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Study(www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says abstinence causes spike in t levels by 145%. Could these spikes cause early closure of growth plates?

Study(www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12659241) says abstinence causes spike in t levels by 145%. Could these spikes cause early closure of growth plates?

Not likely: This was a small study looking at variations in testosterone levels after ejaculation. The clinical significance of these findings is unknown, and not likely to be meaningful for otherwise healthy males. Testosterone effects occur over many weeks and months, and are not affected by small or short term fluctuations in levels. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

They can/some don't: Congenital heart defects include a number of conditions that vary greatly in their impact on final growth. The more severe the defect, the more likely it will require multiple surgeries and impair the bodies strength & growth. The cyanotic or blue baby group of defects are more likely to do this.Some defects, like the common small VSD self correct & seldom if ever alter the patients life. ...Read more

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Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Estrogen level high at 1094 in wk 6 of IVF pregnancy. Does this affect gender development of brain and sex organs of fetus? Should I decrease estrogen

Follow instructions: Best follow your infertility specialist's instructions. Because of the medications you received to stimulate ovulation, it is not unusual for your estrogen levels to be high. ...Read more

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Does excessive masterbution from age 15(male) in any way stop or restrict height growth or interfere in the genetically determined height.Exp clearly?

Does excessive masterbution from age 15(male)  in any way stop or restrict height growth or interfere in the genetically determined height.Exp clearly?

Height: No , there is absolutely no effect on height by masturbation, excessive ( how are you defining this) or otherwise. There may be reasons for this behavior, but the effect s do not influence height. ...Read more

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How does gestational diabetes increase a baby's weight in the womb?

How does gestational diabetes increase a baby's weight in the womb?

High sugar levels: High sugar levels from mom cross over to the baby, and the baby makes extra Insulin to lower its sugar levels. That Insulin makes baby grow bigger. That's why it's important for moms to control their blood sugars. ...Read more

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Is it true that raising your heart rate over 140bpm when in early stages of pregnancy/pregnancy cause birth defects due to decreased blood to fetus?

Is it true that raising your heart rate over 140bpm when in early stages of pregnancy/pregnancy cause birth defects due to decreased blood to fetus?

No: That used to be a misnomer, but has since been proved false. Recent studies and statements by the american college of ob/gyn have stated that women in otherwise good health can and should get their heart rates elevated in pregnancy through moderate exercise. The key is to stay super hydrated. Exercise is great in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can MRI effect the development of sperm cells or impact sperm in anyway, pre-pregnancy that could contribute to chromosomal translocation?

Can MRI effect the development of sperm cells or impact sperm in anyway, pre-pregnancy that could contribute to chromosomal translocation?

No: I am unaware of any evidence in the scientific literature that a standard diagnostic MRI has any adverse effect on sperm, developing sperm, or on a person who is pregnant or the fetus. The literature suggests that the strength of the mr field at diagnostic levels does not affect dna synthesis, cell cycle, or proliferation kinetics in a fetus. ...Read more

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Which stage in human fertilisation/conception/pregnancy period does susceptibility to environmental factors that may contribute/cause defects start?

Which stage in human fertilisation/conception/pregnancy period does susceptibility to environmental factors that may contribute/cause defects start?

Before conception: The woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have and they mature over her lifetime until either released or lost.All exposure to chemicals/radiation/illnesses during a woman's life impact the egg quality.Once released to conception, the environmental influences on outcome are continuous.Some are time specific (thalidomide-5-7 wks) some are continuous (alcohol). ...Read more

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Can a very low calorie diet followed by amenorrhea for 8 months at an age of 14 cause incompetent cervix or/and infertility?

Can a very low calorie diet followed by amenorrhea for 8 months at an age of 14 cause incompetent cervix or/and infertility?

Amenorrhea/fertility: Amenorrhea can cause infertility at any stage of your reproductive life except if pregnant. amenorrhea from eating disorders are usually the cause. There is no connection between incompetent cervix and age 14 amenorrhea. ...Read more

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Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Depends on cause: Babies don't need kidneys much during pregnancy because the placenta does that job.They do make pee that ends up as amniotic fluid. The right amount of fluid creates extra volume in the womb that pushes back against the muscular womb & allows the lungs to develop.(important) Things that stop or limit fluid formation includes absent kidneys or blockage in the outflow. Such defects can be a problem ...Read more

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Hemorrhage, lower then average hormones, fetus smaller then normal, gestational sac 2 weeks behind fetus. Chances of trisomy or other abnormalities?

Hemorrhage, lower then average hormones, fetus smaller then normal, gestational sac 2 weeks behind fetus. Chances of trisomy or other abnormalities?

Maybe,miscarriage is: More likely. Not knowing how many weeks pregnant you are, it's difficult to give you more specific information. Usually the above consistent with early pregnancy loss. It is best to follow closely with Gyn/OB. Also try to avoid air travel or long car rides, trips in remote areas until this is settled. Miscarriage is potentially serious and can result in significant blood loss, so call 911 4 help ...Read more

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What are the statistics on fetal demise and permanent damage to baby with uterine rupture/vbac? Not risk %. Actual statistics

What are the statistics on fetal demise and permanent damage to baby with uterine rupture/vbac? Not risk %. Actual statistics

1/700-1/1,000.: Great question - the numbers are approximately one order of magnitude greater with trial of labor after a cesarean as compared to a repeat prelabor cesarean delivery: 1/1, 000 vs. 1/10, 000. In other words, rarely is the fetus compromised/dies, but repeat cesarean is clearly safer for the fetus. Talk to your OB to decide on the best plan for you, taking into account how many more babies you want. ...Read more

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If high bp, what is risk for fetal injury from reduced placental perfusion secondary to vasospasm?

If high bp, what is risk for fetal injury from reduced placental perfusion secondary to vasospasm?

IUGR: Intrauterine growth retardation can be caused by decreased blood flow to the placenta. Asymmetric iugr has a better prognosis than symmetrical iugr, but every pregnacy is unique and you should discuss this with your ob. ...Read more

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Fetal age due to LMP should be 7.2 but ultrasound after spotting showed the gestational age of 6.5 with flicker. normal or can be some growth issue. ?

Fetal age due to LMP should be 7.2 but ultrasound after spotting showed the gestational age of 6.5 with flicker. normal or can be some growth issue. ?

Maybe?: Most women unless they are extraordinarily regular are not good at identifying their LMP. Also, of all the tests in medicine, ultrasounds are the most operator-dependent. Have the most experienced person in your area perform the test and interpret for you. Best Wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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