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High Risk Postpartum
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
I feel like i'm going thru postpartum depression again. Is that normal after 2nd high-risk pregnancy?
Absolutely!: Thyroidopathies are one of the most common reasons for high-risk pregnancy status. They can cause preterm birth, preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, fetal goiter, fetal hyperthyroidism, cretinism, fetal arrhythmias among other complications. Finally, postpartum depression may be more common in the context of thyroidopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could pregnancy trigger breast cancer?I am high risk, and am screened yearly.But could a pregnant cause a genetic bc to grow when otherwise it wouldn't?
Yes and No: Women who are at increased risk for breast cancer can end up getting a breast cancer in pregnancy due to the growth hormones in pregnancy. I don't think pregnancy could 'start' a bc, but can accellerate.Be sure to survey your breasts with self exams and ask dr. To perform exam at beginning of pregnancy as well. Any lump or mass report immediately. This goes for pregnancy as well as postpartum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I only smoke one cigarette a day for 4 months will I still be at high risk for major health pproblems?
A group of: persons who are uninsurable by normal plans because their high risk status all but guarantees the insurance company will lose money on them...the premium pool will not be able to cover the payouts. For example, a patient with a pre-existing medical condition trying to get health insurance, or a driver with multiple driving infractions/accidents trying to get auto insurance. ...Read more
I've tried to get health ins. Since i got sick 3 yrs ago, but keep being denied. Told i make too much or can't afford premium, high risk. What can I do?
ObamaCare can help: Obamacare can help people with preexisting conditions who have excessive, unaffordable premiums... But those features of obamacare may not be effective yet. Meanwhile, one can check for county or state sponsored insurance programs (some places have them, some don't). Another alternative is to find a job that offers health insurance benefits, but it can be hard to find a job sometimes. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exposure: Acute exposure - sudden contact with something that is of short duration and normally won't repeat itself. High risk exposure - exposure to a substance that represents significant hazard to human health. ...Read more
On high risk pregency, how long before I can return to work? Was told to do nothing, and take it very easy.
High risk preg: Kay if you have not yet delivered then please do not do ANYTHING to put your unborn child or you at risk and follow your ob's advice. If you have already delivered, discuss with your ob when you can begin activity and at what level. Best of luck Dr R ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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