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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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Epilepsey what are the good medicines for treating epilepsey / seizures in today's technology

Epilepsey what are the good medicines for treating epilepsey / seizures in today's technology

Several: It is important to determine what type of seizures you have. Although some anti seizure meds will handle multiple seizure types, some meds are better for certain types of seizures (generalized vs. Focal). A mismatch between seizure type and antiseizure meds could make seizures worse. Many seizure meds work well and do not cause significant side effects. Discuss individual details with your md. ...Read more

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Does the treatment for epilepsy (depalept 500) affect in any ways getting pregnant and the pregnancy itself?

Does the treatment for epilepsy (depalept 500) affect in any ways getting pregnant and the pregnancy itself?

Difficult : Valproate will not interfere with you getting pregnant but may harm the fetus so it is not recommended to be taken by women trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Are some antiepileptic medications known to cause birth defects or autism in a 22 week pregnancy?

Are some antiepileptic medications known to cause birth defects or autism in a 22 week pregnancy?

Antiepileptic: Yes, this is something you need to discuss with your ob. Monitoring can be done, to help determine if there are any anomalies.. Do not just stop the medication though, because seizures can cause a bigger problem for the fetus. ...Read more

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What are the tests for depression in pregnancy?

What are the tests for depression in pregnancy?

See Below: There are some standardized tests that can be performed by your doctor. The best way is a visit to your provider. Most of the time, depression can be diagnosed by observation and history. You can also google depression tests. ...Read more

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What's the drug of choice in treatment of Parkinson's disease with a pregnant women?

What's the drug of choice in treatment of Parkinson's disease with a pregnant women?

Avoid amantadine: Please see your neurologist before starting therapy while pregnant. Amantadine has been linked to birth defects in pregnant women. ...Read more

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Is citalopram during pregnancy linked to autism in children?

Is citalopram during pregnancy linked to autism in children?

?: There seems to be major lawsuits against the maker of Celexa on-going (stating that citalopram use is associated with autism). Frankly, I am not sure how strong the causal link is (if any). I will be interested to see the studies behind this. ...Read more

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Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Yes.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more

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What are major developments in second trimester of pregnancy?

What are major developments in second trimester of pregnancy?

Lots: Too much to answer in 400 spaces! go to: http://www.Pregnancy.Com this web site has week by week information on what's happening with baby development, how mom should be feeling, etc. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment options available for last stage patients having blood clot in brain??

Is there any treatment options available for last stage patients having blood clot in brain??

Interventional rad: I dont completely follow your questiob but many centers have Interventional Radiologist and/or interventional neurology - these are specialist who through catheterizations (wires / lines placed in your artery and veins) can help non-surgically with many problems ...Read more

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How is EEG monitoring used in the treatment of status epilepticus?

How is EEG monitoring used in the treatment of status epilepticus?

Look for seizure: Eeg allows detection of seizures, even if there is no clinically evident seizure on examination. Patients in status are often sedated, and the EEG allows detection of ongoing seizure activity when it would be difficult or impossible to see any other way. Only once the seizures are under control can we start pulling back on sedation. ...Read more

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I've juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and epilepsy.What are the risk factors for a pregnancy?

I've juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and epilepsy.What are the risk factors for a pregnancy?

What do you mean?: Are you asking whether you will have a fertility problem? Are you asking about risk of spontaneous abortion? Are you asking about fetal malformation? Are you asking about effect of pregnancy on your epilepsy or your arthritis? Please restate your question. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

Can a pregnant woman's use of Effexor (venlafaxine) cause autism in the baby?

No evidence found: No peer-reviewed scientific studies implicate venlafaxine as a teratogen or an epigenetic factor in autism. Venlafaxine, an snri, & most ssri antidepressants. Are class c because their use during the 3rd trimester may cause transient withdrawal-type symptoms in a neonate vs. A 67% recurrence of maternal depression if withdrawn abruptly. Lawyers can and do attack drug companies without evidence. ...Read more

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Another treatment of unplanned pregnancies--working in an abortion clinic?

Another treatment of unplanned pregnancies--working in an abortion clinic?

Perhaps: Though your work will not directly impact fertility, it may heighten your awareness of contraception and the impact of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment options for a pregnant woman with UTI in 1st, 2nd n 3rd trimester?

What is the best treatment options for a pregnant woman with UTI in 1st, 2nd n 3rd trimester?

UTI: During pregnancy you want to be sure that the antibiotic used will not hurt the fetus. Stay away from tetracyclines and fluorinated quinolones. Best would be either an oral penicillin derivative (amoxicillin, etc.) or an oral cephalosporin, but Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) is probably ok although in fda category c, meaning do not use unless benefits outweigh risks. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy medicine affect a pregnancy?

Can epilepsy medicine affect a pregnancy?

Medicine and pregnan: Yes, medicines for epilepsy (anticonvulsants) carry with them a risk of birth defects. The safest medicines are lamotrigine and levetiracetam, the worst (most risky) medicine to take during pregnancy is valproate. There is also risk of having a seizure during pregnancy. Often some kind of medicine is a good idea, if it is needed, to prevent seizures during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Abortion in fifth month it is any risk for mother.And any problem in future pregnancy?

Abortion in fifth month it is any risk for mother.And any problem in future pregnancy?

Short answer only: Termination in the fifth month/mid-second trimester is not without maternal risks, which any practitioner should explain to you. The procedure is considered safe with an experienced physician, but complications are not rare. Complications sometimes do affect future fertility. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more