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Can anemia mimic pregnancy in certain situations?

Can anemia mimic pregnancy in certain situations?

Anemia & Preg: Anemia and pregnancy both can cause fatigue. Anemia is not sinonimus of iron deficiency. Symptoms of early pregnancy may be breast tenderness, increase in frequency to urinate and missing period which none are cause by anemia. Pregnancy may be associated to anemia too. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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Can pernicous anemia effect pregnancy ?

Can pernicous anemia effect pregnancy ?

Maybe: Anemia can cause poor growth due to low oxygen transfer through the placenta to the baby. It depends on how severe the anemia is. ...Read more

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What are the effects of anemia on pregnancy?

What are the effects of anemia on pregnancy?

Variable: If you are severely anemic then it could affect the baby's growth. If you are mildly anemic then your iron stores will become depleted because the baby will deplete your iron stores. Some people have medical problems like sickle cell or thalassemia and will always be anemic. Usually the treatment for anemia is to take extra iron supplements as prescribed by you doctor. ...Read more

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What causes anemia during pregnancy?

What causes anemia during pregnancy?

Dilution, iron def.: As the baby grows and the uterus enlarges, more blood volume is needed. The number of red cells increases, but the plasma (liquid part of blood) increases even more, so the red cells get diluted. If there isn't enough iron in a woman's system to make the extra red cells, anemia will be more pronounced. If you are anemic to begin with before pregnancy, it will be worse while pregnant. ...Read more

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Can anemia affect a pregnancy test?

No, it should not: Affect a standard urine pregnancy test, nor should it have any appreciable effect upon a serum beta- HCG test. Likewise, the predictive quality of either test for pregnancy is not affected by anemia. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of diabetic pregnancy with anemia?

What is the percentage of diabetic pregnancy with anemia?

Same as non-diabetic: In general, diabetes does not increase the risk of anemia in pregnancy. All pregnant women experience some drop in hemoglobin during pregnancy because blood volume goes up more than red cell volume - this is called the physiologic anemia of pregnancy. Up to 30% of women will experience a larger drop in hemoglobin (below 10) which ir real anemia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?

Can you tell me if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?

Preg causes anemia: No one can tell you specifically about your sister without examining her. In general, pregnancy often causes iron deficiency anemia. That does not increase the risk of leukemia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?

Can you tell me what you suggest if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?

Anemia not leukemia: Most anemia related to pregnancy is due to iron deficiency. This iron deficiency can be corrected with iron supplementation in most cases. There is no relationship between iron deficiency anemia and leukemia. ...Read more

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What causes anemia in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

What causes anemia in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Dilution: The increase in blood vessel fluid leads to a decreased concentration of blood cells. Also, iron deficiency is common and iron is the main component of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood cells. Be certain to have your iron levels checked. ...Read more

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How much iron should i take im anemic and pregnant? Anemia is prior to pregnancy

How much iron should i take im anemic and pregnant? Anemia is prior to pregnancy

Prenatal check ups: I hope you are going to a Obstetrics(OB) doctor who will monitor your pregnancy and provide you with regular use of supplements(iron and vitamins) which are essential for your and your baby's health. If you do not have such a doctor you can see your PCP. Iron dose is typically 3..mg by mouth(pills) daily, unless otherwise advised by your OB doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get anemia even if your parents were healthy during pregnancy?

Yes.: You can get any sort of anemia regardless of your parents health during pregnancy. There are some anemias that are inherited from your parents, but again, your arents health during pregnancy would be irrelevant. ...Read more

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Can anemia during pregnancy harm the fetus? I’m four months pregnant and was just diagnosed with anemia. Could this be harming my unborn child? .

Can anemia during pregnancy harm the fetus? I’m four months pregnant and was just diagnosed with anemia. Could this be harming my unborn child?

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Possible, unlikely.: Maternal anemia is grossly overdiagnosed during pregnancy in the U.S.; british studies have proven that the best maternal hemoglobin is 9-11 g/dl as a nadir around 28 weeks. If you are in that range you and the baby are just fine. I would get concerned if this gets below 8-9 g/dl and try oral iron supplementation. Consider electrophoresis if never done before to exclude hemoglobinopathies. ...Read more

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Pernicious anemia and planning pregnancy. I currently get B12 injections bimonthly. Recommendations? B12 more often? What is recommended max dosis?

Pernicious anemia and planning pregnancy. I currently get B12 injections bimonthly. Recommendations? B12 more often? What is recommended max dosis?

Keep levels normal: A pernicious anemia patient can work with her primary care and ob-gyn doctor to find out how often she needs injections to keep her B12 level normal. Haven't seen any reports of B12 injections causing pregnancy problems, if the B12 is being used to prevent B12 deficiency. A common dose is 1mg each shot, with the patient getting a shot every few weeks or every month, depending on need. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop anemia even if your parents were vaccinated of it during pregnancy?

Don't worry: Vaccinations are recommended for contagious diseases. Pregnancy requires review of your vaccination record and health. Anemia of pregnancy due to the high fluids present in your body may be mild and not a problem, but vitamin supplementation and medical care needed to monitor any anemia. Question your doctor about your parents health history, and its affects on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is sickle cell anemia a contraindication for pregnancy?

Is sickle cell anemia a contraindication for pregnancy?

Not by itself: Women with sickle cell disease can have children safely depending on what active complications of sickle cell disease they have. This is complicated and is a conversation best had with your hematologist. ...Read more

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- pregnancy test I have a lot of pelvic n back pain. Doc foun anemia n provided provera (medroxyprogesterone) to stop the bleeding but it didn't work im desperate help me.

- pregnancy test I have a lot of pelvic n back pain. Doc foun anemia n provided provera (medroxyprogesterone) to stop the bleeding but it didn't work im desperate help me.

OK, well there isn't: a way to stop heavy bleeding over the internet yet. So you will need a visit to either urgent care or the local ER if your bleeding is soaking through a super maxi pad an hour for four hours. You may want to repeat that pregnancy test or have that done at the ER or urgent care. Especially given the severe pain, I suggest a more urgent evaluation. You may need a D&C to stop bleed. ...Read more

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A case of immune hemolytic anemia - chances of becoming pregnant? care during pregnancy

A case of immune hemolytic anemia - chances of becoming pregnant? care during pregnancy

Should be able to: Having a hemolytic anemia should not affect the ability to get pregnant. However, your hematologist will need to monitor your blood closely. May need extra folic acid. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more