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Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Several.: Preterm birth, small babies and preeclampsia are all more common among women with thyroiditis. Seek maternal-fetal medicine care to avoid/minimize such complications and optimally manage your thyroid function throughout pregnancy and postpartum. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

There are: People with autoimmune disease can get better with pregnancy - this is seen especially with rheumatoid arthritis most of the time. Lupus can also improve or get worse, but it depends on the involvement of the lupus and what organ sites are involved. We are cautious with our pregnant patients, follow them along with high risk OB specialists and monitor their organ involvement. ...Read more

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Period and pregnancy problems. Clotting disorder?

Period and pregnancy problems. Clotting disorder?

What do you mean? : What kind of problems you have with your period and pregnancy? Are you talking about heavy menses? Recurrent miscarriages? If you can be a little bit more clear about your question, you will get a better respond ...Read more

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Can a young woman's anorexia today cause problems in future pregnancies?

Can a young woman's anorexia today cause problems in future pregnancies?

Definitely: This is the same as asking "can malnutrition cause problems with future pregnancies?" or "can electrolyte imbalances (from vomiting) cause problems?" they can and do. You owe it to yourself and future children to get adequate, experienced help. ...Read more

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Does childhood asthematic patients have problems in pregnancy and dilivery of baby?

Does childhood asthematic patients have problems in pregnancy and dilivery of baby?

Asthma: For the most part we treat asthma in pregnancy similar to non pregnant asthmatics. It won't necessarily get worse with pregnancy. Very common disorder to see in a pregnant women. Most ob's are able to treat it without a pulmonary consultation. ...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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What are the age-associated infertility and pregnancy complications in women?

What are the age-associated infertility and pregnancy complications in women?

Increasing: Women's fertility drops in their lifetimes until she can't conceive at all (infertility.) it's mostly gradual until late 30s, then quicker. At 40 estimates are 50% of women can no longer conceive; for most its roughly 10 years before menopause. Pregnancy risks are increasing risk of congenital anomalies (birth defects) and early pregnancy loss, as well as some maternal medical risks. ...Read more

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Do x-rays in pregnancy cause birth defects?

Do x-rays in pregnancy cause birth defects?

No: The small dose of radiation in x-rays do not cause birth defects. In fact, most diagnostic imaging studies do not expose the fetus to enough radiation to cause birth defects. It is still prudent to shield the pelvis and abdomen in any case if the imaging needs to be done and the area to be imaged does not include where the baby is. ...Read more

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19, pcos, general malaise with abdominal pain in different regions. Multiple normal test. Always stressed and nervous. Anxiety? Or serious problem?

19, pcos, general malaise with abdominal pain in different regions. Multiple normal test. Always stressed and nervous. Anxiety? Or serious problem?

PCOS: It is not uncommon to suffer from mental health related problems due to hormonal imbalances and PCOS. I would recommend that you seek guidance from your primary care physician or a qualified therapist with experience working with women diagnosed with PCOS. It is important to determine the correct diagnosis and establish treatment plans for both conditions. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risks in pregnancy as I have complex congenital heart disease ?

What are the risks in pregnancy as I have complex congenital heart disease ?

Hard to assess: CCHD is a group of conditions with variable effect on basic health. The risk of any pregnancy can best be determined by your treatment team, who has access to your records/testing.You would also want to consult with a geneticist. The risk of a having a baby with a heart defect is at least 4%,10% if both parents have any form of CHD.It may be higher if you have a gene based syndrome. ...Read more

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Do gastrointestinal issues/problems occur with eds?

Do gastrointestinal issues/problems occur with eds?

Not common: It depends on the subtype of ehlors-danlos syndrome, but not a common feature except in the most severe subtypes with excessive tissue tears without much trauma. Speak with york physician to see if you have any of those subtypes. ...Read more

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What genetic disorders can be recognized in pregnancy?

What genetic disorders can be recognized in pregnancy?

Several: The most common ones are chromosomal problems like down's syndrome. The chances a woman will have a chromosomally abnormal baby go up with age. Whether you do the genetic tests or not depends on whether you want this information or not. ...Read more

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What are some abdominal problems in pregnant women?

What are some abdominal problems in pregnant women?

Obstruction: Abdominal problems in pregnant women are typically constipation and heart burn. Constipation comes from bowel movements slowing down from high progesterone levels. Heart burn comes from the enlarging uterus limiting the amount of food the stomach can take. ...Read more

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What are some of the ob/gyn issues in ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What are some of the ob/gyn issues in ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Tissue stretching: In ehlers-danlos there is more flexibility in the tissue. The skin will stretch, the other tissues about the uterus will stretch including the birth canal. Remember the tissues are more elastic during the pregnancy otherwise. Your obstetrician will be prepared for any issues you might have and sometimes high risk OB will also be involved. ...Read more

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Do people with epilepsy often have problems in pregnancy?

Do people with epilepsy often have problems in pregnancy?

No: Epileptics can get pregnant, and have normal kids most of the time but 1-epilepsy drugs affect hormones slightly 2-hormones affect epilepsy drugs slightly 3-epilepsy cause slightly higher birth defects slightly 4-epilepsy drugs can cause birth defects slightly. ...Read more

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I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy. I'm very happy for baby! are these emotions common in pregnancy?

I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy. I'm very happy for baby! are these emotions common in pregnancy?

Yes: It is wonderful to be happy about your baby, and many other women feel this way when pregnant too. If you have any concerns at all about your emotions in pregnancy, be sure to tell your obgyn physician. ...Read more

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Is domperidone (vomistop) safe in pregnancy? Can it contribute if taken in early pregnancy in sever skeletal dysplasia?

Is domperidone (vomistop) safe in pregnancy? Can it contribute if taken in early pregnancy in sever skeletal dysplasia?

Safety unknown: The safety of domperidone in pregnancy remains unknown. In a prospective study,120 1st- trimester pregnant women taking domperidone were compared against 212 age-matched pregnant women not exposed to any potential teratogenic agent. There were three babies born with malformations in each group. Pending more data, its not worth risking your child. Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23445139 ...Read more

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Would thyroid issues such as, hypothyrism, increase the chance of having abnormalties or birth defects to my pregency?

Would thyroid issues  such as, hypothyrism, increase the chance of having abnormalties or birth defects to my pregency?

Can endanger pregnan: Hypothyroidism can certainly endanger your pregnancy and lead to miscarriage or fetal compromise. The fetus depends upon your thyroid for the first 8-12 weeks. Make sure your thyroid level is normalized with brand name T4 replacement, and do it before you become pregnant. Check level during pregnancy as replacement needs can change significantly while pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a father's eds cause complications during pregnancy if passed on to the fetus?

Can a father's eds cause complications during pregnancy if passed on to the fetus?

No: The fetus is relatively protected, problems don't usually come till adulthood. ...Read more

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Did extreme emotional stress during pregnancy cause birth defects or autism in the baby?

Did extreme emotional stress during pregnancy cause birth defects or autism in the baby?

Stress: Streas has not truly been shown to be associated with any pregnancy issues. How stress affects the pregnant mothers sleep & eating patterns might effect fetal growth, but otherwise should not contribute to birth defects or autism. ...Read more

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