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Doctor insights on: Complications Of Young Teen Pregnancies

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Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

Are teenage pregnancies higher risk?

Yes : Pregnant teenagers face different challenges. Medically speaking, they are at higher risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, and increased infant mortality. They also have higher rates of depression and children with delayed cognitive abilities. This doesn't include the huge socioeconomic burden that teenage pregnancy brings to the table. ...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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Can a young woman's anorexia today cause problems in future pregnancies?

Can a young woman's anorexia today cause problems in future pregnancies?

Definitely: This is the same as asking "can malnutrition cause problems with future pregnancies?" or "can electrolyte imbalances (from vomiting) cause problems?" they can and do. You owe it to yourself and future children to get adequate, experienced help. ...Read more

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What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

What are the major risk factors during teenage pregnancy?

See below: Depression is one risk for teenage pregnancy. The young mother, may not feel prepared, and there maybe a lack of support from family members, and friends. The teenage mother will have to learn how to juggle motherhood and school. ...Read more

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Why are tall, slender men at higher risk for developing spontaneous pneumothorax?

Why are tall, slender men at higher risk for developing spontaneous pneumothorax?

Unknown reason: Spontaneous pneumothorax, where a lung leaks air (from a broken bleb) into the chest cavity space, occurs more often in persons with taller, slender bodies. The reason is not known, but maybe taller lungs develop blebs ("bubbles" with air just under the lung's covering) more easily, or break blebs more easily. Men may be affected more often because they are taller than women. ...Read more

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Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity have any chance of seeing?

Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity have any chance of seeing?

Yes: Babies with retinopathy of prematurity (rop) have a good chance of seeing in societies where advanced medical care exists. About 500 children per year in the us are reported to develop blindness due to rop. Ongoing follow up for babies with rop is important because other vision issues can also occur in these children over time. ...Read more

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Can premature women born at 51/2 months have healthy pregnancy and birth?! im terrified of having stroke or something serious happen

Can premature women born at 51/2 months have healthy pregnancy and birth?! im terrified of having stroke or something serious happen

Premature Not Ideal: No. That is way too early to expect the child to have anything but a life full of medical problems. It is very dangerous to have a baby this early. It may even lead to the death of the newborn. ...Read more

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What percent of women get through child birth no complications or death?

What percent of women get through child birth no complications or death?

Low: Mortality rate in the US is approximately 17 per 100,000 live births. Many factors contribute to mortality and complications. Here is some information: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PMSS.html ...Read more

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Are infantile spasms hereditary? Is the parent's future kids at risk too?

Are infantile spasms hereditary?  Is the parent's future kids at risk too?

Infantile spasms: Infantile spasms have not been considered hereditary. However, there has been an increased understanding of the role of genetic defects in its etiology or cause. That said, future children may possibly be at risk. ...Read more

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Are congenital cataracts in babies of teenagers rare?

Are congenital cataracts in babies of teenagers rare?

Congenital Cat %: Congenital cataracts: cause 5%-20% of blindness in children worldwide. Incidence varies from country to country. Prevalence of infantile cataracts in the US: 3-4 visually significant cataracts per 10,000 live births. More info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read more

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Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Which celebrities babies have retinopathy of prematurity?

Protected info: This is protected health information, to which only the parent's, child and doctors involved should be privy. ...Read more

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Can a teen girl have cervical cancer at such young age?

Can a teen girl have cervical cancer at such young age?

Highly unlikely: Cancer of the cervix is rarely, if ever seen under the age of 25 years. Abnormal cells ( dysplastic cells) can sometimes be confused with cancer but they often resolve with longer follow up as the body can often heal such changes, but they require close monitoring. ...Read more

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Congenital heart diseases in parents -> what risk in fetuses?

Congenital heart diseases in parents -> what risk in fetuses?

One~4%both~6-8: Chd is polygenic= influenced by multiple genes and not directly passed on. The type of the parents chd is not necessarily one seen in the offspring. ...Read more

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Are people of every age at risk for dissociative disorder?

Are people of every age at risk for dissociative disorder?

Dissociative disorde: Usually young adults, more females, but can occur at any age from puberty on. ...Read more

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Disadvantage of excess masturbation at early age?

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Disadvantage of excess masturbation at early age?

None: Aside from the social taboos against it, there should be no problem with masturbation at an early age. "excess" would be hard to define, but if it is causing physical trauma, you should probably stop. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of breast cancer among women of child bearing age?

What is the incidence of breast cancer among women of child bearing age?

Rare: While the lifetime risk of breast cancer in the us is ~12%, the incidence in women of childbearing years is much lower: from age 20-29, the incidence is ~1 in 1400; from age 30-39, 1 in 233; from age 40-49, 1 in 69. ...Read more

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What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

What negative health consequences are associated with smoking cigarettes for young female teens?

Many: Everyone is at risk of many problems related to cigarette smoking. It can affect your lungs (pneumonia), your heart (abnormal rhythm), and increase your risk of cancer. If you're on birth control, it increases your risk of getting blood clots. If you get pregnant, it can cause many dangerous problems for your pregnancy. If you are struggling to quit smoking, talk to a provider. ...Read more

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What are some rare birth defects from older fathers?

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What are some rare birth defects from older fathers?

See below: Marfan syndrome, apert syndrome, and achodroplasia are associated with advanced paternal age. ...Read more

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Are people who are born with brca gene at a higher risk for recurrence of cancer too?

Yes!: If you have a mutation in the brca gene, you are at higher risk of getting a first cancer, and of having recurrence of a prior treated cancer. The brca gene helps cells repair themselves when they get damanged. Cells in people with a mutated brca gene can't repair themselves, so they are more likely to become cancerous. I keep a very close eye on my cancer patients with brca mutations! ...Read more

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