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Which of the two tests are better? Or are recommended ? Amniocentesis or cvs (chorionic villus sampling )? No past history of any health problems.

Which of the two tests are better? Or are recommended ? Amniocentesis or cvs (chorionic villus sampling )? No past history of any health problems.

It depends.: CVS is generally thought to have a slightly higher miscarriage rate than amniocentesis, but this may not be the case everywhere. For mor e information check this link: http://www.babycenter.com/0_chorionic-villus-sampling-cvs_328.bc?page=4#articlesection8 ...Read more

Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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How can we prevent miscarriage in first trimester of pregnancy? Is there any related cause behind this?

How can we prevent miscarriage in first trimester of pregnancy? Is there any related cause behind this?

No sure prevention: If you look at data from cases where pregnancy is diagnosed very early you find that 1/2 of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.Most of these are because there is something wrong with the baby which would keep it from being a normal child.It is a miracle that we have so many normal babies because so many things must go right at exactly the right time.Good health before pregnancy is the best prevent ...Read more

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What specific blood test can detect reason for hair loss during bath? Can headaches have any connection?

What specific blood test can detect reason for hair loss during bath? Can headaches have any connection?

No one specific test: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium ...Read more

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What could cause an unexplained termination of pregnancy?

What could cause an unexplained termination of pregnancy?

Many causes can resu: Result in an unsuccessful preg , such as chromsome prob of the fetus, hormone problems , not attching properly to the endometrium, 1 spon ab is very common and usually does not require a workup but most obgyns would rec a workup if you have 3 in a row and many rec testing if u have 2 in a row but after one assuming u have no strange health problems your risk for another is not increased. ...Read more

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Would thyroid issues such as, hypothyrism, increase the chance of having abnormalties or birth defects to my pregency?

Would thyroid issues  such as, hypothyrism, increase the chance of having abnormalties or birth defects to my pregency?

Can endanger pregnan: Hypothyroidism can certainly endanger your pregnancy and lead to miscarriage or fetal compromise. The fetus depends upon your thyroid for the first 8-12 weeks. Make sure your thyroid level is normalized with brand name T4 replacement, and do it before you become pregnant. Check level during pregnancy as replacement needs can change significantly while pregnant. ...Read more

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If parents' karyotyping is normal, what are the chances for recurrent early miscarriages due to chromosomal problems in fetus? Pls answer as clearly

If parents' karyotyping is normal, what are the chances for recurrent early miscarriages due to chromosomal problems in fetus? Pls answer as clearly

Ans: There is always a possibility of a mutation. This cannot be predicted. However just because on the outside you are normal does not mean you do not carry a recessive gene. You and your partner can have gene mapping. But again remember thecwayvthe chromosomes line up is chance. But if you have abnormal genes you can put a percentage on the chance of that gene showing up. Again all a toss of the coin ...Read more

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Can CRP of 6.0mg cause infertility or miscarriage ?

Can CRP of 6.0mg cause infertility or miscarriage ?

CRP: This is an non-specific indicator of inflammation and has nothing which is directly associated with infertility or miscarriage, but may on occasion be a manifestation of such a process. In and by itself it is nothing to be worried about. ...Read more

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What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

What happens to hirsutism & scalp hair loss or thinning in a pcos woman during pregnancy and during breast feeding? will both symptoms diminish?

Hair, pregnancy: Hirsutism does not change during pregnancy or breast feeding largely because hair that has already grown in will not go away unless shaved/ plucked/ etc. Hair thinning is not so much affected by PCOS to begin with, but women sometimes have temporary alterations in head hair, particularly after delivery. Check out telogen effluvium online. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is complete loss of breast fullnessand tenderness at 6 weeks pregnancy denotes miscarriage?

Is complete loss of breast fullnessand tenderness  at 6 weeks pregnancy denotes miscarriage?

Bleeding: The most common symptom of miscarriage is bleeding and/or cramping. Loss of breat fullness and tenderness is not usually an associated symptom of miscarriage. ...Read more

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What are after effects of external haemorrhage . Can heavy blood loss can have any effect on menstrual cycle?

What are after effects of external haemorrhage . Can heavy blood loss can have any effect on menstrual cycle?

Yes: Any kind of stress can affect the menstrual cycle. If you hemorrhaged, this would put stress on your body and you might miss a few cycles. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Needle touched hand of fetus during amnio. Will this cause malformation of Any sort?

Needle touched hand of fetus during amnio. Will this cause malformation of Any sort?

No: That would not damage the baby. Many babies end up with IV access after delivery and that often requires multiple attempts to place the IV - that process does not do any lasting harm to the baby - so an incidental contact with an amniocentesis needle would be insignificant, ...Read more

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Double marker on 12 weeks said that there is increased risk of Trisomy21. Age is 30. Any problem?

Double marker on 12 weeks said that there is increased risk of Trisomy21. Age is 30. Any problem?

Screening test: This is just a screening test, and indicated you are at an increased risk for Trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome). Your OB should offer additional testing that can say for sure. ...Read more

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How much does liver damage, excessive pain medication, lupus, and previous miscarriages increase chances of a future occurrence?

How much does  liver damage, excessive pain medication, lupus, and previous miscarriages increase chances of a future occurrence?

Definite risk: Any miscarriage with sle increases the chance of another miscarriage. So do other pregnancy related problems. You should see a rheumatologist and a high risk obstetrician with sle experience and discuss the timing and risks of oregnancy for your individual problems. ...Read more

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Can tiredness low the risk of pregnancy ?

Can tiredness  low the risk of pregnancy ?

Explain: I don't understand. Are you asking whether tiredness if a feature of pregnancy, or whether tiredness can lower your chance of pregnancy, or whether tiredness can interfere with a normal pregnancy? You need to clarify or check w/your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more