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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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So I have retroverted uterus is that mean ill miscarry 8 weeks pregnant i thought uterus that flipped backward we call tilted so asked abt it before but?

So I have retroverted uterus is that mean ill miscarry 8 weeks pregnant i thought uterus that flipped backward we call tilted so asked abt it before but?

Alignment of uterus: The alignment or tip of your uterus does not put you at increased risk for miscarriage. If that were so, we would warn all women with a backward or retroverted tilt that they were at increased risk. They aren't. It's a normal variant in the human population. You have no reason to worry that a retroverted uterus increases your chances for miscarriage. ...Read more

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Im pregnant with PID and i need a theraputic abortion i need any doctor to call my ex boyfriends mother and say that my infection has cleared up and it safe to do so please help ill explain more to why

Im pregnant with PID and i need a theraputic abortion i need any doctor to call my ex boyfriends mother and say that my infection has cleared up and it safe to do so please help ill explain more to why

I : I suggest you call the doctor that is treating you, and ask if he/she will speak to the person in question. You must give permission for any information to be released concerning your care. Every doctor/office is different, they may want you to come in or they may choose to handle your request over the phone.
Please feel free to provide more information and questions to avvo.Com at any time.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Im 5 weeks pregnant and my stomach makes weird noises ( it sounds like im hungry, but im not) dont feel sick at all. Should I call my doctor?

Im 5 weeks pregnant and my stomach makes weird noises ( it sounds like im hungry, but im not) dont feel sick at all. Should I call my doctor?

Not to worry: That is just what it sounds like, your stomach moving liquids around. Those sounds really have nothing to do with hunger anyway. ...Read more

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34w pregnant and having sharpe to dull pains on left side all day. Is this normal or should I call my dr?

34w pregnant and having sharpe to dull pains on left side all day. Is this normal or should I call my dr?

Maybe normal: It could be round ligament pain if associated with movement, but it could also be other things like a kidney stone or gas. Even though its the weekend, your OB provider probably has an answering service. I would call the office and discuss your pain. ...Read more

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I m bleeding and im pregnant and scared. When do I call?

I m bleeding and im pregnant and scared. When do I call?

Now!: Bleeding any time demands attention and more so during pregnancy. If it has not subsided, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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An unknown bug is biting me in my room I need to treat room or call exterminator I am pregnant what can I use or they use?

An unknown bug is biting me in my room I need to treat room or call exterminator I am pregnant what can I use or they use?

Need to identify bug: First that's biting you. If it's a bedbug, it's treated differently than for example, a cockroach. So, if you call an exterminator, they are going to ask you what type of bug is biting you. If it's a spider, that's handled completely differently too. So before you do anything, identify the bug(s). Also, let the exterminator know you are pregnant, so they can use nontoxic, perhaps sticky pads alternative. ...Read more

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If i had herpes while pregnant would my doctor call me?

If i had herpes while pregnant would my doctor call me?

Herpes simplex: I would imagine that your doctor would let you know if they felt that you had been tested antibody positive so that there would not be transmission of the virus to your baby during passage through the vagina at time of delivery, but do not know if that is a universal standard of care. If you have had prior genital herpes you should discuss this with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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How to cure what they call pregnancy mask?

How to cure what they call pregnancy mask?

Control not cure: The most effective management of "mask of pregnancy" or melasma is combination therapy which may include topical agents to help exfoliation and decrease pigment production (skin lighteners), peels, laser treatments. Melasma treatment can be quite challenging, so patience is key. Consult with a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist with expertise in dealing with melasma or pigment disorders. ...Read more

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If I think I am pregnant and my pregnancy test says that I am. Who would I call?

If I think I am pregnant and my pregnancy test says that I am. Who would I call?

Pregnant: Contact your fp/pcp. If (s)he doesn't do ob, can refer you to one or to an OB clinic. Make sure you're getting extra folic acid/pre-natal vitamins. ...Read more

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I think I'm pregnant I have all the signs and my pants don't fit me anymore. The tests are negative. Could I call in & ask to schedule an ultrasound ?

I think I'm pregnant I have all the signs and my pants don't fit me anymore. The tests are negative. Could I call in & ask to schedule an ultrasound ?

See your doctor: I am assuming you are not having your period (besides the symptoms) which led to the pregnancy tests. Without any more information, I would advise you to see your doctor for a thorough screening and pelvic exam along with a laboratory pregnancy test just to be 100% sure. A pelvic ultrasound and/or blood tests may also be appropriate depending on what your doctor finds. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would anybody please take time to help me with a situation, docs over here won't!? Trying to calculate when i got pregnant. Please please please can I call one of y'all ? Please.

Would anybody please take time to help me with a situation, docs over here won't!? Trying to calculate when i got pregnant. Please please please can I call one of y'all ? Please.

There has to: Be someonew ho can help u figure when u got preg , based on your last period and do an ultrasound for dating purposes, so call an OB who will see u , do an exam, take a history and do an ultrasound. ...Read more

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When should I call my doctor during pregnancy?

When should I call my doctor during pregnancy?

As needed: If you just found out that you are pregnant, call your ob to start your care.
Your OB and you can go over what to expect during the pregnancy and when to seek help.
best of luck ...Read more

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When should I call my doctor if I have Crohn's disease and am pregnant?

When should I call my doctor if I have Crohn's disease and am pregnant?

Right away: There is really no reason to wait until you have complications before calling. Moreover, if you are on medications, ther may adversely affect the baby. Please call now. ...Read more

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Not sure whether to call ob so can you have a period if pregnant?

Not sure whether to call ob so can you have a period if pregnant?

See your obgyn: If u are preg it is not a period, your obgyn can do a bllod preg test to determine if u are preg or not. ...Read more

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Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test? Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test?  Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Positive test: False Positive tests are not very common. You could always do another home test to verify. Unless something is wrong there is no reason to rush into an urgent care or ER just because you are pregnant. You can just call and schedule your first Ob appointment with your obgyn in the next few weeks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a rare condition call ectodermal dysplasia and I want to know if this will effect my pregnancy?

What to do if I have a rare condition call ectodermal dysplasia and I want to know if this will effect my pregnancy?

Shouldn't, but...: Your disease should not effect your pregnancy, but some forms if ectodermal dysplasia are inherited. You may need to meet with a genetic counsellor to discuss your risk. ...Read more

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I am 15 days late on my perioid i have taken 4 hpt and all were negative.. could i still be pregnant.. when should i call the dr??

 I am 15 days late on my perioid i have taken 4 hpt and all were negative.. could  i still be pregnant.. when should i call the dr??

Now: Call your doctor now. Some blood work can be done to help determine a possible cause of your irregular period. ...Read more

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On lebetalol 300mg twice a day getting readings of 148/98 while home relaxing. I'm also pregnant. How urgent is this to call my doctor?

On lebetalol 300mg twice a day getting readings of 148/98 while home relaxing. I'm also pregnant. How urgent is this to call my doctor?

Very: This degree of hypertension in pregnancy can be serious. I know (by the labetolol) that you are being treated. Make sure your physician knows this BP data. Asap. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and no energy at all do I need to call my dr.?

36 weeks pregnant and no energy at all do I need to call my dr.?

Poor energy level: I would keep your physician posted but frankly, fatigue can really set in at 36 weeks pregnant. It is not necessarily abnormal. Take care. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant and exhausted, when should I call the dr?

Any time: Doctors have other doctors backing them up, if they are not available. Calls to a doctor's office after hours should go to an answering service or a voice mail that will give instructions on how to get ahold of a provider. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get a cocktail shot during pregnancy? I am at my regular dr and can't call my OB at the moment.

Is it ok to get a cocktail shot during pregnancy? I am at my regular dr and can't call my OB at the moment.

No...: There is no final consensus as to what amount of alcohol could be potentially safe during pregnancy, so no,I would say you should not drink alcohol during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Me and my girlfriend have Saturday morning twice and she call me Saturday night and said that she throw up does the mean she's pregnant?

Me and my girlfriend have  Saturday morning twice and she call me Saturday night and said that she throw up does the mean she's  pregnant?

Pregnancy symptoms: The throwing up is not a sign of pregnancy. It's way too soon to have that as a symptom. But she may be pregnant if you had unprotected sex. She'd want to run a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the sex. If negative repeat it 1 week later. If you don't want to be a father right now, I suggest you look into reliable birth control. ...Read more

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I am 21wks pregnant think i pulled a lil muscle by my bikini line area an now it hurts an i feel pain when i get up an walk should I call my dr.

I am 21wks pregnant think i pulled a lil muscle by my bikini line area an now it hurts an i feel pain when i get up an walk should I call my dr.

Get checked: There is a ligament in the groin area called the inguinal ligament. It commonly gets pulled especially during pregnancy.. Although it is a little early you may benefit from a maternity belt if this doesnt improve in the next 3 or 4 weeks.

Let your OB know about it if there is no improvement so they can evaluate. ...Read more