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Excuses For Calling In Sick While Pregnant
I'm 38 weeks pregnant I have had diarreah for the past two days now I'm not sick and it's not bad to where I can't stay out of bathroom I did not have this with my first child so I'm a little worried a to why this is happening I tried to call my doctor an
Why oh why?: I'm not sure why you have diahhrea now but we want to be sure that you don't get dehydrated. If you can't get hold of your OB you should go to the ER ...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
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
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
Wrong place to look: If you came to this site looking for someone to make the call you are in the wrong place. This is a public information site. We do not offer direct patient services to anyone. You can authorize your treating physician to make such a call or do it yourself. If they won't or it is a lie, you need to sort it out on your end. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What to do if I have a rare condition call ectodermal dysplasia and I want to know if this will effect my pregnancy?
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
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?
Would it be risky to work on-call 24/7 for 1 week in addition to my 40 hr schedule when i'm 8 weeks pregnant? How critical is sleep at this stage?
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
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
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.
I live in virginia mn. What number can I call to report this lady who is 5 months pregnant and doing meth in large harmful amounts?
Meth: Call your local police station and ask to speak to a detective. They should be able to advice you quickly. My best. ...Read more
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
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.
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
Will the dr's ofc call with pregnancy test results whether they're negative or positive? How long does it take for a blood pregnancy test results
Pregnancy test: You will need to call your doctor's office for this information.. ...Read more
I'm 25w1d pregnant with my first yesterday i felt less movement from baby and today hardly any. Should i be concerned? Does this warrent a call to ob?
Scan: It's better you consult the obgyn and get a scan to confirm your baby is all right. Good luck ! ...Read more