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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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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