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How can having a negative blood type affect anything?

How can  having a negative blood type affect anything?

No: The presence (+) or absence (-) of the rh factor does not significantly impact general human health. The wikipedia article on blood types does contain some information on some of the additional about two dozen blood groups (duffy, kell, lewis, etc.). ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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What can affect a T4 blood test to be diagnosed as having hypothyroidism?

What can affect a T4 blood test to be diagnosed as having hypothyroidism?

Many Things: Pregnancy, use of birth control or estrogen pills if female, testosterone levels if male, liver disease, kidney disease, and nutritional status can all affect levels of thyroid binding proteins, and the level of total T4 needed to maintain the free T4 in the desired range. While free T4 is a better reflection of thyroid status than total t4, the TSH level is best at measuring what's right for you. ...Read more

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Can being cold during pregnancy mean you have a thyroid problem?

Can being cold during pregnancy mean you have a thyroid problem?

Not necessarily: It doesn't necessarily mean that you have a thyroid problem, but being cold is frequently a symptom of hypothyroidism during pregnancy. Estimates are that 2.5% of all women have some form of hypothyroidism. This can affect mother and baby, and is not something to be ignored or minimized. I always counsel a complete thyroid panel - with tsh, free t4, free t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and rev t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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How can infliximab affect a baby during pregnancy?

How can  infliximab affect a baby during pregnancy?

Maybe: May cross placenta and cause birth defects. However; there have been several patients to give birth without birth defects. Cimzia which is an injectible tnf inhibitor like Infliximab is currently felt to be the safest during pregnancy as it is the least apt to cross placenta. If you have RA you may be able to stop all medications when you are pregnant as RA can go into remission at that time. ...Read more

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How can low thyroid affect my 12 week pregnancy? What can I do to not have low thyroid. ?

How can low thyroid affect my 12 week pregnancy? What can I do to not have low thyroid. ?

Can be a risk: If your thyroid level is low, talk to your doctor immediately about beginning replacement and following the level over time. Make sure you're dealing with a low "thyroid level" rather than a low "tsh" which is not uncommon during early pregnancy and often normalizes without intervention. ...Read more

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Do you know how a short period of hypoxia at birth could affect a child?

Do you know how a short period of hypoxia at birth could affect a child?

Minimal effect: Short periods of low oxygen at birth are not likely to have long term effects. As baby transitions into the first hour or two of life, they come from an environment (womb) where their o2 level was low by adult standards (70's) and modern devices often show quick drops below 50 during birth for brief periods. Those likely to show problems will often have a seizure ~24hrs reflecting injury. ...Read more

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How could a fibroid affect the pregnancy?

How could a fibroid affect the pregnancy?

Location and size: If the placenta implants over a fibroid it can impact fetal growth and increase the chances of placental separation later in pregnancy. Also if the fibroids are large they can degenerate during pregnancy causing pain, cramping and even preterm labor. Finally, if a fibroid is large and located in the lower uterine segment, it can obstruct fetal descent. ...Read more

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Can grave's disease affect a pregnant woman?

Can grave's disease affect a pregnant woman?

It affects everyone: Graves' can occur in anybody so it can affect pregnant woman as well, however, pregnancy is an immunosuppressive state so it's possible that the graves' disease will get better during the pregnancy and get worst after the delivery. ...Read more

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I have pcos. How will pcos affect future pregnancies? Can pcos affect future pregnant. How does a woman get pregnant with pcos? Is it hard?

I have pcos. How will pcos affect future pregnancies? Can pcos affect future pregnant. How does a woman get pregnant with pcos?  Is it hard?

Ovulation: The issue with pcos is many people do not ovulate. If you do not ovulate then you will need ovulation medication to get pregnant. If you do not ovulate then there is no issue. A quick way to know is to assess your periods. If you are having regular, cyclic periods every 21-35 days then ovulation is likely. Weight loss is key with pcos and ovulation if overweight. ...Read more

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Having a pelvis pregnancy ultrasound. How many people can I take?

Having a pelvis pregnancy ultrasound. How many people can I take?

Depends: Talk with the ultrasound tech how many people are allowed to be there and I am sure will be able to accomodate few people that you want. ...Read more

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How can having a respiratory disease affect your life?

How can having a respiratory disease affect your life?

Many things: Having a chronic respiratory condition affects overall daily functioning. One cannot do much exertion or be outdoors in any extreme of weather, or in polluted air. Medication can help, but many patients still have some problems at least occasionally. ...Read more

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How can my untreated hypothyroidism affect me from becoming pregnant? Are there foods I can eat to control my thyroid?

How can my untreated hypothyroidism affect me from becoming pregnant? Are there foods I can eat to control my thyroid?

Thyroid & fertility: Hypothyroidism influences ovulation and the development of a fetus. Hypothyroidism after conception greatly increases complication. It is easy to screen for hypothyroidism. If you are hypothyroid, the is little to do nutritionally unless you are iodine deficient. Iodine deficiency is extremely rare in the USA due to iodine fortification of many foods. ...Read more

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How can stress affect a woman's period?

How can stress affect a woman's period?

Stress and periods: A woman's reproductive system is quite sensitive to many things. During specific times of stress a woman may not ovulate normally, and that will lead to missing or irregular periods. Stress may increase the discomfort a woman has with her periods in some cases. At age 40, a significant change in your periods could also indicate approaching menopause. ...Read more

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How can a history of depression influence my pregnancy?

How can a history of depression influence my pregnancy?

Post-partum risk: If you have a history of depression you may have an episode of depression during pregnancy, but you are more at risk for developing significant post-partum depression. Let your doc know so that you can be closely monitored. Depression can cause bonding and development problems post-partum. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more