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During Pregnancy When Do You Start To Show
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
Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors. The also do become more prominent during pregnancy. ...Read more
I've heard you show faster during second pregnancy is that true even if the first pregnancy was 8 years ago?
No: No, that would be impossible. Hcg shows up after the first couple of weeks and stays high until the baby is born. ...Read more
My TSH serum test shows 0.011 which is marked low against normal value during pregnancy. What does this mean?
You postpartum?: Hi. It sounds like you're no longer pregnant and you delivered your baby. Is that correct? Autoimmune thyroid disease is not uncommonly seen in the postpartum period as a woman's immune system revs back up after delivery. You may now have Graves' disease or a postpartum subacute thyroiditis. Your doc may refer you to an endocrinologist for help with diagnosis and management. Good luck! ...Read more
How is it that an ovarian dermoid cyst can just show up in my 30s? Had ultrasounds during a pregnancy a few years ago and it showed no cysts then.
I am 27' during my last pregnancy i dislike my si joint. After another accident it shows increased density in femoral neck. No one will help, I am 27.
During a miscarriage after u pass all the clots and issue how long should it take for a at home pregnancy test to show nevative?
Within a week: It is entirely important that all the placental tissue and products of conception be completely removed from the uterus. If the tissue is not completely removed the beta HCG .Will persist and pregnancy will be a false positive. If the beta HCG serum levels stay high for more than two weeks this could mean a serious problem and you need to visit your doctor. ...Read more
24w pregnant. Blood work shows Granulocytes immature little high, cut off 0.2 and mine is 0.2. WBC and neutrophils high too Normal during pregnancy?
Yes: White blood cell counts are normally higher than usual during pregnancy. You did not give the actual numbers. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, I do not see any reason for concern. ...Read more
My friend quit smoking meth 2 months before giving birth and only used meth 3 or 4 times during her pregnancy, will it show up in her baby if they test?
Can show up in poo: If they suspect drug use & send the meconium ( the first black tarry stools) meth use during the previous several months will show positive on testing. If she ha cleaned up her act & doesn't show up on a child services watch list, they may see no reason to test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok to take topamax (topiramate) before having children? To prevent migraines? Studies show birth defects while taking it during pregnancy which I wouldn't do
FDA News Release: FDA: Risk of oral birth defects in children born to mothers taking topiramate. "New data suggest that the drug Topamax (topiramate) and its generic versions increase the risk for the birth defects cleft lip and cleft palate in babies born to women who use the medication during pregnancy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today." See your OB/GYN for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would heart failure show up on an ekg? I have had a lot of shortness of breath and sinus tachycardia that has gotten worse during my pregnancy!worried
Anytime: 2-3 weeks gestation at the earliest, some people do not get morning sickeness. ...Read more
If you weigh 181 pounds and are 5'4 in height how long will it before you start to show in your pregnancy?
Varies: The typical scenario is that with your first baby you will really start to show when you are 18-22 weeks. With your second baby you are in maternity clothes by 8 weeks! ...Read more
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