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My baby had a fetal blood sample on her scalp before she was born. It's left a pink, bumpy spot on her head in which it seems to be getting bigger.

My baby had a fetal blood sample on her scalp before she was born.  It's left a pink, bumpy spot on her head in which it seems to be getting bigger.

Scalp spot: Have you taken her to the doctor? If you've not, then you should do it. It may be a small hematoma (blood collection), but without seeing it or doing a study such as ultrasound, it's hard to tell. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Can blood type be determined in fetus before birth?

Can blood type be determined in fetus before birth?

Yes, : Blood type of the fetus can be determined but it requires getting a blood sample, not an easy process and it has multiple risks for the pregnancy and fetus. ...Read more

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E r dr says I have bad case of shingles on scalp when I come by comb blood comes everywhere . ?

E r  dr  says I have bad case of shingles on scalp  when I come by comb  blood comes everywhere  .   ?

Facts?: Only on 1 side? If not, get a 2nd opinion. Antiviral medications, sometimes in combination with corticosteroids, can reduce the pain and duration of shingles - so see another Dr in any case. Don't get near it w/ comb! Wear a scarf till healed. Wash very gently to avoid breaking scales. See Dr! ...Read more

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Scalp is usually greasy, i often observe dry blood flakes and dandruff whenever i scratch my scalp. It rarely burns. How do I treat it naturally?

Scalp is usually greasy, i often observe dry blood flakes and dandruff whenever i scratch my scalp. It rarely burns. How do I treat it naturally?

Need good shampoo: I know of no "natural" treatment for what sounds like seborreic dermatitis. You need to try a daily dandruff shampoo such as selsen blue or head and shoulders. If that doesn't solve the problem, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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"Is Panaromic blood test to find the gender of the baby with just 6.78% of fetal fraction cells accurate in detecting the gender of the baby as boy."?

"Is Panaromic blood test to find the gender of the baby with just 6.78% of fetal fraction cells accurate in detecting the gender of the baby as boy."?

Panoramic: It is told to be 99% accurate. But I have heard of false negatives....purpose is to look for genetic defects. Gender is bonus! ...Read more

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How long while cocaine stay in a fetus urine and blood?

How long while cocaine stay in a fetus urine and blood?

Please: tell the obstetrician now rather than having the medical staff not be prepared to deliver a baby who may be under influence of cocaine. ...Read more

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What is the combination of blood types that affects fetus?

What is the combination of blood types that affects fetus?

ABORh types.: Incompatibility of the rhesus system (usually antigen d) when the mother is negative and the fetus positive can result in fetal anemia from destruction of red cells as a result of maternal antibodies crossing the placenta. A milder form of anemia occurs at birth when the mother and fetus are discordant for ABO blood group - this rarely causes problems in utero but may cause mild anemia in nursery. ...Read more

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Can i check GBS with blood I'm 28 w ? If positive for blood my fetus can infectious?

Can i check GBS with blood I'm 28 w ? If positive for blood my fetus can infectious?

Not until 35wks: All pregnant women should get tested for GBS, group B streptococcus, at 35wks. It's not an infection; just colonizes the vagina. If it gets onto your baby as it passes through the birth canal, it can lead to sepsis (whole body infection) -- so if you have it and you're going into labor, you HAVE to be at a hospital to get IV antibiotics (PCN). Can't do anything about it before labor. No symptoms. ...Read more

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I don't need a lecture.... Just an answer please... how long does cocaine stay in a fetus urine and blood?

Cocaine doesn't jump: specifically into the fetus. It diffuses in and out on the basis of whether it is in the mother's bloodstream. So, it would stay as long as it would in any adult (about 3-5 days for detection purposes). except, that this isn't how pregnancy associated drug use is tested--often/mostly it is the fetal stool specimen (meconium) that is tested. And drugs hand around in it a long time. ...Read more