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Going to pregnancy unit tomo as might have ectopic pregnancy, how will they find out? Is this dangerous? I'm so scared :(

Going to pregnancy unit tomo as might have ectopic pregnancy, how will they find out? Is this dangerous? I'm so scared :(

Ultrasound: You will have blood drawn (pregnancy hormone test) and a vaginal ultrasound. If nothing is seen in the uterus and a mass is seen in the tube, an ectopic might be present. Sometimes the pregnancy test is so low nothing can be seen and these tests need repeated in a few days or a week. Ectopics can often be treated with medication now, not always needing surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


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Are epsom salt and tens units safe to use in the 6th month of pregnancy?

Are epsom salt and tens units safe to use in the 6th month of pregnancy?

See below: Even though there are few side effects and minimal contraindications, there are several precautions to be aware of when using a T.E.N.S. Unit. The safety of T.E.N.S. During pregnancy (prior to 36 weeks) has not been established, so it should be used with the knowledge of the physician or midwife. T.E.N.S.Stimulation is of no curative value. T.E.N.S. Does not do anything to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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My blood pregnancy test sensitivity 25 minternational units/ml, and they were trying to say it was negative but reading postitive? Which is it

My blood pregnancy test sensitivity 25 minternational units/ml, and they were trying to say it was negative but reading postitive? Which is it

BHCG = 25 = pregnant: A bhcg of 25 is a positive pregnancy test. That is a very low number though so scheduling a follow up with your doctor to see if the number is rising normally is important. ...Read more

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I took an hCG booster of 250 units (i believe that is the correct measurement. Small amt) when can I take a home pregnancy test?

I took an hCG booster of 250 units (i believe that is the correct measurement. Small amt) when can I take a home pregnancy test?

About 2 -12 days.: From what i know about this, you're supposed to ovulate about 36 hours after you take gthis with a concomitant rise in temperature. If you engage in intercourse, etc. You should first take your pregnancy test about 2-10 days after this, especially if you don't have your period. If the result is not clear you can also take the test after that. ...Read more

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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have been referred to a colposcopy unit for an urgent appointment. Is it safe to have a colposcopy this late on in pregnancy?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and have been referred to a colposcopy unit for an urgent appointment. Is it safe to have a colposcopy this late on in pregnancy?

If you have to: But your OB should have explained why they are referring u as they must be worried you have something really bad or want to r/o something really bad , as normally would wait until after your delivery, u shoudl call your OB so u understand everything and what the possible courses of action are before u have anything done but your OB doc and the colpo doc should explain verything to u. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5, 000 units of vitamin d & omega-3 along with my prenatal vitamins? Is it ok to take them both before and after pregnancy?

Is it safe to take 5, 000 units of vitamin d & omega-3 along with my prenatal vitamins?  Is it ok to take them both before and after pregnancy?

No: That is an extremely high dose of vitamin d. More recent studies have suggested that these high doses are not warranted or advisable. Discuss with your OB doc before you start taking these various supplements. I would stay with Folic Acid and prenatal vitamins only. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy symptoms?

Early pregnancy symptoms?

Many or non: Can include a missed period, breast tenderness, breast enlargement, weight gain. Take a pregnancy test if you are not sure if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Signs of early pregnancy?

Signs of early pregnancy?

Varies from person: For some the first sign is a missed period without other noticeable early changes at all. For others, you may have one or more of the following symptoms: nausea day or night, increased urinary frequency, breast tenderness, marked fatigue, mood changes, food dislikes or cravings, stronger smell sensations, constipation, bloating, mild cramping, low grade headache. Do a pregnancy test to confirm. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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