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Fetal Scalp Blood
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 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
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
Why so much sudden oily scalp and skin? My blood tests for testesterone is normal. Then why so much oily scalp? Is there any other cause of it?
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?
"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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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