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Exposure To Chemotherapy While Pregnant
I know that while taking vibramycin (doxycycline) i should avoid sun exposure..but when can i expose freely to sun after stopping the drug i.e.after how long?!
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
6 weeks pregnant, was exposed occupationally to hexane during one day (inhalation, mainly outside). Likely to be harmful to embryo development??
Likely okay: While this is a volatile chemical and not recommended, the amount that you inhaled if outside is unlikely to be harmful to you or fetus. As you can see from this CDC website, a respirator is recommended. Your employer should be able to tell you how significant the exposure was: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0322.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So it's possible you could get pregnant with stage 4 cervical cancer while receiving chemotherapy and radiation?
How much does risk of cancer increase from exposure to polyurethane fumes? When and how should we start screening kids for cancer due to the exposure?
Hard to quantify: depends on how much exposure, for how long. For typical household refinishing floors and letting things air out before you come back in house, probably pretty hard to say there's a direct link or need for rapid screening. if there is a more prolonged and heavy exposure, would be a good idea to see what you can do to reduce it and consider talking with your kids' doc. ...Read more
No: Home is the main place i suggest that pregnant women tell friends/family to "take it outside" if people smoke they not only make themselves unhealthy (affecting financially those who depend on them) but also sicken pregnant women and predispose the babies to be smaller both before and after birth. If smokers want to be part of the life of families they say they love they should stop smoking asap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transfer factor?: Not sure what you mean by transfer factor? Perhaps you mean growth factors such as Filgrastim (filgrastin) or pegfilgrastim? If that is the case then yes. Make sure to ask your oncologist about anything you are taking on your own since many things can interfere with chemotherapy. ...Read more
We make effort to: Not expose potentially or actually pregnant women to any ionizing radiation. The effects are on the developing pregnancy and depend on developmental age. You would need to know how many weeks pregnant at time of exposure. Tell your obstetrician or report back to where the x-ray procedure was done. ...Read more
Uncertain: This is a complex question and you need to discuss it with your oncologist. If he or she is not certain, you could also consult a high risk obstetrician. It is usually a balance between what your disease is and the urgency of treatment and the gestational age of the fetus and what medication choices exist. ...Read more
Is transfer factor supplements (4life) safe to take even if you are on chemotherapy for hodgkin lymphoma?
Probably: Unfortunately is not going to contribute much either. ...Read more
I used marijuana before pregnancy to help w/ anxiety & depression (quit while pregnant). Is it unsafe to use while breastfeeding?
Here's the thing: . As with cigarettes, smoking marijuana ?'s carbon monoxide levels in your blood, crosses the placenta & may impact fetal brain development as early as 3 wks. Post-conception.It passes thru breast milk & is inhaled by your baby even if you smoke outside, being stoned is not optimal for infant development or parenting, has a high risk of accidental death or injury & cps/ legal action. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is dianette more dangerous than any other pill to fall pregnant on? Also how long to wait to get pregnant after being on dianette?
No it is not: It is safe to get pregnant as soon as you finished taking Dianette ...Read more
Plan B: Plan b contraceptive within 48 hours of exposure. Call your doctor. ...Read more
When is the latest, after exposure, that the Hepatitis B vaccine and immunoglobulin can be given to prevent infection? Is 13-18 days too late? Will getting the vaccine prevent you from being able to accurately test whether an infection occurred?
Sure: Disease is seldom transmitted to practitioners in the health care setting, and the opportunistic infections to which you may be slightly more vulnerable aren't likely to be contracted from patients. Truth be told, the dose of methotrexate used to treat arthritis, psoriasis and so forth aren't likely to result in much danger from opportunists nowadays. ...Read more
Pregnant exposed to HepB 1week before birth, baby gets HBv vaccine before 12hrs but no immunoglobulin, can it be protective for HepB? At what level?
Yes it can. Unknown.: Life is not exact, and that's the way it is. First, hope Mom is immune (by vaccine or prior disease). Did Mom get a HepB gammaglobulin shot? Second, hope not enough viruses were transmitted to Mom in the exposure. Third, hope that 1 week was not enough time for viral count in Mom to get high enough to be contagious to Baby. Fourth, hope that Baby's vaccine prevents an infection (it should work). ...Read more
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