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Do High Lh Levels Cause Problems In Pregnancy
Not normally.: Normal pregnancies should not affect your liver enzyme levels (transaminases). Problem pregnancies can cause hellp syndrome (a life-threatening form of preeclampsia), intrahepatic cholestasis gravidarum (potentially lethal to the fetus) and acute fatty liver (when the male fetus carries a long-chain fatty acid enzyme deficiency) that can also be severe to life-threatening. Hepatitis and gallstones. ...Read more
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
ICP: If you have only liver enzyme elevation and the rest of your blood work and exam is ok, you may have intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancym which would resolve after delivery. Gallbladder us and elevated GGT confirm the diagnosis. The combination with the low platelets and elevated blood pressure, or hellp syndrome, is a complication of the severe preeclampsia which needed emergent hospitalisat. ...Read more
Yes and yes.: The thyroid gland increases in size and function during pregnancy. Hyperthyroidism, if not controlled can be serious for mother and fetus. The mother may experience palpitations, pre-eclampsia, pre-term labor, thyroid storm and placental abruption (separation of the placenta from the uterine wall). The fetus can be growth restricted, miscarried, still-born and have thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more
Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzyme levels? Alt level was 54. Is this considered high?
No it will not.: The biopsy samples are fairly small so there is no increased risk to your pregnancy from colposcopy. Current infections can cause problems so it is important to have good prenatal care to test for these - with a family medicine doctor or OB gyn. A leep procedure to cut out a large portion of your cervix is sometimes done if colposcopy is abnormal. Having a leep can put you at higher risk. ...Read more
Can sudden and strong scare cause problem at 23 week of pregnancy?I am high risk pregnant, with history of PPROM, currently low cervix w/cerclage
You should be ok: Preterm Labor and/or weak cervix are very complex conditions. You already do have the best evidence based preventative tool in use: a cerclage. PERSISTENT high emotional stress is not good for your overall health, but a one time high stress event should not adversely affect your pregnancy. If you have leakage of fluid or persistant vaginal bloody discharge, seek MD eval. Otherwise you should be ok ...Read more
My cycle is irregular. Would HCG levels usually be high enough to show up on an hpt by the time a pregnancy is far enough along to cause spotting?
After missed period: You should do the test 4-5 days after missed period. If your cycles are irregular then do the test about three weeks after what you think was day of fruitful sex. If the result is negative, repeat the test 4-5 days later. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more
Is it harmful to have high folic acid levels in body prior to getting pregnant? I have read high folic acid prior to pregnancy my cause autism, true?
I have a TSH level of 5.69. Could breastfeeding or pregnancy cause this? Is my level considered high? Could this level affect my menstruation?
Yes: It is very important that you have your TSH checked again. If the level is similar, you must start thyroid hormone medication before you try to become pregnant. This mild elevation in TSH may make it harder to become pregnant. But more worrisome is your thyroid needs to make more hormone during pregnancy and your will become more hypothyroid. This has been shown to be bad for your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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