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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: I believe you are worried about the effect on your child. There will not be any harm. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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