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Can I test during pregnancy to see if your child will have fap?

Can I test during pregnancy to see if your child will have fap?

Yes, if...: Yes, if fap is familial adenomatous polyposis and if the mutation causing the disorder in your family has already been determined. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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Is there a way to test during pregnancy to see if my child will have schizophrenia?

Is there a way to test during pregnancy to see if my child will have schizophrenia?

No: There are currently no tests known that can identify someone at risk for schizophrenia even out of the womb. However a lot of work is being done on early signs and genetic testing. ...Read more

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Hello, My wife is 10 weeks pregnant with our first child and, at 8 weeks, she received a pap smear during her first pregnancy visit to her gynecologist. She received a call yesterday from the doctor saying her test came back abnormal and looks to be mild

Hello, My wife is 10 weeks pregnant with our first child and, at 8 weeks, she received a pap smear during her first pregnancy visit to her gynecologist. She received a call yesterday from the doctor saying her test came back abnormal and looks to be mild

Don't panic: Pap testing at the first prenatal visit is common. There are precise guidelines about how to manage positive results. The presence of abnormal cervical cells or HPV does not affect the outcome of the pregnancy. A test called a colposcopy may be needed; it is safe to perform during pregnancy. Often mild or minor cell changes can be monitored until after delivery, when they may return to normal. ...Read more

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Blood test for pregnancy came out positive. Is it 100% accurate? Will i see a baby during ultrasound? Can blood test be false?

Blood test for pregnancy came out positive. Is it 100% accurate? Will i see a baby during ultrasound? Can blood test be false?

Ultrasound to: Confirm pregnancy. Depending on how far along the pregnancy is, you may or may not see a baby per se, but ultrasound will confirm pregnancy by showing the gestational sack and related structures. The blood test is nearly 100% accurate. ...Read more

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I got an implanon inserted a year ago. I never saw any spotting during that year. Within this past month I have started to see s i took a pregnancy test to see if maybe the bleeding was because of that but it came back negative.

I got an implanon inserted a year ago. I never saw any spotting during that year. Within this past month I have started to see s i took a pregnancy test to see if maybe the bleeding was because of that but it came back negative.

Spotting : Spotting can occur with Implanon and varies from patient to patient. It was wise to take a pregnancy test to be sure. Please discuss this with your provider who inserted your implanon. If you have pain, increased bleeding, or new complaints you will have to be seen immediately. Also please be sure your pap smear is up to date. ...Read more

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How can my eating habits during pregnancy affect my child?

How can my eating habits during pregnancy affect my child?

Starts with desire!: See your primary care doctor first to get a check-up. Then, follow the mediterranean diet, daily physical activity 300 minutes per week for life. Reduce alcohol intake to 1 glass of wine 3-4 times per week. Avoid unsaturated fats, eat lots of good fats, eat and drink well in moderation. Eat protein at all meals and do not skip meals! ...Read more

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When is best to take a pregnancy test if i want a child?

When is best to take a pregnancy test if i want a child?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests become positive when you're about 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Will masturbating during pregnancy affect the outcome of my child?

Will masturbating during pregnancy affect the outcome of my child?

No: There is anecdotal reports of orgasm stimulating pre term contractions, but in general sexual activity (intercourse or masturbation) is harmless in pregnancy. There are certain conditions where it is limited, such as unexplained bleeding or a placenta previa, but in general it should be fine. ...Read more

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Can you tell during the pregnancy if your child will have omphalocele?

Can you tell during the pregnancy if your child will have omphalocele?

Ultrasound might: An abdominal wall defect like omphalocele might be suspected or detected during a routine ultrasound. If so, it is important for the pregnant woman to have an immediate referral to perinatologist for detailed imaging to confirm it and to look for other birth defects which can occur. The maternal-fetal medicine (mfm) subspecialist can also provide counseling and discuss other testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (Definition)

Hereditary condition characterized by multiple polyps in colon which are neoplastic and have ...Read more