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Does Hyperthyroidism Cause High Risk Pregnancy
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
Not particularly: Many women carry evidence of high risk HPV strains for decades without it effecting having families. If you are not in the midst of treatment for cervical cancer, the cervix/uterus will carry a pregnancy as it would otherwise & the HPV would be just a novelty. Pregnancy would not increase or decrease the risk involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can stress alone cause hashimoto hypothyroidism? Would periods of high stress cause higher TSH levels even while on levothyroxine?
No: Should see endocrinologist to run s thyroid test ...Read more
Absolutely!: Thyroidopathies are one of the most common reasons for high-risk pregnancy status. They can cause preterm birth, preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, fetal goiter, fetal hyperthyroidism, cretinism, fetal arrhythmias among other complications. Finally, postpartum depression may be more common in the context of thyroidopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Maybe impaired: The effects of thyroid hormone on blood glucose is complex. Insulin levels may be increased, but there is also resistance to Insulin action. Often, fasting glucose is not affected, but glucose may increase more after a meal (i.e. Impaired glucose tolerance). All this should improve when the thyroid is treated, unless you are also developing diabetes. ...Read more
Increases the risks: If you are the patient, at age 49 you are already a high risk pregnancy by virtue of your age and your medical team will follow and treat. If it is someone else, high BP is a rik to mom and baby and should be watched and treated carefully so as to use baby friendly medicines. It can readily be managed. ...Read more
What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?What causes high prolactin levels?
Low thyroid function: If you have a high TSH, it may be that you have hypothyroidism, which is very common & responds well to very cheap medication to correct. Low thyroid function can cause depression! So if you have thyroid hormone deficiency get treated, your depression will improve faster, even if on depression meds & the meds may not work if your thyroid hormone level is very low. See doc and get further tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Warfarin: Warfarin is a drug you shouldn't be using during pregnancy. Heparin is safer because it doesn't cross the placenta and affect the fetus. But why do you need these anticoagulants? That cause may increase the risks of pregnancy and put you into a high risk group. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can switching to birth control pill while still on Depo-Provera cause high risk pregnancy in the future?
No: Switching from depo to ocps has no bearing on pregnancy status in the future. If you have medical conditions that make you a high risk pt in pregnancy, these won't change unless you have complications attributed to your pills (stroke, clots, embolization events, etc). You will be advanced maternal age (ama = >35 yo) but i don't consider this high risk by itself. Take good care of yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was refered to another dr who handles high risk pregnancy cause of my heart/he didn't say much but is delivery dangerous?
Short cervix: A "thin" or rather "short" cervix increases your risks of delivering prematurely. To prevent premature birth your doctor may prescribe vaginal Progesterone or place a stitch in the cervix, called a cerclage. These are proven methods to reduce the chances that you will deliver at less than 34 weeks. ...Read more
Uterine rupture.: A thinned (presumably from a prior cesarean section scar) lower uterus can lead to rupture that can prove catastrophic or even lethal for fetus and/or mother. Consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist if that is your diagnosis and avoid labor if clinically possible/desirable. ...Read more
Im 38.5 weeks high risk pregnancy.....Cause i had 2 stillbirths one at 36 weeks and the other at 20 weeks so will i beable to get my labor induce?
IF you were my pt: I would induce u at 39 weeks or earlier , if earlier u must have an amnio but since you are 38.5 i would induce u right at 39 weeks, as the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks and i would be doing nsts and bpps each week until u deliver, indcucion is safe and easy and effective when done properly, almost all of my pts want to be induced, please call your OB to discuss and get it scheduled. ...Read more
Can intercourse in early high risk pregnancy (due to age and sensitive cervix) cause miscarriage?
Unlikely: Unless it is very vigorous and forceful. ...Read more
I have osteogenesis imperfecta and I'm 8+1 weeks pregnant. Could this be a factor to cause miscarriage? Is this a high risk pregnancy?
Yes: Depending on the type of OI, there are a number of risks to you in pregnancy ranging from heart valve problems, aneurysms to fracture. Because connective tissue is an integral part of creating the various membranes to nurture the fetus, there can be additional risks for miscarriage and impact on fetal development. I would consider this to be a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more
Common label: This is not a very helpful label. It is randomly applied to anyone with even a remote increase in associated problems during pregnancy, labor & or delivery. It is applied to anyone with a past premi, is over 35, has high blood pressure whether or not it is controlled, has diabetes of pregnancy. etc. It is not an implication that terrible things are expected. It alerts the staff to stay alert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Walking is an excellent exercise during pregnancy. Especially if by high risk you mean obesity, diabetes or high blood pressure. It will help keep your weight down, manage your cravings and end up with a smaller baby to deliver. For some high risk diagnosis, especially those requiring bedrest , walking is not possible. Discuss this with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Nope: Starting out a pregnancy healthy is best for mom and baby, but it's still possible to develop complications. That's why OB providers see moms regularly during pregnancy, both to provide support for a normal, healthy process and to check for signs and symptoms of possible problems. If a pregnancy becomes un-routine, high risk specialists can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How high-risk? Why?: A thorough evaluation by a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist looking at records, mom, fetus plus exams and input from OB provider might provide information about the risks to the health of mom and baby from exertion/exercise. That risk, however, can change in many cases from week to week. Therefore, combined exams and consults from both OB and mfm will be best for evaluating risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
APLAs: The presence of aplas or antiphospholipid antibodies increases the risk of fetal growth retardation and fetal death in utero. They also increase the risk of deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and arterial thrombosis. Women who have aplas are usually treated with anticoagulants, for example lovenox, (enoxaparin) during and after the pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Miscarriages: Three previous miscarriages warrants an evaluation by a specialist. This specialist could be an mfm or a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more
High risk pregnancies are those in which the risk to the mother or the baby is higher than for the average pregnancy. A pregnancy can be termed "high-risk" when the mother has a pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or when she has had previous problem pregnancies, is pregnant with multiple babies, or ...Read more
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