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Doctor insights on: High Absolute Neutrophils During Pregnancy

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High neutrophil (90) and low lymphocytes during my 7 month of pregnancy what does it mean? Do I need to worry?

High neutrophil (90) and low lymphocytes during my 7 month of pregnancy what does it mean? Do I need to worry?

Do not worry: Normal pregnancy is associated with a rise in the percentage of neutrophils (and thus a decreased percentage of lymphocytes). Since your neutrophilia has been present throughout your pregnancy it is most likely physiologic. One must wonder about an infectious cause and if you have been having fever or signs of a urinary tract infection, please see your obstetrician. If not, relax. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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24w pregnant. Blood work shows Granulocytes immature little high, cut off 0.2 and mine is 0.2. WBC and neutrophils high too Normal during pregnancy?

24w pregnant. Blood work shows Granulocytes immature little high, cut off 0.2 and mine is 0.2. WBC and neutrophils high too Normal during pregnancy?

Yes: White blood cell counts are normally higher than usual during pregnancy. You did not give the actual numbers. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, I do not see any reason for concern. ...Read more

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What is the safest medicine to be taken for high pressure (130/90) during pregnancy?

What is the safest medicine to be taken for high pressure (130/90) during pregnancy?

Limited choices: There are a few. Aldactone (spironolactone) is the one I typically go to for my pregnant patients. ...Read more

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Cbc test during pregnancy showed high neu. What is that and is it cause for concern?

Cbc test during pregnancy showed high neu. What is that and is it cause for concern?

Possible infection: Neutrophils are the white blood cells that fight bacterial infections. An elevated absolute count can be seen in patients with infections, inflammation like in autoimmune diseases, and in patients who have been given steroids or other drugs to mobilize white cells. Follow up with your doctor to make sure what is causing these lab results. ...Read more

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Am I right there is a high pulse rate during pregnancy?

Am I right there is a high pulse rate during pregnancy?

Yes: The total amount of oxygen-carrying blood in your blood vessels increases by 50% over your pregnancy and two people need that oxygen now. But you only have one heart (the baby's heart is too small to help much). So the heart, which is the engine driving all that extra flow, has to pump faster to deliver oxygen to all the rapidly changing cells inside you and the baby. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to vacation at high altitude during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to vacation at high altitude during pregnancy?

What height?: Absolute numbers are uncertain as studies are small. It is actually the altitude a pregnant woman sleeps at which may be most important--certainly below 10, 000 feet, ; some say 8, 000 feet--may be safest for visiting pregnant tourists. Slow ascents are best. If the pregnancy has any complications or concerns at sea level, altitude plans should be discussed first with health provider. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to vacation at high altitude during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to vacation at high altitude during pregnancy?

Ask your OB: If you are not from a high altitude place it would be better not to vaca at a high altitude place. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about causes of high risk of Down syndrome during pregnancy?

Can you tell me about causes of high risk of Down syndrome during pregnancy?

Chromosome defect: Ds is one of the more common chromosome (c) defects that can survive pregnancy (many others miscarry). It usually happens when an egg with an extra 21c combines with a normal sperm ; creates a baby with the extra 21c in all tissues. Risks vary with age and are lowest in the early 20's (1/2000), rising to 1/100 at about 40 ; 1/12 at 49.Various prenatal tests can pick up signs early on. ...Read more

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I have read probiotics are safe during pregnancy; however can there be too high a concentration? The one I am taking has 15 billion.

I have read probiotics are safe during pregnancy; however can there be too high a concentration? The one I am taking has 15 billion.

No good evidence: There is no objective evidence that "probiotics" will do you any good, other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more

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Is high pulse rate between 100-130 normal during pregnancy? I am in my 36 th week of pregnancy. How does it affect the baby? My BP seems to be fine

Is high pulse rate between 100-130 normal during pregnancy? I am in my 36 th week of pregnancy. How does it affect the baby? My BP seems to be fine

Heart rate: Your heart needs to pump a tremendously increased amount of blood late in pregnancy. Dehydration may be one reason your pulse is fast. Make sure you are getting enough fluids. Also your doctor should check for anemia and thyroid problem, both not uncommon in young women. This rate of pulse will not affect your baby. ...Read more

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If your scheduled time to take BC is at night and you take it right in the morning late, 2 separate times during cycle, is pregnancy a high risk?

If your scheduled time to take BC is at night and you take it right in the morning late, 2 separate times during cycle, is pregnancy a high risk?

OCPs: You should be fine. Continue your pills as you normally take them. Use other protection for 7 days (in addition to the pills) after you get back on your normal schedule. ...Read more

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I want to know if safe to wear high heels shoes during early pregnancy when I go out I always worn high heels shoes is safe during pregnancy? Thanks

I want to know if safe to wear high heels shoes during early pregnancy when I go out I always worn high heels shoes is safe during pregnancy? Thanks

Finding balance: It is generally safe, but will be hard on your back and feet. Your balance changes when you are pregnant, so in general, it's better and more comfortable to wear sensible shoes with support. Listen to your body as it grows and changes. ...Read more

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Bp usually on the high side-during pregnancy it drops as is normal. This pregnancy it dropping suddenly and a lot. To 95/54 and I feel dizzy. Too low?

Bp usually on the high side-during pregnancy it drops as is normal. This pregnancy it dropping suddenly and a lot. To 95/54 and I feel dizzy. Too low?

Please let your: Obstetrician know promptly. The fact that your BP drops on the low side and that you are symptomatic means that it is yes - too low. ...Read more

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Why can high hCG levels be bad during early pregnancy?

Why can high hCG levels be bad during early pregnancy?

Yes.: Very high hcg. Levels can indicate an atypical pregnancy such a what is called a molar pregnancy. Strict follow up with your OB is important. ...Read more

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If a woman has hsv2, is she more of a high risk during pregnancy?

If a woman has hsv2, is she more of a high risk during pregnancy?

Some risk: The primary concern with HSV in pregnancy is for exposure during a vaginal delivery that could result in a viral infection in the newborn - that type infection could be fatal to the newborn. Preventative measures include prescribing an antiviral starting by 36 weeks gestation and planning a cesarean if there are any signs or symptoms of a recurrence of the HSV at the time of labor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Is it okay to stretch and reach high during pregnancy? I heard it can make the babies umbilical cord wrap around it's neck.

Myth: Most cord wraps occur due to baby's spontaneous movement. Around 12 wks, there is more room/fluid compared to baby size and they can flip and spin a lot. I have seen as many as 5 neck wraps in a normal newborn. Although this can complicate delivery and lead to a c-section, there is nothing you do that will cause or prevent it. ...Read more

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Normal alkaline phosphate before pregnancy. Normal increase during. 230 at delivery, 142 4 weeks pp, 142 6 weeks pp. Is it normal to still be high?

Normal alkaline phosphate before pregnancy. Normal increase during. 230 at delivery, 142 4 weeks pp, 142 6 weeks pp. Is it normal to still be high?

Normal findings: We usually don't check or follow alkaline phosphatase, so I would not be worried if you are otherwise a young and healthy female. In the postpartum period you can be low on estrogen, which can lead to bone resorption and turnover, which is reflected by a elevated alkaline phosphatase, which is also seen during pregnancy. Breastfeeding can also lead to an elevated value. It will normalize, no worry ...Read more

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Which ieg should be elevated during pregnancy?

Which ieg should be elevated during pregnancy?

No difference: Leg swelling increases during the third trimester of pregnancy. Elevating both legs is usually recommended to help reduce edema of the legs. If you ate having only one leg swelling, then you can elevate the one that is swollen. ...Read more

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During what ways does high blood pressure affect pregnancy?

During what ways does high blood pressure affect pregnancy?

Increases the risks: If you are the patient, at age 49 you are already a high risk pregnancy by virtue of your age and your medical team will follow and treat. If it is someone else, high BP is a rik to mom and baby and should be watched and treated carefully so as to use baby friendly medicines. It can readily be managed. ...Read more

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Having high blood pressure during pregnancy, what can you do?

Having high blood pressure during pregnancy, what can you do?

Needs workup: Having high blood pressure in pregnancy is not common. This definitly needs attention. If it is some thing before 20weeks, or after 20 weeks or in late trimester. High BP in late trimester is more dangerous than earlier. You need to have work up such as urine analysis, pre -eclamptic panel and creatinine clearance. If soley HTN and no complications, you need to take medications and observation. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for high blood pressure during pregnancy?

What is the best medicine for high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Several options.: Alpha methyldopa, nifedipine, hydralazine, Labetalol are all appropriate antihypertensives during pregnancy. Their goal is to minimize maternal risk, although the do little to mitigate fetal risks. ...Read more