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Can Anemia Mimic Pregnancy In Certain Situations
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
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
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
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
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 what you suggest if my sister has anemia because of a pregnancy that did not go so well. Will she develop leukemia?
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
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 300 mg by mouth (pills) daily, unless otherwise advised by your OB doctor. ...Read more
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? .
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
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
During pregnancy I took 27 mg supplements of iron due to anemia my baby is now 3 months and I realized after switching my prenatals to one that has 27mg of iron in it already and also taking the extra 27 mg supplements as well that I have been taking abou
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
- 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
I've got anemia can it make hcg levels low I've done a few pregnancy test there's a faint line there?
No: Request your physician to order a qualitative blood hCG test. If this is negative, you are not pregnant ...Read more
Told I had iron deficiency anemia after pregnancy. Keep forgetting to take iron tablets. Will anything bad happen?
It depends on the level of iron deficiency. You tell us -- did your hemoglobin (HGB) rise to normal? Iron deficiency without anemia is not a condition that is improved by iron supplementation -- ref: http://www. Biomedcentral. Com/1741-7015/10/8 --
clinical evaluation of iron treatment efficiency among non-anemic but iron-deficient female blood donors: a randomized controlled trial -- bmc medicin. ...Read more
Tubes tied, have high bp, & rh antibodies. I know havin antibodies can cause anemia but is it safe to have another baby if pregnancy is closely watche?
Multiple issues: If you could get pregnant, the issue of anemia in the fetus could be managed. If the father of the baby is Rh negative, there is no risk of anemia to begin with. Having your tubes tied would make a natural conception difficult, even with surgical reversal of the tube blockage. You may need assisted reproduction. ...Read more
At 4wks pregnant, WBC 14.3, RBC 3.40, hgb 10.7, hct 31.7. Will anemia this early in pregnancy hurt baby or increase chance of miscarriage?
No: It's common, very common, for women to have some anemia such as you have. If you take an iron pill with citric acid (orange juice to increase absorption) you should be fine. You can also try to increase iron by eating iron rich foods. It's always better if you can, to eat iron rich foods than take supplement. But will not increase risk for miscarriage or hurt baby unless hgb. ...Read more
If my boyfriend has sickle cell anemia can that cause abnormality in early pregnancy which may cause hpt to come up negative my last period was sep 11?
28wks preg. Low ferritin 7, STFR 20.7, hemoglobin 11.3- is this iron deficiency anemia from pregnancy? Have had IDA in past, stopped taking iron pills
Post pregnancy, im having anxiety, I become anxious, its diff to sleep, when I wake up I get fast heart rate, ecg ok. Anemia, or hormonal problem?
Anxiety postpartum: Hello ~ If this is your first baby, anxiety is very much the norm with a new Mom, because this is a very precious package and it does not come with assembly instructions, and now all that reading during pregnancy is having to be enacted. Get as much support as you can from Mom, Dr and nurses and never be scared to shout for help. Be careful this is not a prodrome to depression.Get help early if so ...Read more
I'm O+, my husband is AB+. What's the likelihood of our baby having neonatal anemia? High risk pregnancy w/ maternal anemia and planned c-section cutting through anterior placenta previa.
Possible: There is some possibility of an A/O or B/O reaction with jaundice and hemolytic disease but that part of this is usually minor and easy to manage. An OB with quick hands can limit the other issue. I would try to relax and figure out what your life will be like with 3 kids running around. ...Read more
7 weeks pregnant light red/pink spotting not heavy and no cramps can this be ok? 37 yrs old 7th pregnancy 3 healthy children 2 miscarriages 1 abortion. I have hypothyroisism and anemia I had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago
Potassium 3.7, costochondritis, and anemia after pregnancy. I'm stressed. Am I going to die? Feel weak and fast heart beat. Echo normal.
Anemia: You are not going to die. Your symptoms are commonly from mal nourishment as your baby took so much nourishment out of you. You need help to treat your anemia, and low potassium and probably low on a number of vital substances. Start with super nutrition, take slow release iron, potassium foods e.g. bananas, get good sleep and get help with your baby. You will get better and be OK. ...Read more
Hi, what line of blood cells are we talking about? White blood cells, Red blood cells, Platelet?
Please clarify and ask the question.
Also provide the reason for low blood cell count because what causing the low blood cell count could be relevant to the question. ...Read more
Should I have a hysterectomy? I have had 6 blood transfusions in 7years. I am 33yrs old with one pregnancy/one child. I have symptomatic uterine fibroids and iron defiency anemia. My blood levels normally run between 6.9 and 7.3. The lowest has been 5.8
Short answer no: Losing your uterus at such a young age will likely have negative consequences which are completely avoidable by undergoing uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) instead. Your uterus is important to you psychologically, sexually, and there is increased osteoporosis and heart disease risks with hysterectomy. I'd find an interventiomal radiologist with particular experience in ufe and keep your parts! ...Read more
My RBC is high is 5.32 and my RDW is high is 14.7 my MCV is normal at 85.2. I have heard that this is a possibility of certain types of anemia as well?
My neighbor was admited hospital for malaria, at d same time its found tht she had anemia, can that be life threatening situation?
Depends: Depends on what parasite. Falciparum malaria is the most dangerous type and can be life threatening. Red blood cells that are infected with the parasite tend to cause sludging of the blood which can lead to injury to the brain, kidneys, lungs nd other organs. The other types can make one feel like they have the flu. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Recently I didiscovered reas. For my thierdness. I Have anemia. I've been drink. Thothema for a week since then, what else can I do to improve situation?
Need iron or b-12: There are a few different reasons for anemia. Most women who are anemic have low iron due to heavy menstrual losses, trouble absorbing iron from their diets, or not enough iron in the diet. Once in awhile, anemia can be from a low vitamin B-12 level, or due to chronic diseases such as liver and kidney disease. Assuming you have low iron, eat more meat, spinach, kale, lentils, beans, raisins, tofu. ...Read more
But I'm fairly certain her anemia is being caused by colon cancer. Is this considered generally an early or late symptom?
Is there certain foods that will increase my iron I have iron deffiancy anemia. From having neutropenia my bone marrow won't store iron?
Get straight amswer: The history you give suggests a need to sit down and have a frank talk with your physician and get the facts. Unless you're seriously restricting your diet, it's hard for a man to become iron deficient unless he also has blood loss in the got or elsewhere. A combination of anemia and neutropenia raises concern for myelodysplasia or something similar, it's your right to know the score here. ...Read more
Does viral pulmonary infection on 87 year old man cause anemia and leukopenia on the cbc test and could this infection mimic mds symdrome on same test?
No: Mycoplasmal chest colds can cause mild hemolysis. That's about it. No pathologist or hematologist will mistake this for myelodysplastic syndrome. ...Read more
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