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Can short-term exposure to PVC smell (30-45 minutes) cause harm to a developing fetus?

Can short-term exposure to PVC smell (30-45 minutes) cause harm to a developing fetus?

Not just 1 sniff: Repeated exposure to PVC aerosol in pregnancy has not been shown to cause fetal abnormality or miscarriage. However it's not good for you & not enough is known to be comfortable with doing it in pregnancy. Just using a hairspray is probably ok but there are no conclusive studies of safety in pregnancy. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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Does paternal exposure to methotrexate cause any danger to the baby? Please, need some answers?

Does paternal exposure to methotrexate cause any danger to the baby? Please, need some answers?

See details: What do you mean by 'paternal exposure'? If the person is currently taking methotrexate, it is advised that he stop it for 3 months prior to attempting to conceive. ...Read more

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How can parsely be harmful to an unborn baby?

How can parsely be harmful to an unborn baby?

Contractions: It is avoided in pregnancy for two reasons, and both relate to large amounts, not amounts you would normally find on your dinner plate. First, parsley oil can stimulate contractions and historically was used as a first attempt abortive/inductive herb. Second, large amounts can lead to changes in fetal hemoglobin. While you do not have to avoid it in foods, avoid parsley oil and large amounts. ...Read more

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How many exposures to asbestos does it take for it to be harmful enough to cause cancer? 1 exposure years ago probably wouldn't cause any ill effect

How many exposures to asbestos does it take for it to be harmful enough to cause cancer?
1 exposure years ago probably wouldn't cause any ill effect

See answer: Exposure to asbestos for just a few days has caused mesothelioma . If you were working in an area with asbestos dust and you were not wearing a special fitted respirator you are at risk. In the U.S. levels of asbestos exposure are strictly regulated. See: http://bit.ly/1Kmjxoz and http://1.usa.gov/1RWiJcu ...Read more

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Will exposure to anthrax harm my child?

Will exposure to anthrax harm my child?

Yes: Anthrax is a serious illness. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anthrax/ds00422. ...Read more

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What negative effects can eating/ smoking cannabis have to an unborn child?

What negative effects can eating/ smoking cannabis have to an unborn child?

Prematurity: Good data demonstrate higher incidence of prematurity, chromosomal breaks or abnormalities, and later learning disabilities in fetuses exposed to marijuana. Much of this data comes from countries were the government maintains robust and unified health information such as scandinavia or new zealand, and therefore has high validity. ...Read more

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Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

Does using bug sprays right before pregnancy potentially harm sperm & egg and harm the fetus? Heard it may cause brain cancer to unborn baby. Thanks!

No: It is unlikely to remain in your system very long after exposure. Some bug sprays are considered unsafe in pregnancy, but the risks are low. What is more, certain insect-born illnesses are potentially more harmful, so you'll have to weigh your risks and benefits based on your location. I usually recommend deet-free bug sprays. ...Read more

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If you're exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke how long does it stay in your system?

If you're exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke how long does it stay in your system?

Depends: This would depend on how frequent/how long and how close the exposure was. If it was transient, like a few minutes in the same room, it might not be detected at all.(but might).If you spent enough time around a chronic smoker it could hang around in your system for a month. ...Read more

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E.G. Does smoking bontical inceses have any side effects? And does it hurt an unborn baby? Will it cause the eye to turn red?

E.G. Does smoking bontical inceses have any side effects? And does it hurt an unborn baby? Will it cause the eye to turn red?

Do u mean botanical?: If so, they are not meant to be smoked, and nobody knows what is in them. Anything out of the ordinary has the potential to hurt an unborn baby. Stopping smoking of anything (especially tobacco, but also marijuana, incense etc etc) would be better for you and your unborn child. Anything you smoke can irritate your eyes. Sounds like you need some counseling, please seek some help. ...Read more

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How much harm can amnio cause the fetus?

How much harm can amnio cause the fetus?

Amniocentesis: An amniocentesis has a small chance of causing a pregnancy loss. That loss is dependent upon the gestational age when the procedure is done. At 16-20 weeks that risk is about 1 in 1600 procedures. As the pregnancy progresses that risk goes way down. In the third trimester an amniocentesis won't cause the pregnancy to be lost, but the baby might need to be delivered. ...Read more

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9mos pregnant. Is it safe for me to be using wood stain to stain the baby crib or will it cause harm to the baby?

9mos pregnant. Is it safe for me to be using wood stain to stain the baby crib or will it cause harm to the baby?

Ventilation: Using most paints and stains while pregnant is generally safe as long as it is done in a well ventilated space. hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to induce transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby and how does breastfeeding affect it compared to bottle-feeding?

How to induce transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby and how does breastfeeding affect it compared to bottle-feeding?

HIV and breastfeedin: I'm not sure i understand your question, but HIV can be transmitted via breastfeeding. A mom who has HIV should feed her baby formula. ...Read more

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If a mother smokes marijuana at 7 or 8 months pregnant what effect can that have on the childs eyes? Can smoking marijuana while pregnanr lead to glaucoma? What else can it lead to?

If a mother smokes marijuana at 7 or 8 months pregnant what effect can that have on the childs eyes? Can smoking marijuana while pregnanr lead to glaucoma? What else can it lead to?

There : There is not a ton of research in this area, but the research that has been done suggests that smoking marijuana in pregnancy can lead to: low birth weight behavioral problems poor growth physical abnormalities lower iq language comprehension and memory problems i have found no research regarding glaucoma as a possible effect. I am not sure if you are smoking marijuana while pregnant or if it is someone you know, but i strongly urge the person in question to stop smoking marijuana right away in order to avoid any of the potential harmful effects listed above. ...Read more

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How can a cat be harmful to pregnancy and the unborn child? And how to avoid the potential diseases.

How can a cat be harmful to pregnancy and the unborn child? And how to avoid the potential diseases.

Toxoplasmosis : This organism is primarily concentrated in the cat feces. If applicable, don't change the litter. ...Read more

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Is short term exposure to cigarette smoke enough to cause any cancers?

Is short term exposure to cigarette smoke enough to cause any cancers?

Cardiac risk: Short term exposure to tobacco smoke is a greater risk for precipitating a cardiac event by increasing the coagulability of blood and increasing the stickiness of platelets. It is difficult to quantitate the increase in risk for cancer from short term second hand smoke. ...Read more

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Can passive exposure to marijuana cause an anxiety attack?

Can passive exposure to marijuana cause an anxiety attack?

Yes it can : It can also induce psychosis in predisposed people and can cause amotivational sdr after long term use. ...Read more

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Can secondhand smoke exposure to marijuana smoke delay thc withdrawal as well as intensify the anxiety im experiencing from quitting.

Can secondhand smoke exposure to marijuana smoke delay thc withdrawal  as well as intensify the anxiety im experiencing from quitting.

Marijuana s/e: Depending on the frequency and extent of exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke, some research suggests you will have some of it's harmful effects. You're getting marijuana into your system by inhaling it secondhand with likely effects based on how you've reacted to it in the past. See: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/285202.php#rate-this-article I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Today my wife cried alot and she also took lots of tension..will it cause harm to baby as she is 21 week pregnant?

Today my wife  cried alot and she also took lots  of  tension..will it cause  harm to baby as she is 21 week pregnant?

No, not if she: continues to get adequate fluids, nutrition and rest, and avoids alcohol and other drugs which are sometimes used inappropriately to relieve tension. Depression is not uncommon, so that if her symptoms continue, please speak to her OB about this, as an Rx may be indicated. ...Read more

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Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Not if minor: Youre asking a theoretical question. Fetal well being can be checked by ultrasound / biophysical profile if you are worried that a recent exposure to electricity caused any harm. ...Read more

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Yesterday my wife was angry so she walked a bit fast...can it cause any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?

Yesterday  my wife  was angry  so she walked  a bit fast...can  it cause  any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?

No: Walking, especially walking quickly, is good for your health and does no harm to the baby. Tension, anxiety, stress can have an effect. I always recommend that a husband treat his wife very well when pregnant. After all, "if Mom ain't happy, ain't nobody happy". Do your best to not make her angry or cause her stress. I'll bet you can do it. ...Read more

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My wife took lot of exertion and stress for last 2 day as she is 13 week pregnant . yesterday she spotted also. Can it cause any harm to baby?

My wife took lot of exertion and stress for last 2 day as she is 13 week pregnant . yesterday she spotted also. Can it cause any harm to baby?

Stress: is negative for the mother but not directly negative to the baby. If the the stress is causing lack of sleep or poor eating habits, then it could affect the baby. Spotting can be common in the first trimester, but should still be checked out. ...Read more

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I am 9wks pregnant and constipated can you cause any harm to baby when forcing hard to go to bathroom?

I am 9wks pregnant and constipated can you cause any harm to baby when forcing hard to go to bathroom?

Nope.: You probably cannot strain hard enough to increase the pressure so much in your abdominal space to harm a fetus. Don't worry. You may, however, be uncomfortable - fiber, water, stool softeners, and laxatives can all help - just check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure they're safe in pregnancy! ...Read more

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5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?

5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?

Yes: It is safe to get tattooed while breast feeding. The only concern is infection so be sure to stick with a reliable, clean tattoo shop. The ink is too large to pass in any way to the breastmilk. Take Care and Enjoy! ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high setting on my back and fell asleep. I woke up hot a few hours later. Did I cause any harm to baby?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high setting on my back and fell asleep. I woke up hot a few hours later. Did I cause any harm to baby?

Probably ok: The back is dense with muscles. The heat should of dissipated and would not have hurt your baby. Burning your skin however is my biggest concern for you in this situation. Be careful. Good luck with your labor and delivery. ...Read more

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If my husband smokes marijuana how can that affect me from getting pregrant and if I do get pregnant would it do any harm to the baby?

If my husband smokes marijuana how can that affect me from getting pregrant and if I do get pregnant would it do any harm to the baby?

No proven effect: Overall, there is no clear evidence that marijuana impairs fertility. Some research studies have found lower testosterone in heavy marijuana users & that sperm in marijuana users may "poop out" but epidemiologic studies have found no evidence of impaired fertility in marijuana users. There is also no evidence of any harm to the baby. See http://www.Cannabismd.Net/fertility/. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant my TSH is 12 said to be high. Dosage I am taking is 100mg of eltorxin and in feb it was 0.8. Is there any harm to baby .

I am 6 weeks pregnant my TSH is 12 said to be high. Dosage I am taking is 100mg of eltorxin and in feb it was 0.8. Is there any harm to baby .

Thyroid/pregnancy: Most likely there will be no noticeable effects on your baby once he/she is born. Your hypothyroidism was diagnosed early in your pregnancy which is good. Generally the recommendation is to keep the TSH between the lower end of normal but below 2.5 which is where yours is currently. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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What are the danger of mobile waves when using for along period of time in pregnancy..Is it harm to baby? My wife due date is 22-5-2013.. Thanks

What are the danger of mobile waves when using for along period of time in pregnancy..Is it harm to baby?
My wife due date is 22-5-2013..
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Good question..: Cell phone use has dramatically increased during pregnancy with little to no evidence it is safe. It is interesting to note that it coincides with the dramatic increase in autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - although no evidence to link these facts has ever been scientifically proven. I would advise minimizing use of cell phones, laptops around pregnancy sac! ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight. Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?

Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight.  Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?

No harm...: Cystocele rarely occurs in your described scenario, but not impossible. If it's, it would be very minimal or marginal. Clinically, it bears no harm to baby during pregnancy, but be aware that more vaginal deliveries may worsen the degree of existing cystocele over time. This is life and that is what we know about it. More? Ask doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.

I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.

Dead fly: Had the milk been sitting out long enough to be spoiled? Likely you will be alright from drinking milk that the fly was in if it was not spoiled. ...Read more

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