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Can sepsis complicate my pregnancy?

Can sepsis complicate my pregnancy?

Absolutely!: That would be an understatement. It can very likely end your pregnancy. I hope this is a hypothetical question. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


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Does methotrexate cause renal issues or other complications after a molar pregnancy?

Does methotrexate cause renal issues or other complications after a molar pregnancy?

Not commonly: This is a drug used to slow down cell division acting to control excessive immunity or malignancies. The major toxicity is direceted at the liver, skin, GI tract and bone marrow cells. Kidneys are usually spared. ...Read more

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How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.

How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism.

Maternal death: 37 F asks: How rare are fatal complications for mothers when delivering a baby? Examples including amniotic embolism. ANS: rare but this depends on age, ethnicity, social class, access to prenatal care and past history of preg complications. So share you question with your Drs and discuss with them. Let us know what they say. ...Read more

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Can septic shock cause long term heart problems and low blood pressure ?

Can septic shock cause long term heart problems and low blood pressure ?

No: Typically if a patient survives this life threatening severe infection once the severe infection resolves blood pressure returns to normal and the heart function should return to normal as well. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause hypovolemic shock?

Can pregnancy cause hypovolemic shock?

Yes: Unfortunately conditions associated with excessive bleeding can lead to hypovolemic shock. Those include conditions that can occur in nonpregnant people, like trauma from an accident. They also include conditions in which there is inadequate blood clotting or profuse bleeding from a placental abnormality like placenta previa, from uterine atony, from surgery like cesarean hysterectomy or section. ...Read more

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Can a fetus develop hypotension during pregnancy?

Can a fetus develop hypotension during pregnancy?

Yes: Usually it happends when mom has a low pressure and by default the fetus does too. If the umbilical cord gets compressed there will also be poor fetal perfusion. Some medications can be tranmitted to fetus and cause hypotension and poor perfusion. If prolonged it can be disasterous to the baby. ...Read more

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Does methotrexate cause complications after molar pregnancy?

Does methotrexate cause  complications after molar pregnancy?

Mmm? Let's C.: If you have had a molar pregnancy, the use of Methotrexate is for what condition. Obviously a molar pregnacy is virtually non-viable and occurs in 1/1000 pregnancies. If you are on methotrexate, you cannot get prenant, because mtx is an abortifacient. Mtx metabolites stay in your sytem for up to 2 & 1/2 months. It should not cause complications, if you are justified in taking it.Do nnot try! ...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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Can peritonael dialysis cause infection at abdomen then sudden death as acute coronary syndrome?

Can peritonael dialysis cause infection at abdomen then sudden death as acute coronary syndrome?

Multiple risks: Many dialysis patients are diabetic, hypertensive, anemic, frail and an added infection can impact badly. The dialysis catheter sites can be infected and lead to sepsis systemically with fever, low blood pressure etc. Many of these folks do have atherosclerosis and unidentified coronary disease that can act up! ...Read more

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Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Depends: Septic shock will not usually cause permanent brain injury, but there are exceptions.One is if the infection directly involves the brain. So strep pneumoniae can cause an infection of the lining surrounding the brain ( menningitis) that can result in brain injury. Sometimes if the shock is severe enough with blood pressure very low for a long time, this can result in brain injury. This is unusual. ...Read more

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Can a rh+ baby during pregnancy can lead to hemolytic disease?

Can a rh+ baby during pregnancy can lead to hemolytic disease?

Yes. But only...: Mom would need to be rh negative. This would sensitize the mom, producing an anti-rh antibody that can cross the placenta and began to hemolyze the rh positive cells of the infant. This can began to occur early in the pregnancy, making the unborn child very sick. Or it can be detected at birth and cause prolonged jaundice. Subsequent children may be more affected. Mom needs rhogam. ...Read more

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Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Could scabies cause complications during pregnancy?

Confirm diagnosis: Pregnant women with rashes should see an OB provider or dermatologist to get a diagnosis. There are some skin conditions that cause problems for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How often do moms die of pregnancy related complications?

How often do moms die of pregnancy related complications?

1/10,000.: That's the average risk for most western world countries nowadays (much higher in third world). ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with congestive heart failure during pregnancy?

What are the risks associated with congestive heart failure during pregnancy?

Decompensation: Pregnancy demands increased cardiac output and a failing heart may not be up to the task. Labor and delivery are physically stressful. Blood loss commonly results in anemia - both hard for a failing heart. The risk is that someone who is marginally compensated will become worse during gestation with progressive symptoms. If you're contemplating pregnancy, discuss it in advance with OB and cards. ...Read more

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Under what circumstance will post streptococcal glomerulonephritis lead to nephrotic syndrome? Will it weaken immunity of reproductive organs?

Under what circumstance will post streptococcal glomerulonephritis lead to nephrotic syndrome? Will it weaken immunity of reproductive organs?

Rarely and no: In nephrotic syndrome there is a large amount of protein in the urine because of abnormally porous filters in the kidneys and is a chronic progressive problem with many different causes. Post strep glomerulonephritis is an acute inflammatory autoimmune disease following a strep infection where even blood cells get thru but usually resolves. Neither affects reproductive organs or their "immunity". ...Read more

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How can cesarean delivery be a possible risk factor for ttn or respiratory distress syndrome?

How can cesarean delivery be a possible risk factor for ttn or respiratory distress syndrome?

Not squeezed: Normal vaginal delivery squeezes some of the fluid in the lung spaces out during passage through the birth canal. C-sections alows that fluid to remain and thereby can cause a poor exchange of oxygen. Ttn uaually resolves on its own with supportive care. Ttn can also happen with a normal delivery but less often. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

There are a host of potential complications in a pregnancy that range from bleeding to early labor and from medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure to findings on ultrasound or blood tests that ...Read more