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What is the risk of late miscarriage after 20 weeks pregnant with twins?

What is the risk of late miscarriage after 20 weeks pregnant with twins?

High risk: If you miscarriage between 20-23/24 weeks, before viability, there might not be anything doctors can do to save life of the twins. After 24 weeks, if something wrong with the pregnancy, doctors can likely help intervene. The risk of miscarriage depends on many factors. Any health problems you have, any health problems the babies have been diagnosed with. Or problems with placenta or uterus. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What is the normal date of delivery after 9th month of pregnancy?

What is the normal date of delivery after 9th month of pregnancy?

Unpredictable: The convention is to use weeks of gestation, and the due date is calculated as 40 weeks from your last menstrual period, or 38 weeks from conception. Of course only 5% of women deliver on their due date, but about 90% will delivery between weeks 37 and 42. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 7weeks 4days pregnant showed single live fetus and yolk sac with heartbeat of 171bpm. What are the chances of miscarriage after this?

Ultrasound at 7weeks 4days pregnant showed single live fetus and yolk sac with heartbeat of 171bpm. 
What are the chances of miscarriage after this?

Same as everyone: The ultrasound findings you describe are normal. So you would have NO increased risk of a miscarriage based on the the study. Your risk would be related to other factors like prior history of miscarriage. If you are concerned about miscarriage, speak with your Obstetrician. ...Read more

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The crl & mean sac diameter measured during 7th wk of pregnancy gives fetal age:age from conception/implantation or the gestational age:age from lmp?

The crl & mean sac diameter measured during 7th wk of pregnancy gives fetal age:age from conception/implantation or the gestational age:age from lmp?

Lmp: All pregnancy dating is based on lmp. So even when lmp is unknown the age given by crl assumes when lmp "should have been. Ie about two weeks prior to implantation. So a pregnancy is 40 weeks from lmp and 38 weeks from implantation. All studies, all research, all dating, dating by ultrasound goes by the 40 week designation or from time of lmp. ...Read more

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What are the chances of beging pregnant 3 weeks after miscarriage?

Miscarriage: It depends if your hormonal levels (pregnancy hormone) is back to negative. Also it depends how advance your pregnancy was. In general i tell patient that they can get pregnant most likely after her next menstrual cycle if they had a early first trimester miscarriage and if they desire to try that soon .Don't confuse though, some spotting after a miscarriage with a normal cycle. ...Read more

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Period 8 days late no other symptoms of pregnancy period normally irregular. what is the likely-hood of pregnancy?

Period 8 days late no other symptoms of pregnancy period normally irregular. what is the likely-hood of pregnancy?

Pregnant??: possibly if you are having sex - irregular menses make unprotected sex - complicated since you generally can't rely on the "lateness" of the period. I would wait a week and repeat the test if you still haven't gotten your period. Do you want to be pregnant?? if not you need to use some sort of birth control If you do - you normally ovulate on the 14 th day after you start your mense ...Read more

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What are the chances of a missed miscarriage after 12 weeks?

What are the chances of a missed miscarriage after 12 weeks?

Low: Very low after 12 weeks - and if your stated age is actually 20 years, especially low - almost all 'miscarriages' are first trimester. Good luck! ...Read more

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Two previous miscarriages , pregnant again saw heartbeat at 6,7,8,9 weeks what's the chances of miscarrying ?

Two previous miscarriages , pregnant again saw heartbeat at 6,7,8,9 weeks what's the chances of miscarrying ?

Low: This is very reassuring. The risk of miscarriage falls with every week of pregnancy that goes by without problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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Late of last period 03 January 2014 and this is third pregnancy . Previous two caesars , tell the latest day for third caesarian ?

Late of last period 03 January 2014 and this is third pregnancy . Previous two caesars , tell the latest day for third caesarian
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Nov. 10 2014: Should be your delivery date, however some come earlier or later. If you are having a c-section, you and your doctor could decide when the cesarean should take place. ...Read more

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What are the chances of abortion if a pregnant woman gets toxoplasmosis during the very first month of pregnancy?

Varies: The risk is about 15% that the fetus will be infected if exposed in the first trimester. The earlier that the fetus is exposed, the more severe the results can be. The physician would be the best guide as to testing and treatment for an exposure. ...Read more

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What is the sign of miscarriage in third week pregnancy ??

What is the sign of miscarriage in third week pregnancy ??

Watch for bleeding: A possible miscarriage is characterized by any type of vaginal bleeding, with or without cramping in a woman with a positive pregnancy test. If this happens you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 6weeks 2days pregnant shows gestational sac, yolk sac, fetal pole n heartbeat (133bpm). What are the chances of miscarriage after this?

Ultrasound at 6weeks 2days pregnant shows gestational sac, yolk sac, fetal pole n heartbeat (133bpm).
What are the chances of miscarriage after this?

Risk is decreased: The fact the fetal pole has a heartbeat is very good and encouraging. However, the risk of miscarriage is still present until 12-13 weeks. That is why most celebrities do not release statements about pregnancy, due to the fact that miscarriage can happen. After this time, with a normal fetal heartbeat and placenta, the risk of miscarriage drastically decreases. ...Read more

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Can paps smear on the first/second week of pregnancy cause miscarriage ??

Can paps smear on the first/second week of pregnancy cause miscarriage ??

Very very rare: A normal screening PAP should not cause any significant damage to any structures. It is a mild scraping or brushing of the ecto-cervix, outside ,and not the canal or endo, inside structures. A PAP smear is indicated as part of a routine exam for pregnancy. Normally at a pregnancy exam a PAP, cultures of the vagina and cervix are taken. One should refrain from alcohol and tobacco. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would early ovulation causing early conception show in the gestational age since not all woman ovulate 14 days after lmp?

Would early ovulation causing early conception show in the gestational age since not all woman ovulate 14 days after lmp?

Yes, no, and maybe: Yes, if she knows how to adjust her counting based on the length of her cycles or on which day she usually ovulates. Yes, if using an ultrasound to do the dating, such as an 8-11 week ultrasound scan. No, if all she uses for counting is the first day of her last menstrual period and her periods are much longer or much shorter than 28 days. And, maybe it matters little, as all dates are estimates. ...Read more

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Dose a heartbeat in the baby in early pregnancy decease the chances of a miscarriage?

Dose a heartbeat in the baby in early pregnancy decease the chances of a miscarriage?

Yes: The risk of first trimester miscarriage goes down after we visualize a fetal heartbeat. The risk drops to less than 5% after about 12 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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Why is toxoplasmosis so harmful in pregnancy?

Why is toxoplasmosis so harmful in pregnancy?

Toxo & pregnancy: Any infection during pregnancy is concerning because there are two individuals to be concerned about. Although your immune system is functional, the baby's is not so the infection can be more severe in them and also affect the developing tissues and organs. So follow with your physician closely. ...Read more

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What are the tests for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

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What are the tests for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

Toxoplasma testing: There arev 2 immunologic tests-igg serum level and igm. The first indicated a possible present or past contact. The latter confirms or rules out a present contact. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms common to toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

Toxoplasmosis : The vast majority of adults with primary toxoplasma infection have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, patients often complain of fevers, chills, and sweats in association with prominent enlargement of lymph nodes in the neck. Blood testing is needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will an ocular toxoplasmosis lesion reactivate during pregnancy?

Will  an ocular toxoplasmosis lesion reactivate during pregnancy?

Possible, but unlike: Toxoplasma infection can reactivate in immunocompromised pregnant women who were infected with toxoplasma before their pregnancy, and this can lead to congenital infection. The key word in immunocomprimised. If your immune sustem is healthy and normal, re-activation (while possible) is unlikely. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

What is the definition or description of: Toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

Toxoplasmosis: The baby's risk of becoming infected rises as the pregnancy progresses. With infection with toxoplasmosis in the 1st trimester, the risk that your baby will also be infected is about 15 percent. If infection is in the 2nd trimester, the baby's risk is about 30 percent, and it's 60 percent in the 3rd trimester. Toxoplasmosis infection is more likely to be severe for your baby in 1st trimester. ...Read more

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What are the chances of abortion if a pregnant woman gets toxoplasmosis during the very first month of pregnancy?

Varies: The risk is about 15% that the fetus will be infected if exposed in the first trimester. The earlier that the fetus is exposed, the more severe the results can be. The physician would be the best guide as to testing and treatment for an exposure. ...Read more

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How will toxoplasmosis affect my pregnancy?

How will toxoplasmosis affect my pregnancy?

Depends: If you get a new infection during the 1st trimester, your baby could have some birth defects. If you have an old infection, your baby will probably be ok. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.?

Explain the condition called toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.?

Infection: Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. It can affect the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver. You can get it from handling cat litter. ...Read more

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I know toxoplasmosis is dangerous for fetus/pregnancy. But what happens to an infant if they are infected with toxoplasmosis?

I know toxoplasmosis is dangerous for fetus/pregnancy. But what happens to an infant if they are infected with toxoplasmosis?

May or may not sick: In congenitally acquired infant - may get symptoms as fever enlarged glands&liver,jaundice and bleeding problem muscle weakness .Otherwise healthy kid no symptoms . In kid with weak immune system may have fever,seizures, headache vision problem, liver and spleen e enlargement and speech problem .If treatment started early in time ,the disease is contriolled . ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxoplasmosis in pregnancy?

Spiramycin: Mothers can be treated with spiramycin during pregnancy. Neonates will be treated with pyrimethamine, sulfadiazine, and leucovorin for one year. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Can toxoplasmosis cause complications in my pregnancy?

Yes.: The risk of vertical transmission increases with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Conversely, the risks of intracranial lesions and serious neurodevelopmental sequelae decrease with increasing gestational age at maternal infection. Rarely, fetal infection leads to stillbirth or neonatal death. ...Read more

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Which is the drug of choice for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

Which is the drug of choice for toxoplasmosis during pregnancy?

Spiramycin.: Spiramycin, pyrimethamine/sulfadiazine, Azithromycin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole are in decreasing order of preference the agents to use for toxoplasmosis treatment during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can toxoplasmosis enter my body if I have a cut in finger and I touched raw unwashed vegetables from the same hand? Can it pose risk in pregnancy?

Can toxoplasmosis enter my body if I have a cut in finger and I touched raw unwashed vegetables from the same hand? Can it pose risk in pregnancy?

Toxoplasmosis: Toxoplasmosis's primary hosts are cats. Humans become infected by eating infected meat (primarily pork), ingesting soil/water that has been contaminated by animal fecal matter. It is most commonly spread in the feces of household cats. Transmission to the fetus during pregnancy is very hazardous to the fetus which is why pregnant women are discouraged from cleaning litter boxes while preg. ...Read more

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My IgM titres> 1:800suggestive of toxoplasmosis, igg-ve, now m 5 weeks pregnant, i get this test approx.3wks back, is it safe to continue pregnancy?

Congenital toxo: This pattern of antibodies is suggestive of acute infection, but the duration is unknown. You may not have any symptoms from the infection. Most infected infants do not have symptoms at birth but can develop serious symptoms later in life, such as blindness or mental disability. Occasionally infected newborns have serious eye or brain damage at birth. Decisions are always the mother's. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.

I am very early in my pregnancy. I've drank a cup of milk and found a dead fly inside it. I am worried about toxoplasmosis infection and harm to baby.

Dead fly: Had the milk been sitting out long enough to be spoiled? Likely you will be alright from drinking milk that the fly was in if it was not spoiled. ...Read more

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Have lot of fear of catching diseases like listeriosis,toxoplasmosis,herpes etc. in pregnancy. Is it paranoia, OCD?Can it affect my baby? What to do?

Have lot of fear of catching diseases like listeriosis,toxoplasmosis,herpes etc. in pregnancy. Is it paranoia, OCD?Can it affect my baby? What to do?

Possibly: You may have a form of anxiety. I suggest you contact a mental health professional to determine if this is something that needs to be addressed. There is literature that indicates the mood state of the mother impacts the fetus. ...Read more

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Why are my ultrasounds always a week ahead of my period gestational age?

Why are my ultrasounds always a week ahead of my period gestational age?

Natural fluctuation: Woman's ovulatory cycle is on lunar calender. So the gap builds up with regular calender calculation. ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of ...Read more