Read more

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Does the panorama blood test during pregnancy test for mosaic downs syndrome as well?

Does the panorama blood test during pregnancy test for mosaic downs syndrome as well?

See answer and link: This test may not be able to identify abnormalities or may report a positive result in the presence of mosaicism (which may be confined to the placenta). http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action?dc=TH_Panorama_Prenatal_Test ...Read more

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Is thinking with pregnancy delay the pregnancy?

Is thinking with pregnancy delay the pregnancy?

Thinking??: Thinking about what? Most people continue to think during the 9 months they are pregnant. ...Read more

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Negative blood pregnancy test, but symptoms and growth in uterus?

Negative blood pregnancy test, but symptoms and growth in uterus?

Reproductive career: Towards the end of their "reproductive career" in some women their body is telling them so and even though there may not be an actual desire to become pregnant, the body displays pregnancy symptoms. Uterine growth in a 47 y/o should be monitored closely by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am petite 5,3 inches and pregnant with twins and 12th week of my pregnancy and not showing yet are my babies ok? 9 week ultasound showed both baby

I am petite 5,3 inches and pregnant with twins and 12th week of my pregnancy and not showing yet  are my babies ok? 9 week ultasound  showed both baby

It's OK: You are just through the first trimester. Even with twins, they are still very tiny at this point. Perhaps your uterus tips back just a little bit, so you won't show as early. I have no doubts you will start to get big very soon. With a twin pregnancy, they'll be watching you closely and making sure the babies are growing fine. Enjoy another week or two until you start getting big! ...Read more

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Can a TEE test tell me the size of my ASD or PFO and Atrial Septal Aneurysm?

Can a TEE test tell me the size of my ASD or PFO and Atrial Septal Aneurysm?

Yes, this test: should be able to tell you the size and the clinical significance of these findings. ...Read more

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Period is three weeks late. Egg whitish discharge with blood in it. Are these both signs of pregnancy?

Period is three weeks late. Egg whitish discharge with blood in it. Are these both signs of pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a: Possibility. Do a home pregnancy test. Best wishes! http://m.Parenting.Com/gallery/early-signs-of-pregnancy#!/entry/view/id/32897. ...Read more

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Am I a high risk pregnancy because of my heart murmur and will delivery be dangerous?

Am I a  high risk pregnancy because of my heart murmur and will delivery be dangerous?

Possibly.: It all depends on what type of cardiac condition you have; if it is only a mild mitral valve prolapse for example, you should anticipate completely normal outcomes. If it is something more serious, your cardiologist and perinatologist should devise a birthing plan to assist you and minimize the risks to your health. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a healthy pregnancy at 38-both parents have gene for CF and one miscarriage 3 weeks ago.

What are the chances of a healthy pregnancy at 38-both parents have gene for CF and one miscarriage 3 weeks ago.

Odds are..: 25% of conceptions will have cf, 50% will be carriers, & 25% will not be carrying a CF gene. For a woman of 38, risk of any genetic abnormality is about 1%. Success also is affected by the age of your partner. Higher success rate if the male is younger than 40. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can prog. and estro. hormones change a suggestive unviable pregnancy at 5wk6days ultrasound? And why does pregnancy test still show positive?

Can prog. and estro. hormones change a suggestive unviable pregnancy at 5wk6days ultrasound? And why does pregnancy test still show positive?

No genetics do: Unfortunately, genetic incompatibility is the most common reason for miscarriages. There are two types of miscarriages, 1.) An Incomplete Abortion whereby the products of conception are ejected with bleeding immediately. 2.) Missed Abortion where the pregnancy is still present in the uterus, stops growing, the products are not "ejected"and the HCG hormone output stagnates or declines in value. ...Read more

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Symptoms of PMS and pregnancy while breast feeding?

Symptoms of PMS and pregnancy while breast feeding?

Could be normal: Breast feeding is not adequate contraception, so make sure you're not pregnant again. ...Read more

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Is it possible to show negative on both home and doctor's urine pregnancy tests up to the second trimester and still be pregnant?

Is it possible to show negative on both home and doctor's urine pregnancy tests up to the second trimester and still be pregnant?

Highly unlikely: Home urine pregnancy tests are highly reliable when performed properly and in the proper time frame. The typical time frame when one would expect the test to be positive would be 7-10 days after a missed period. Therefore having two separate tests show negative into the second trimester is highly unlikely if one is truly pregnant. ...Read more

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Negative pregnancy test but all my symptoms are those of early pregnancy. I exercise and eat healthy how is this possible?

Negative pregnancy test but all my symptoms are those of early pregnancy. I exercise and eat healthy how is this possible?

Other possibilities: While i don't know what "all the symptoms" are from your point of view, the symptoms we normally associate with early pregnancy are merely suggestive and not definitive. They are all nonspecific and could have other explanations. While you ought to repeat the pregnancy test in a few days to be certain, you should consider getting a check up. ...Read more

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I'm 39+2 days pregnant and foetal heart rate is 117 and measuring SGA should I be worried?

I'm 39+2 days pregnant and foetal heart rate is 117 and measuring SGA should I be worried?

How SGA?: Baseline heart rate is normal between 110 to 160 beats per minute, so your baby's heart rate is normal. The timing of delivery for your baby will depends on how growth restricted s/he is. If the baby is very small, has abnormal amniotic fluid, or abnormal Dopplers, your doctor will likely recommend delivery. ...Read more