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Using medicad under investigation used narcotics the entire pregnancy gave birth may 1st obgyn did no drug test now she is under investigation for fraud using maiden name my son is being breast fed DCFS can not do anything because no drug test w/baby?

Using medicad under investigation used narcotics the entire pregnancy gave birth may 1st obgyn did no drug test now she is under investigation for fraud using maiden name my son is being breast fed DCFS can not do anything because no drug test w/baby?

No answers here.: We will not be able to advise you on legal matters relating to child welfare issues. You can understand, I'm sure, because we can get no more than a 250 character report by you and no other input. Please talk to a lawyer. It is best to get your own attorney that is not paid by the state. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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What does it mean during routine lab test during pregnancy when kale appears and you are referred to a specialist? I don't eat kale

What does it mean during routine lab test during pregnancy when kale appears and you are referred to a specialist? I don't eat kale

I don't know: Kale is not routinely tested for. I think you might have misheard. Best to ask your doctor for clarification. ...Read more

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Heard abt women bleeding during pregnancy being common. Should I test if I got 2 periods since incident? Both came 10 days late but normal w/ cramps

Heard abt women bleeding during pregnancy being common. Should I test if I got 2 periods since incident? Both came 10 days late but normal w/ cramps

Can do preg. Test: If a woman has a regular normal period after sex, then she is not pregnant. If she cannot be certain that her bleeding was a normal period, then she could possibly be pregnant. A urine pregnancy test (available in stores everywhere) done 3 weeks after the last time she had sex will give the answer. Be sure to read the instructions and do the test correctly. ...Read more

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Is it routine to test for genital herpes during pregnancy before you deliver?

Is it routine to test for genital herpes during pregnancy before you deliver?

Depends: If you have a known history of herpes outbreaks or a possible exposure to herpes while pregnant, yes, it's important to test if you start having symptoms around time for delivery. If you've never been exposed or had the disease, then routine testing is often not necessary. ...Read more

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Can I test my pregnancy during my first month?

Can I test my pregnancy during my first month?

Clarify: If you mean can you do a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant then yes. If you mean can you see a doctor to make sure the pregnancy is proceeding normally then yes. If you are asking something different then please reword your question and ask again. ...Read more

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Is their any test during pregnancy to show if their is down synddrom or not?

Yes there is: However, I don't know how accurate it is. I know a case her lab test came back negative, but her child had down syndrome. ...Read more

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Is spotting common during pregnancy?

Is spotting common during pregnancy?

Yes...but: You can never assume that spotting doesn't matter in pregnancy. You should always let your Ob provider know if you are spotting. This is especially important if there is cramping or watery fluid present. ...Read more

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Is bleeding during early pregnancy common?

Is bleeding during early pregnancy common?

Common but...: While common to have some spotting, it could signal a more serious issue. Be sure to schedule prenatal care right away. ...Read more

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Are all homeopathic drugs safe during pregnancy?

Are all homeopathic drugs safe during pregnancy?

blanket statement N: Unlike allopathic medications, most homeopathic remedies do not cause persistent side effects, do not have any molecular densities to contribute to toxicity for the baby or mother, but the dose, and the frequency of dosing, requires sound judgment. If it can act effectively, the possibility of adverse reaction must be possible....
With proper supervision, generally safer. ...Read more

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What is a good exercise routine during pregnancy?

What is a good exercise routine during pregnancy?

Cardiovascular: Cardiovascular exercise is good overall exercise for anytime. Like with any exercise program, start slowly and proceed with care. If you already exercise, you can usually continue with those provided they are not contact sports. Otherwise resistance training, aerobics, walking are usually fine. I recommend seeing your OB for more detailed information that is tailored to you. Go in good health. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

What are the tests for diabetes onset during pregnancy?

FBG and OGTT: Fbg is fasting blood glucose (sugar) and ogtt is an oral glucose tolerance test. For the ogtt, a woman comes in fasting, drinks a sweet liquid with a set amount of glucose. Blood is drawn just before the woman drinks the glucose solution, and at several time points afterwards for up to 3 hours (~ 4 draws total). Having a high glucose for two of the readings means she has gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What is strep test during pregnancy and when is it done?

What is strep test during pregnancy and when is it done?

GBS: The strep test is performed between 34 and 37 weeks and is looking for Group B beta streptococcus colonization. This bacteria is the #1 cause of blood infection in newborns (sepsis). E. coli being #2. Women who are positive should get antibiotics during labor. It is not usually an issue for the pregnant women herself, which is why we just treat once in labor. ...Read more

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What's sideeffect if women use a drug during pregnancy?

What's sideeffect if women use a drug during pregnancy?

Depends: I am assuming drugs mean medications. Medications are put into different categories depending on their affects on baby, some of which are totally safe others are contraindicated during pregnancy. So it depends which drug we are talking about. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for further information. ...Read more

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How common is it to get a false negative on a pregnancy test?

How common is it to get a false negative on a pregnancy test?

Depends: Almost all comercial preg tests report efficacy close to 99%. Trick is however, that depends on when they are done. There is a higher false negative rate if performed before the time os the missed cycle. Most-if not all- pregnancy tests should be positive by one week after a missed cycle. Always check the boxes. They state their "sensivitiy" level. ...Read more

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Can I test during pregnancy to see if your child will have fap?

Can I test during pregnancy to see if your child will have fap?

Yes, if...: Yes, if fap is familial adenomatous polyposis and if the mutation causing the disorder in your family has already been determined. ...Read more

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Which is the drug of choice for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

Which is the drug of choice for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

Spiramycin.: Spiramycin, pyrimethamine/sulfadiazine, Azithromycin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole are in decreasing order of preference the agents to use for toxoplasmosis treatment during pregnancy. ...Read more

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When is the soonest time during pregnancy that I can get a paternity test?

When is the soonest time during pregnancy that I can get a paternity test?

13 weeks-Blood Only: There is a new option available which uses the small amount of fetal dna present in mom's blood. Unlike other methods, there is no direct sampling of fetal blood/tissue. It requires a cheek swab from dad, but it does require 10 tubes from you. It uses PCR technology to amplify the dna. ...Read more

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It is safe to have smear test during early pregnancy? I am 8 weeks & 3 days pregnant

It is safe to have smear test during early pregnancy? I am 8 weeks & 3 days pregnant

Pap smear: If you referring to a pap smear then yes that is a standard part of care and is safe. An update to do pap smear is recommended during pregnancy ...Read more

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Why do some women bleed through out pregnancy? How common is it to bleed during whole pregnancy?

Why do some women bleed through out pregnancy? How common is it to bleed during whole pregnancy?

Not common.: It is not common to bleed throughout the entire pregnancy. This can be from chronic infection of the cervix, placenta previa, placental abruption, or even just normal pregnancy. Any patient with this symptom needs a complete workup. ...Read more

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Which type of pregnancy test is the most accurate from the drug store? And how accurate are pregnancy test?

Which type of pregnancy test is the most accurate from the drug store? And how accurate are pregnancy test?

HPT: All home pregnancy tests sold in the states are extremely accurate, capable of detecting pregnancy as early as 4 weeks after your last menstrual period. None are any more accurate or effective than others. So pick one based upon cost & ease of use. Better yet, talk to your family doc about contraception so you won't need hpt. And make him wear a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections! ...Read more

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Can a ovulation test be positive if you are pregnant? Is it true some women have a cycle or similar to one during their pregnancy?

Can a ovulation test be positive if you are pregnant? Is it true some women have a cycle or similar to one during their pregnancy?

Two questions: Tricky answer in a few words. Women do not ovulate or cycle when pregnant; this is myth. Some bleed from other causes they confuse for a period. An ovulation test could in theory be + but not from ovulation, only if the lh test cross-reacts with hcg. Since a pregancy test is positive before the next ovulation, there'd be no reason to test ovulation. ...Read more

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How long does implantation take during pregnancy. I heard a week or so. So of my preg test said 2/3 weeks really I would of gotten preg 4/5 weeks ago?

How long does implantation take during pregnancy. I heard a week or so. So of my preg test said 2/3 weeks really I would of gotten preg 4/5 weeks ago?

Not exactly: Pregnancy has traditionally been dated from the first day of your last period because this is a date most women know. Getting pregnant happens 2 weeks after this when you ovulate; Implantation about 6 days after getting pregnant. So a 6 week pregnancy is only 4 weeks from getting pregnant. The Clearblue estimates the weeks from becoming pregnant. Add 2 weeks to get to traditional dates! ...Read more

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Is it common to develop asthma during pregnancy?

Is it common to develop asthma during pregnancy?

No: Asthma may get worse, better, or remain the same in pregnancy but is not caused by pregnancy. Labetalol may or may not worsen asthma but does not cause asthma. ...Read more

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What blood tests should I have during pregnancy?

What blood tests should I have during pregnancy?

Depends on risks.: First trimester blood work includes: blood count, blood type, exposure to hiv, syphilis, hepatitis b, immunity to rubella, pap smear and cultures for gc & chlamydia in the second trimester, screening for anemia and gestational diabetes. In the third trimester, a second screen for hiv, syphilis and a vaginal culture for group b strep. Additional testing may be offered depending on risk factors. ...Read more

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Is it common to have periods during early pregnancy?

Is it common to have periods during early pregnancy?

Light spotting may: Occur during implantation of the fertilized egg due to irritation of the endometrial lining with small rupture of blood vessels ...Read more

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Is it common to have trouble concentrating during pregnancy?

Is it common to have trouble concentrating during pregnancy?

Could be: Pregnancy can be stressful, specially if u r very young, has limited resources and no support system. ...Read more

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How common is depression during pregnancy?

How common is depression during pregnancy?

Not very: More common is what is called post part baby's blues that usually resolves without medication, or only for a short time. Depression during pregnancy usually is only present if present prior to pregnancy and often improves. Of course the situation of an unplanneor undesired pregnancy could lead to depression if not dealt with. ...Read more

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What tests are done during pregnancy?

What tests are done during pregnancy?

Blood and urine: 1. CBC (complete blood count).
2. Blood type and screen.
3. Variety of STD screens, including HIV.
4. Urine culture.
5. Pap smear (age 21 and over).
The above list is not exhaustive. ...Read more

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How common are cord accidents during pregnancy?

How common are cord accidents during pregnancy?

Cord accidents: About 1 out of 200 pregnancies end in stillbirth. Of the stillbirths recorded with possible causes 2-4% of those are from cord accidents. So out of every 10, 000 pregnancies you will have about 2-3 cord accidents (2-4% of 50 stillbirths in 10, 000 births). ...Read more

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Is it common to feel overwhelmed during pregnancy?

Is it common to feel overwhelmed during pregnancy?

Yes: It can get overwhelming, especially with work and having to care for your family. In addition there is a lot of information out there, some good, some not so good, and can lead to information overload. Try doing yoga. ...Read more

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Is macro bid safe during pregnancy? What category drug is it?

Is macro bid safe during pregnancy? What category drug is it?

Absolutely: Macrobid is one of the most commonly used antibiotics for urinary tract infections in women. It is category b for use in pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Drug Testing (Definition)

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