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High risk pregnancy==what?

High risk pregnancy==what?

Not a easy answer: There are too many different conditions that can cause a high risk pregnancy to answer here, but some big ones are fetal problems, and also maternal complications such as diabetes and hypertesnion. ...Read more

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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


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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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Risk of having low blood level?

Risk of having low blood level?

Need more info: If you have heavy periods you are at risk for low blood iron and hemoglobin and should take iron supplement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

High risk human papillomavirus. Why are there low risk and high risk viruses?

Terminology of risk: We humans apply the high /low designations based on observed behavior. A rattlesnake bite is dangerous a garter snake bite is not, because of individual differences in the snakes. The same goes for HPV in this broad family of dozens of individual strains. Some strains are an inconvenience, triggering a wart in a cosmetically embarrassing site, others can give you cancer and kill you. ...Read more

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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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Is there a higher risk of preterm labor if I have high blood pressure?

Is there a higher risk of preterm labor if I have high blood pressure?

No: But you have a higher chance of preterm delivery because induction or c/s may become necc. For medical reasons. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

High risk pregnancy in healthy woman--oxymoron?

Nope: Starting out a pregnancy healthy is best for mom and baby, but it's still possible to develop complications. That's why OB providers see moms regularly during pregnancy, both to provide support for a normal, healthy process and to check for signs and symptoms of possible problems. If a pregnancy becomes un-routine, high risk specialists can help. ...Read more

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Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

Does high birth weight pregnancy increase the risk for diabetes later in life?

YES!: Birth weight over 4 kilos or 9 lb increases the likelihood that the mother will develop overt diabetes outside of pregnancy. Diet and exercise to decrease your weight for height can avert this dire complication. ...Read more

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Can high fever risks life?

Can high fever risks life?

High fever: Under certain conditions high fever can cause concern for life such as in meningitis, sepsis . And other conditions. ...Read more

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Do people in high risk jobs experience a higher level of stress than people in low risk or zero risk jobs?

Do people in high risk jobs experience a higher level of stress than people in low risk or zero risk jobs?

Depends on you...: Stress levels are dependent on an interaction between many factors, including level of job risk, level of perceived risk, stress tolerance, personal resilience, abilities, and coping abilities. Depending on these variables, and others, a person at a high risk job may actually experience less stress than someone in a lower risk job. ...Read more

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Does high cholestrol but pregnant women at risk for blood clots and stroke?

Does high cholestrol but pregnant women at risk for blood clots and stroke?

Stroke: Pregnancy increases risk of clot and stroke . I am not sure what do you mean from but pregnant. ? If you mean high cholestrol and pregnant ? Yes both increase risk of cerebro/cardio vascular events... ...Read more

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Does having high cholesterol increase your risk of getting gallstones?

Does having high cholesterol increase your risk of getting gallstones?

Yes.: And, interestingly, rapid weight loss mobilizes cholesterol and increases the concentration of cholesterol in ones bile, thereby increasing cholesterol crystal precipitation which can lead to gallstone formation. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Many Risks: Many common causes include: -a diet high in fat and cholesterol -not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough -being overweight -a family history of high blood pressure -tobacco use -stress -some birth control medicines -kidney and hormone problems you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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Who is at high risk for contracting hepatitis a?

Who is at high risk for contracting hepatitis a?

Infected food: Hepatitis a is transmitted in via fecal-oral means. In other words, it's not something you get from dirty needles, sexual partners, blood transfusions, etc, but rather from infected food because the people who handled it didn't wash their hands adequately. You can also catch hepatitis a from close contacts which is why proper hygiene is so important. ...Read more

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Is having a marginal previa/low-lying placenta considered high risk?

Is having a marginal previa/low-lying placenta considered high risk?

Marginal previa: A marginal previa or a low lying placenta is usually diagnosed by ultrasound. Early in a pregnancy ultrasound can over diagnose the condition. Risk will depend upon whether you have had any bleeding with the diagnosis. A 28 week ultrasound is usually recommended to better visualize where the placenta actually is. ...Read more

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Does being induced increase risk of c-section?

Does being induced increase risk of c-section?

Not if done properly: And for the right reason. Many of my pts want to be induced. Induction can lower the c-section rate by delivering the baby before it is too large for you, or before the placenta gets too old or the umbilical cord gets too tight or if the baby had a meconium bowel movement., before it becomes too thick. I have never had a pt that regretted being induced. Recent study showed 39-40 wks ideal time. ...Read more

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What increases risk for diabetes?

What increases  risk for diabetes?

Being overweight: Obesity is a large risk factor for developing diabetes. A family history of diabetes can increase your risk as well. ...Read more

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