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Dr. Neal Kraus Dr. Kraus
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
7 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Why my blood count drops so quickly during pregnancy while my ferritin is >UNL? I'm at high risk for antepartum/postpartum hemorrhage (had IV iron due to the bleeding risk and IDA diagnosis prior to preg). Why do I still have anemia without iron/b12/folat

Why my blood count drops so quickly during pregnancy while my ferritin is >UNL? I'm at high risk for antepartum/postpartum hemorrhage (had IV iron due to the bleeding risk and IDA diagnosis prior to preg). Why do I still have anemia without iron/b12/folat

Inflammation?: I would think about this being secondary to anemia of chronic disease. Ferritin can be an acute phase reactant, essentially being indicative of ongoing inflammation; inflammation that can act as a mechanism for speeding up loss of red blood cells...Also look into your MCV. High MCV I would look into thyroid dysfunction. Pregnancy hemorrhage --> Panhypopituitarism --> Low thyroid --> Macrocytosis ...Read more

Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more


Dr. Linda Kondilis Dr. Kondilis
Clinical Psychology
5 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I feel like i'm going thru postpartum depression again. Is that normal after 2nd high-risk pregnancy?

I feel like i'm going thru postpartum depression again. Is that normal after 2nd high-risk pregnancy?

It's common: Postpartum depression is common for women who have experienced it before. Consider exploring support through your OB, psychiatrist, psychologist, mommy and me class. Postpartum international is a good resource. ...Read more

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Dr. Doug Hansen Dr. Hansen
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Is 6.5 a high risk for cholesterol?

What do you mean?: I am not sure what you a referring to as 6.5? Please add some more information and i will see if i can assist you. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

What are the risk factors for high risk pregnancies?

Threats to baby, mom: Risk factors include conditions that might affect the health of the fetus and/or pregnant woman. Those include higher chance for birth defects, >1 baby, prior preterm birth, diabetes, history of eclampsia. Many women at high risk for pregnancy complications have healthy babies, but they probably saw perinatologists, had extra testing or imaging, or underwent treatments or delivery with nicu aware. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What to do about high risk hpv?

What to do about high risk hpv?

Follow MD advice: Even high risk HPV rarely progresses to actual cancer, especially with proper medical care. Follow your doctor's advice about treatment and follow-up and nothing serious will come of it. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Gonzalez Dr. Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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In pregnancy what constitutes high risk?

In pregnancy what constitutes high risk?

It's Relative: The list for high risk pregnancy is long. They share in common diagnoses in which early delivery may be forced to save maternal health such as severe hypertension and renal disease. Others in which baby's health may in jeopardy such as cervical insufficiency and diabetes. Early consultation with the obstetrician is desirable ! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What not to do in pregnancy if high risk?

What not to do in pregnancy if high risk?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
Urology
40 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Does papillex helps attack high risk hpv?

Does papillex helps attack high risk hpv?

Unlikely: Papillex is essentially an vitamin/mineral/nutritional supplement designed and advertised to boost your immune system. Truth: a strong immune system is important in prevention and treatment of any type of infection. Are there any 'controlled, randomized, double-blind, valid' scientific studies showing that papillex or any otc supplement truly boosts your immune system to help cure hpv. Answer: no. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What should I do if I have the HPV high risk?

Get your Pap.: If you have a high risk hpv, like types 16 and 18, it would be wise to be diligent about getting your pap smear screen every year, since this detects and leads to removal of cervical cancer. This cancer is strongly correlated with exposure to hpv, and this test is relatively easy to do. ...Read more

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Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
Urology
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Hpv positive i'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Hpv positive i'm 23. Do I have high risk hpv?

Need further testing: Hpv infection is very common, and consists of a large family of related viruses. Certain types are considered high-risk in that they are associated with higher rates of cancer. To type these viruses, further testing, called serotyping, must be performed for identification. See you gynecologist or primary care physician for details, and be sure to use condoms during sex. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez Dr. Martinez
Breast Surgery
24 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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How do I know if I am at high risk of cancer?

How do I know if I am at high risk of cancer?

Look around: If you smoke, drink alcohol in excess of 2 drinks daily, are overweight, have a history of hepatitis, or have multiple family members with similar types of cancer, you may be at higher risk. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Help, what to do if i might have high risk hpv?

Routine care: Strains of hpv were found in as many as 70% of women in there mid 20's prior the vaccines availability. Yearly pap smears to detect early signs of hpv related pre-cancer have been done for decades. Discuss with your pcp/obgyn. ...Read more

Dr. Miguel Pappolla Dr. Pappolla
Pain Management
39 years in practice
University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine
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Is fainting a high risk side effect of coversyl?

Is fainting a high risk side effect of coversyl?

It can be: Blood pressure medications can cause fainting due lowering your blood pressure too much. In addition, fainting or syncope may reflect several other potentially dangerous conditions such as cardiac arrythmias. I recommend you have this symptom evaluted by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What should I do if I have a high risk of cancer?

What should I do if I have a high risk of cancer?

What type of cancer: What makes you think you have high risk of cancer? People at high risk of cancer, due to family history, should get tested at an age when the person is 10 years younger than the youngest age of cancer detection in the family. Many cancers can be detected early, e, g. Colon cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer etc if there is reason to suspect high risk. ...Read more

Dr. Shariq Refai Dr. Refai
Psychiatry
9 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Is the epiretinam membrane surgery with high risk?

Is the epiretinam membrane surgery with high risk?

Well: Every surgery carries risk. Risks including bleeding and infection occur in 1 out of 1000 surgeries. Retinal detachment occurs in 2%. It takes less then an hour to perform and is usually not painful. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald De la Pena Dr. De la Pena
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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I have high risk hpv. Would this affect my partner?

I have high risk hpv. Would this affect my partner?

Yes: If your partner is virus naive, then your partner is at risk. Please us a condom. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez Dr. Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
35 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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If someone had a previous miscarriage are they considered high risk?

If someone had a previous miscarriage are they considered high risk?

No.: Even after 2-3 consecutive miscarriages, your chances of a successful term delivery is close to 70%. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Kristle Dr. Kristle
Gynecology
36 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Recently diagnosis high risk HPV 16+ how will this effect my partner?

Recently diagnosis high risk HPV 16+ how will this effect my partner?

Unknown: most likely he has already been exposed. if male, might be at higher risk for cancer of the penis later in life. warts are a possiblity. ...Read more