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Doctor insights on: Fetus Inside The Womb

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Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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What will be the usual cause of the death of the fetus inside the mother's womb ? Does carrying heavy things one of the reason of it ?

What will be the usual cause of the death of the fetus inside the mother's womb ? Does carrying heavy things one of the reason of it ?

Most: Most miscarriages occur for causes other than external factors. Medical, gynecological conditions, genetic factors account for most of the cases. Heavy weights lifting is limited mostly in high risk pregnancies. But is not a usual cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

Is a fetus protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

To a great extent.: In utero life is largely sheltered and protected from external dangers due to its location and the placental defense barrier. It is not impervious to all toxins, however, nor to severe trauma or infections. ...Read more

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Describe please development of fetus in the womb?

See below: That an impossible task since we have 400 characters only. Obtain a textbook on embryology. ...Read more

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If a fetus dies in the womb will u know it?

If a fetus dies in the womb will u know it?

Non-viable Pregnancy: Not necessarily. The body does take care of this commonly, but at times the demise of the fetus is discovered by the ob. ...Read more

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How resilient are fetuses insude the womb to infection or general outside triggers?

How resilient are fetuses insude the womb to infection or general outside triggers?

In general: Fortunately for the fate of humanity fetuses are quite well protected inside the uterus. Otherwise the human race would never have survived. There are many infections that can cause problems during pregnancy. The specific risks of each would need to be assessed separately ...Read more

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Can having gum problems hurt the fetus in the womb?

Can having gum problems hurt the fetus in the womb?

Yes, low birth weigh: Medical studies have shown repeatedly that expectant mothers who have untreated gum disease give birth to lower weight babies. Obviously, something about the gum disease causes that, but it is not known specifically. If your obstetrician oks it, go ahead and get your gum disease treated and help your fetus (baby)! ...Read more

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Can the fetus stays longer than 42 weeks in the womb or the dates in this case would be wrong?

Can the fetus stays longer than 42 weeks in the womb or the dates in this  case would be wrong?

Late baby: It could be either. We don't completely understand how the signal for going into labor works. Some babies do normally stay in longer. But also it's possible the dates are off. This would more likely be true if a woman DID NOT have an ultrasound during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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If there is something wrong with the fetus, can it be "fixed" or treated? Is there any fetal condition that can be treated while still in the womb?

If there is something wrong with the fetus, can it be "fixed" or treated? Is there any fetal condition that can be treated while still in the womb?

Limited: I think in-utero treatment is limited and, many times, somewhat experimental. Certain placental aberrancies (e.g. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome) are amenable to treatment. ...Read more

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Can a fetus get stuck in the womb at 31 weeks?

Can a fetus get stuck in the womb at 31 weeks?

Hopefully: Under normal circumstances, we would like a fetus to stay in the uterus at 31 weeks. If you are facing a delivery at 31 weeks, it will either deliver easily vaginally or you will need a c-section. ...Read more

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Can the x-rays penetrate the womb and harm the fetus?

Yes: X-rays can be harmful to the developing fetus, especially in the first three months of a pregnancy. There are usually signs in the x-ray dept telling you to tell the technicians idf you think you could be pregnant. Dental xrays are not a problem as the dental nuse will usually put a lead apron on your tummy before taking them. ...Read more

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How can a fetus be protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

How can a fetus be  protected during pregnancy inside the womb?

Several ways: Baby is protected by mom's pelvis abdominal wall and has a fluid barrier from the amniotic fluid in womb. However caution is still recommended as even this protection is not 100%! ...Read more

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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) thin the mucus in my womb and thus endanger the fetus?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) thin the mucus in my womb and thus endanger the fetus?

Minimal concern: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is guiafenesin, an expectorant-- a medicine to thin mucus so that it can more easily be cleared from the throat and sinuses. It is a pregnancy category c drug, so should be used with caution. There is no mucus is the womb to speak of, and there is no evidence that the presence or absence of cervical mucus has significance to fetal well-being. ...Read more

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To measure the head size of the fetus in the womb, which medical imaging will the physician use and why?

To measure the head size of the fetus in the womb, which medical imaging will the physician use and why?

ULTRASOUND!!!: Ultrasound is well established for evaluating fetal measurements with well established standards and no demonstrated negative biological effects in humans. Far superior to x-rays and far less expensive than mri. ...Read more

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Is it OK to drink alcohol while having a missed miscarriage? Its been a week since diagnosis and fetus is still in womb

Is it OK to drink alcohol while having a missed miscarriage? Its been a week since diagnosis and fetus is still in womb

Alcohol & Fetus': Not a good combination due to ill effects. If the pregnancy is no longer viable then the MD can take measures to end the "suspense" ...Read more

Womb (Definition)

The womb is the inside of the uterus ...Read more