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Can ecstasy use while pregnant cause my child to have a pfo?

Can ecstasy use while pregnant cause my child to have a pfo?

All newborns have it: A patent foramen ovale (pfo) is present in all babies prior to birth and just after birth. This hole between the two upper chambers (right and left atrium) closes gradually over time, but in 1-in-7 people it never completely closes. If it is small, it is considered a normal finding. Rarely a PFO is larger than usual and needs to be closed with surgery or, more often, with a catheter procedure. ...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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Did anything I do while I was pregnant cause me to have a pfo?

No: A patent foramen ovale (pfo) is present in all babies prior to birth and just after birth. This hole between the two upper chambers (right and left atrium) closes gradually over time, but in 1-in-7 people it never completely closes. If it is small, it is considered a normal finding. Rarely a PFO is larger than usual and needs to be closed with surgery or, more often, with a catheter procedure. ...Read more

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My mom has PFO which caused a stroke while she was 8mo pregnant at the age of 38. Am i at risk if i get pregnant? Is PFO genetic?

My mom has PFO which caused a stroke while she was 8mo pregnant at the age of 38. Am i at risk if i get pregnant? Is PFO genetic?

Patent foramen ovale: There is some recent conflcting evidence on pfo and stroke especially recurrence. It can be familial. Certainly ought to let your doc know if mom had a pfo. That she had a cva when she was pregnant doesn't necessarily mean you're at high risk, remember only half your genes came from her. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with having a PFO while I am pregnant?

Clarify. ASD?: Are you asking if the pregnant mother has a patent foramen ovale, or an atrial septal defect? Most women with ASD in pregnancy do fine, and the management is not really different from normal pregnancy other than a possible baseline echocardiogram. Risks, especially in those over the age of 40 include arrhythmias, heart failure, thromboembolism and severe bleeding at the time of delivery. ...Read more

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Have small PFO and atrital septal aneurysm; so worried but dr says no need to treat. Trying to get pregnant, says 81mg aspirin throughout. Is this ok?

Have small PFO and atrital septal aneurysm; so worried but dr says no need to treat. Trying to get pregnant, says 81mg aspirin throughout. Is this ok?

No: please consult a cardiologist. Also do research or consult on this platform. Atrial septal aneurysm alone does not increase risk of stroke/TIA. But PFO and PFO + ASA do increase ur risk of an adverse cerebrovascular event. Baby Asa' alone not necessarily best treatment option . ...Read more

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My cardio said baby aspirin will be enough while pregnant; have small PFO and atrital septal aneurysm. Very scared about this, is it ok? No symptoms.

My cardio said baby aspirin will be enough while pregnant; have small PFO and atrital septal aneurysm. Very scared about this, is it ok? No symptoms.

PFO: I agree with your cardiologist. You have a low probability of trouble from those diagnoses. While there are no guarantees I encourage you to let go of your anxiety and try to enjoy your pregnancy. ...Read more

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On aspirin for small pfo and atrital septal aneurysm. Is it safe to take a 2 hr. flight 6 weeks into pregnancy?

On aspirin for small pfo and atrital septal aneurysm. Is it safe to take a 2 hr. flight 6 weeks into pregnancy?

Flight or aspirin: Flying usually get restricted on 3 Rd trimester, however I would be more concerned with daily aspirin while pregnant, please check with your doctors what is safe. ...Read more

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Can me having a STD for a while when I was pregnant because I did not know I was affected cause my child to have mental health problems for my child?

Can me having a STD for a while when I  was pregnant because I did not know I was affected cause my child to have mental health problems for my child?

Depends on the std: Some like chlamydia and gonorrhea would not bother the fetus during pregnancy but might at delivery if untreated. Syphilis could be a problem at either time unless recognized and treated. Others (herpes) could have variable outcome,primary infection vs recurrence. ...Read more

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Have a child, would this cause difficulties trying to get pregnant or carrying baby?

Have a child, would this cause difficulties trying to get pregnant or carrying baby?

Don't understand: Are you trying to conceive? Do you already have a child and trying for another one? Are you currently pregnant and concerned about subsequent pregnancy? ...Read more

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Patent Foramen Ovale (Definition)

Hole or communication between right and left atria, the upper heart chambers. The hole is open during fetal circulation and closes after birth. If it remains open it is termed a patent foramen ovale. Symptoms ...Read more