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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 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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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Yes: High blood pressure, whether present before pregnancy or whether it develops during pregnancy, does increase a woman's risk for abruption. But most women with high blood pressure never have an abruption. ...Read more

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How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

How does preeclampsia causes oligohydramnios?

Decreased fetal GFR.: Oligohydramnios is a sign of decreased fetal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the absence of rupture of amniotic membranes. Preeclampsia can cause placental failure and thus poor perfusion of the fetoplacental unit leading to oligohydramnios. ...Read more

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Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

Papilledema: Preeclampsia is defined by the development of new hypertension greater than 140/90 mm hg and new proteinuria exceeding 300 mg/24 hr after 20 weeks gestation. Papilledema (swollen optic disc which can be seen on eye exam) can occur and can be a factor for early delivery though does not by itself create a problem for delivery. ...Read more

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Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

Does having pulmonary hypertension while pregnant cause complications?

See Cardiology, GYN: Primary pulmonary hypertension is one of the rare conditions that makes specialists in mfm and cardiology say, "don't get pregnant" some studies have shown that around half the women with it die during or shortly after pregnancy. Women should 1) see their heart specialist for regular exams and get records, 2) visit their gynecologists for birth control, 3) ask them to collaborate on care and meds. ...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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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause hellp syndrome?

No: Pih includes both gestational hypertension, which is a benign condition where the woman's blood pressure increases slightly without the associated proteinuria, edema or lab abnormalities found in pre-eclampsia. Hellp syndrome is a variant of severe pre-eclampsia characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low-platelets. Blood pressure may be high as well. ...Read more

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Can diabetes in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Can diabetes in pregnancy cause anencephaly?

Diabetes: Insulin dependent diabetes, diabetes type 1, which is poorly controlled in early pregnancy is associated with a higher rate of neural tube defects. Anencephaly is the most extreme form of a neural tube defect. ...Read more

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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

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Does gestational diabetes occur during pregnancy?

Yes.: Yes. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed during pregnancy (hence the word "gestational" in the name). The diabetes usually resolves after delivery. However, women who have had gestational diabetes are at greater risk of developing Insulin resistance, diabetes, and heart disease when they are no longer pregnant. ...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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What problems can untreated UTI cause during pregnancy? (enterococcus) 

What problems can untreated UTI cause during pregnancy? (enterococcus) 

Several: If left untreated and ascends, pyelonephritis (kidney infection) can occur even leading to sepsis. Urinary tract infection can also lead to preterm labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

It certainly might: It appears that exposure to marijuana during embryonic/fetal development can cause behavior problems. Exactly when during development the danger happens is unknown but we do know that marijuana substances can stay in your body for quite some time even after you stop. Why subject your children to such risk? Besides all this, smoking *anything* puts carbon monoxide and other poisons in your body. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Yes.: The risk of vertical transmission increases with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Conversely, the risks of intracranial lesions and serious neurodevelopmental sequelae decrease with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Rarely, fetal infection leads to stillbirth or neonatal death. ...Read more

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Are pre eclampsia, blood clot and AVM only cause of stroke in Pregnancy? Can i get tests done to see how likely a blood clot would develop? AVM?

Are pre eclampsia, blood clot and AVM only cause of stroke in Pregnancy? Can i  get tests done to see how likely a blood clot would develop? AVM?

Stroke in pregnancy: There are many causes of stroke in pregnancy, some unique to being pregnant. The list is quite exhaustive but include all the things that would make young people art risk. Diabetes, HTN, smoking, bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, collagen vascular disease, trauma, cardiac conditions, DVT with paradoxical emboli, hematologic malignancies, inherited disorders of connective tissue, congenital A ...Read more

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I had preeclampsia with my last pregnancy. What''s the chance of me getting it again with this pregnancy and is there anything i can do to prevent it?

I had preeclampsia with my last pregnancy. What''s the chance of me getting it again with this pregnancy and is there anything i can do to prevent it?

Pre eclampsia: If the pre eclampsia you had was mild and you were delivered at term recurrence risk is 5%. If you had severe pre eclampsia the risk is greater, and if you were delivered by 30 weeks because of it the risk is 70%. No clear way to prevent but adequate calcium - 1200 mg a day helps. Possibly 1 baby asa a day after 12 wks but check with your doc. ...Read more

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What happens if you had preeclampsia with a previous child/ pregnancy is it safe to have another child?

What happens if you had preeclampsia with a previous child/ pregnancy is it safe to have another child?

Yes,and at your age: You will be classified as a "high risk" pregnancy and closely monitored by your OB or turned over to the perinatologist! If you are in good health you should be in good hands. Good luck! ...Read more

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Preeclampsia during pregnancy, what to do?

Preeclampsia during pregnancy, what to do?

Very Important: to follow your doctor's instructions to the letter. Keep all of your appointments and be sure to let your doctor know if anything changes. Get plenty of rest, do not exert yourself. ...Read more

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What are the effects of preeclampsia in pregnancy?

What are the effects of preeclampsia in pregnancy?

Danger: Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. It consists of retained fluids, high blood pressure and the kidneys not being able to control protein loss. Delivery is the cure. Medications can be used to stabilize the event and to gain a little lung maturation time. The greatest complication is a seizure and transient liver damage. ...Read more

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How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

Diet & exercise: A proper diet, exercise and following the OB MD's instructions will tend to minimize the risk unless you already had either hypertension or a previous pre-eclamptic pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting preeclampsia in pregnancy?

What are the chances of getting preeclampsia in pregnancy?

Risk factors: First pregnancy, young age, advanced maternal age, obesity, diabetes, pre-existing hypertension, renal disease, lupus, are all risk factors. ...Read more

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I had preeclampsia with my previous 2 pregnancies, same father. It was worse the 2nd time. I am 8wks preg now but by a new father, will I get it again?

I had preeclampsia with my previous 2 pregnancies, same father. It was worse the 2nd time. I am 8wks preg now but by a new father, will I get it again?

Probably, yes: It's not the father's issues, but yours as the mother that repeats the pre-eclampsia. Please stay in close contact with your OB MD's appointments and let him/her know of your previous problems with pregnancies, although this should be in your history. ...Read more

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Is preeclampsia history enough to make me have high risk pregnancy next time?

Is preeclampsia history enough to make me have high risk pregnancy next time?

Pre-eclampsia: Pre-eclampsia is more common in first pregnancies. Recurrence risk is about 15%. Recurrence may be higher if you have high blood pressure outside of pregnancy or if you have a multiple gestation. Most obstetricians manage a patient with a history of pre-eclampsia without the help of a high risk specialist. ...Read more

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I had severe preeclampsia with my first pregnancy. What is the chance I will have it again in a second pregnancy?

I had severe preeclampsia with my first pregnancy. What is the chance I will have it again in a second pregnancy?

Significant: The range of preeclampsia recurrence is between 5-70%. The more severe the preeclampsia in the first pregnancy, the more likely the recurrence. Severe preeclampsia requiring delivery before 30 weeks gestation has the highest risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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What is my percent of a chance i will get preeclampsia or blood clots in pregnancy if i got no risk factors? 50% chance or less?

What is my percent of a chance i will get preeclampsia or blood clots in pregnancy if i got no risk factors? 50% chance or less?

Way less!: The chance of getting pre-eclampsia is 7.5% worldwide. (7.5 per 100) Risk varies somewhat by country. In Canada the risk is probably slightly lower. The risk for a blood lot is .0625% (1 in 1600). Its not that common. Best wishes ...Read more

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Are leaky heart valves during pregnancy linked with preeclampsia?

Are leaky heart valves during pregnancy linked with preeclampsia?

Probably yes: Preecclampsia has a long list of complications and affects multiple organ systems including heart. The symptoms generally abate after 2-3 months and require reassessment from OB for a referral to specialist as indicated. ...Read more

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Preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy. How to deal with this?

Preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy. How to deal with this?

Talk to your doctor.: There are significant risks associated with preeclampsia and high blood pressure in pregnancy. Sometimes blood pressure medicine is needed, but not always. Patients need to be closely followed with visits and also labs. Some patients need to be delivered early depending on the severity of the disease. Talk to your doctor and follow the directions that they give you. ...Read more

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For high blood pressure and other symptoms of preeclampsia, what can I do to prolong the pregnancy?

For high blood pressure and other symptoms of preeclampsia, what can I do to prolong the pregnancy?

High blood pressure: For high blood pressure anything that you can do to lower your blood pressure will help. Things such as lying in bed, relaxing, remaining calm will help, in addition avoiding salty foods and those with caffeine will also help. The only treatment for preeclampsia is to deliver the baby before other symptoms develop. ...Read more

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Is there a way to keep blood pressure normal during pregnancy? I have proteinurua. Anything i can do to prevent preeclampsia?

Speak with OB: This is a very important topic. You can not take ace inhibitors or arb drugs (which reduce protenuria and decrease bp) during pregnancy. You may have to see a high risk pregnancy OB physician for a consult. ...Read more

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What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance

What precent of pregnancies get preeclampsia, blood clots and stroke? I was a preemie and worry because of that i'm exposed to increase chance

Small: Rates of pre-eclampsia are fairly small - around 3-4%. While pre-eclampsia is a risk factor for stroke, actual chance of having a stroke is very small. Available data indicate 11-30 cases of stroke per 100, 000 deliveries. Pre-eclampsia a well-recongnized condition and can be effectively controlled. You should let your doctor know about your concerns and let them follow you closely. ...Read more

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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


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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia = blood poisoning by toxins. Toxemia is also a name for preeclampsia ( ^'ed blood pressure, albuminuria ...Read more