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Beta Thalassemia Minor And Bleeding During Pregnancy
Cervix seems very sensitive during early pregnancy (4 wks). Brown spotting and bleeding after sex. Is a test of progesterone level needed?
No: The cervical blood vessels can be very near the surface. They are more engorged with blood and become more fragile due to the pregnancy and increased estrogen. The cervix always seems more "touchy" and cramps during pregnancy. All of this is normal. But you should be checked to make sure there is no other cause for your bleeding. ...Read more
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
Safe if necessary: Blood transfusions are given only when necessary especially in the younger population or blood disorders. Transfusions are necessary for major bleeding resulting in shock, low blood pressures, or continued blood loss. All transfusions are screened and safe but there is always a 1-3% risk of a clerical error. Pts. With blood disorders face increased risk of blood transfusion reactions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: When the pregnancy implants into the endometrial lining of your uterus you may have light bleeding. In addition, the cervix is often friable in pregnancy (irritated looking and bleeds easily). Sex, a pap, and vaginal exam may cause bleeding too. However, discuss your bleeding with your doctor as not all of it is normal. ...Read more
Chemical pregnancy 2 weeks ago, serial HCG of 7.7 and 8, heavy bleeding. Now, heavy bleeding again and serial hcg of 49 and 51. Concerned its ectopic
I'm a beta minor thalassemia carrier. And my soon to be wife is a beta minor as well. Are there treatments to reduce the risk of getting a beta major?
Rule of inheritance: Your chance of a child with homozygous beta thalassemia are 1 in 4, for heterogeneous thalassemia (thalassemia trait) are 1 in 2, and the odds are 1 in 4 for a normal hemoglobin profile. There are procedures commercially available to eliminate the risk of beta thal major if your philosophy allows for it. We can discuss further; www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more
Do repeated light bleedings in both 1st and 2nd trimesters due to subchorionic hematoma and placenta previa increase my risk of placenta abruption during 3rd trimester?
Can pregnancy with progesterone supplement cause on and off, sometimes bad, period-like cramps in pregnancy after two miscarriages? There's no blood.
Does cramping accompany pregnancy bleeding? Or only period? What is the normal amount of pregnancy bleeding? Not spotting, bleeding.
What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?
Implantation: It can be what they call an implantation bleed when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It can cause a variety if symptoms - from spotting to a quite significant bleed. ...Read more
Offspring: A baby produced by the above union could have hemoglobin e beta thal minor. ...Read more
BETA HCG of 85 at w4day4 and spotting means anything bad ? At w4day6 BETA HCG was 208 and less spotting. Are these low values & spotting means bad?
Rising HCG: The tread of a rising beta HCG indicates that there is measurable gestational/fetal development ongoing. The beta HCG value should normally double every 3 days. ...Read more
Yes: It's common in pregnancy for women to have lower hemoglobins. Typically your body isn't make fewer red blood cells, but rather there is greater fluid volume in your bloodstream, which dilutes your red blood cells. Definitely following cesarean you will have a lower hemoglobin due to blood loss. So long as you aren't dizzy or feel weak, then you're likely okay. Check with your doc to make sure. ...Read more
Yes: It will depend on which of the genes resposible are passed or not at conception. There is only about a 25% chance. ...Read more
Is vomiting water while pregnant normal? Im a high risk pregnancy due to a low cervix and spontaneous premature labor my past 2 pregnancies.
Ask your OB MD: You need to contact your treating OB MD who is providing your continuing care for this answer, who will know your history and have examined you previously. ...Read more
In the first trimester it can be evidence of increased risk of miscarriage. 50% of women who bleed in the first trimester will miscarry. Later in pregnancy it is usually evidence of cervical dilation or labor. It can also indicate a serious condition, so women with pregnancies beyond 24 weeks should be evaluated urgently if having any heavy ...Read more
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