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Did anything I do while I was pregnant cause me to have a pfo?

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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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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I was told I have a retroverted uterus, should that worry me? Will it have effect on me when i want to have babies? Help me am worried

I was told I have a retroverted uterus, should that worry me? Will it have effect on me when i want to have babies? Help me am worried

No: Retroverted uterus is common. It does not cause any complications for baby conception or delivery. Sometimes, it might be associated with menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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I have a condition called vagisms and i was wondering can that cause me to not be able to get pregnant? Will it ever go away? I was pregnant for about a month 5 yrs ago and i didn't know if having this condition had anything to do with it. I am wanting to

I have a condition called vagisms and i was wondering can that cause me to not be able to get pregnant? Will it ever go away? I was pregnant for about a month 5 yrs ago and i didn't know if having this condition had anything to do with it. I am wanting to

Frankly, : Frankly, I am confused. You listed this question under cardiology and asked about vagisms. I am assuming that this is in reference to vaginismus and i will edit this to fall under ob/ gyn and provide a response as such. Vaginismus is when there is involuntary tightness of the muscles around the vagina when intercourse is attempted. It can be very painful. Does this sound like what you were inquiring about? Primary vaginismus is when a woman has never been able to have sexual intercourse because of the severity of the muscle spasm. In some cases the woman might not be able t to insert a tampon or undergo a full pelvic examination. Secondary vaginismus is usually triggered by sometime traumatic, be it emotional or physical. Since you have been pregnant in the past, it sounds like this is secondary vaginismus. The question is more about conceiving than carrying a baby. If the penis is unable to enter the vagina, that would be an issue with becoming pregnant. Secondary vaginismus is treatable. Please talk to your doctor so that she or he can look into the cause. Then your doctor can provide you with some treatment options. If there appears to be a psychological component to vaginismus, your doctor might suggest you talk with a counselor. Be, direct with questions when you talk to your doctor; so that he or she can you give the information you need. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed that I have pcos n stop taking pills bcoz i want to get pregnant. What should I do? Do i still have the possibility to have a child?

I was diagnosed that I have pcos n stop taking pills bcoz i want to get pregnant.  What should I do? Do i still have the possibility to have a child?

Metformin: The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Metformin lowers Insulin resistance which is the basic metabolic abnormality in pcos. Losing weight through diet and exercise will also help. ...Read more

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Even if i don't drink anything i still leak is there something wrong with my bladder i know that use to happen when i was pregnet but i don't think i am?

Even if i don't drink anything i still leak is there something wrong with my bladder i know that use to happen when i was pregnet but i don't think i am?

Leakage: You are not alone. Urinary leakage, several types of incontinence and overactive bladder (oab) are very common, more so in women, especially those who have been pregnant. You can make an appt for an evaluation as there are several treatments than can help. While waiting for an appt. You can start kegel exercises: http://www.Webmd.Com/hw-popup/kegel-exercises good luck. ...Read more

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I am scared to do an HIV test I went to my doctor to do a check he told me no and that I should wait until march to do the test but I am worried what if the symptoms show on me I am really scared and worried I have never been worried like this before in m

I am scared to do an HIV test I went to my doctor to do a check he told me no and that I should wait until march to do the test but I am worried what if the symptoms show on me I am really scared and worried I have never been worried like this before in m

Don't delay: Never delay testing for a serious condition because of fear of the result, whether HIV, mammography, colonoscopy, etc. You have HIV or you don't; the test doesn't make you infected. If infected, you have to know. When testing is finally done, anxiety declines even if positive; the uncertainty always is more stressful than the "wrong" test result. If your symptoms are HIV, testing will be pos now. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i had german measles when i was 4, will it do anything when I am pregnant?

Can you tell me if i had german measles when i was 4, will it do anything when I am pregnant?

No it will not: If you have had German Measles(Rubella) as a child,it gives you life long immunity agaist this disease and it will not cause any complcations in your pregnancy.And your Obtetrician will check for the Rubella Titer in First Trimester with all other Blood Tests ...Read more

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Not to long ago i was in a situation were i had to eat a ziplock bag ..wat do i do i am not having any pains or any symptoms really?

Not to long ago i was in a situation were i had to eat a ziplock bag ..wat do i do i am not having any pains or any symptoms really?

Watch + wait: Most ingested items pass naturally after some time. If you're having no symptoms then I would continue to watch + wait. The signs to look out for are abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, distension of the abdomen and inability to pass stool or flatus. ...Read more

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How do I know if its my period or a miscarriage?I wouldnt know if i was ever pregnant, i wouldve been 3 weeks but should I get checked? Can they tell?

How do I know if its my period or a miscarriage?I wouldnt know if i was ever pregnant, i wouldve been 3 weeks but should I get checked? Can they tell?

Period vs. miscarry: If you are or were pregnant a blood test would detect levels of beta HCG in your blood even if it resulted in miscarriage. Depending on how far along sometimes a woman may never know if they were pregnant or not. Our bodies knows if a pregnancy is viable in early weeks and if it isn't a miscarriage may result without anyone really knowing. ...Read more

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Think I left tampon inside me how can I be sure I didn't or did had sex last night and I just don't feel right in there not sure if I forgot about it

Think I left tampon inside me how can I be sure I didn't or did had sex last night and I just don't feel right in there not sure if I forgot about it

Exam is best: but you could start with a gloved or cleaned finger inserted in your vagina. If you feel it, you may be able to stroke it down. Unfortunately, if you cannot feel it, it could have been pushed deeper, and only an exam will confirm. There is risk of serious infection if there is a retained tampon after several days. ...Read more

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What to do if I has a miscarrage 3/12 weeks ago can anyone tell me if I could be pregnant again?

What to do if I has a miscarrage 3/12 weeks ago can anyone tell me if I could be pregnant again?

21 days: Ovulation and the possibility to conceive after a pregnancy has ended can occur as early as 21 days after the previous pregancy has ended. There does not have to have been a menstrual period, before a woman can get pregnant again after a miscarriage. ...Read more

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I have an iron deficiency and have heavy long periods, i was told this why i cant get pregnant. What can i do to change that?

I have an iron deficiency and have heavy long periods, i was told this why i cant get pregnant. What can i do to change that?

Iron supplement: Talk to you obs-gyn doc about your long periods that may definitely result in iron deficiency. Would recommend starting iron supplements under the supervision of your primary care provider. ...Read more

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What do I do if i haven't had a period in 2 years is there anything that i can do

What do I do if i haven't had a period in 2 years is there anything that i can do

First : First of all, if you have any concern of pregnancy then take a pregnancy test. That said, it is extremely unusual to not have a period in two years. I don't know your age or if you are close to menopause. Absence of periods (amenorrhea) can be caused by hormone fluctuations, pregnancy obviously, or by weight changes (too low or too high), or even by extreme stress on the body. If you had normal periods then lost them you must be evaluated by your doctor for amenorrhea. ...Read more

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I didn't know I was pregnant and I pulled a heavy pool with water in it and my son, could that cause a miscarriage if I didn't know i was pregnancy?

I didn't know I was pregnant and I pulled a heavy pool with water in it and my son, could that cause a miscarriage if I didn't know i was pregnancy?

Wouldn't think so: Once attached to the uterus the embryo is rather well insulated against the normal goings on in a persons life. I've followed a jazzercise instructor through pregnancy that routinely went through more physical maneuvers than a Navy seal and never had a problem.Miscarriage, when it occurs is most often due to a problem with the fetus, not the incubator. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was suppose to have my period. I didn't receive it. Today im thinking that I was going to have it but I dont see any thing I took a pregn?

Yesterday I was suppose to have my period.  I didn't receive it. Today im thinking that I was going to have it but I dont see any thing I took a pregn?

Common complaint: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dentist told me i had a cavity a while ago. Should i be worried?

What can I do if my dentist told me i had a cavity a while ago. Should i be worried?

Depends!: Depends on the location, the depth, and your homecare. In adults it can take 6-30 months for a cavity to go from enamel to dentin, once it reaches dentin it progresss much faster to the nerve of your tooth. Like i said before a lot depends on your genetics, homecare, and the depth at which the cavity started. Get it fixed and we don't have to guess! ...Read more

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Dr. Donna Wilkins
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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


Did (Definition)

DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more