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If a fetus dies in the womb will u know it?

If a fetus dies in the womb will u know it?

Non-viable Pregnancy: Not necessarily. The body does take care of this commonly, but at times the demise of the fetus is discovered by the ob. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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Describe please development of fetus in the womb?

Describe please development of fetus in the womb?

See below: That an impossible task since we have 400 characters only. Obtain a textbook on embryology. ...Read more

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If a fetus dies in the womb would you know it? Can it stay in there w no action or will your body know something is wrong and expell it?

If a fetus dies in the womb would you know it? Can it stay in there w no action or will your body know something is wrong and expell it?

Both: Can happen. Usually the fetus will be expelled. This is a spontaneous abortion. If there is a delay, then this called a missed abortion. The second type may require a d and c. ...Read more

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How resilient are fetuses insude the womb to infection or general outside triggers?

How resilient are fetuses insude the womb to infection or general outside triggers?

In general: Fortunately for the fate of humanity fetuses are quite well protected inside the uterus. Otherwise the human race would never have survived. There are many infections that can cause problems during pregnancy. The specific risks of each would need to be assessed separately ...Read more

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Can having gum problems hurt the fetus in the womb?

Can having gum problems hurt the fetus in the womb?

Yes, low birth weigh: Medical studies have shown repeatedly that expectant mothers who have untreated gum disease give birth to lower weight babies. Obviously, something about the gum disease causes that, but it is not known specifically. If your obstetrician oks it, go ahead and get your gum disease treated and help your fetus (baby)! ...Read more

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Can the fetus stays longer than 42 weeks in the womb or the dates in this case would be wrong?

Can the fetus stays longer than 42 weeks in the womb or the dates in this case would be wrong?

Late baby: It could be either. We don't completely understand how the signal for going into labor works. Some babies do normally stay in longer. But also it's possible the dates are off. This would more likely be true if a woman DID NOT have an ultrasound during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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If there is something wrong with the fetus, can it be "fixed" or treated? Is there any fetal condition that can be treated while still in the womb?

If there is something wrong with the fetus, can it be "fixed" or treated? Is there any fetal condition that can be treated while still in the womb?

Limited: I think in-utero treatment is limited and, many times, somewhat experimental. Certain placental aberrancies (e.g. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome) are amenable to treatment. ...Read more

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Can a fetus get stuck in the womb at 31 weeks?

Can a fetus get stuck in the womb at 31 weeks?

Hopefully: Under normal circumstances, we would like a fetus to stay in the uterus at 31 weeks. If you are facing a delivery at 31 weeks, it will either deliver easily vaginally or you will need a c-section. ...Read more

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Can the x-rays penetrate the womb and harm the fetus?

Yes: X-rays can be harmful to the developing fetus, especially in the first three months of a pregnancy. There are usually signs in the x-ray dept telling you to tell the technicians idf you think you could be pregnant. Dental xrays are not a problem as the dental nuse will usually put a lead apron on your tummy before taking them. ...Read more

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Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

To a great extent.: In utero life is largely sheltered and protected from external dangers due to its location and the placental defense barrier. It is not impervious to all toxins, however, nor to severe trauma or infections. ...Read more

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How can a fetus be protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

How can a fetus be protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

Several ways: Baby is protected by mom's pelvis abdominal wall and has a fluid barrier from the amniotic fluid in womb. However caution is still recommended as even this protection is not 100%! ...Read more

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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) thin the mucus in my womb and thus endanger the fetus?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) thin the mucus in my womb and thus endanger the fetus?

Minimal concern: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is guiafenesin, an expectorant-- a medicine to thin mucus so that it can more easily be cleared from the throat and sinuses. It is a pregnancy category c drug, so should be used with caution. There is no mucus is the womb to speak of, and there is no evidence that the presence or absence of cervical mucus has significance to fetal well-being. ...Read more

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What will be the usual cause of the death of the fetus inside the mother's womb? Does carrying heavy things one of the reason of it?

Most: Most miscarriages occur for causes other than external factors. Medical, gynecological conditions, genetic factors account for most of the cases. Heavy weights lifting is limited mostly in high risk pregnancies. But is not a usual cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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To measure the head size of the fetus in the womb, which medical imaging will the physician use and why?

To measure the head size of the fetus in the womb, which medical imaging will the physician use and why?

ULTRASOUND!!!: Ultrasound is well established for evaluating fetal measurements with well established standards and no demonstrated negative biological effects in humans. Far superior to x-rays and far less expensive than mri. ...Read more

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Is it OK to drink alcohol while having a missed miscarriage? Its been a week since diagnosis and fetus is still in womb

Is it OK to drink alcohol while having a missed miscarriage? Its been a week since diagnosis and fetus is still in womb

Alcohol & Fetus': Not a good combination due to ill effects. If the pregnancy is no longer viable then the MD can take measures to end the "suspense" ...Read more

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Can a fetus survive without a heart I went to the doctor today and he said that my baby has a hole n her heart and that it wasn't a heart murmer because people can't be born with a heart murmer and that a fetus doesn't need a heart to survive n the womb

Can a fetus survive without a heart I went to the doctor today and he said that my baby has a hole n her heart and that it wasn't a heart murmer because people can't be born with a heart murmer and that a fetus doesn't need a heart to survive n the womb

Talk to MD: A fetus cannot survive without a heart, but that is not your problem. The doctor is describing a condition where there is a hole in the heart. This can be several things, and so you need to have along talk with your doctor about what this means for your baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can the baby die that is in the womb of the brain dead woman being removed from life support?

How can the baby die that is in the womb of the brain dead woman being removed from life support?

I'm not sure why: No one has answered your question, except that it is a sad, painful situation to experience. A fetus in the womb is totally dependent on it's mother for survival. If a mother is put on life support, the infant can sometimes survive but if the mother is taken off life support the infant cannot survive unless it is at or close to full term. It is a sad, difficult situation 4 both families & doctors ...Read more

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Feeling fetal spasms in the womb. I'm 23 weeks. Should I be concerned?

Call your OB now: Must make sure u are not having any premature labor hopefully not but it needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to see a fetal pole in the womb, but for heartbeat tests to be negative?

Is it possible to see a fetal pole in the womb, but for heartbeat tests to be negative?

No fetal heart beat: Yes. The fetal pole is seen before fetal heart tones. At about 6 weeks the fetal heart tones are seen. Ultrasounds before this time may not see fetal heat tones. ...Read more

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My womb baby has fetal head lemon shaped, spinabifida, chari malformation type 2 n rt foot is clubed. What shhlould I suppose to do?

My womb baby has fetal head lemon shaped, spinabifida, chari malformation type 2 n rt foot is clubed. What shhlould I suppose to do?

Keep appt with: Your high risk OB specialist. Ask which type of spina bifida you have, most of your issues can be handled at the local children's hospital. ...Read more

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M South Indian. What is Fetal Distress. If baby dies inside womb after due date, will the mother have severe abdominal pain or some kind of distress?

M South Indian. What is Fetal Distress. If baby dies inside womb after due date, will the mother have severe abdominal pain or some kind of distress?

Fetal distress: Fetal distress is a vague term Obgyns use to describe a fetus that is in imminent jeopardy. Typically when that term is used a c section is done. A fetal demise is the term used for when a baby dies prior to delivery. In some cases the mother may have pain or symptoms (such as during a placental abruption). In other cases such as a cord accident there are no signs at all ...Read more

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Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.?

Can a fetal doppler detect womb sounds, maternal heart beat, and umbilical cord (abdomen the size of a 26 week pregnancy) with a pseudo pregnancy.?

Fetal doppler...: ...Can detect any movement of blood in the body, but with a false pregnancy, all the doppler rhythms should be at the same rate as the woman's heartbeat. Fetal heartbeat tends to be much faster so if you find that, the pregnancy is probably real. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a dead fetus?

What are the symptoms of a dead fetus?

A number: Of symptoms/signs
including but not limited to:
Lack of movement ("life") sensations
Bleeding (usually moderate-heavy)
Cramps (usually moderate-severe)
lack of growth (Ultrasound)
Falling HCG (blood test) levels

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Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more