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Early Pregnancy And Fibroids
Different causes: Menses occurs when there is not a pregnancy, so that the body can start over to get pregnant. Early pregnancy bleeding occurs for mostly unknown reasons. About 1/3 of women have early pg bleeding, perhaps 50% miscarry (1 reason) and then it stops with a normal pregnancy to follow. An ultrasound can reassure you of normal development at about 6 wks. Fetal hr means loss only 3-5%. Best wishes. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Pregnancy cramping: The main cause of pregnancy cramping early in pregnancy is the uterus "stretching" to accommodate fetal growth. Stress can cause indirect cramping as the uterus is not under direct control via the nerve pathways. However, if the body is undergoing an acute stress there can be some indirectly caused cramping. ...Read more
Not sure of question: If you are asking should you stop duphaston because you are now pregnant? The answer is no. Call your doctor immediately. It depends on why you were given duphaston. Duphaston is a progesterone. It is used to treat conditions like recurrent miscarriages and something called luteal phase defect. If you have either of these and you stop your Progesterone treatment you may lose the pregnancy. ...Read more
What can cause bleeding, not spotting, in 1st trimester of pregnancy besides miscarriage, ectopic, and molar?
Implantation: It can be what they call an implantation bleed when a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It can cause a variety if symptoms - from spotting to a quite significant bleed. ...Read more
Most often none: breast tenderness may occur. Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Hello, If you are pregnant and bleeding, it could be due to implantation and or early signs of miscarriage. Keep in mind, just because you have spotting/bleeding, it doesnt mean that you will end up with a miscarriage but follow up with ob-gyn is important. ...Read more
Most common: The first trimester is the most common time for a miscarriage, which is why 1st OB appointments are often after 10-13 weeks. At this time, it could be from a host of reasons ranging from hormonal, to genetic, to medications, to anatomic. Because they are so common in the 1st trimester, we usually do not begin to evaluate miscarriages unless you have had more than 2. ...Read more
Ok: Most ivf clinics only measure HCG levels approximately 9 days after a day 5 embryo transfer. However, some clinics feel that the combination of HCG levels and Progesterone levels have a more predictive value of a good pregnancy than HCG levels alone. Personally, we only measure hcg. Hope this helps and good luck. ...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
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
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
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