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Describe the disorder called fetal death.?

Describe the disorder called fetal death.?

Fetal death: Fetal death refers to the spontaneous intrauterine death of a fetus at any time during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

Apsychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


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What is intra uterine fetal death?

What is intra uterine fetal death?

In utero demise: An intrauterine fetal death or demise is a pregnancy complication where the fetus dies in the uterus before labor occurs. It usually requires labor induction or a d & e to remove the fetus and the other products of conception from the uterus. ...Read more

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Fetal death--what happens to the baby?

Fetal death--what happens to the baby?

Breakdown of structu: The fetus within the intact fetal membranes is no longer nourished by the placenta( no heart pushing blood to & fro) so the structures begin to break down. They may pass as a miscarriage or need to be coaxed out by an induction or manual removal.Over time the tissue can attain a bag of soup consistency.Retained tissue can cause an infection that may kill mom ( as i saw once in training). ...Read more

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What are the chances of fetal death after the 2nd month?

What are the chances of fetal death after the 2nd month?

Fetal death: Once a fetal heart beat is heard externally using a doppler device the overall risk of pregnancy loss is approximately 1-2 %. There are many different causes and reasons for loss. ...Read more

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I had a missed misscarage. Fetal death reported 6 weeks ago. How long will it take to have a natural miscarriage on my own?

I had a missed misscarage. Fetal death reported 6 weeks ago. How long will it take to have a natural miscarriage on my own?

Usually: This usually occurs by now. Hopefully your doctor is following you and has discussed with you the fact that you may need a D&C. This is often but not always the case. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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R there any symptoms of intrauterine fetal death? I'm 18 w preg.And felt the baby moves for 2 days then i'm not sure if it's the baby or gases anymore

R there any symptoms of intrauterine fetal death? I'm 18 w preg.And felt the baby moves for 2 days then i'm not sure if it's the baby or gases anymore

Talk to your midwife: There is no reason to worry, a quick visit for a fetal heart rate check will let you know if the baby is ok. We prefer that you come n for an evaluation early, rather tan wait and worry. Moms start feeling baby movement between 16 and 20 weeks, it may not be obviously 'baby' at 18 weeks. ...Read more

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I've been depressed and not sleeping after suffering from fetal death?how do I get ovr it?

I've been depressed and not sleeping after suffering from fetal death?how do I get ovr it?

Loss: I am sorry for your loss. Grieving is painful but necessary. Consider sharing & accepting support from family, friends, a member of the clergy or a counselor. Sometimes if a person gets stuck in their grieving process - medications to help with sleep or depression can help. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 4-5 wks pregnant, I've had 3 pregnancies, all lost (1 interuterine fetal death), how do I make sure I carry this baby??

I am 4-5 wks pregnant, I've had 3 pregnancies, all lost (1 interuterine fetal death), how do I make sure I carry this baby??

Healthy living: Congratulations. Some times, we have no answers for why things happen. You are certainly prone to "miscarriages." Assuming the Gyn evaluated you and all is fine, simply be sure to live healthy for your growing baby-eat well, do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, decrease caffeine intake, take prenatal vitamins and Folic acid. Keep regular OB/GYN appts. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary causes that could result in a death of a 34 weeks fetus?

Please, can you describe the primary causes that could result in a death of a 34 weeks fetus?

Unknown: 'unknown' reasons account for majority of stillbirths, meaning a source can't be identified. After that reasons include: fetal growth restriction/problem with placenta (due to hypertension, drug use), abruption (htn, drug use), infection, congenital abnormalities, umbilical cord compromise, hydrops (rh disease), platelet problems, uterine abnormality, heart problems, amniotic bands. ...Read more

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Are fetal deaths still common in this day and age? What are the main causes?

Are fetal deaths still common in this day and age? What are the main causes?

Yes, they happen: If you are talking about the unexpected passing of a fetus in an otherwise healthy woman's womb, it is not exactly common but it still does happen - despite prenatal care - and in most instances the cause is not found. If mom is known to have diabetes, high blood pressure, or the baby is too small doctors will do everything to deliver the baby before it passes in the womb. ...Read more

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Could an inutero twin death cause fetal lobulation in the surviving twin ?

Could an inutero twin death cause fetal lobulation in the surviving twin ?

Are you referring: to fetal lobulation of the kidneys? That is a normal anatomic variant, not related to an in utero twin. ...Read more

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Our wood burning stove was left open accidentally all night. Would smoke from it affect a 12 week old fetus? Cause death or miscarriage?

Our wood burning stove was left open accidentally all night. Would smoke from it affect a 12 week old fetus?  Cause death or miscarriage?

Should be OK: Hi. As long as the chimney is unobstructed, it should be fine. Nevertheless, be careful, and leave a window cracked somewhere so smoke is drawn up the chimney. Your baby is probably fine. Good luck with the pregnancy and delivery! ...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 ?

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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What is the death rate from bulimia nervosa?

What is the death rate from bulimia nervosa?

Surprisingly High: According to the national association of anorexia nervosa and associated eating disorders, eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental disorder. The mortality rates vary considerably between studies and groups. A study published in the "american journal of psychiatry" (2009) gives the mortality rates: 4% for anorexia, 3.9% for bulimia and 5.2% for other eating disorders. ...Read more

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How long can bulimia go until death?

How long can bulimia go until death?

No specifc time: The problems associated with bulimia are dependent on the type of bulimia, its effect on the body's metabolism and general health of the sufferer. People due die from severe metabolic changes their body endure due to bulimia. Others have medical problems but do not die. They suffer from a very difficult chronic eating disorder. The most important advice is to obtain treatment. ...Read more

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How far am i from death? I've been bulimic for four years. My bulimia is very severe, very painful gastroenteritis. And very low blood pressure:91/48.

How far am i from death? I've been bulimic for four years. My bulimia is very severe, very painful gastroenteritis. And very low blood pressure:91/48.

BE CAREFUL!: Bulimia is a dangerous illness but it can be treated! the reason it's dangerous is because vomiting disrupts your body's chemical balances. These can cause seizure and heart-attacks. I would seek professional help immediately. ...Read more

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Can bulimia cause deformity in children?

Can bulimia cause deformity in children?

Thanks for asking!: Bulimia can lead to dehydration and low potassium, magnesium, sodium and other electrolytes. Patients can be at risk for nutritional deficiencies. Bulimia can also cause menstrual irregularities, intestinal problems, bleeding and tears in the GI tract. Depending on how severe the problem is, a child could be at risk for diseases associated with nutrient deficiencies. ...Read more

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How much damage can 4 months of bulimia cause?

How much damage can 4 months of bulimia cause?

Depends on severity: Bulimia may cause electrolyte imbalances that lead to heart failure, as well as esophageal & gastric ruptures, which may be fatal. Other medical complications include bone loss, osteoporosis, dehydration, kidney disease, anemia and low white cell counts, which lowers the immune system and creates vulnerability to disease and infection. Also, gum disease, tooth decay. Please seek help! ...Read more

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What are the dangers of bulimia? Can it really cause one to die prematurely?

Multiple: You can wear away the enamel from your teeth from repetitive vomiting. You can tear your stomach up. You can develop vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. If you want to control your weight try using juiced vegetables under a doctor's supervision. They provide healthier rapid weight loss. You can supplement them with protein shakes and still lose quickly. When you reintroduce food, make it healthy. ...Read more

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What to do if my friend; please help me understand this condition. what causes bulimia?

What to do if my friend; please help me understand this condition. what causes bulimia?

Needs a therapist: We don't know the cause of bulimia. It is a condition where a person for various reasons may begin over eating and then try to compensate by vomiting up the excess food. It then becomes a habit that is hard to break. Psychotherapy is the way for your friend to understand herself and learn different ways to handle her urges to eat or vomit. Sometimes medication is helpful as well. ...Read more