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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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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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Does dilating pupils affect pregnancy?

Does dilating pupils affect pregnancy?

Usually not: In general, we try to eliminate unnecessary meds during pregnancy, especially during the first and third trimesters.If necessary , however, it may be done with little , if any harm. ...Read more

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Do braxton hicks contractions cause your cervix to dilate?

Do braxton hicks contractions cause your cervix to dilate?

No: The definition of braxton hicks contractions are false contractions but do not cause your cervix to dilate. If your cervix is dilating, they are real contractions. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy test still detect pregnancy prior to scheduled menstruation?

Yes, but: A blood test and occasionally urine test may be positive before the scheduled period, however a negative test before a missed period does not exclude pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does cervix dialate during menstruation?

Cervix: mid menstrual female cycle, cervix dilates minimally, has secretions friendly for sperm in seminal fluid to travel thru to get to egg in fallopian tube. ...Read more

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Does the cervix dilate before period?

In a way: There is some variation in the opening of the cervix throughout your monthly cycle. It doesn't dilate in the sense that you dilate at the time of delivery to 10 centimeters or more, but there is a cyclic variation, (very mild), as you prepare to bleed ...Read more

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Adalat (nifedipine) ok during pregnancy to control high blood pressure?

Adalat (nifedipine) ok during pregnancy to control high blood pressure?

Class C category: Class c means use with caution if benefits outweight risks. Animal studies show risk and human study not available/not done. It is secreted in breast milk so safer alternative is recommended. There are safer med for BP control during pregnancy, but may not be appropriate for everyone..So, consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Does your cervix dilate during your period?

Cervix and period: The cervix will open very slightly while a woman is on her period. It is nothing close to the amount of dilation that happens during labor. ...Read more

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Positive ffn test at 33 wks pregnant,irregular painless contractions,baby engaged,pelvic pressure,told im in early labour.. Will i Deliver early ??




Positive ffn test at 33 wks pregnant,irregular painless contractions,baby engaged,pelvic pressure,told im in early labour.. Will i Deliver early ??

Likely: It is likely that you will deliver early since your ffn test was positive and the baby appears to be getting ready by all signs. The baby should do fine at any point now...Good Luck ...Read more

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Can clitoral orgasm cause miscarriage during 9 weeks of pregnancy ?

Can clitoral orgasm cause miscarriage during 9 weeks of pregnancy
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No: Orgasm regardless of the source or week of pregnancy does not cause miscarriage unless there is a significant complication to the pregnancy first. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!

How effective is stripping the membranes during pregnancy? I'm 38 weeks, dilated to 3, 50% effaced, 2nd pregnancy!

Pregnancy: There is no evidence to show that stripping membranes induces labor. In fact, it can results in cramping and spotting, just making you more uncomfortable than you already are! ...Read more

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Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Can home pregnancy test detect abdominal pregnancy?

Yes: Home pregnancy tests can detect whether you are pregnant or not. They do not tell you the location of the pregnancy. if you are pregnant, it will test positive. An ultrasound can help identify if you have an abnormal pregnancy. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Are pregnancy tests during spotting accurate?

Are pregnancy tests during spotting accurate?

If the spotting : Occurs while you are actually pregnant - then yes it is ok to take a pregnancy test at that time. ...Read more

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Can blood tests determine pregancy at 2-3weeks pregnant?

Can blood tests determine pregancy at 2-3weeks pregnant?

Yes: Yes..Blood tests can pick up pregnancy very early..Sometimes as early as 7-10 days from conception. Important to remember that most women don't know exactly when conception actually occurred. Also, blood and urine tests only tell you of pregnancy..A single test does not assure a normal pregnancy or even normal location (could be ectopic - out of uterus). ...Read more

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What does backwards dilation mean in pregnancy?

What does backwards dilation mean in pregnancy?

"Backward" answer: I am not sure what this term means for certain, but my only 'guess" would be the OB MD inserting a finger in the external cervical opening (os) to "strip the membranes" or the overnight use of a dilateria (seaweed) in the cervix to start the dilation process prior to labor induction. ...Read more