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Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Would a D&C be performed if a mother is miscarrying at 37/38 weeks pregnancy? And if so, how soon before the patient is discharged?

Term pregnancy: At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her. She will likely have her labor induced and deliver vaginally if possible. The length of stay in the hospital will be similar to one for a regular birth. This assumes the mother doesn't have a complication such as an infection. ...Read more

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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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I am 38 weeks pregnant and when i wiped my self i saw brown discharge on the toilet paper ?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and when i wiped my self i saw brown discharge on the toilet paper ?

Bloody show: It is not unusual to have some blood when your mucus plug is discharged. On the other hand. It could also be some bleeding from an exam or even sex. As long as you have no pain and your baby is active, keep an eye on it and if increases proceed directly to the hospital. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have brown discharge during the early 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to have brown discharge during the early 3rd trimester?

Not normal: Please call your OB as you may have a vaginal infection, but u need to make sure your cervix is not starting to open or nothing bad is going on with the placenta your OB can do an exam and an ultrasound and vaginal cultures. ...Read more

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What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

What is the normal level of pcv at 38 weeks pregnancy?

Not relevant: When we are checking blood counts during pregnancy, assuming that the basic counts related to hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets are normal for pregnancy, then we really do not spend too much time looking at these individual parameters related to red blood cells. If there is a more specific problem being asked, please ask! ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex about two weeks ago, I've been having really dark brown discharge with a little bit of blood and bad cramps could I be preganant?

I had unprotected sex about two weeks ago, I've been having really dark brown discharge with a little bit of blood and bad cramps could I be preganant?

Yes: Yes, you maybe pregnant, if not from this episode of unprotected sex, then from a prior instance. Also, if you've engaged in unprotected sex, then painful discharge could also be due to sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Easy way to determine if pregnant or not is to take home pregnancy test, available w/o prescription at most pharmacies - they're accurate as soon as you're late. Then c doc ...Read more

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Sexualy active cums inside all the time. Brown discharge for a week slight cramps then blood for 4 days then light brown again could i be pregnat?

Sexualy active cums inside all the time. Brown discharge for a week slight cramps then blood for 4 days then light brown again could i be pregnat?

It is possible: Pregnancy is always a possibility. You need to have a pregnancy test. If it is positive you need to be seen by a doctor for follow up (confirm intrauterine pregnancy and not ectopic pregnancy) if your are not attempting to conceive and are sexually active i advise you to consider a reliable birth control method and should be careful not to catch a sexually transmitted disease (std). ...Read more

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I was supposed to have my period on the 14th of this month as i had my last one on the 17th of last month, but didn't had, brown discharge, am i pregna?

I was supposed to have my period on the 14th of this month as i had my last one on the 17th of last month, but didn't had, brown discharge, am i pregna?

Check a preg test: Anytime your period is late, there is always the chanc eof pregnancy if you are sexually active. The 1st thing to do is check a pregnancy test. If it is positve, you shoudl se eyour obgyn for confirmation. If negtaive, there are many reasons for a period to be a little off and it generally is nothing weriosu or dangerous. If it persists over several months, a visit to your obgyn will be helpfuf. ...Read more

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I have brown discharge and cramping after one week as finished my periods am i pragnent?

I have brown discharge and cramping after one week as finished my periods am i pragnent?

If you finished your: Period one week ago - then this should not mean that you are pregnant. Brown discharge is usually older blood. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more